Today saw the first Kent Panathlon competition of the year, hosted by Sittingbourne Community College. 63 Competitors from 6 different schools representing, Sheppey & Sittingbourne, Medway Chatham, Ashford & Canterbury.

Ashford won the competition overall with 54 points and will compete again at June’s Panathlon Kent Finals. Sheppey & Sittingbourne came 2nd with an impressive 50 points, likely to earn them the best 2nd place pass. For the full results, see here.

The stand out team performance of the day came from Ashford’s Boccia Team; the only team to win all their matches. In the other competitions there were lots of close calls. In the Table Cricket, run difference was used to separate out 3 teams. In the Polybat, 3 teams drew on 2 victories each; separated by sets won overall. In the New Age Kurling Medway Chatham and Ashford drew not only on overall victories but also on points scored. Medway took the gold by winning their head-to-head fixture with Ashford. In the field athletics, the 2 stand out performances came from Aaron (Sheppey & Sittingbourne) with 19 metres in the Javelin and Toby (Ashford) jumping 1.90metres in the Standing Long Jump.

“It was wonderful to see the delight on our students faces as they received their medals. It was refreshing to see that none of them were disappointed with their placings; they just enjoyed taking part. A very enjoyable experience and we look forward to being involved again next year”, Susan-Mary Adkins, St Nicholas School, Canterbury

Russell, Panathlete from Medway Chatham said, “I’ve had a great day today. I games were fantastic. I particularly enjoyed playing Polybat & winning lots of medals.”

Well done to the 11 Leaders from Sittingbourne Community College who did a great job.