Wales hosts CP Development Course
28 November 2014

Wales hosts CP Development Course

On November 19th and 20th the Football Association of Wales hosted a Cerebral Palsy (CP) Football Technical Development Course. The course took place at the National Football Development Centre in Newport, South Wales and was attended by 24 candidates from Wales, England and the Republic of Ireland. <1r>


Rob Franklin, the Welsh National Disability Football Coordinator, commented “hosting the course here in Wales was an important first step for us in the development of a cerebral palsy football programme. Over the coming months and seasons we will develop CP specific clubs, regional performance structures which will lead to the establishment of a national team. The course was extremely informative and enjoyable, a must for any new nation thinking about developing a CP programme.”


The course was tutored by CPISRA (governing body for CP sport) Football Technical Director Tom Langen, Dutch under 18 CP Head Coach Rene Jurrius and Head of Classification Raul Reina. Course content included information regarding the 7-a-side game, history, tournaments, rules, development, classification and models of best training and coaching practice.

Wales hosts CP Development Course