Here come the girls!


We now have an emerging girl’s team that are raring to go in 2024!


The team currently has 7 regular players aged between 6-13 years of age and we are hoping this will grow.

The numbers have steadily increased and the girls are creating a welcoming atmosphere, supporting each other and building a real sense of camaraderie.

Over the past few months the confidence in the team has grown and there is a real excitement about where this team is headed.


Bristol City Cerebral Palsy girls team train every Saturday during the football season (Sept-May) at The Imperial Sports Ground in Bristol 12 noon- 2pm.

The sessions are inclusive to everybody’s ability and fun is the number one priority and aim.

Ambitions for this team are for it to grow and to get some FUN matches against other CP girl’s team and to see CP girls/women’s football to gain momentum and see more participation in the ‘Beautiful game’.


For more information about the girls team contact:

What it means to be a Bristol City Footballer

‘It’s like being a part of a really big family but everybody has the same disability so we really all get each other and can talk about the same experiences. I have met teammates who I now consider my best friends.’ – Eloise (13)

‘I like that I have friends and we all support each other. I like that we are all equal and have fun together.’ – Lola (10)

‘When I first started the club I was really nervous but after a few weeks I got to know some of the girls and it was really nice and now some of them are my best friends because they are really supportive and care for others. I am really happy to be part of the team.’ – Bethany (8)

‘I love playing for Bristol City CP football Club with my teammates, we are all really close and I love being part of a team. I would love to be a para -lioness one day.’ – Lily (12)

‘Its good and fun, I like scoring in the goal. I have a friend called Bethany and she has a splint like me’ – Evelyn (6)

Inspiring Young Female CP Footballers

The girls recently got to meet Fran Bentley the Bristol City Women’s first team goalkeeper who did a Q&A with them about what it is like to be a professional player in the WSL. This was very enlightening and inspiring for the team and they were able to ask a range of questions ranging from what is her favourite colour, to what training is needed to be a professional player.


The enthusiasm and energy in the team is inspiring and it is lovely to see friendships growing as well as peer support; eg: sharing knowledge of what boots work well with a splint and telling each other how important a good warm up is. Friendships have now been established on and off the pitch.