Showing the benefits of adapted sports (November 2017)
Research published by Cerebral Palsy Sport, highlights the importance of their adapted sports programme in supporting people with cerebral palsy to be more active. The results confirm that adapting sports by modifying rules and equipment can enable and encourage more people to take part and enjoy sport and physical activity.
Cerebral Palsy Sport (CP Sport) commissioned Sheffield Hallam University Sport Industry Research Centre to evaluate the delivery and impact of the charity’s three adapted sports: RaceRunning, Frame Football and Touch Golf. The study examined each sport to establish if it was fit for purpose and understand the impact that taking part has on participants.
The new report, titled CP Sport: showing the benefits of adapted sports, highlights key findings about current participation levels in these adapted sports, people’s motivations and barriers to taking part. In addition, how being active makes participants feel physically and mentally.
The report is available in PDF format.
For more information about CP Sport, please visit: www.cpsport.org.
For more information about this research please email Lisa Morton-Smith, National Sports Development Manager or call 07496 333096.