Thanks to funding support from Medicash, Cash for Kids and Panathlon Challenge, Greenbank Sports Academy was able to offer a fantastic day of sports and activities for approximately 130 disabled children from Merseyside schools recently.
The Choices Festival of disability sport, held at Wavertree Sports Park gave the children an opportunity to take part in a wide range of sports including athletics, basketball, polybat, boccia, new age kurling, power hockey and football.
Deloitte’s Liverpool Office were tremendous too – their three volunteers did a great job acting as officials throughout the day.
Alice Wilson, Assistant Manager at Deloitte commented:
“It’s so nice to be part of an event like this. The children have all had a brilliant time and it’s great to be able to volunteer and help to make a difference for local disabled children.”
Kerri O’Reilly, Head of PE at Alt Bridge School added:
“My pupils had an unforgettable day at the Festival of Sport.
Days like these are so valuable to our pupils it makes them believe, achieve and perform in a fully inclusive arena, giving them a massive boost for their self-confidence and self-esteem.
Most importantly events like these embraces the Paralympic values of determination, inspiration, courage and equality.”
Organiser Steve Sullivan praised the event supporters for making it happen:
“Thanks to funding from Panathlon Challenge, Medicash and Cash for Kids and the help of volunteers including those from Deloitte, we have been able to organise an unforgettable experience for disabled children.”
Results – 1st place:
Athletics KS3/4 MLD – Alt Bridge A
Athletics KS3/4 SLD – Alt Bridge C
Basketball KS3/4 PD/SLD – Merefield
Boccia – Pan – Alt Bridge B
Football KS3/4 MLD – Alt Bridge B
Football KS3 / 4 PD/SLD – Lansbury Bridge
New Age Kurling- Alt Bridge B
Wheelchair Basketball – Alt Bridge
Polybat – Woodchurch
Power Hockey – Sandfield Park