Archive for August 2012

Paralympians Train at Greenbank

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
Namibian Powerlifter
Ruben Soroseb with his coach and Lawrence Tierney
Romanian Table Tennis Team
Dacian Makszin, Petro Ifrosa, Gabriella Constantin and their coach

The Romanian Table Tennis Team and a Namibian Powerlifter have undertaken their final preparation for the Paralympic Games at Greenbank Sports Academy, over 10 days.

Romanian Table Tennis Team – Dacian Makszin, Petro Ifrosa and Gabriella Constantin. Dacian will be competing in the Men’s singles – Class 3 event.

Namibian Powerlifter – Ruben Soroseb. Ruben will be competing in the Men’s 100kg Powerlifting competition. Lawrence Tierney (Greenbank Sports Leader) assisted Ruben with his training sessions during his time at Greenbank.

We wish those participating luck during the Games!

Close to 500 hours of live coverage will be broadcast on Channel 4 during the twelve days of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, marking the most extensive coverage ever broadcast in the UK.

Channel 4 are also offering ‘live streaming’ of the events online –

Make sure you tune in to watch the Paralympic Opening Ceremony tomorrow night (Wednesday 29 August) at 8pm on Channel 4.

Join us in our Celebration of the Paralympic Torch Relay

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Sunday 26 August 2012 · 12 noon – 4pm

A free day of fun for all the family – Drop in any time!
Activities include:

  • Have-a-go disability sports
  • Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service Climbing Wall and Ministry of Food Cookery demonstrations
  • Art and craft workshops
  • Paralympic Quiz
  • Raffle with signed Paralympic memorabilia prizes
  • A chance to meet and find out about local Paralympians and the history of the Paralympics

Greenbank Sports Academy is one of three Merseyside venues celebrating the Paralympic Torch Relay prior to the start of the Games on 29 August and has a long history of involvement with disability sport.