Disabled young people from The Angmering School dominated the week-long Stoke Mandeville Games, winning enough medals to make the school’s trophy cabinet groan under the weight of the new silverware.
Angmering proved a force to be reckoned with in the boccia tournament, with this year’s squad of students from year-eight through to sixth form winning in multiple age categories.
Newcomer Danny Southall took the title in the younger division, while squad members stormed through age categories B and C, earning the top four spots in both, with veteran Matt Berry leading team C to victory and year-10’s Ben Penticost winning in group B.
Manual wheelchair users and more able-bodied students also fared well. They took part in several events including archery, wheelchair basketball, table cricket and poly bat.
Year-nine student Lewis Edwards was the event’s overall winner in the younger category, while promising athlete Dan Ward clinched the prestigious Andy Wallace award for the competitor demonstrating international potential – an accolade with Paralympic legend Dame Tanni Grey Thompson among its previous recipients.
Team manager Steve Richards said: “It was an incredible performance. We dominated the competition from day one.”