Archive for May 2013

A successful outcome at the Disability Sport Regional Games 2013

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Power Hockey

The first Disability Sport Regional Games took place on 10-12 May 2013 at Greenbank Sports Academy and brought together 250 competitors in seven sports.

Games organiser, Steve Hoskins said “Greenbank’s first northwest regional games was a big success – everyone who took part really enjoyed it and next year we’ll be back but bigger and better.”

The aim of the event was to give as many disabled people as possible the chance to experience competition at a regional level.  Plus to showcase the new disability sport for electric wheelchair users – Power Hockey.

Sport Development Officer Pete Wyman said “Greenbank Sports Academy have successfully developed Power Hockey which gives severely disabled children an opportunity to play a fast, contact sport for the first time. The game is played using specialist electric wheelchairs that have been developed in partnership with the North West Training Council.”

The games were organised as part of Greenbank Sports Academy’s Choices for Disability Sport funded by St James’s Place Foundation and Sportsmatch.

Results

Power Hockey

Gold – Broad Green School

Silver – Saint Francis Xavier School

Broad Green won final 2-0

Powerlifting

60kg – 82kg

Gold – Abdul Ahmady (Stockport Arnies)

Silver – Connor Johnstone (Greenbank)

Bronze – Abdul Aljabali (Greenbank)

81kg – 90kg

Gold – Dave Gibson (Stockport Arnies)

Silver – Kurt Shoutt (Stockport Arnies)

Bronze – Matt Green (Cross Fitness)

91kg – 100kg+

Gold – Tim Toner (Greenbank)

Silver – Bruce Lacey (Cross Fitness)

Womens

Gold – Lyndsey Philips (Cross Fitness)

Boccia

Stockport 1 – Gold

Greenbank Giants – Silver

Greenbank Gorillas – Bronze

Table Tennis

Gold – Mark Palmer – Greenbank Table Tennis Club

Silver – David Jones – Rhuddlan, Denbighshire

Bronze – Mark Swift – Greenbank Table Tennis Club

Wheelchair Handball

Gold – Liverpool Greenbank

Silver – Liverpool Handball Club