Kingfisher School of Abingdon and Springfield Schjool of Witney, were the victors when over 100 disabled students took part in the Panathlon Oxfordshire Multisports Finals in Abingdon on Wednesday.
Home town school Kingfisher won the Panathlon Champions contest, while Springfield were winners of the discovery event.
Nikki Farmer, a teacher at Kingfisher said, “This has been an excellent experience for everyone involved today, great to see so many schools involved.”
Kingfisher celebrate their win by now taking on other Central region county winners in the Regional Final at Stoke Mandeville at the end of the month.
Farmer said, “they look forward to it each year – I see pupils today that are the happiest they have been all year. It is great going back to Stoke Mandeville to represent the county as well.”
This year saw three new schools involved and we hope to see then further involved as the Oxfordshire Panathlon season continues.
1. Kingfisher 50.
2. Mabel Prichard 48
3. Fitzwaryn 46
1. Springfield 50
2. John Watson/Marlborough/Bartholomew 48
3. Endeavour/Bishopswood 46
Thanks to Oxfordshire Sport for their support and Youth Officer for the CSP, Joshua Lenthall said, “What a great response from the county, great to see new schools involved, thanks to Panathlon for accommodating the two competition structure. A fantastic day for the county”
Abingdon and Witney College provided the young leaders who helped officiate both competitions. Emma O’ Connor, event manager, Panathlon commented “Fantastic job done by the College, credit to themselves and the county.”
The support of the Oxfordshire competition this year is provided by Gener8 Finance – a huge thanks to them for their commitment.