Today’s competition had some very close results with countback being used in 3 cases. In the Boccia, there was a 3 team tie between Wandsworth, Merton & Sutton, all winning 2 games each. Wandsworth took the gold with the most points scored throughout the games. In New Age Kurling, Wandsworth & Kingston tied, winning 2 games each; though again Wandsworth scored more points throughout so took the gold.

It also featured the closest Polybat Competition I have EVER seen this time with Merton, Sutton & Wandsworth all with 2 wins and all with 5 set victories in their games. The teams were separated by total points scored in their games; the result being Bronze to Sutton with 68 points, Silver to Wandsworth with 73 points & Gold to Merton with 74 points. Kingston’s Athletics Races Team taking silver overall and completely strongly in all their races. Sutton’s Table Cricket Team took the gold medal match scoring 275 runs against Merton to win by a significant 28 runs. A Full set of Results can be seen here

I asked some of the Kingston players to comment on their day also, “My mum will be so proud of me; when she see’s what I’ve done today!” “I loved joining in with everyone.”

A Panathlete from Oak Lodge, Wandsworth, commented on his day, “I enjoyed Polybat, cause we won! I liked competing against the other boroughs.” Their teacher, Daniel Hogan said, “The children really enjoyed themselves, they were so well behaved, which was great to see.”

Kirsten McGuire, Teacher from Dysart School in Kingston commented on the strength of the leaders from Chessington Community College & St Phillips School, “Well done to the Panathlon Leaders who have treated all as equals! Our students have really enjoyed themselves.”

Ian Ball, Teacher from Bedelsford School in Kingston, “All our students had a great day. They enjoyed having their achievements recognised.”

The schools involved today were-
Kingston = Bedelsford & Dysart
Merton = Perseid & Cricket Green
Sutton = Sherwood Park & Overton Grange
Wandsworth = Linden Lodge & Oak Lodge

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