Archive for May 2016

Merseyside Ability Counts College League

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
Premier League winners, Greenbank United

Premier League winners, Greenbank United

The final fixture of the 2015/16 season of the Merseyside Ability Counts College League took place at Greenbank Sports Academy on Wednesday 18th May.

In the Premier League, Greenbank United maintained their top of the table position, with 21 points and an unbeaten record for the season. Hugh Baird’s team finished second on 15 points.

Sports Academy FC team won the Championship League with 41 points after winning 13 out of their 15 matches and remaining unbeaten for the season. Their nearest rival was Riverside College 2 who finished on 26 points.

Mark Horlick, LCFA Disability Football Development Officer said:

“Congratulations to both league winners. We now have the College Cup to look forward to on Wednesday 15th June (11am to 3pm) and the presentation to both winning teams will take place then.

It’s been a great season – well done and thank you to all players, volunteers and referees for their continued help and support.”

Inter-Schools Athletics Championship 2016

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
Medal winners boys 100m

Kieron Guildford (right), winner of Boys 100m

More than two hundred children from schools across Merseyside plus pupils from Sharples School, Bolton took part in an Inter-School Athletics Championship for children with Moderate Learning Disability (MLD) / Sensory Disability on Thursday 12th May. The event, which was organised by Greenbank Sports Academy was held at Wavertree Sports Park.

Organiser Steve Sullivan commented:

“All of the children did really well and had a fantastic day. There were notable performances from a number of Crosby High School pupils: Kieron Guildford who won the 100m male final in 12.7 seconds and Rebecca Humphrey who won the female final in 15.5 seconds.  Lee Drummond threw the 600g javelin 25.1 metres with Usama Nasir from Sharples School close behind with a distance of 22.9 metres.”

He went on to thank those, who made the event possible adding:

“Special thanks to our officials for generously giving up their time to ensure the event was professionally recorded and timed.

Also huge thanks to all the individual volunteers who supported the event and Liverpool Harriers for the use of their Clubhouse.”

Schools Athletics Championships 2016

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

School pupil holding medal at athletics event

One hundred children representing Sandfield Park School, Merefield School and Woodchurch High School took part in the Physical Disability (PD) / Severe Learning Disability (SLD) Athletics event held at Wavertree Sports Park and organised by Greenbank Sports Academy on Wednesday 4th May 2016.

Organiser Steve Sullivan said:

“This event offered a great opportunity for all of the children to participate in a number of track and field events. There was a great atmosphere and everyone seemed to have a fantastic time.

There were notable performances from Charlie Owens a pupil at Merefield school who won the male 100m finals in a time of 17.1 seconds and Sophie Moran from Sandfield Park School who took the female title in 21.1 seconds.”

Jo Ashcroft from Merefield School added:

“The Merefield gang had a wonderful time, it’s days like this that our pupils remember.”

Steve also acknowledged the support provided to make the event happen:

“We would like to thank staff from Wavertree Tennis centre for their support throughout the day, plus sports leaders from Broadgreen International School and individual volunteers and officials who made everything run so well.”


Greenbank student triumphs at the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Outdoor Athletics Championships

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Nathan BUCS Crop web

First year Foundation Degree student Nathan Maguire finished first in the 800m Wheelchair Race and second in 100m Wheelchair event at the BUCS Outdoor Athletics championships held at Bedford International Stadium from 30th April to 2nd May. He was at the event as part of Liverpool John Moores University’s team.

British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) is the national governing body for Higher Education (HE) sport in the UK. BUCS deliver more than 50 sports, including everything from archery to ultimate frisbee to almost 170 member institutions (now including some FE Colleges), comprising a busy league programme of over 4800 teams and over 100 championships events every year.

100’s of athletes descended on Bedford from universities across the UK hoping to add to their university’s trophy cabinet at the track and field event.

Nathan, who is supported by Para-futures, a British Athletics programme for athletes and their coaches which underpins the World Class Performance Programme (WCPP) and has the potential to be selected for Rio 2016 Paralympics, commented:

“It was a great event, a fantastic opportunity to represent my university.”