Oxfordshire School Games Panathlon

Oxfordshire School Games Panathlon

Posted: Mon, 06 Mar 2017 11:48

Kingfisher School of Abingdon and Springfield School of Witney, were the victors when over 100 disabled students took part in the Oxfordshire School Games Secondary Panathlon Finals on Wednesday 8th February at White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre.

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."

Panathlon 1. Kingfisher 50. 2. Mabel Prichard 48 3. Fitzwaryn 46

Discovery 1. Springfield 50 2. John Watson/Marlborough/Bartholomew 48 3. Endeavour/Bishopswood 46

Tags: Disability, Disability Sports, School Games, Youth

Oxfordshire will play host to the OVO Energy Women's Tour for the next three years, starting with the county's first-ever stage of Britain's leading professional women's stage race on day three of the 2019 event on Wednesday 12 June.

Stage three of the high-profile British Cycling and UCI Women's World Tour event has been secured for Oxfordshire by the county council and five districts in a three-year partnership with the race organisers SweetSpot that will bring major economic and health benefits to the county.

The stage will start in Henley-on-Thames and end at one of the county's most iconic locations, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Blenheim Palace.

Find out more about how your school can get involved here:

OVO Women's Cycling Tour coming to Oxfordshire this June!