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England Football, The Football Association’s new home for participation and the grassroots game, has today launched Football Your Way, a new campaign to help disabled footballers return to the sport and reclaim the moments they have missed, as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted across the country.

A new online information hub has been launched to help support and motivate disabled people to feel confident and empowered to take part in football based activities. Whether that’s at home or in a local park, the campaign will encourage preparation for a return to the court or pitch for players, whenever they feel ready to do so. There is something for all ages and abilities on the Football Your Way hub, from skill demonstrations, to challenges and downloadable resources to suit all abilities and ages.

As part of the partnership work between CP Sport and the FA, and with funding support from Toyota Parasport, CP Sport have created new Frame Football skills cards which are part of the resources in the new England Football hub. These activity and skills cards support individuals to play frame football at home, in the garden or in outdoor spaces with family and friends. They are a great resource to keep players practising and engaged in football. Clubs can also use these cards to support their players. You can also download the cards here.

Adi Fawcett, CP Sport COO said:

“CP Sport is extremely proud to be a part of the Football Your Way campaign.  Our mission at CP Sport is to provide as many opportunities as we can for people with cp to enjoy sport and we work closely with our key partners to make this happen.  It has been a privilege to work so closely with the FA on this project, to have the financial support of Toyota Parasport and to have produced a resource as part of this campaign that can also be accessed as part of our Frame Football rental service. I would like to thank the FA for involving us in this project and Toyota Parasport for the funding that made this all possible in the first place.  I am extremely proud of the team and would like to thank them all for their hard work in developing the skills cards resource.  We are excited to be a part of this growing sport and look forward to seeing more people enjoying Frame Football as we all start to return to play.”

CP Sport Football Development Officer, Richard Kerr said:

“The skills cards are a great resource to support players to keep active and develop skills as part of a return to grassroots football. The cards will also support introducing new players to the game alongside our Frame Football rental service and will be a great resource for clubs with their activity as well as supporting physiotherapists and other professionals working with people with cp.”

Want to play Frame Football?

Interested in getting involved in Frame Football? Cerebral Palsy work closely with The FA and County FAs to develop club opportunities. Find your local club through our Club Finder: https://www.cpsport.org/club-finder/ or via your local County Football Associations (CFA): https://www.englandfootball.com/explore/

Rent a Game Frame 

A Game Frame is a frame specially designed for frame football, that allows for more ball movement and control and also multi directional movements.

CP Sport have partnered with Quest to provide a Game Frame Rental Service. Along with the frame, you will also receive a football and access to online 1-1 coaching. Our new skills cards are also a brilliant resource for trying activities at home. To rent a frame click here

Supporting others

If you would like to find out more about how to support others to play, The FA has a free online BT Playmaker course: https://thebootroom.thefa.com/ learning/qualifications/the-fa-playmaker 

For more information about CP Football or Frame Football contact richard.kerr@cpsport.org