A youngster with cerebral palsy did Huddersfield proud at a regional sporting event.

Nine-year-old Lucas Town, from Waterloo , took part in the first ever Panathlon event at the Richard Dunn Sports centre in Bradford.

Youngsters from Newsome High School volunteered to help at the event.

Almost 70 pupils from 10 schools in Leeds, Calderdale, Bradford, Kirklees and Wakefield took part.

He competed in games against other youngsters and was even asked to show them how it’s done in a relay race.

Newsome High School pupils at the Primary Panathlon finals at the Richard Dunn Sports Centre, in Bradford.

Rowley Lane pupil Lucas took part after mum Gail was told about the event at Newsome Wheelchair Club, which he attends every Tuesday.

She said: “Lucas is very confident and outgoing and normally has no trouble with getting chatting to new people.

“He really wanted to take part and he was invited to join in with a team from Calderdale.”

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The Panathlon is an annual sporting event held across the country for youngsters with disabilities.

Lucas, who came fifth out of seven teams, played table tennis, curling, boccia – a form of bowling, football and parachute games.

The event finished with a relay race, for which keen footballer Lucas was asked to demonstrate to the other children with his walking frame.

Lucas Town, nine, at the Penathlon sporting event in Bradford

Gail added: “It was fantastic to watch all the children take part in something which normally they are left out of.

“It was great for Lucas to make friends and improve his confidence.”

The competition was supported by a team of volunteers and 10 young leaders and sponsored by solicitors Irwin Mitchell, who also attended to volunteer at the event.

Panathlon is one of 30 sporting finals which make up the 2016 West Yorkshire School Games programme sponsored by Sainsbury’s.