Archive for April 2018

Merseyside Schools PD/SLD Football League 2017/18

Monday, April 30th, 2018

PD Advanced winners: Broadgreen International School

Teams representing seven Merseyside schools; Sandfield Park, Broadgreen, Woodchurch High, Merefield, Palmerston, Lansbury Bridge and Rowan Park have taken part in the three fixture Merseyside Schools Physical Disability (PD) / Severe Learning Difficulty (SLD) Football League this season.

Organiser Steve Sullivan said:

“It’s been a great tournament, which has brought together more than 100 disabled children to compete and represent their school.

Congratulations to all the players and in particular the division winners:

PD Division (Advanced) – Broadgreen International School

PD Division (Intermediate) –  Sandfield Park D

SLD First Division – Merefield A

SLD Second Division – Lansbury Bridge A

Novice / Primary – Lansbury Bridge B “

He added:

“Thanks to Panathlon for supplying medals and trophies and to all our volunteers for making the event possible.”

Merseyside Schools Wheelchair Handball Tournament 2018

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

Three teams from two Merseyside schools competed in the Merseyside Schools Wheelchair Handball Tournament at Greenbank Sports Academy on 23rd April.

Organiser Steve Sullivan said:

“For some children, this was their first experience of wheelchair sports and they demonstrated massive progression, in terms of skill, throughout the day.

A closely contested final saw Sandfield Park A beat Merefield 2 v 1.”

He added:

“A massive thank you to all the volunteers from Greenbank College who supported the event, Panathlon Association who provided medals and certificates and to Greenbank Sports Academy for the use of wheelchairs.”


Primary Panathlon Challenge 2018

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

Fifty-eight children, representing five local authorities, took part in the Primary Panathlon Challenge at Greenbank Sports Academy on 19th April.

The event, which included Boccia, table tennis, table cricket, football, slalom and athletics, involved children from Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens, Knowsley and Halton.

After an exciting day of multi-sports, St Helens were declared gold medallist with 50 points, with silver awarded to Liverpool on 46 points and Halton in bronze medal position on 36 points.

John Mannion, manager of the Lansbury Bridge School team (representing St Helens), commented:

“Panathlon Challenge is a great, inclusive event, that allows all children to achieve.

We’ve had a fantastic day.”

Organiser Steve Sullivan added:

“We are extremely grateful to Panathlon Association for their continued support of this excellent multi-sport event.

It brought together local schools and volunteers from Greenbank College and John Moores University for an excellent day of competition and fun.”