Archive for June 2016

College Cup

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
Premier Cup Winners Greenbank United with their trophy

Premier Cup Winners Greenbank United

Eleven teams of disabled players representing Greenbank College, Hugh Baird College, Knowsley Community College, Warrington Collegiate, Carmel College and City of Liverpool College gathered at Greenbank Sports Academy on 15th June to compete in this season’s Disability Football College Cup.

There was a fantastic atmosphere as the teams battled it out to decide who would take home the trophies. Both finals had to go to penalties to separate the teams.

Congratulations to Greenbank United who won the Premier Cup after beating Hugh Baird 2 – 0 on Penalties (0 – 0 at full time) and Carmel College who took home the Championship Cup beating Sports Academy FC 3 – 2 on Penalties (1 – 1 at full time)

Mark Horlick, LCFA Disability Football Development Officer said:

“The cup competition is a great end of season finale and it’s fantastic to see everyone having such a great time playing football.”

Schools Cricket Tournament 2016

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Schools Cricket Tournament 2016

One hundred and twenty disabled children from seven schools across Merseyside took part in a Schools Cricket Tournament, organised by Greenbank Sports Academy and Lancashire Cricket Board (LCB). The event took place at Alder Cricket Club, in glorious sunshine on Thursday 9th June.

Coach at the event and UK Deaf Sport Ambassador and England Deaf International Cricketer James Dixon commented:

“There have been some great games, across all categories, which reflect the effort put in by all of the children and staff. It’s so important for the development of the games that children and young people have the opportunity to play cricket competitively.

Thanks to all the players, teachers, umpires from LCB, individual volunteers and umpires/staff at Alder Cricket Club who made this event so successful.”

 

PLD Secondary

Winners: Sandfield Park A

Runners Up: Sandfield Park B

SLD Secondary

Winners: Merefield School

Runners up: Sandfield Park D

MLD Secondary

Winners: Crosby High

Runners up:Clare Mount

PLD Secondary

Winners: Sandfield Park A

Runners Up: Sandfield Park B

SLD Secondary

Winners: Merefield School

Runners up: Sandfield Park D

MLD Secondary

Winners: Crosby High

Runners up: Clare Mount

 

New multi-sports club for deaf and hearing impaired people

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

We have just introduced a weekly multi-sports and physical activities session for deaf and hearing impaired people at Greenbank Sports Academy on Wednesdays from 5 to 6pm. Coached sports / activities on offer include cricket, football, basketball, hockey, circuit training and gym training and it cost just £1 per session.

Organiser, James Dixon who is also a UK Deaf Sport Ambassador and England Deaf International Cricketer said:

“This new club offers deaf and hearing impaired people a great opportunity to enjoy a range of sports and physical activities without the usual barriers to communication. A BSL signer will be present at the session to assist anyone who needs an interpreter.”

Sessions are funded initially for twelve weeks by Sportivate for young deaf and hearing impaired people aged 11 to 25 (although deaf people over 25 are also welcome) but will continue in the autumn as part of the Academy’s Choices for Disability Sport programme.

Text James 07946 902173