Harrow today became the fifth and final team to book their place in the prestigious all-London final of the 2012 Panathlon Challenge.
Harrow’s team, which comprised children from Whitmore School, Shaftesbury School and Harrow College, scored an amazing 68 points out of 70 as they overcame Hammersmith & Fulham (49), Hillingdon (41) and Ealing (38) in the western regional final at Featherstone High School.
They will now face Haringey, Croydon, Camden and defending champions Newham in the final at Westway Sports Centre, Hammersmith on June 14.
Harrow’s impressive performance included six first-place finishes and a runners-up spot and team co-ordinator Janine Edwards said: “We are delighted to be through to another all-London final. “We hope to finish one place better than our second place last year!”
Great Britain basketball Paralympian Helen Turner Awarded medals. She said: “It’s great to be back at Panathlon, showing that grassroots disability sport is in healthy shape. “I hope some of these competitors go on to be Paralympians in 2016 or 2020.”
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