Playground to Podium

Ben RowlingsPlayground to Podium (P2P) was a series of targeted interventions aimed at helping young disabled people progress from PE and community sport to high-level performance and competition.

The ultimate aim of this initiative was to produce our next Paralympians and elite disabled athletes, by focusing on the identification, development and support of young disabled people. However, it is essential that all young disabled people have the opportunity to take part in high-quality sports provision.

Since its launch, P2P has provided a means of identifying and supporting potentially talented young disabled athletes. It has also enabled the development of an infrastructure to support more young disabled people to engage, remain and excel within sport.

P2P has now come to the end of its four year funding, EFDS has commissioned a review of the initiative details of which will be shared in the near future

Parents, Carers and Guardians:


P2P CAAD guide for parents carers and guardians

P2P quick guide for parents carers and guardians

P2P further information for parents carers and guardians

CSP resources:

CSP Roles Responsibilities P2P

CSP CAAD Activity Checklist

CAAD Matrix

County P2P Delivery Plan

P2P consent form

P2P Data Management template

CSP Feedback for CAAD 2012


Further case studies and good practice are available in our Resources section. For further information and questions regarding Playground to Podium please e-mail