Brazil is the key goal for Northern Ireland Cerebral Palsy players in 2016

David Levy is one of four players from the Northern Ireland Cerebral Palsy team currently
David Levy is one of four players from the Northern Ireland Cerebral Palsy team currently

Four members of the senior Northern Ireland Cerebral Palsy team have been selected to train with the Great Britain squad that will be competing at next year’s Paralympic Games in Brazil.

Captain David Levy, defender Jordan Cush, midfielder Jordan Walker and striker Ryan Walker have all attended the first three training camps from which the final squad will be selected. The GB squad train at the excellent facilities at St George’s Park, home of the English FA.

David Levy said: “Playing in the Paralympic Games in Brazil would be a dream come true.

“The training camp has been a wonderful experience for us. It’s going to be tough to make the final squad but all four of us are extremely determined to have Northern Ireland represented at the Paralympics next year.”

The Paralympic Games, which are being staged in and around Rio De Janeiro next September, will feature 4350 athletes from 179 countries.

On Sunday the senior and junior Cerebral Palsy development squads travelled to Dublin to play against their counterparts from the Republic of Ireland – and they proved to be two highly entertaining games.

The junior squad, with several debutants, suffered a 4-2 defeat. The senior team trailed 1-0 with 15 minutes to go but managed to turn things round to come out on top by two goals to one.

For further information on disability football please contact manager Alan Crooks on 07894 614325 or email acrooks@irishfa.com