Cerebral Palsy International Sport and Recreation Association (CPISRA) World Games event director Ali Talbot has praised the contribution of Sport Nottinghamshire for their help in organising the 2015 event, due to begin in English city Nottingham on Thursday (August 6).
Sport Nottinghamshire have assisted the organisers of this year’s World Games, scheduled to last until August 16, by supporting the management of a volunteer programme and the safeguarding and welfare for the event along with Cerebal Palsy Sport.
They have been one of the key helpers in establishing the Nottingham 2015 Games Starters, which comprises a 200-strong volunteer workforce, with their involvement in the planning, recruitment and overall management of the volunteers.
“The welfare of everyone involved in the Games, especially our athletes and teams, is of the utmost importance,” Talbot said.
“Thanks to the support of Sport Nottinghamshire we can ensure that the Games will run smoothly and all those visiting, whether volunteers, athletes or spectators can enjoy the Games in a safe environment.”
The event itself is set to attract around 400 athletes and coaches from 13 nations who will compete across six sports - athletics, taekwondo, table cricket, football, bowls and swimming.
The majority of competition will take place at the recently-renovated Harvey Hadden Sports Complex, a facility which cost a reported £16 million ($25 million/€23 million).
“Sport Nottinghamshire is delighted to be supporting CP Sport in their hosting and organising of the World Games,” Sport Nottinghamshire director Simon Starr said.
“They are to be congratulated on bringing this prestigious event back to Nottingham and welcoming athletes from across the globe.
“This event will inspire many young people to try sport and help transform their health and well-being.
“Taking responsibility for athlete welfare and volunteer management on such a large scale has been a huge challenge for Sport Nottinghamshire but one to which the team has risen magnificently.
“It demonstrates that organisations across Nottingham will always commit to putting on great sporting events in state of the art facilities for the benefit of the local community.”
Tickets for the 11-day event are still available and can be purchased here.
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