We are special people
 Welcome to Southport & Formby Special Athletes
2017  National Summer Games
Thirteen of our athletes have been selected to represent the North West in the Special Olympics Summer Games next year. We need to raise £7000 to pay for them and their escorts to attend this prestigious event.

Kurling Success in Pontefract

Fifteen athletes competed at the Yorkshire & Humberside Regional Kurling Competition bringing back a total of 6 gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze medals.


Medals for Mark at the European Summer Games

Mark returned from Belgium with a gold medal in Badminton Singles and a silver in the mixed doubles. We're very proud of his achievement.


Another thank you

The Community Foundation have given us £1000 which we have used for transport to events.


Thank you Santander

A big thank you to Santander for giving us £5000 for transport to events and new equipment.


Success at the National Special Olympic Games in Bath

A total of 3 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze medals plus three 4th place and qne 5th place were acheived by our athletes who competed at the Bath Games in boccia, badminton and football.

     Team members and their coaches by the Flame of Hope


Southport & Formby Special Athletes now has a Facebook page.
Up to date information will be posted on the page.


Athletes in training for 2013 Games

Eleven of our athletes will be representing the North West at next year's National Special Olympics Summer Games in Bath.
6 footballers, 4 boccia players and 1 badminton player are all training hard.
 We are holding a number of events to raise the £8000 it will cost for the athletesAthletes competing at Bath Games and their escorts to take part in this prestigious event for people with intellectual disabilities.


Marshside Primary School helps athletes

Pupils from Marshside Primary School have raised over £300 with a toy 'bring and buy' and penny line. Chair, Chris, showed a dvd of our activities to the school assembly.


Congratulations for winning silver

Daniel won a silver medal at the 2011 National Special Olympics Table Tennis competition.
This was the first time he had played table tennis in  a Special Olympics event and he was classified into Division 3.
Daniel has only been playing table tennis for eighteen months so to compete against more experienced players and come away with a silver medal was a great achievement.


Athletes show off new kit

In an on-line competition organised by Clothes2order we received one third of the votes. We were given £500 to spend on sports clothing from the company.
The athletes are proudly wearing their new sweatshirts and polo shirts.
Many thanks to Clothes2order.



Merseyside Open Disabled Table Tennis

Congratulations to Daniel.
He won a gold medal in the novice event for people with learning disabilities. He was also awarded a trophy for Overall Best Player of the Tournament.

Football Friendly 

On 30 May 10 we hosted a 5-a-side football match against SkelmeSkem Men-Aces and Southport football teamsrsdale Men-Aces. We lost 8-4 to a much larger squad. The Skem manager admitted that he'd had to keep his strongest players on the pitch for the whole match in order to win.


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