ENGLAND
CEREBRAL PALSY SQUAD

     
 
 

The 2006 CP European Championships were held in Dublin and saw England finish 5th, following a 3-2 play-off win against Spain.

England had started the campaign by beating Finland 2-0 in a game which could have turned into a cricket score, had it not been for the heroics of the Finish keeper. However, consecutive 4-0 defeats to Russia and Holland ended a disappointing group stage
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In November 2007, twelve players guided by Paul Harrison (Head Coach), will be playing in the World Championships in Brazil. The team must finish in the top eight to qualify for the Paralympics in Beijing 2008


RECENT HISTORY

5th in the European Championships (Ireland) in 2006
8th in the World Games (USA) in 2005

 
 Team manager  Andrew Hailwood
 Address:  The English FA, 25 Soho Square, London, W1D 4FA
 Tel:  07984 003469
 E-Mail:  Andrew.Hailwood@TheFA.com
 Web Site :  www.thefa.com
 
 
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED IN CP FOOTBALL?

Over 16s

The first thing to do is to contact the local County FA for the Pan Disability Teams that play in the area (there are a greater number of these than CP teams and they play in competitive leagues) , or if the players specifically want to play CP only football then they should contact CP Sport in Nottingham for their development days.

Under 16's
should really look to be involved in local junior clubs that are positive about disability (Charter Standard Clubs are the best for this), as players with aspirations to play for England CP team should be able to hold their own in Junior Football. Contacts for these clubs can be obtained through the County FA's.

HOW DO I GET INTO THE ENGLAND TEAM?

First and foremost you should be playing in mainstream football or for a Pan Disability team in an Ability Counts League. If you are playing mainstream and you have CP, we would guarantee to invite you to Lilleshall to train with the CP Development squad, and assess your ability there. If you play in the Pan Disability League our disability scouts will observe and recommend players to the CP Management team leading to an invite to train with the CP Development squad. Should a player impress with the Development squad he will be invited to train with the Full squad on a regular basis (around 6 weekends per year), and ultimately could be named in a 12 man squad for the CP Championships for that year.

Andrew Hailwood
  Route to the England Squads







 

 

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