Archive for November 2017

Merseyside Schools Wheelchair Basketball Tournament

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Approximately forty children from four schools across Merseyside competed in the Merseyside Schools Wheelchair Basketball tournament held at Greenbank Sports Academy on 27th November 2017.

For some of the children, this was their first experience of wheelchair sports, meaning there was a massive improvement in the standard of play, as the day progressed.

The Group 1 final saw Alt Bridge A beating their schoolmates, Alt Bridge B 6 v 2 and in Group 2 Woodchurch High B beat Palmerston 6 V 0.

Event organiser Steve Sullivan said:

“Thank you to all the volunteers from Greenbank College and LJMU who supported the event and to Panathlon Association for funding it.”

Lord’s Taverners County Physical Disability Boccia Tournament 2017

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Broadgreen International School


Almost fifty physically disabled children from five Merseyside schools (Sandfield Park, Woodchurch High, Broadgreen International School, Merefield and Lansbury Bridge) took part in the Lord’s Taverners Physical Disability Boccia Tournament 2017. This was held at Greenbank Sports Academy on 13th November, to determine the 2 teams to represent Merseyside at the Regional Event on 8th February 2018.

After some exciting play, this honour was awarded to Broadgreen International School (IS) and Lansbury Bridge A. Broadgreen were the tournament winners.

Organiser Steve Sullivan said:

“This was a great event, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all the competitors.

A huge thank you to Lord’s Taverners and Panathlon Challenge Association for funding it and to volunteers and referees who did an excellent job to help the tournament run smoothly.”


Broadgreen IS      7      v       1       Lansbury Bridge A


Merseyside Schools Pan Disability Boccia Tournament 2017

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Knowsley Central A

More than seventy children travelled from schoold across Merseyside:  Sandfield Park, Bluebell Park, Merefield, Crosby High, Woodchurch High, Knowsley Central and Alt Bridge High, to take part in the Merseyside Pan Disability Boccia Tournament 2017 at Greenbank Sports Academy on 6th November.

They were competing for the honour of representing Merseyside in the Lord’s Taverners Regional Pan Disability competition on 8th February 2018. This was awarded to the event finalists, Knowsley Central’s A and C teams.

The overall tournament winner was Knowsley Central A, who beat Knowlsey Central C in the final by a convincing 9 to 0.

Tournament organiser Steve Sullivan said:

“it’s been a great event, with excellent games throughout the day. Knowsley Central A were a deserved winner, having remained unbeaten all day.

Thanks to Lord’s Taverners and Panathlon Challenge Association for providing resources to support the event and to Greenbank College and Liverpool John Moores University students who refereed and ensured the smooth running of the tournament.”