Clean Sport in International CP Football: Research Project

Clean Sport in International CP Football: Research Project


In collaboration with The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and The International Federation of Cerebral Palsy Football (IFCPF), Loughborough University researchers have launched a novel, overarching research project aiming to develop an understanding of the role of athlete support personnel in influencing clean sport culture(s) within international cerebral palsy football.

Our aims and valuesย 

  • Striving towards clean sport across all parasport domains, through empowerment and knowledge for everyone involved 
  • Promoting clean sport strategies to inform fair, safe practice across IFCPF and other parasport contexts 
  • Understand perceptions, beliefs, opinions and motives of cerebral palsy football players and their athlete support personnel regarding clean sport behaviours 
  • Give voice to those involved in IFCPF to enhance understanding and knowledge of clean sport

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Cerebral Palsy Football Players

  • All genders 
  • Elite standard 
  • 18 years and over 
  • A member of one of the 51 member nations of the IFCPF 

Cerebral Palsy Football Athlete Support Personnel (ASP)

  • All genders
  • 18 years and over 
  • Involved with an elite level team
  • Involved in a team within one of the member nations of the IFCPF

ASP: who does that include?

ASP includes ‘any coach, trainer, manager, agent, team staff, official, medical, paramedical personnel, parent or any other person working with, treating or assisting an athlete participating in or preparing for sports competition’ (WADA)

What will I be asked to do?

  • A single 1-1 online interview 
  • Led by a Loughborough University Researcher
  • 60-80 minutes in duration 
  • Translator / chaperone present if necessary 
  • Question focus: perspectives of how ASP influence clean sport behaviours and cultures

Want to take part?ย 

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