Archive for December 2018

Santa makes a surprise visit to the Christmas Party for disability sport and activity children

Friday, December 14th, 2018

Children enjoying themselves at the party

Children who attend our disability sport and activity sessions throughout the year were invited to a Christmas Party on Wednesday 13 December. Over 30 children attended and enjoyed participating in fun quizzes, games and a raffle. Special guests included Santa who gave out presents to all the children with the help of his elf sidekick.

Santa Claus arriving to the partySanta with his elf helper and some of the children at the party
Party organiser James Dixon commented: “Everyone at the party had a fabulous time and the event was made even more special by a visit from Santa who gave out fabulous presents to all the children. We really appreciate the support of volunteers, parents and Greenbank staff for making this possible.”

The party was generously supported by staff of Deloitte Liverpool who raised money to buy presents and provide a fantastic feast which was enjoyed by everyone.

Sports Development Manager Mark Palmer commented “Deloitte have supported Greenbank’s Christmas Party for over 6 years, and we really appreciate their continued support and involvement.”


Leigh A are the worthy winners in the Panathlon Challenge Deaf Football Tournament 2018

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

Deaf Football Tournament Winners Leigh A

The Panathlon Challenge Deaf Football Tournament took place on 29 November 2018 at Greenbank Sports Academy. 30 pupils took part from 5 schools across the North West. Leigh A from Lancashire stormed through the first rounds unbeaten including winning 8-0 against Leigh B. The final saw them play against Pendle Vale who lost with a score of 2-0. Sefton were placed 3rd after a tense round of penalties after they drew against Wigan 2-2.

Many thanks to referees from LCFA who ensured the competition was played in a fair competitive manner and to staff from Greenbank Sports Academy who organised the fixtures on the day. Thanks too to Panathlon Challenge for providing the funding, medals and certificates for the children.

Deaf Football Tournament Results

Pendle Vale 1 1 Leigh A
Leigh B 0 4 Sefton
Wigan 0 3 Pendle Vale
Leigh A 8 0 Leigh B
Sefton 4 1 Wigan
Pendle Vale 4 0 Leigh B
Leigh A 3 0 Sefton
Wigan 6 0 Leigh B
Pendle Vale 2 2 Sefton


Semi Finals

Leigh A 3 0 Wigan
Pendle Vale 1 0 Sefton


Runner-Up Places

Sefton 2 2 Wigan

Sefton won on penalties to finish 3rd



Leigh A 2 0 Pendle Vale