IFCPF providing successful education opportunities for classifiers

IFCPF providing successful education opportunities for classifiers


Classifier training and accreditation held in South Africa in March 2018 and Netherlands in July 2018 has seen three new International Classifiers successfully gain accreditation.


After extensive consultation and research in CP Football classification over the last 5 years,2018 has seen the introduction of new classification rules and regulations.


IFCPF Head of Classification, Raul Reina, presented the consultation and development process of the new CP Football classification system to the ‘Heads of Classification meeting’ held by the International Paralympic Committee earlier this year.


To help increase the pool of international classifiers, the opportunity to attend classifier training is being offered at several competitions in 2018 and 2019, including IFCPF’s regional championships and world cup. 

Attendees have the possibility of gaining skills and knowledge to enable them to be national classifiers and potentially be invited to attend further training to achieve Level 1 International Classifier status for IFCPF. 

It is hoped that all regions and national federations will take this opportunity to recognise and support this training for professionals with appropriate medical and / or technical expertise. This training will ensure accredited National Classifiers are better placed to conduct local/national classification, helping to support the development of national CP Football programmes.


Congratulations to all the trainees in South Africa and the Netherlands who are now able to begin offering National Classification opportunities in their home countries. Three trainees were also identified and successful in gaining Level 1 International Classifier status.

IFCPF’s new online course will launch at the end of 2018, providingatrainingopportunityto introduce in CP Football Classificationand improvingskills for national classification.