The Team of Halton won the Merseyside Panathlon Challenge for Primary aged children with a disability held at the Greenbank Sports Academy, Liverpool on Wednesday 13th June.

Out of 66 children who attended, 21 disabled children where from mainstream schools across the county, competing for the first time in the Panathlon Challenge which is why this event is important to the development of disability sport.

3 deaf footballers were spotted as potential stars of the future from a St Knotty Ash school in Liverpool, Everton in the Community have been asked to go into the school and provide coaching. Other potential Boccia players were identified as possibles for the future which will be highlighted to clubs in their areas.

Borough   Score Pos
Halton      46    1
Wirral       40    2
St Helens  32    3
Liverpool  30    4
Knowsley  14    5
Sefton       10    6

Overall the event was another great success bringing together Sports Development, Education, Clubs, Panathlon Association and volunteers from the Greenbank Sports Academy, Liverpool Community College and individuals who gave their time to support this excellent multi sport day that the children thoroughly enjoyed.

Wirral through their project ability funding provided a very strong team on the day recruited from 6 schools, some of whom have not entered children into sports events in the past.

Many thanks to all at Merseyside Sports Partnership for once again co-ordinating this for us.