Bristol City Cerebral Palsy (CP) Football Club will host England’s largest Cerebral Palsy International Football Festival in Bristol from August 2-4, 2024. The 2024 CP Football will bring together clubs from around Europe, providing a platform for footballers with cerebral palsy to compete at the highest levels within a fun, safe and inclusive environment. We are proud to have been selected to participate and indeed host the 2024 event, the first time it will be held in England.

The tournament will run over 2 days and up to 300 players and family members will attend from Ireland, Norway, Denmark, Italy and England. The festival will provide young people with cerebral palsy the opportunity to play football with international peers who experience the same challenges, and to develop their skills and confidence to become the best that they can be.

Legacy
Our team is not just about playing the sport; it’s about building a community, promoting inclusion, and showcasing the incredible talents of our athletes on the international stage. One of our objectives is that in holding the festival we will attract more players to the join the club, and position Bristol City CP FC as an FA Hub for cerebral palsy football in the South West. Many of our players are already on the England Talent Pathway; the festival will help us build on this further.

Female Inclusion
We hope that the media coverage that the festival attracts will also encourage more females to join the club. We currently have a number of females playing at the club in mixed teams, and our long term ambition is to finally develop an all-female squad that can compete in competitions.

Bob Young – FA’s Coach of the Year – Disability Pathway Award Winner:
Bob Young, our head coach, has been a driving force behind our success. His unwavering dedication and passion for the game, as well as his innovative coaching techniques, have not only elevated our club but have also earned him the prestigious FA’s National Coach of the Year – Disability Pathway award. This accolade is a testament to his commitment to making football accessible to all and developing the talents of players with disabilities.

Club Achievements:
Under Bob’s guidance, our club has achieved remarkable milestones, including:
– Consistent top rankings in regional and national competitions.
– Providing a supportive environment for players and families with cerebral palsy to enhance their physical and mental well-being.
– Organising grassroots events and outreach programmes to promote inclusion in our local community.
– Growing the club from 6 players to nearly 40 over the course of the last few years

Support Us
The Club relies on the fundraising efforts of our families, and the festival will be depend on sponsorship and donations. Your support will not only help us (our children) achieve our (their) sporting dreams but also contribute to promoting inclusivity and disability awareness in the world of football. All donations, no matter how big, will leave a lasting impact on the lives of our athletes and the broader community.

Donate
The easiest way to donate is through our Fundraising page.

We can can alternatively accept a direct bank transfer via your local bank to our details below. Please ensure you use your full name and Festival24 as a reference and if possible email us (info@bccpfootball.co.uk) to allow us to thank you personally.

Bank: Lloyds

Account Name: Bristol City Cerebral Palsy Football Club

Account Number: 84937060

Sort Code: 30-99-50

Thank you for your support.