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!
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.
MEMBER of the month
Heather is one of our wonderfully dedicated committee members, and was also awarded a CPSARA Life Membership in 2021 for her ongoing commitment to our community. She has been heavily involved with organising our CPSARA Connect Days and is an inspiration to us all!
Heather is the wife of Brian Berry, president of CPSARA, and mother of Daniel Berry, who represented Australia in both Football and Athletics. Daniel sadly passed away in 2013 after a recurrence of a brain tumour. She has two other sons, Thomas and Joshua.
She is a mathematics tutor and used to be a netball umpire co-ordinator at her local indoor sports centre. In her spare time, she likes to play netball and also help out with athletics, including taking on the NSW para-athletics team manager position for the Australian All Schools Athletics Championships.
Heather has been involved with CPSARA since Daniel joined in 2008 and has helped out behind the scenes since then and later joined the CPSARA committee. She wants to keep helping to raise awareness of the sporting opportunities for people with a disability in memory of Daniel.