The team from Halton won Panathlon today in the Secondary Panathlon Challenge in Merseyside, to add to the Primary schools Panathlon they won last week.

79 children in total attended from the 6 local authorities 18 of whom came from mainstream schools, to compete in very highly competitive Panathlon event with Halton winning 3 out of the 4 sports. Disability sport has progressed so much in 12 months with a tremendous amount of work being done to engage with disabled children in mainstream schools which is testament to the hard work being done through SSP’s and Sport Development.

Some of todays competitors will progress through to compete for the North West in Athletics and Boccia and hopefully some will be selected for the impairment specific National football squads.

Panathlon showcases the level of ability for participants and allows Merseyside Sports Partnership to talent ID potential stars of the future especially those children from mainstream schools who will be competing for the first time.

Many thanks to Steve Sullivan and his team from Merseyside Sports Partnership for their hard work putting this event together – and thanks also to Greenbank Academy for hosting the Panathlon events.