National Cerebral Palsy Football League.

Helping the National Cerebral Palsy Football League develop their league and expand their membership

The challenge:

The National Cerebral Palsy Football League were keen to expand their membership and improve their competitive offer for Cerebral Palsy football teams.

They wanted to get a better understanding of the experience of their member clubs; why some clubs were not members of the league and how their league could be improved going forward.

The solution:

Youth Sport Trust reached out to Sport Sister to consult with Cerebral Palsy football teams, both inside and outside of the league, to understand their opinions and feedback and provide some recommendations for future improvements.

Sport Sister met with 13 Cerebral Palsy football clubs and held in-depth conversations to discuss their experiences and feedback.

The findings were collated and presented to the clubs, league, CP Sport and The Football Association. This included six key recommendations for future improvements.

The benefits:

  • All identified Cerebral Palsy clubs were engaged and consulted
  • In-depth findings and recommendations presented to clubs, league and other key stakeholders
  • Increase in league membership for the following season
  • All project milestones met and outcomes delivered

“Working with Sport Sister was a fantastic opportunity for us as a league to be able to gain insight that will ultimately help us to grow and develop over the coming years. Natalie spent time ensuring that the brief was really understood and that there was a clear project plan in place. The approach used when engaging with club was great and meant that some very honest and useful conversations could take place."

- Lisa Morton-Smith, National Cerebral Palsy League Chairperson