Archive for February 2016

Merseyside Clubs/Centres Indoor Cricket Results

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Gold Medal Winners

The Merseyside Clubs / Centres Indoor Cricket competition, organised in partnership with the Lancashire Cricket Board took place at Greenbank Sports Academy on 23rd February.

Teams from Oakfield Day Centre (Liverpool), St Helens Coalition of Disabled People and Liverpool PHAB Club had a fantastic time competing (for some players, for the first time) in this fast paced event.

There were some great games throughout the day but the eventual winner was Liverpool PHAB who beat Oakfield Day Centre by 22 runs, scoring 290 in the final.

Rob Tipping, Disability Cricket Development Officer, with the Lancashire Cricket Board said:

“It’s been great to introduce cricket to some new players and I’m really impressed with the standard of play. Thanks to all those involved with making the event possible.”

Lord’s Taverners Table Cricket Tournament

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016


It was great to welcome 25 children from Sandfield Park School, Crosby High School and Woodchurch High School on Thursday 11th February 2016 to compete in the Lord Taverners Table Cricket Tournament.

Mr Gairn from Crosby High School commented:

“Some of our children don’t get to take part in sports outside of school because of their individual needs. This is a fantastic opportunity for children to get involved.”

Rob Tipping, Disability Cricket Development Officer, with the Lancashire Cricket Board added:

“Events like this offer a great opportunity for children to try the game. Following on from today’s event, the 3 schools will progress to the County Final; playing against Greater Manchester and Lancashire.

The whole experience is life enhancing and fully inclusive.”

The children also had the opportunity to play Power Hockey, Wheelchair Basketball and Indoor Athletics, at the event.

Lord’s Taverners Regional Boccia Qualifier 2016

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Hebden Green School – winners in the PD category

We were delighted  to host the Lord’s Taverners Regional Boccia Qualifier on the 4th February. Twenty three teams, with approximately ninety players,  took part in this fantastic event.

The purpose of the tournament, which was organised in partnership with Lord’s Taverners and Boccia England, was to decide which teams should represent the North West in the Lord’s Taverners National Finals on Friday 20th May 2015 at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield.

Eileen Fitzgibbon – Lord’s Taverners’ Committee Member for Cheshire & North Wales commented:

“I think one of the most important things that events like these do is bring together different schools. This tournament gives opportunities for different schools to support one another. It means that the children aren’t isolated because of disability, but they are bought together through playing sport. Every child here today is inspirational.”

Sandra Kemp, Ridgewood Community High School, Burnley was also extremely positive saying:

“It’s a triumph to get our students to have new experiences outside their comfort zones. Seeing our shy students interact with other people and play as a team is amazing. It’s also great to see our students playing something other than football!”

The teams were well prepared for the event, resulting in a high standard of play throughout the tournament.

After some great games the final of the Pan Disability category resulted in West Kirby Residential School (A) (Merseyside) winning the right to represent the region at the National Finals after beating West Kirby Residential (B) by 7 points to 3.

The Physical Disability category was won by Hebden Green School (Cheshire), who beat The Nelson Thomlinson School by 6 points to 2. They will join West Kirby Residential School at the National Finals.

Boccia Players Wanted

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Greenbank Sunday 19.7.15

Players are wanted for the Open Singles Boccia Championships which takes place at Greenbank Sports Academy on Sunday 20th March from 10am to 6pm.

The event is open to disabled people from any area and players will be divided into classifications dependent on their disability and functional ability – Functional categories for sport and disabled people.

Event organiser Steve Sullivan said:

“The event offers a great opportunity to play Boccia and get recognition for your skills – medals are awarded for first and second place in each category.”

Download Entry Form

The entry fee is £5 per competitor and cheques should be made payable to North West Boccia Development Association.

Closing date for entries – Friday 4th March 2016

If you need any further information please contact Steve Sullivan on 07835 537 292 or email


Merseyside Schools PD / SLD Football Tournament 2015/16

Monday, February 1st, 2016

On 29th January 2016, we welcomed more than fifty young people representing teams that play in the Physical Disability (PD) League (Sandfield Park A, B, C, D teams and Broadgreen) and those that play in the Severe Learning Disability (SLD) League (Cavendish High, Sandfield Park E and Merefield), to the second of three fixture dates of the 2015/16 tournament.

At the close of play Sandfield Park A, topped the PD League with twenty two points, remaining unbeaten after eight games and three points clear of Broadgreen.

The SLD League is led by Cavendish High, equal on points with Sandfield Park E, but leading on goal difference.

Sport Development Officer Steve Sullivan said

“It’s so important that disabled people can play sport at their own level competitively. This tournament offers a great opportunity for disabled football players to do just that.”

The next fixture will be played on Monday 25th April.

PD League Table

Pos TeamWonPlayedDrawnLostForAwayPoints
1Sandfield Park A871030922
2Broadgreen IS861129419
3Sandfield Park B821512227
4Sandfield Park C82069286
5Sandfield Park D811612294


SLD League Table

Pos TeamWonPlayedDrawnLostForAwayPoints
1Cavendish High43011379
2Sandfield Park E530212149