By Gary Anderson

Organisers of next years CPISRA World Games have launched a volunteering programme ©CPISRAOrganisers of the Nottingham 2015 Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association (CPISRA) World Games have launched a Games Starters Volunteer Application Programme to mark one year to go until the event.

Cerebral Palsy Sport England and Wales are calling on volunteers to apply to take part in the Games, which are set to take place in the English city from August 6 to 16 next year.

The programme is being run in partnership with Championing Notts Sports Volunteering, Lions Clubs International and Multiple District 105 British Isles and Ireland.

"We are delighted to use this historic moment, with one year to go, to launch the Games Starters Volunteering Programme," said Leon Taylor, who represented Great Britain in football at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games and is now an ambassador for Cerebral Palsy Sport England and Wales.

"As an athlete who's directly benefitted from the wonderful work volunteers carry out, the role the Games Starters will deliver will be invaluable.

"There are so many ways in which people can get involved and help make these Games fantastic."

Nottingham hosted the inaugural CPISRA World Games in 1989, which were known as the Robin Hood CP World Games.

The majority of competition at next year's event will take place at Nottingham City Council's refurbished Harvey Hadden Sports Complex and will be the first major sporting event to be held there after its scheduled reopening early next year.

Athletes are set to compete across a range of sports, including athletics, bowls, swimming, football, taekwondo and table cricket.

"These Games will be a wonderful event which we hope will inspire young people with cerebral palsy to get involved in sport," said Ali Talbot, chief executive of Cerebral Palsy Sport.

"It will be our Games Starters Volunteers who will help make these Games a wonderful experience for everyone involved, from the athletes through to the spectators."

For more information on applying to become a volunteer at the Nottingham 2015 CPISRA World Games, click here.

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