Schools Power Hockey Tournament 2016

Winning team SFX in power hockey chaiirs

Winning team from SFX

Eight teams from six local schools; Broadgreen International; Woodchurch High, Sandfield Park (A&B teams), St Francis Xavier, Lansbury Bridge (A&B teams) and Cavendish took part in exciting Power Hockey Tournament at Greenbank Sports Academy on 24th November.

The tournament, which involved disabled and non-disabled children competing as team mates was closely fought.

The tense final involved rivals Broadgreen International and St Francis Xavier.

St Francis Xavier were the eventual winners, with a close 6 vs 5 score line.

Power Hockey Player Liam Ashton, who is a pupil at Broadgreen International School said:

“I love playing power hockey!! As an electric wheelchair user, I have very limited opportunities to play competitive sport. Power hockey is really fast and full contact, so it’s great fun, plus I can play it with my non-disabled friends. I’ve come to the tournament today with three friends from school and it’s a brilliant feeling to be part of the team.

I come to Greenbank on Wednesdays from 5 to 6pm, every week to play.

What we really need is to get more disabled people playing power hockey and create a league. Eventually, I would like it to be a Paralympic sport – it’s my ambition to play power hockey at the highest level and represent my country.”

Sport Development Officer Pete Wyman added:

“To develop the sport and offer the opportunity for more disabled people to play power hockey we need funding to buy more chairs, which cost £4000 each. Call me on 07733 930221 if you can help.”

Thursday, December 1st, 2016