CP squad reflect on being Home Nations Champions and look to the future.
England’s Cerebral Palsy team picked up the Home Nations Championship last weekend and are now setting their sights on improving even further.
Lyndon Lynch’s team won the honour courtesy of a 1-0 victory over Scotland on Sunday after previously beating the Republic Of Ireland by 3-1 and it now means the team are unbeaten in nine competitive games, winning eight of those, and midfielder Matt Ellis believes the future could be bright for the CP team.
"There is quality there and some of the football was electric at times,” he told TheFA.com
"Some of the passing, one touch football and the movement, it's really all there.
"I play for my company every week and the standard is lower than it is here so mainstream football isn't necessarily better than disability football.”
Ellis is also urging any players who partake in football up and down the country to get involved in order to further strengthen the squad.
"All we can do is urge people to come and put their names forward, becuase the more players we have, the stronger we will become as a country,” he added.
With the chance of impressing and perhaps earning a place in the Great Britain squad for the 2012 Paralympic Games, Head Coach Lynch is always looking for new players to add to his team and feels there are a number of younger players coming through who could make England a better team.
"We're always looking at strengthening our side and I saw the development squad recently,” said Lynch, who will also take charge of the Great Britain team.
"We have some very good young players in there and I think that hopefully, come 2012, they can make a breakthrough into the Great Britain squad.
"We're looking to improve and get into the top three in Europe first and then the world with the target being to get stronger and get on that podium for 2012 with Great Britain.”
Watch the England CP team in action now with our video highlights of their win over Ireland by clicking on the video icon in the top right.Players who are interested should email jeff.davis@TheFA.com with details of their age, who they play for, contact details and any information they have regarding their cerebral palsy.