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Competitive sport, therapy, and physical education: voices of young people with cerebral palsy who have high support needs

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  • Contributors Conceptualisation: EMB, MJC, IMD, PJW, AM, LMJ and SMT. Funding acquisition: EMB, MJC, IMD, PJW, AM, LMJ and SMT. Methods and design: EMB, MJC, IMD, PJW, AM, LMJ, GP and SMT. Data collection: EE and TB. Data analysis: EE and TB. Training program development, delivery and monitoring: EMB, MJC, IMD, PJW, AM, JO, J-ML and SMT. Medical screening/medical support: IMD, PJW and GP. Writing–Drafting: EE, EMB, MJC, IMD and SMT. Writing-Review and Editing: EE, EMB, MJC, IMD, PJW, AM, JO, J-ML, TB, LMJ, GP and SMT.

  • Funding This study was funded by Centre of Excellence and Applied Sports Sciences Research, Queensland Academy of Sport; Paralympics Australia; Swimming Australia Ltd.

  • Competing interests SMT, MJC and EMB’s wider work is supported by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and all provide scientific leadership for the UQ-IPC Classification Research and Development Partnership; SMT is a volunteer Member of the IPC Classification Committee and the Classification Advisory Group for WPA. EMB is an accredited International Classifier with WPA, engaged on a voluntary basis; IMD is a member of the World Para Swimming High support needs Working Group.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.