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New Greenhall triumphs at special schools tournament
14 July 2011
Young people from Atherton’s New Greenhall School were celebrating victory  after winning the Special School’s Athletics Tournament this week.

Pupils from Landgate School in Bryn, Hope School in Wigan, and Atherton’s New Greenhall School came together at Leigh Sports Village for the tournament organised by Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust’s Sports Development Unit.
 
The competition was the last in a series of events to take place this academic year celebrating disability sports in the borough.
Young people taking part competed in categories such as sprint, relay, long jump and shot put.

Rachael Darling, Wigan Sport Development Unit's Disability Community Sports Coach, said: “This competition has been a great close to the series of events we have had going on this academic year for talented young people with a range of disabilities.
“Everyone taking part has put so much into it and has come on leaps and bounds in their chosen sports.
“There is now more than ever for young people with disabilities to get involved with. All our young people who take part in the activities are supported so they achieve the best possible results.”

Weekly disability sports sessions will take place until the end of the academic year in July. Summer camps and new projects will then take place with dates to be advertised soon.
More competitive events will also take place from the start of the next school year.

For more information or to take part in the disability sport activities call Rachael Darling on 01942 404982 or email r.darling@wlct.org