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SQUAD ATTENDS PARALYMPICS TORCH EVENT

Release Date: 28/08/2012

THE Northern Ireland Cerebral Palsy Squad were at Stormont on Saturday to showcase their football skills during the lighting of a ceremonial cauldron to mark the upcoming Paralympics Games.

Paralympian Angela Hendra MBE was one of the flame ambassadors who lit the Paralympic cauldron.

 

Cerebral Palsy Football is a Paralympics Sport and is a fast, action-packed, 7-a-side game played on grass. It is played by ambulant males who have Cerebral Palsy or a restriction in mobility caused by a Brain Injury or Stroke.

 

Northern Ireland currently has two squads in operation, a Development Squad for 7–14 year olds and a Senior Squad which represents Northern Ireland in International Competitions.

 

Northern Ireland currently have a young, talented squad and we are hopeful that some of the players may make the GB Squad for Rio 2016.

 

To attend the next session of either squad or for more information on Cerebral Palsy Football please contact Alan Crooks at the Irish FA: acrooks@irishfa.com

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  • CP team at Stormont - aug 2012

    The Northern Ireland Cerebral Palsy Squad pictured at Stormont on Saturday. Paralympian Angela Hendra MBE was one of the flame ambassadors who lit the Paralympic cauldron and Angela and the Northern Ireland Cerebral Palsy Squad are pictured with Sports Minister Caral Ni Chulin.

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