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Panathlon is a charity that provides sporting opportunities to over 13,000 disabled young people every year

 Over 800 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. Panathlon has in the last few years trained thousands of young leaders (2,190 in 2017) 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.

13150 Competitors

+3,067 increase on 2015/16

812 Schools

+249 increase on 2015/16

33 Counties

+6 increase on 2015/16

2190 Young Leaders

+600 increase on 2015/16

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All the latest results, competition dates and training dates.

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Tuesday 17thBirminghamSutton CampusMulti-Sport Competition
Wednesday 18thOxfordshireSt Helen & St KatherinePrimary
Wednesday 18thSurreyDonyngs Leisure CentreSurrey Primary Regional for South East Schools
Thursday 19thNorth EastSunderland, RiversideNorth East Deaf Ten-pin Bowling
Friday 20thLondonPeter May Sports Centre, WalthamWaltham Primary Panathlon Day 2
Monday 23rdMerseysideGreenbankWheelchair handball
Tuesday 24thEssexLondon Aquatics CentreEssex Primary Swimming Finals
Wednesday 25thBedfordshire/ BuckinghamshireStoke Mandeville StadiumSwimming Competition
Wednesday 25thGloucesterHartpury CollegePrimary
Thursday 26hLondonNortholt Leisure CentreWest London Swimming Competition
Thursday 26thYorkshireFulford YorkRegional Final
Friday 27thMerseysideGreenbankPD/SLD Football
Friday 27thChesireDee BanksCheshire Primary Swimming
Monday 30thGloucesterGloucester CollegePrimary
Monday 30thBirminghamNechells Wellbeing CentreBirmingham Primary
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April   
Wednesday 25thKentMalling SchoolTraining Young Leaders
Thursday 26thKentUrsuline CollegeMulti-Sport Training
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  • It was great to do sports that relate to our kids. Also, this competition is all about learning about winning and losing. Too often activities we attend don’t have this.

    Wendy Moran, teacher at Maltby Hilltop School, Rotherham
  • I think it is a fantastic charity. The more people, of all abilities, that you can get involved in sport and health and fitness in a fun and engaging way can only be a good thing. And to have this event at the London Aquatics Centre is just another example of the legacy of London 2012

    Tom Daley
  • Panathlon is an extremely important competition. We have brought children along today who really worry about new things. Coming here gives them an opportunity to overcome their anxieties and take part in a wide range of fun activities whilst representing their borough.

    Jon White, PE Teacher and Inclusion Lead at Clare Mount Specialist Sports College, Merseyside
  • As well as the multi-sport, we do the Primary Panathlon and our able-bodied children have been trained by Panathlon to run those events as Leaders, so we’ve made it a whole school thing. It’s very much part of the school.

    Lorraine Veck, Disability Sports Co-ordinator at Coteford Junior School, Hillingdon
  • Panathlon is always fun, but it’s not just about playing games. It’s about competing for your school against another school. The kids feel proud about that and want to do well. They love it.

    Helen Turner, triple Paralympian wheelchair basketball player and Panathlon patron
  • I have really enjoyed it today and it’s nice to play against people from other schools. It’s the teamwork I love. It means the world to me. I really love Panathlon

    Harry Akudi, aged 15, Wakefield
  • There isn’t sport for all of our children at this level. We have a few students who do competitive sports with the mainstream children but, without Panathlon, there wouldn’t be a chance for the other kids to take part in competition.

    Susanna Sutton, teacher at Mabel Prichard School, Oxford
  • This is the highlight of the year for us. Football at Wembley? It doesn’t get much better than that. Our kids love it.

    Chris Chapman, PE teacher at Cricket Green School, Merton
  • We’re completely sold on Panathlon. It’s spread like a very positive wave and ripple through the whole school and the whole curriculum.

    Guy Wilkins, teacher at Marjorie McClure Special School, Chilslehurst, Bromley
  • Panathlon is a really inclusive event. It’s difficult to find events that are suitable for SLD children and Panathlon is just that.

    Heather Jolly, teacher at Shenstone School, Bexley
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