Panathlon returned Surrey Sports Park on Wednesday 3rd June where 82 students competed from 7 schools competed in the Surrey Final.
The teams were: Ridgeway and Sunbury Manor joint team, Philip Southcote combining with West Hill, Woodlands & Gosden House, and Portesbery.
Our 3 X Paralympic Patron, Helen Turner (pictured above) was on hand to inspire the competitors and award the medals. She said, “It’s fantastic to return once again to Panathlon and see the enthusiastic spirit of all the competitors. It is great we can offer the winning team another exit route to a regional competition later in the year against other winning counties.”
The Ridgeway & Sunbury Manor team excelled in Boccia; winning all their games and amassing 17 points, and Polybat where they won all their matches and only dropped one set to Portesbury.
In the Kurling competition, Woodlands & Gosden House took the gold, scoring an impressive 9 points in one of their matches. Philip Southcote & West Hilll won the Table Cricket with scores of 298 and 299 in both their games, the highest scores of the day.
Congratulations to the Ridgeway & Sunbury Manor team who won the overall competition and are our new Surrey Champions. They now qualify to represent Surrey at the South East Regional competition later in the year. For the full breakdown of the scores please visit our results page.
Thank you to the leaders from St Philips & Philip Southcote schools. This was a particularly enjoyable part of the day, involving leaders from solely SEN schools, and seeing these leaders support the players and help run the competition so well.
Phil Cox, a teacher from Woodlands school said, “A big thank you on behalf of the school, we had a great and thoroughly successful day. The sports leaders were superb!”