Langdon School in Newham today hosted the East London Panathlon Final, featuring the teams of Barking & Dagenham, Bexley, Havering and Newham, who had all qualified from earlier rounds of the competition.
155 disabled students from 21 East London schools competed in 7 sports to see which Borough Team would win overall and join Enfield, Islington, Croydon and Harrow in the All London Final on June 19th.
After an incredibly tight competition, arch rivals Newham and Barking & Dagenham were tied on 58 points in total, but Team Newham were announced as the winners having won 3 sports of Boccia, Table Cricket and Field Athletics, to the 2 sports that Barking & Dagenham won which was football and Polybat. Newham therefore go through to the London wide Final on June 19th.
Louise Sugden, GB Paralympic wheelchair basketball competitor (pictured below) from the last three Paralympics, was present to award medals, meet the teams and inspire the next generation of competitors.
This was the 22nd Panathlon competition that Langdon school have hosted – the first being way back in 1996 ! Thank you to all involved over the years in supporting Panathlon.
Schools represented today –
- Barking & Dagenham – Trinity, Eastbrook, Barking Abbey, All Saints, Robert Clack Schools
- Bexley schools – Cleeve Park, Woodside, Malborough
- Havering – Hallmead, Dycourts, Chafford, Ravensbourne
- Newham – St Angela’s, St. Bons, Eastlea, Rokerby, Plashet, New Vic, Brampton, Cumberland & Langdon