Success to date
During 2013 CSPs provided;
- opportunity for over 3,500 young disabled people to take part
- signposted 73% of participants into appropriate local opportunities
- 45% recruited by NGBs to join local club opportunities and almost 500 fast tracked into NGB performance squads.
In addition, Playground to Podium has made a wider impact, challenging perceptions of young disabled people and their potential within sport, creating new club opportunities, developing volunteers and coaches, development , and creating new competition
Individual Success Stories
Hannah Russell was one athlete identified through the programme and is now being supported to reach her full potential within NGB Squads and made her debut at the age of 15 at London 2012 Paralympic Games winning two bronze and a sliver medal in the pool.
Sophie Kamlish was identified at Wesport CAAD IN 2011. In little over a year of training Sophie represented GB in the Paralympic World Cup breaking her personal best in the 100m and 200m and achieving Paralympic A Standard in her long jump. Sophie competed in the London 2012 Paralympic Games where she made the finals in both the 100 and 200m achieving 5th and 6th place. At 15 Sophie is proving to be a promising athlete.
County Athlete Assessment Days
Supported by their school and community partners a number of CSPs recruited young disabled people to run County Athlete Assessment Days (CAAD) as part of the wider Playground to Podium initiative.
For more information on the successful CAAD organised by South Yorkshire Sport Partnership click here
For more information on the successful CAAD organised by Cheshire and Warringtons Sports Partnership click here