CP Sport collected profiles from people with CP that have participated in physical activity during 2023. The profiles are being used to celebrate and showcase the activities that have been achieved this year.
Name: Maddy Hopson
Region: South West
Club: Plymouth Snowsports Centre
Which sports did you participate in during 2023: I ski with Outriggers and through GB Snowsport, I was able to partake in ski race training every week at my local dry slope.
What was your biggest achievement in physical activity in 2023: I participated in the Parallel Lines Race Series over the summer. These are organised by GB Snowsport and Snowsport Scotland.
How did you benefit from participating in physical activity throughout 2023: Skiing on a dryslope is different to skiing on snow. By training on the dryslope every week, I am physically stronger and skiing on snow is a lot easier.
What would you like to achieve in sport in 2024: I would like to compete more.
What would you say to other people with CP that are thinking of trying physical activity in 2024: You will have so many challenges and setbacks. Someone, somewhere will want to help. Research your sport, research trainers – even those in other countries. Be ambitious and never give up. Sport and more importantly a choice of sport should be available to everyone.
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