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: Aysha Zaman
Role: Player
Club:  Cerebral Palsy United FC
About me: I fell in love with football on my 6th birthday when my mam gifted me a stadium tour of Old Trafford. It was a Man United birthday, I got a shirt with my favourite players name and number on it – Bruno Fernandes 18. Since then my love for football has grown. I play for Man United foundation and love it.
What I enjoy about playing football: I enjoy being part of a team. I like meeting new people. I enjoy being involved in a sport regardless of my needs. I don’t feel different, we are all the same.
Impact that football has on my life: I love football, I have been to watch Man United and England Women’s play, too. It gives me a reason to smile and enjoy myself.
My ambition in football: I want to play for Man United and England.

What would you say to others with CP about playing football:

  • It’s a fun sport
  • You get to meet new people
  • It’s very high energy
  • There’s a buzz
  • You get to go to new places and see footballers

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 richard.kerr@cpsport.org