CP Sport collected a range of profiles from people with CP that participate in sport, as well as profiles from coaches, physiotherapists and parents of players to use as promotional material during the #CPAwarenessMonth. We aim to encourage more people with CP to take part in sport by sharing positive stories and delivering opportunities.
Role: Athlete (Sprinter)
What would you say to others with CP about playing sport: To encourage people with Cerebral Palsy that there are lots of different opportunities within Cerebral Palsy Sport that you could do so why don’t you give it a go, don’t be shy, just be confident in yourself.
How I have benefited from playing sport: I enjoy competing all over the country and meeting new friends from different clubs and also in my spare time during the week I do fitness classes at Monkton Stadium and Hebburn Central. I have done fitness classes at Jarrow Focus and Haven Point to keep motivated and busy but I really enjoy doing my sports. It keeps me fit and healthy.
My goals and ambitions in sport: To keep training really hard and achieve good enough times to be able to compete at the Paralympics in the future.