A SALE teenager helped England North gain gold in the Wheelchair Basketball at the School Games National Finals.

George Tonner, 17, who attends Altrincham Grammar School and plays for Manchester Mavericks Wheelchair Basketball Club, scored in the fourth quarter to help England North secure a 52-44 victory over the England Central team, at Loughborough University on September 3.

After a slow start, England North picked up the pace and went into the half time break with a three-point lead, before stretching ahead in the third and fourth quarters.

Manchester Mavericks' Lucas Warburton sealed the team’s win with a free throw with just 30 seconds left on the clock.

The School Games are an integrated multi-sport event for the UK’s most talented school-age athletes, with around 1,600 athletes competing across 12 sports, seven of which included disability disciplines.

Previous competitors include Paralympic champions Hannah Cockroft, Ellie Simmonds and Jonnie Peacock, Olympic champion Adam Peaty, and GB sprinters Adam Gemili and Dina Asher-Smith.

The School Games are the springboard for future athletes with 56 of the 382 athletes representing Team GB at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio having competed at the School Games.

The four-day event, which ran from August 31 to September 3, is supported by National Lottery funding from Sport England and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust.