Billing Brook School (pictured left) qualify for the Central England Regional finals in November at Stoke Mandeville after their impressive performance at the Northampton Multi Sport Competition.
On 11th March Panathlon delivered the County Multi Sport Competition at Corby Business Academy in Northampton thanks to funding from the Peter Harrison Foundation and Bulldog Trust.
Following the success of last months’ primary competition in Corby, (see here) the secondary County competition saw 61 competitors from 4 teams come together to battle it out across Table Cricket, Boccia, Kurling, Polybat, Field Athletics and Relay Races.
Initially, Billing Brook School did very well in Table Cricket beating Corby School to book their place in the final. Friars Academy made strong starts in boccia and posted the fastest time of the day in the powerchair slalom. See a full set of results.
Corby School and Wren Spinney school battled it out in polybat and proved to have some very agile sprinters when it came to the races at the end of the day. When all the results were counted however, it was Billing Brook School who were crowned County champions, 2 points ahead of Friars Academy. Corby and Wren Spinney finished 3rd and 4th respectively, but gave very impressive accounts of themselves throughout.
“I’ve had such a brilliant day and I don’t want it to end” said Ewa, a powerchair student at Friars Academy. “I did the fastest time of the day in the slalom and I can’t wait to tell everyone at home about it and show off my medal!”
A huge thank you must go to the leaders from Manor School who showed brilliant enthusiasm and maturity throughout the year and Rhian Turnbull, Project Ability lead for helping make it happen.
As well as Billing Brook representing the County in the Regional Finals later in the year, 2nd placed Friars Academy, will also represent the County in an invitational Panathlon event at Stoke Mandeville in May.