Over 1,000 schools across the country take part in ‘mini Paralympic’ multi-sport competitions for secondary or primary school children, along with dedicated football, boccia and swimming programmes. This has been extended further this year with 16+ competitions for College students. Panathlon has in the last few years trained thousands of young leaders (3,931 in 2018) aged 14-19, who act as sports officials for Panathlon competitions. If you are new to Panathlon, please take a look at the video (at the bottom of the page) to get a flavour of what we are all about.
+4,820 increase on 2016/17
+208 increase on 2016/17
+4 increase on 2016/17
+1,741 increase on 2016/17
All the latest results, competition dates and training dates.
|Tuesday 2nd||East Riding||TBC||Mainstream/Special School Primary|
|Tuesday 2nd||London||Harrow Leisure Centre||Harrow Primary Panathlon|
|Wednesday 3rd||London||The Copper Box Arena||Lords Taverner's London Final for Physical Disability|
|Wednesday 3rd||London||The Copper Box Arena||Autistic Children Only|
|Wednesday 3rd||Oxfordshire||St Helen and St Katharine School||Primary|
|Wednesday 3rd||Tees Valley||Dolphin Centre||U14 Swimming|
|Thursday 4th||Buckinghamshire/ Bedfordshire||Sir Herbert Leon||Boccia|
|Thursday 4th||London/Southern Counties||Copper Box Arena||Southern England Deaf Boccia Championships|
|Thursday 4th||Riverside, Sunderland||Ten Pin Bowling|
|Friday 5th||Riverside, Sunderland||Ten Pin Bowling|
|Wednesday 10th||Yorkshire North||Queen Margarets||Primary Swimming|
|Thursday 11th||Yorkshire Noth||Queen Margarets||Secondary Swimming|
|Wednesday 24th||Cheshire||Dee Banks School||Cheshire Swimming|
|Wednesday 24th||London||Northolt Leisure Centre||Swimming|
|Thursday 25th||Essex/Suffolk||Colchester Leisure World||North Essex and West Suffolk Ten Pin|
|Friday 26th||Essex/Suffolk||Colchester Leisure World||North East Essex Ten Pin|
|Friday 26th||Manchester||Little Lever School||Bolton Primary|
|Friday 26th||Merseyside||Greenbank Sports Academy||Multi- Sport|
|Monday 29th||Merseyside||Greenbank Sports Academy||Wheelchair Handball|
|Tuesday 30th||Kent||Oasis Isle Of Sheppy||Multi-Sport: Kent Central|
|Tuesday 30th||London||Beacontree Leisure Centre||Barking and Dagenham Primary|
|Tuesday 30th||Yorkshire South||Concord Sports Centre, Sheffield||South Yorkshire Special Schools|
|Tuesday 30th||London||London Aquatics Centre||London Secondary Swim Finals|
|Tuesday 23rd||Kent||Ursuline College||Multi-Sport Young Leader Training|
|Thursday 25th||Kent||Malling School||Multi-Sport Training|
|TEAM||Boccia||Table Cricket||Kurling||Polybat||Athletics Field||Athletics Races||TOTAL||Placings|
|Barking & Dagenham||10||10||10||8||10||10||58||1st|
Find out what has been going on at the Panathlon Challenge.
Treetops School in Grays, Essex, have thrown themselves so wholeheartedly into Panathlon over the last three years that
Caroline Constable, head of P.E at Barking Abbey School, talks about the impact Panathlon has had on her Young Leaders.
St Clere's School from Thurrock delighted by gold in Southern England Deaf Boccia Championship.
“This is so wonderful because they are normally a group of children who don’t get to go out on activities like this, when they saw the Olympic Stadium on the way here their mouths were gaping open. It’s just such a special atmosphere. The Panathlon sports are perfectly pitched – they are just difficult enough while allowing them to score plenty of points. This is a brilliant and priceless opportunity because they wouldn’t necessarily get the opportunity to represent the school otherwise.”
This is one of the best experiences of my life. My favourite is the table top cricket because you get to really smash the ball. Panathlon has lifted my confidence and skills.
The thing that we like about Panathlon the most, and our staff and parents always comment on, is that Panathlon levels the playing field. That’s the key for them to be able to perform equally against their peers.
“I’ve loved it times a trillion! Before it starts you’re nervous and excited and you want to win, but when you’re here you forget all that and just enjoy it. Being a team, you feel like you’re part of something and you feel that no matter whether you win or lose, you have someone to back you up.”
It feels amazing to be representing the borough. It’s an amazing experience to even be here. We’re so lucky to get this opportunity I think. I really enjoy being part of Panathlon and I think I’d like to be a young Panathlon coach in the future.
Before I started Panathlon, I wouldn’t even go away from home on my own, but now I’ll do it easily. Panathlon has made me feel a lot more confident. I think it’s brilliant.
I’ve really enjoyed myself, taking part in all the different activities. It feels brilliant to be representing my school. When I get back, I’ll show the teachers and everyone in school my medals. They’ll be proud of me and all my family will be proud.
It is the first time our kids have been able to compete at a sporting event; in the past they have only had the opportunity to watch.
At the end of a Panathlon event I feel like it’s a big achievement for me, because I can’t really do many sports. This is one I can do, and I love it!
We’ve got lots of smiling children. It’s fantastic because it links with a lot of the class curriculum at the moment which is around the Olympics. It gives them a great sense of wider achievement. It’s been a really positive experience for them.