Panathlon’s fifth visit to the area for the Multisport Panathlon crown, this year saw a new winners name on the trophy.
4 teams comprising 63 competitors, saw a tight fought contest with Redcar & Cleveland securing their first title overcoming last years winner Middlesbrough, perennial favourite Hartlepool and Stockton on Tees.
The Redcar & Cleveland team secured the title with 56 points on the back of victories in Boccia, Table Cricket, Polybat and the Flat Athletics. Middlesbrough finished second with 46 points, Stockton on 34 and Hartlepool on 32. A full set of results can be seen here.
Josh Whitwell, a wheelchair athlete, winner of the Slalom and one of the track races played a significant part in the overall team success said, “Great Fun! great day! great to do new sports and even greater to win.”
Miss McNulty, a teacher said, “Fantastic day, Outstanding leaders, great organisation, great to see everyone working in unison to showcase disability sport”
Gerry Makin, a teacher from runners up from Middlesbrough said, “As always Panathlon provides the children with a great experience, the competition always gets better and exposes children to an experience they never forget”
Leaders from Northfields Sports College again provided outstanding support as officials and saw 3 of them (Max Adam, Lucy Stubbs & Stephanie Otterson) back up to the North East from having been selected to travel to London to officiate at the finals the previous week at the Copper Box Arena, within the Olympic Park.
Support has come from Tees Valley Sport and Tees Valley Community Foundation, thank you!