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: Brody Clarke
Club: Man City disability, England talent pathway, 2 mainstream teams
About me: I am 11 years old and have right side hemiplegia. I play for Manchester City disability team however I support Manchester United, my favourite player ever is Wayne Rooney!
What I enjoy about playing football: When I play mainstream nobody has the same struggles as I do, playing with children like me lets me know I’m not alone.
Impact that football has on my life:Football is everything to me, I have friends from football, I keep fit playing and I have a focus each week. I started at CP United and heard about Man City football, my mum took me and a coach called Paul Kelly asked my mum if I would go to an England assessment day, this was the best day of my life, I have a lot to thank him for.
My ambition in football: I want to be the Lionel Messi of disability football, I wont stop until the world knows who I am.
What would you say to others with CP about playing football: Search a local CP football team, be brave and get yourself to training.
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