Games Starters kicked off training for the CPISRA World Games at Nottingham Trent University

With less than three months to go until the start of the Nottingham 2015 CPISRA World Games, the Games Starter Programme kicked off their training at Nottingham Trent University on Saturday 9 May.

With less than three months to go until the start of the Nottingham 2015 Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association (CPISRA) World Games, the Games Starter Programme, sponsored by Carillion Plc, kicked off their training at Nottingham Trent University on Saturday 9 May.

Volunteers from across the country were joined by Paralympic athletes Dan West, Sam Ruddock, Fran Williamson and Leon Taylor at the University's Sir Harry and Lady Djanogly Lecture Theatre.

Games Starter Volunteer Manager John Selby-Sly explained: "This training session was an introduction to the Games for all of our volunteers, where they got to grips with some of the key issues regarding organisation and safeguarding of the athletes taking part.

"It was also an opportunity to get to know each other as a team of volunteers, to see what they might be doing and who they will be working with."

Natalie Broom, Sport Volunteer Coordinator at Nottingham Trent University and member of the Games Starter Steering Group, added: "The training session gave us the chance to welcome all of our volunteers to the Games Starter Family, to show them just what the games are all about. It was also a fantastic opportunity to showcase one of the host venues at Nottingham Trent University and I'm very proud to be working on behalf of the University as an integral partner of the games to deliver the Games Starter training programme."

The volunteers also met Paralympic athletes Dan West, Sam Ruddock, Fran Williamson and Leon Taylor in a session where they found out more about what it means to take part in an international event. The event was also supported by former Olympian David Moorcroft from Join In.

Ali Talbot, Chief Executive of Cerebral Palsy Sport said, "Our Games Starter Volunteers are vital to making the Nottingham 2015 World Games a success, we simply couldn't do it without them. It's great to see so many of them in one place for the first time and we hope they went away enthusiastic and excited about the Games and looking forward to August."

The Nottingham 2015 CPISRA World Games Volunteering Programme is being delivered in partnership with Championing Notts Sports Volunteering, Nottingham Trent University and Lions Clubs International, Multiple District 105 British Isles and Ireland and Nottingham Trent University Students Union. The Games will take place in the heart of the historic city of Nottingham, between 6 and 16 August 2015. 

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    Cerebral Palsy Sport is the leading national disability sports organisation supporting people with cerebral palsy reach their sporting potential.  Our vision is that everyone with physical disabilities are able to access a sport(s) of their choice. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of people with physical impairments through the provision of appropriate sport and recreational activities.

    The Nottingham 2015 CPISRA World Games will take place in the heart of the historic city of Nottingham, England with the majority of the competition taking place on the new iconic Harvey Hadden Sports complex site, with the kind support of Nottingham City Council.

    The competition programme will include Athletics (including Racerunner); Bowls; Football (Under 19); Football Female; Swimming; Table Cricket, Taekwondo and other Adapted Sports. A European Sports Disability Conference is also being staged along with a social programme, trips, evening seminars and educational workshop programmes will also be scheduled throughout the Games.

    The Games were last staged in England in 2001 and the last CPISRA Games took place in Connecticut, USA in 2005 so 2015 will mark a very special time with the Games returning to home soil.

    Championing Notts Sports Volunteering is a brokerage programme for those that have an interest in sports volunteering, and for sports clubs and organisations across Nottinghamshire that need volunteers.

    To date they have supplied volunteers to support prestigious events such as; the2013 Ashes Test at Trent Bridge,   FA Women's Cup Final and the European Canoe Slalom Championships, as well as numerous local clubs and events. The programme works by advertising opportunities to all the volunteers registered with CNSV.

    See the Sports Volunteering Site to access opportunities across the county.

    CNSV is managed by Nottinghamshire County Council's Sports Service on behalf of sporting partners across the county.

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    The Lions Clubs International undertake hundreds of fund-raising activities in cities, towns and villages with 100% of monies raised going direct to good causes.  Not one penny is spent on administration costs, which are funded by Lions members. From helping young people to be responsible citizens, to championing projects that address issues such as blindness and diabetes, as well as supporting disaster relief programmes (in the British Isles and Internationally), Lions make an invaluable contribution in the modern world.

    Carillion PLC has taken a pivotal role in the development of the new Harvey Hadden Sports Complex as the main construction contractor onsite. The new build includes the construction of a new 50 metre swimming pool, new fitness facilities, squash courts and an extended athletics track facility.

Games Starters kicked off training for the CPISRA World Games at Nottingham Trent University

Published on 18 May 2015
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