CP Football Scotland are about to go on a European adventure as they are set to fly to sunny Barcelona to take part in the 13th Annual Invitational International Trophy.
The side are currently looking for teams to play in Scotland as preparation for the tournament and are eager to speak to local clubs in Scotland for seven-a-side matches. They are preferably looking for strong under 19's teams to really test themselves ahead of their journey.
They recently played their first international in two years against England and are currently on the lookout for more teams to test themselves against in friendlies, before heading for Spain on the 6th June.
The Scotland National CP Team is the Scottish national team for players with Cerebral Palsy, Stroke or Aquired Brain Injury. Founded in 1995, in partnership with Scottish Disability Sport, the side have played with many elite teams from around the world and even achieved a world ranking of sixth, the highest of any Scotland international team.
This will be Scotland's first appearance at the International Invitational and they will be joined by teams such as Catalunya, Argentina, Denmark and the USA. The competition is largely viewed as a development tournament for larger competitions, but it is one that team manager Greig Taylor and his players will be eager to win.
Manager Greig Taylor is hoping that this tournament will prove to be a great experience for his players in regards to what they can expect life as a professional footballer to be like. He is looking forward to his players gaining some competitive game time.
The squad contains a mixture of both experienced and new players to the game and all will surely be looking forward to the experience of competing in an international competition.
CP Football is played as a seven-a-side game played on a regular-sized football pitch and usually consists of 30 minute halfs. Each CP team is limited to certain parameters in relation to the severity of ones condition.
These classes are known as FT1, FT2 and FT3, with FT1 being the most severe and FT3 being the least severe. Each team must have a minimum of one FT1 class player on the pitch at all times and a maximum of one FT3 class player on the pitch at all times.
If you are associated with a youth club and you are looking to help Scotland in their tournament preparations, you can contact them on their social media pages below.
CP Football Scotland is also always on the lookout for new players so if you, or someone you know is a football player with Cerebral Palsy, Stroke or Aquired Brain Injury, you can get in touch through the social media pages below: