Merseyside Schools Wheelchair Handball Tournament

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Greenbank Sports Academy played host to a Merseyside Schools Wheelchair Handball Tournament organised by Liverpool Wheechair Handball Club, on 29 September 2014.

Teams from Sandfield Park (Liverpool), St Chads (Halton), Woodchurch High (Wirral) and Cavendish Schools (Halton) took part in the event, which was organised to increase participation in the sport.

George Jolley, Treasurer of Liverpool Wheelchair Handball Club said “We secured funding from Sport England, so that we could raise awareness of wheelchair handball in schools and started working with St Chads High School, Runcorn about eighteen months ago. With the funding we were able to purchase sports wheelchairs and now run a weekly after school wheelchair handball club for disabled pupils. Today’s tournament has grown from this and it’s great to have the other schools involved”.

The closely fought tournament was won by St Chads High School, with Cavendish School the runners up.

Results:

  1. Sandfield Park – 0 vs St Chads – 6
  2. Woodchurch High – 4 vs Cavendish – 3
  3. Sandfield Park – 1 vs Woodchurch High – 4
  4. St Chads – 7 vs Cavendish – 8
  5. Sandfield Park – 2 vs Cavendish – 4
  6. St Chads 2 vs Woodchurch High – 1
  7. Sandfield Park – 2 vs St Chads – 5
  8. Woodchurch High – 2 vs Cavendish – 4
  9. Sandfield Park – 1 vs Woodchurch High – 2
  10. St Chads – 2 vs Cavendish – 1
  11. Sandfield Park – 0 vs Cavendish – 3
  12. St Chads – 5 vs Woodchurch High – 1

Wheelchair Handball is played at Greenbank Sports Academy most Wednesdays from 6 – 7pm.

£2 per session. New players aged 16 and above welcome.

It is also offered for disabled people aged 14 and above, as part of Wheelchair Sports sessions at:

Cronton Sixth Form College

Cronton Lane, Widnes WA8 5WA

Mondays 5pm – 6pm

Lansbury Bridge School

Lansbury Avenue, St Helens WA9 1TB

Tuesdays 5pm – 6pm

Woodchurch High School Sports Centre

Carr Bridge Road, Woodchurch CH49 7NG

Sundays

9am – 10am

North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre

Southport & Ormskirk General Hospital, Town Lane, Kew, Southport PR8 6PN

Sundays

10am to 11.30am

Kirkby High School

Bracknell Avenue, Southdene, Kirkby L32 9PP

Sundays

11am – 12 noon

Croxteth Sports and Wellbeing Centre

Altcross Road, Croxteth, Liverpool L11 0BS

Fridays

5pm – 6pm

£1 per session.

Contact Steve Sullivan 07835 537292 for details.

Monday, September 29th, 2014