In 2015, IFCPF appointed the first IFCPF Athletes’ Representative for CP Football following the creation of new structures for the future development of CP Football. As a member of the IFCPF Board, we are ensuring that athletes are central to our work and driving all key decision making.
Our Athletes’ Representative has been working with our members to help them identify a someone to act as Athletes’ Representative for their national programme. Steadily we are creating a network of athletes who are able to share their ideas and feedback.
James Murrihy - IFCPF Athlete Representative
Mr James Murrihy, Sports Inclusion Disability Officer with the Irish Sports Council, is a former member of the Athletes Commission of Paralympics Ireland and board member of People with Disabilities in Clare.
Selected as Athlete Representative for IFCPF, Mr Murrihy has enjoyed playing for the Ireland CP Football team from 1995, including three World Championships and two Paralympic Games before his final tournament in 2010.
IFCPF wants to create connection with all member of our worldwide CP Football family, telling the stories of our players to inspire the next generation. Identifying individuals and sharing their achievements with all our supporters, will shine a spotlight on our players making them the face of CP Football.
Just like our approach to governance and development, IFCPF is committed to representation of people in all roles of delivering the sport of CP Football, especially highlighting people with impairments, regions of the world and gender.
We look forward to working with our ambassadors and supporters as we endeavour to bring together all members of the CP Football family to deliver future success for our sport.
Bryan Kilpatrick Elliott: IFCPF Youth Ambassador - Europe
Let's meet Bryan Kilpatrick Elliott. This twelve-year-old is a very active CP Football player and IFCPF are very happy to announce that the player of Fishlake Falcons, CP United and the Cerebral Palsy talent pathway squad has agreed to become our first Youth Ambassador.
Getulio Felipe: IFCPF Youth Ambassador - Americas
We are very proud to call Getulinho our Youth Ambassador for the Americas. He's only fourteen years old, but has accomplished things most adults can only dream of. He's happy, confident, he helps where-ever he can. And with his contagous enthusiasm he can inspire the world.
Jara Brokking: IFCPF Female Ambassador - Europe
Let us introduce to you our Female Ambassador for Europe: Jara Brokking. Jara is twelve years old and she's from the Netherlands. She loves playing a team sport, so CP Football is for her the best option, because she loves to play the game. She's a big Ajax-fan. Her dream is to be in the Paralympics in the future and she really enjoys playing football together with other girls on the pitch.