CP Sport have collected a range of profiles from people with CP that participate in sport. We will be posting these profiles daily throughout CP Awareness Month (March) to celebrate positive stories and inspire people to take part in the future.

Name: Victoria Askey

Role: Parent of Vincent Forkner

Sport: Athletics

Clubs: Huntingdon Athletics Club


How did that opportunity come for Vincent to start participating in Athletics? Vincent asked me to take him to a running track so he can be a Paralympian. This also helped with his cystic fibrosis. I then contacted the disability group in Peterborough, off he went loving every minute. He has since represented England at the youth commonwealth games as the first male para athlete, he also represented England at the African national games as a guest.

What skills have you learnt or improved from participating in sport? The long jump technique is hard and that’s what he is currently trying to perfect with his now coach Jo Able at Huntingdon Athletics.


What are your ambitions in sport? To be a Paralympian and represent his country. He also wants to make those around him proud.

How have you benefitted from participating in Athletics? It helps with the tightness of his muscles, the mental well being of Vincent and his lung capacity as he also has cystic fibrosis.

Selected to represent Team England ( athletics ) in the 2023 Commonwealth Games in Trinidad and Tobago. Photo by Sam Mellish / Team England


Why should other people should give Athletics a try? Sport helps in so many ways, from gaining friends to muscle growth and health.


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