Northern Ireland’s senior Cerebral Palsy team regularly compete on the international stage.
And Jordan Walker, who captains the team, is urging CP footballers right across Northern Ireland to get involved.
“What an experience it is to pull on that green jersey and play for Northern Ireland. I have been fortunate enough to play in two European Championships and two World Cups and there’s more to come,” he said.
“I would encourage anyone to get involved. It is a great way to get fit, stay focused and make friends and you never know you too could be pulling on that famous jersey in a World Cup one day.”
The Irish FA/Irish FA Foundation runs programmes open to males aged seven and over with Cerebral Palsy or a restriction in mobility caused by an acquired brain injury or stroke.
The junior section is for ages 7-14, while the senior international squad, currently ranked 16th in the world, compete on the European and world stage.
To get involved or for further information please contact Alan Crooks, the Irish FA Foundation’s Disability Football Development Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Image: Jordan Walker in action against Germany in the 2018 CP Football European Championships.