Schools Athletics Championships

Children from Princes Primary School

Children from Princes Primary School

Over 270 disabled children from 11 schools across Merseyside took part in the PD/SLD Athletics Championship, held at Wavertree Sports Park and organised by Greenbank Sports Academy, on Thursday 14th May 2015.

The event offered a great opportunity for all of the children to take part competitively in a number of track and field events.

A notable performance came from Josh Lewis from Palmerston School (Liverpool) who won the male 100m Final in a time of 13.7 seconds.

In the female 100m final there was a three way close finish between Erin Campbell and Megan Verdin, both from Palmerston School and Keitlyn Jackson from Woodchurch High School (Wirral). Erin Campbell received the gold medal with a time of 18.0 seconds.

Other gold medallists included Matty Rawson, Merefield School (Sefton ) who threw the 600g javelin 18.2m and Kelsey Jones, Sandfield Park School (Liverpool) who won the Bean Bag Target with a maximum score of 56.

Organiser Steve Sullivan praised the volunteers who made the event possible:

“Special thanks to students from Greenbank College, individual athletics officials and volunteers from across the County who supported the running of the event. “

And went on to acknowledge other event support:

“Thanks also to Liverpool City Council’s Education Department who provided use of the track, Liverpool Harriers and Athletics Club for the use of their clubhouse and to staff from the Liverpool Tennis Centre.”