CP Sport collected a range of profiles from participants that play CP and/or Frame Football, as well as profiles from coaches, physiotherapists and parents of players to use as promotional material during the 2022 Football World Cup. We aim to encourage more people with CP to take part in sport by sharing positive stories and delivering opportunities.
Name: Aaron Lucas
Club/Recreational Centre: Sutton United + England CP
About me: I’m a midfielder playing for Sutton United and England CP. I was diagnosed with cerebral palsy since birth. I’ve been playing football since I was seven years old and love it.
The impact football has had on my life: The thing I enjoy most about CP football is the tactical side of the game. ICP football is only seven a-side played on big pitches, so tactics and the way you set up and transition is very important.
My ambitions in football: My ambitions in football is what I am doing training hard with both Sutton and England in the hope that I can win trophies with Sutton and remain in the England squad for the Euros 23 in Sardinia.
What I enjoy about playing CP football: The thing I enjoy most about CP football is the tactical side of the game. ICP football is only seven a-side played on big pitches, so tactics and the way you set up and transition is very important.
What I would say to others with cerebral palsy about playing football: I believe that football is the best thing in the world and it has made me the person I am today. Anyone that is thinking about playing CP football I would say go for it do you have the best time and meet so amazing people along the way and you never know where it could lead you. Football is for everyone.
If you are interested in pursuing opportunities in CP football, frame football, adult or junior – please use the FA’s Find Football tool to locate sessions or clubs in your area, or email firstname.lastname@example.org