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CPSARA

CEREBRAL PALSY SPORTING AND RECREATION ASSOCIATION NSW INC

CPSARA aims to encourage sporting and recreational opportunities for people of all ages with Cerebral Palsy and other neurological conditions.

There are many sports, events and levels of competition for you as an athlete to pursue. Participation in sport can be just for fun and fitness but can also be pursued to International and Paralympic level!

Become a member

Join now and become a part of our CPSARA community today!

You can join as an athlete, family member, health professional or a classifier.

Share in the enjoyment and achievement of sport as well as having lots of fun and building friendships along the way!

VOLUNTEER

Join our community of volunteers for whom we are grateful they give their time, effort and enthusiasm to our cause.

MENTOR program

CPSARA provides access to a Mentor Program for athletes and parents!

Our Athlete Mentor Program is run by athletes for athletes. The aim of this program is to utilise knowledge from experienced athletes to support new and 'up and coming' athletes to excel in their chosen sport.   

Our Parent Mentor Program focuses on connecting new para sports parents to parents who have been in their sports for a number of years through their child's participation. 

GET STARTED

Let’s see what sports you are eligible for!  There are many sports to choose from including Athletics, Swimming, Football and Cycling to name a few.

Any and all support to CPSARA
is gratefully appreciated

upcoming events
  • CPSARA Award Nominations Close for 2024
    CPSARA Award Nominations Close for 2024
    Sun, 14 July
    No Location
    No Location
    Nominate yourself or someone else today for the chance to win a CPSARA Award!
  • July 2024 CPSARA Connect Day!
    July 2024 CPSARA Connect Day!
    Sun, 28 July
    Prince Alfred Park Tennis Courts
    Prince Alfred Park Tennis Courts, 150 Arden St, Redfern NSW 2034, Australia
    CPSARA is proud to be join with City Community Tennis to run a multi-sport day at Prince Alfred Park, after so much success at other locations. A day for anyone with a disability who wants to try new sports and make new friends in a fun and inclusive environment! Family members welcome!
  • 2024 CPSARA AGM and Awards Night (Zoom Event)
    2024 CPSARA AGM and Awards Night (Zoom Event)
    Fri, 23 Aug
    Zoom Event
    Zoom Event
    Come online to meet new people or catch up with old friends, celebrate the achievements of the past year and help shape the future of CPSARA!
  • Adaptive Tennis Hub - CCT
    Adaptive Tennis Hub - CCT
    Every Saturday
    Alexandria Park Tennis Courts
    Alexandria Park Tennis Courts, Park Rd, Alexandria NSW 2015, Australia
    No former tennis experience needed – all ages and levels of ability welcome! The Hub is a great place to play, connect and socialise with family, friends and peers.
  • Wheelchair Basketball Training - WSNSW
    Wheelchair Basketball Training - WSNSW
    Various times, consult WSNSW website.
    Various locations
    Various locations
    Come and try Wheelchair Basketball with Wheelchair Sports NSW. Make some friends and learn some tricks!
  • Race Running Training - WSNSW/NWIS
    Race Running Training - WSNSW/NWIS
    Weekly event
    Sydney Olympic Park Warm Up Track
    Sydney Olympic Park Warm Up Track, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127, Australia
    Ever tried Race Running? Race Running is a form of running on an adapted bike to allow for full running range to athletes that require mobility aids to walk. This is a great sport for athletes to build strength in their legs and core - and is a new Paralympic sport!
  • Active Lads at Erina - CPA
    Active Lads at Erina - CPA
    Weekly event
    Cerebral Palsy Alliance - Erina
    Cerebral Palsy Alliance - Erina, 3/20-24 Karalta Rd, Erina NSW 2250, Australia
    Feel more confident when performing your everyday tasks! Active Lads is a fun and interactive weekly exercise program delivered by CPA’s ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologists. This weekly program includes a 60-minute session promoting healthy development through the use of exercise.
  • Active Girls Gang - CPA
    Active Girls Gang - CPA
    Weekly event
    Cerebral Palsy Alliance - Erina
    Cerebral Palsy Alliance - Erina, 3/20-24 Karalta Rd, Erina NSW 2250, Australia
    Active Girls Gang is a fun and interactive weekly exercise program delivered by CPA’s ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologists. This program includes a 60-minute session promoting healthy development in young women 21 and over through the use of exercise and physical activity.
  • Active Strength And Mobility Group - Adults
    Active Strength And Mobility Group - Adults
    Weekly event
    Cerebral Palsy Alliance - Erina
    Cerebral Palsy Alliance - Erina, 3/20-24 Karalta Rd, Erina NSW 2250, Australia
    Feel more confident performing everyday tasks! Active Adults is a group exercise physiology group delivered by CPA’s ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP). Our inclusive group programs promote improved health and well-being through the use of exercise and physical activity.
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MEMBER of the month
LAINEE HARRISON

1. How old are you and what are you currently studying?

I am 19 years old, and I am currently in my second year of studying Nuclear Medicine at the University of Newcastle.​

2. What sports have you been involved with and with which clubs?

I’ve been playing Football since I was 4 years old, and the clubs I’ve been involved in were: Brindabella blues, All abilities, Monaro Panthers, Lake Macquarie Rosters, Wallsend Devils, and Rutherford dragons.​

In Athletics, the clubs I have been involved in were: ACT little Athletics, Maitland little Athletics and Macquarie Hunter Little Athletics Club.

​3. What made you change sports from athletics to Cerebral Palsy football?

I originally played football from aged 4, as I grew up in a football family and my parents met through football, plus all my sisters played football. Throughout my whole childhood I played football. When I was involved with the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Football Camps in Narrabeen under the expertise of Chris Pine who was an ex Pararoos player, I learnt a lot about football and he really helped me feel confident in playing with Cerebral Palsy.

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