Yesterday the last of the 8 first round competitions in London took place, with at Chessington Community College hosting the last 4 boroughs to compete this year – Kingston, Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth.

Chessington Community College were one of the original schools back in 1996 when Panathlon started and its great that they are still hosting 20 years later!

The day involved 74 competitors from 10 schools. Merton dominated the competition with impressive displays across the sports, only dropping 4 points overall, in Kurling (silver) and Flat Athletics (2nd overall). All the rest of the sports Merton won. Wandsworth were solid throughout the day and finished 2nd overall taking the gold in Kurling and Flat Athletics.

A full breakdown of results here.

Outstanding team performances included Merton’s Boccia team scoring 18 points overall and Merton’s Kurling Team winning all their matches including winning a tie-breaker end with Sutton. Outstanding individual performances included Santini from Sutton’s precision bean bag throw of 54 and Joshua from Wandsworth powerchair slalom gold medal , in a competition where we had 8 powerchair users.

The schools that were involved were,
Kingston = Dysart & St Philips
Merton = Perseid & Cricket Green
Sutton = Sherwood Park
Wandsworth = Linden Lodge, Oak Lodge, Paddock, Greenmead & Penwortham.

Richard Brown, a teacher from Cricket Green, Merton said, “Thank you so much for having us along yesterday! It was absolutely brilliant as always. Our kids were on cloud nine all the way home on the minibus!”

The competition was supported by 25 leaders from Chessington Community College & St Philips school pictured here. Thanks guys for all your support!
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Merton and Wandsworth go through to the Champions Final on Monday 21st March at St. Mary’s University. Sutton and Kingston also go through to the West Plate finals.
West Champions: Hillingdon, Richmond, Merton & Wandsworth
West Plate: Ealing, Hounslow, Sutton & Kingston