On Thursday 11 August 2016, Quest 88 attended the official launch of Cerebral Palsy Sport's new Frame Football resource at the FA's National Football Centre, St Georges Park near Burton on Trent.
Here is a short summary of what happened at the event. You can read more about the launch here!
The launch event held at St Georges Park linked in with a preparation training camp for the Great Britain Cerebral Palsy Football team, as they prepare to compete at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
'A new way to play the beautiful game' was created by Cerebral Palsy Sport to support football clubs and coaches across the country to understand the basics of Frame Football. The resource includes information on equipment, rules of the game, guidelines for coaches and example activities. It also includes information about the different types of cerebral palsy.
Cerebral Palsy Sport have developed and trialled Frame Football with lots of feedback from coaches, equipment specialists, physiotherapists, parents and the players - to create a truly player centred football opportunity. Supported by the FA's Disability Committee as a grassroots development programme, Frame Football is already gaining recognition as an inclusive adapted sport. It is ideal for those using walking/gait training equipment such as a frame or walker.
"We are delighted to launch our Frame Football resource 'A new way to play the beautiful game' today. We hope that the resource will provide much needed guidance to clubs, coaches, physiotherapists and parents to help get more people with cerebral palsy into the wonderful adapted sport of Frame Football".
Ali Talbot, Chief Executive of Cerebral Palsy Sport
"The Frame Football resource 'A new way to play the beautiful game' provides a great introduction to anyone looking to introduce Frame Football as a sport, and is a helpful source of advice and guidance. Sport England are delighted to be supporting this innovative adapted sport's resource to increase participation. Ongoing support can be provided to clubs, groups who want to establish Frame Football opportunities and this resource is the first phase of this."
Tom Smith, Senior Disability Manager at Sport England
For more details on Frame Football and how you can purchase this new resource visit Cerebral Palsy Sport website.