CP Football on display at the UEFA Champions FestivalNews
On Saturday 3rd June 2017, at 16:00 pm young players from Cardiff City FC Foundation and Newtown Sports CP FC will take to the floating pitch at the UEFA Champions Festival in Cardiff to showcase our beautiful sport of CP Football.
"We've had a great last session before our appearance at the UEFA Champions Leaguefestival in Cardiff on Saturday. So excited to be playing on a floating pitch!" - Scott Tranmer - Coach at Newtown Sports CP FC
UEFA Champions Festival
A Champions Floating Pitch has been installed in Cardiff Bay and will host a range of activty including our CP Football.
The Festival is free of charge and offers family entertainment throughout the day. With Saturday expected to be the busiest as fans of the participating finalists arrive in the city, Thursday, Friday and Sunday will be the best opportunity for locals to experience the Festival
Located in Cardiff Bay, the festival is expected to attract over 200,000 people throughout the four days, with all those in attendance given an opportunity to have their photo taken with the iconic trophy free-of-charge.
2007: UEFA supports the development of CP Football
10 years ago Michel Platini, President of UEFA in 2007 presented a cheque to then CPISRA President, Alan Dickson, as a commitment of support for the development of CP Football.
"CPISRA will be using this money to develop CP 7-a-side football within Europe and we will be following the development programme we submitted as our bid to UEFA," the organisation continued. "CPISRA is indebted to UEFA for this most generous gift which we believe will enable us to achieve so much and greatly enhance the opportunities for more people with cerebral palsy to play 'the beautiful game'."
"This is a truly magnificent gesture by UEFA and I would like to express on behalf of everyone connected with CPISRA my thanks to Michel Platini, President of UEFA and all his colleagues," said Mr Dickson. "I am staggered at this gift and delighted that CP football has been recognised in this way. We will ensure we spend this money wisely," added Bob Fisher, chair of the CPISRA 7-a-side football committee.
UEFA Football Social Responsibility
CP Football has continued it's partnership with UEFA through their Football Social Responsibility programme, enabling CP Football Workshops and Development Tournaments to be delivered across Europe, and growing opportunities for players with cerebral palsy.