Our premier multi-sports event
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Next CPISRA World Games to be held 2022
CPISRA World Games 2018, Sant Cugat, Spain
CPISRA World Games 2015, Nottingham, England
CPISRA’s premier international multi-sports event for elite and talented athletes.
The World Games is aligned to the following CPISRA’s strategic aims:
- Increase CP participation in sports and recreation across the world.
- Facilitate international competition pathways for CP athletes to progress from grass roots participation to elite competition, with emphasis on Youth and High Dependency Athletes.
- Increase and improve CP sport and recreational opportunities.
- Following our development of Boccia and CP Football, to continue to facilitate and support the development of adaptive sports.
In accordance with the above aims, the key objectives of the CPISRA World Games are:
- To allow CP athletes to achieve their best performance at international competition by providing appropriate conditions and services in an operationally sound environment.
- To provide a multi-sport event that delivers a learning experience that will help prepare athletes for future sporting success at major events such as the Paralympics.
- To create a friendly and supportive Games environment that encourages and develops athletes, team management, officials, coaches and volunteers.
- To emphasize youth and enable high dependency athlete participation.
- To act as a catalyst for enhancing CP opportunity and participation in sport and recreation.
Latest World Games News
The CPISRA World Games 2018 was a great success and fantastic experience for our athletes. CPISRA can thank enough the Local Organising Committee ( Catalan Sports Federation fro Persons with Cerebral Palsy), Sant Cugat City Council and the Games partners. Also a huge thank you to all team personnel, officials, volunteers and spectators for without you there would be no Games.
Sant Gugat, Spain welcomed 600 participants from 30 countries around the World to the Games with a wonderful opening ceremony. The highlight being a high wire act with ninety percent of the performers being people with Cerebral Palsy. Mr Carlos Munoz; President of Catalan Sports Federation for people with Cerebral Palsy and Stephen Miller MBE Stephen; multiple Paralympic gold medallist and Chair of the CPISRA Athletes Committee, opened the Games.
In the 40 year history of the CPISRA World Games, this is only the 2nd time that they have been held outside of the United Kingdom, and is the first time that they have been held in Continental Europe. CPISRA’s mantra of Opportunity, Development and Participation was well and truly reflected in this year’s programme as it is the broadest offered to date. The week showcased world class competition in para-athletics, para-swimming and under-19 CP football. As well as this, the CPISRA World Games development sports programme provided a Camp and Competition format for boccia, wheelchair slalom and female CP football to help improve skills and introduce international competition. The Agitos Proud Paralympian programme , run alongside the games, providing leadership training as well as education workshops for all. And completing the multi-dimensional Games programme the CPISRA General Assembly was held; enabling delegates to be part of this exceptional Games programme.
The Games finished not with a Closing Ceremony but with a Games Celebration party. For in addition to performance and results, the Games was also about making friends, embracing new cultures and enjoying the experience. May many of the athletes have built friendships that will last a lifetime.
In successfully delivering the broadest programme ever, this Games has lifted the CPISRA World Games to new a new level. To which great credit and thanks is given to the LOC for having the courage and commitment to make it happen.
Four weeks to go!
Until the 2018 CPISRA World Games
The two weeks since the last update have been incredibly busy for the Local Organising Committee in Sant Cugat, as well as the supporting CPISRA staff and volunteers. With the completed entries consolidated and reviewed, the detailed planning for all aspects of the Games is moving at pace. The Local Organising Committee will shortly be releasing the Team Guide to entered teams.
Detail event scheduling is taking shape and very competitive events are emerging. In upcoming countdown emails, we will be highlighting for you particular events to watch during the Games. For example, the athletics 100m T37 male has 15 entries and only a second seperates the 10 highest ranked athletes. Can't wait to watch that event!
Let us know what you are doing at the 2018 CPISRA World Games.
We'd love to hear from you if you're going to Sant Cugat as we continue the countdown to the Games. Are you a coach, athlete or volunteer? Are you taking part in Boccia, Swimming or Wheelchair Slalom? We'd love to hear from you and share your story, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to feature on our facebook page and website.
The Countdown is On!
Six weeks until the 2018 CPISRA World Games
It is only 6 weeks until the opening ceremony of the 2018 CPISRA World Games in Sant Cugat and we are so excited!
After receiving final entries we are looking forward to welcoming 530 participants from 25 countries to Spain. We are delighted the following countries that participated in Nottingham 2015 are once again competing; Austria, Australia, Brazil, Denmark, England, Japan, Netherlands, Portugal, Scotland and Sweden. In addition there are 15 new countries competing, which is thrilling and highlights the growing importance of the CPISRA World Games. The new countries are; Argentina, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, India, Kenya, Lithuania, Oman, Poland, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, Thailand, UAE and USA.
Its going to be an action packed World Games with competitions being held in CP Football, Wheelchair Slalom, Athletics (including RaceRunning) Swimming and Boccia. In addition to the competitions, we will have sport and camp events, Proud Paralympian Workshops, a Wheelchair Slalom Seminar and the CPISRA General Assembly… phew!
Keep up to date
If you’re unable to make it to Sant Cugat, we’ll be posting regular updates on the Games facebook page and CPISRA website during the games to keep you informed with the best of the action. Keep an eye out for competition highlights, athlete interviews, photos and more.
As we countdown to the Games we will be releasing further information, watch the CPISRA facebook, follow us on Twitter or check out the 2018 CP World Games website.
See you in Sant Cugat!
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
Following a very positive number of Intentions to Compete received from countries across all 5 IPC regions, and with country and athlete entry levels exceeding Nottingham 2015, first entries are now OPEN for the CPISRA World Games 2018. We are looking forward to an exciting programme for all sports.
Those organisations who have submitted an Intention to Compete will soon be contacted to complete the next stage of the entry process. New entries will continue to be accepted, any new countries should contact email@example.com by sending or requesting their intention to compete document until 5th of January.
The 2018 CPISRA World Games represents a unique opportunity to grow the participation of athletes with cerebral palsy, and related neurological conditions, across a number of Sports, Classifications, Events and Disciplines.
For detailed entry information, please click on the following: World-Games-First-Entry-Information
We are very pleased to update you that entry information and details are now available for the CPISRA World Games 2018, Sant Cugat - Barcelona, Spain. The Entry Invitation and Entry Qualification Standards were sent to CPISRA national members last month and can be viewed on the CPISRA website at http://cpisra.org/world-games/ within the latest World Games news.
The World Games will include 4 World Games sports and 4 development sports. The World Games sports will be Athletics (including RaceRunning), Swimming, CP Football U19 World Cup and Para Taekwondo. The development sports will be Boccia, Female CP Football, Para Table Tennis and Wheelchair Slalom. The development sports will include 2 day training camp.
Anyone interested in entering should contact their national CPISRA member. A list of CPISRA national members is available at http://cpisra.org/home-2-2/membership/member-profiles/ . If your country is not listed or your country is not sending a team then please refer to http://cpisra.org/world-games/wg-faq/# .
In addition, the local organising committee have released their Games dedicated website http://www.cpworldgames.com/ .
We appreciate the challenge of funding participation and that many participates will need to raise funds. At http://cpisra.org/world-games/wg-funding/ there is a long list of self fund raising ideas for athletes.
If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact Sam Turner, CPISRA Events & Relationship Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org .
CPISRA World Games 2018, Sant Cugat, Spain
Fantastic multi-dimensional Games
World Games Sports (Athletics, Swimming, CP Football)
International Development Camps & Competition (Boccia, Female CP Football, Wheelchair Slalom)
Education & Development (IPC Agitos Proud Paralympian Programme)
CPISRA General Assembly
CPISRA World Games 2015, Nottingham, England
Inspirational relaunch of World Games after 10 year absence
World Games Sports (Athletics, CP Bowls, CP Football, Swimming)
Development Sports (Para Taekwondo, Table Cricket)
CPISRA World Games 2015 – Videos