With the CP World Games 2018 fast approaching, representatives from the CPISRA Executive Committee and the World Games Athletes Committee recently visited Sant Cugat, Spain to review preparations and facilities. Particular emphasis was given to the World Games Athletes Committee reviewing and providing feedback and suggestions from the athletes’ perspective. All participating felt the visit had been very positive and excitement is now building towards the Games.
During the visit the City Council of Sant Cugat hosted a press conference to highlight their important partnership with the Local Organising Committee (FECPC) to deliver the CPISRA World Games, but also to seek local volunteers to get involved.
Centre d’Alt Rendiment (CAR) – Athletics, Para Taekwondo & Swimming
CAR which will host Para Athletics, Para Swimming and Para Taekwondo was the first part of the tour. The main goal of the High Performance Sports Centre of Catalonia (CAR) is to support the sport with the highest technical and scientific quality resources. CAR was created in 1992 when the Olympic and Paralympic Games were celebrated in Barcelona.
Multiple Paralympic gold medallist swimmer Richard Oribe and his coach Javier , checked out the 50m Olympic pool and warm-up pool, providing some great tips to the LOC.
Multiple Paralympic gold medallist field athlete Stephen Miller and CPISRA Head of Development Craig Carscadden MBE, completed a review of the athletics track and field areas, noting recent upgrades that have been made and advising the LOC on further details to make the games a success.
GB Para Taekwondo Athlete, Samantha Carrington, was very impressed with the facilities that will host the World Taekwondo Poomsae competition, with everything in place for a great games.
La Guinardera – Boccia & CP Football Training
Rachel Miller, an international Boccia classifer and coach, thought the facilities were great for the Boccia Camp and Competition.
Jaume Tubau Stadium – CP Football Competition
The IFCPF World Cup U19 will be held here, with great facilities for players, officials and spectators.
Rambla del Celler – Female CP Football, Para Table Tennis & Wheelchair Slalom
Rambla del Celler is a sports complex in the city centre of Sant Cugat; formed of three sports pavilions and a gym with a swimming pool.
The three pavilions will host Female CP Football, Para Table Tennis and Wheelchair Slalom as three of the development sports in the world games.
For more information on CP World Games venues go to CP World Games Venues
On the final day the CPISRA Executive Committee and World Games Athletes’ Committee had separate and joint meetings to discuss the site visit and to provide feedback to the LOC on ensuring the games are a great success but also athlete centred. Bringing all of the representatives together, everyone felt that the weekend had been very positive and excitement is now building towards the games