Nottingham Trent University unveiled as partner of Cerebral Palsy World Games

Nottingham Trent University’s city site will be transformed when the city hosts the return of the Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association’s World Games (CPISRA).

The Games, taking place between 6 and 16 August 2015, welcome athletes with cerebral palsy from across the world to compete against one another.

The university’s city campus will be converted into the Games Athletes Village, providing accommodation and facilities for competitors, organisers and officials.

Trent’s Clifton site, currently undergoing a multi-million pound revamp, will provide accommodation for the family and friends of competitors and the event’s 250 volunteers.

Professor Peck, the university’s Vice-Chancellor, is delighted to be working alongside the CPISRA 2015 World Games.

He said:

We are looking forward to welcoming competitors, coaches, organisers and officials, along with friends and family and volunteers from around the world, to Nottingham.

Taking place every four years, the Games include athletics, bowls, swimming and the inaugural Under 19 7-a-side Football World Championships.

Table cricket, a sport created for people with severe physical or learning disabilities by former Trent student Doug Williamson, will also feature.

Below is some footage of the unique sport in action:

Video: Table Cricket for Cerebral Palsy

Return to Nottingham

Richard Harwood, Vice President of CPISRA and Chairman of Nottingham 2015 Local Organising Committee, is excited to see the Games return to the city.

He said:

This is the first time since 2001 that the World Games have been held in Nottingham and we are looking forward to welcoming the world to the city.

“Our partnership with the university and their accommodation services team will help us to provide a memorable Games experience for all our competitors, team members, officials, volunteers and visitors.”

“We will be showcasing the wonderful facilities we have at the university, which we hope will contribute towards making the event a truly marvellous experience for everyone involved.”

The competition will be split across two sporting venues: the Nottingham Indoor Bowls Centre and the new Harvey Hadden Sports Complex which recently received a £16m redevelopment.

The new build includes the construction of a 50 metre swimming pool, new fitness facilities, squash courts and an extended athletics track.

CPISRA gave an update on the athletics track from their Twitter page:

Nottingham will welcome 329 competitors and 132 team coaches from 18 countries, along with hundreds of officials and volunteers.

The opening ceremony will be held on 9 August 2015 at Harvey Hadden Sports Complex and the closing ceremony will take place at the same venue on 15th August 2015.

For further information on the event, click here.

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