Development Games

Embracing Development and Education


Next CPISRA Development Games

CPISRA Multi-Sports Development Games – Portimão, Portugal

2nd – 6th October 2019


CPISRA’s Development Games to support development and education – enhancing competitive opportunities and pathways for all.


To provide a development and education experience to introduce, encourage and grow participation in a particular sport/s and/or geographic sub region. To enhance competitive opportunities and pathways for all.

The Event to be aligned to the following CPISRA strategic aims:

  •  Increase CP* participation in sport. Including “Para Sports”, CPISRA governed sports and other inclusive/disability sports.
  • To grow CP sport participation across the breadth of CP physical impairment.
  • Facilitate international competition pathways for CP athletes to progress from grass roots participation to elite competition.
  • Increase training and development opportunities for CP athletes, Coaches, Technical Officials, Team Staff and Classifiers


In accordance with the above aims, the key objectives of a Development Games are:

  • To provide a multi-sport event that embraces introduction and development.
  • To allow development athletes to learn, develop and improve by providing appropriate conditions and services in an operationally sound environment.
  • To create a friendly and supportive environment that encourages and educates athletes, team management, officials, coaches and volunteers.
  • To act as a catalyst for enhancing awareness, opportunity and participation in a sport and/or sub region.

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