By Michael Pavitt

Preparation for three new football fields will begin in February ©CPISRAA site visit has taken place in Nottingham ahead of this year's Cerebral Palsy Football Under-19 World Championships.

The inaugural tournament will be held as part of the Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association (CPISRA) World Games with the aim of giving people with cerebral palsy the opportunity to take part in a world-class sporting event and achieve their potential.

The football tournament is due take place between August 10 to 15, with teams participating in a seven-a-side competition, with two overage players allowed to be fielded at any one time.

The inspection was carried out by International Federation of Cerebral Palsy Football (IFCPF) secretary general Jan-Hein Evers and technical director Tom Langen.

Preparation for three new football fields will get underway next month and are expected to be ready by the time the next inspection takes place in June.

Teams will be accommodation at Nottingham Trent University throughout the duration of the tournament.

The CPISRA World Games, due to be held between August 7 and 16, will also feature sports including athletics, bowls, swimming, table cricket and taekwondo.

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

The majority of competition at this year's event will take place at Nottingham City Council's refurbished Harvey Hadden Sports Complex.

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