What does CPISRA Do?
CPISRA provides and promotes opportunities for recreational sport and activity, develops grassroots adaptive sport and provides platforms for regional and international competitive and elite sport.
The CPISRA World Games were first held in London in 1972 and are the pinnacle of our events calendar. In 2018, over 600 participants took part in the CPISRA World Games in Sant Cugat, Spain. They will next be held in 2022 and the bid process for hosting is currently underway.
CPISRA has been instrumental in developing and promoting adaptive sports for people with Cerebral Palsy and related conditions. Boccia was the first sport developed by CPISRA and it provided a much needed competitive sport pathway for people with severe impairment. Boccia made it’s Paralympic debut in 1984, and in 2013 the Boccia International Sports Federation (BisFed) became independent to CPISRA to govern the sport.
The development of CP Football has allowed individuals with Cerebral Palsy to take part in the World’s most popular sport. CP Football also debuted at the Paralympic games in 1984, and the International Federation of Cerebral Palsy Football (IFCPF) became independent to CPISRA in 2015.
Currently, CPISRA is developing RaceRunning, Wheelchair Slalom and Frame Football. Many other sports are available for people with Cerebral Palsy, click the picture below to find out more.
CPISRA is also passionate about promoting sport for recreation, well-being and enjoyment for individuals with Cerebral Palsy. Recreational sport can take many forms and at its simplest is defined as taking part in an activity that you enjoy in your spare time. All sports developed and promoted by CPISRA can be enjoyed recreationally and exploring the great outdoors is a great way to stay active. Click below for more information on participating in active recreation.
Research enhances understanding of the benefits of sport and exercise, and increases our knowledge on technique, training, equipment and impairment classification. CPISRA facilitate and promote research into exercise and sport for people with Cerebral Palsy and related conditions, click below for more information.