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 4th||Berkshire||Woodford Park Leisure Centre||Multi Sport|
|Tuesday 4th||Tees Valley||Durham Uni Thornaby Campus||PMLD Festival|
|Tuesday 4th||Kent||Stour Centre||Kent Primary|
|Tuesday 4th||Hertfordshire||Wodson Park||Hertfordshire Primary|
|Wednesday 5th||Surrey||Surrey Sports Park||Surrey Multi Sport|
|Wednesday 5th||Hertfordshire||Wodson Park||Hertfordshire Primary|
|Wednesday 5th||London||UEL Sportsdock||London Deaf Primary|
|Wednesday 5th||North England||Ponds Forge Sheffield||North England U14 Finals|
|Wednesday 5th||Essex||Columbus School & College||Essex Multi Sports Final|
|Thursday 6th||Hull||Princes Quay||Ten Pin Bowling|
|Thursday 6th||Merseyside||Alder Cricket Club||Cricket Tournament|
|Friday 7th||South Yorkshire||Ponds Forge Sheffield||South Yorkshire Secondary|
|Monday 10th||Lancashire||Accrington Academy||Swimming Finals|
|Monday 10th||Gloucestershire||Hartpury College||Primary Final|
|Tuesday 11th||Cambridgeshire||Ross Peters Sports Hall||Primary|
|Tuesday 11th||Surrey||Royal Holloway University||Surrey Primary Regional|
|Tuesday 11th||Tyne and Wear||Lakeside, Killingworth||Swimming|
|Wednesday 12th||Hull||Princes Quay||Primary Ten Pin Bowling|
|Wednesday 12th||London||Copper Box Arena||London Multi Sports Final|
|Thursday 13th||Hull||Princes Quay||Ten Pin Bowling|
|Thursday 13th||Gloucestershire||Hartpury College||Primary Final|
|Friday 14th||Gloucestershire||Hartpury College||Primary Final|
|Friday 14th||Sunderland/Durham||Beacon of Light Sunderland||Sunderland/Durham Primary|
|Monday 17th||London||Newham Leisure Centre||Primary - Newham|
|Tuesday 18th||Birmingham||Acocks Green Bowl||Ten Pin Bowling|
|Tuesday 18th TBC||Manchester||TBC||Bolton Swim Gala|
|Wednesday 19th||Tees Valley||Middlesborough Sports Village||Primary|
|Thursday 20th TBC||Norfolk||UEA||Primary Winter School Games|
|Thursday 20th||Hartlepool||Brierton Leisure Centre||Primary|
|Thursday 20th TBC||Tees Valley||Middlesborough Sports Village||Primary|
|Thursday 20th||Merseyside||Greenbank||Deaf Cricket|
|Friday 21st||Tyne & Wear||Hadrian Leisure Centre||u20 Tyne and Wear Swim Gala|
|Friday 21st||Tees Valley||Durham University Stockton||Tees Valley Multi-sport|
|Tuesday 25th||London||Poplar Baths Leisure Centre||Tower Hamlets Primary & Secondary Xtend|
|Tuesday 25th TBC||Kent||Polo Farm Sports Club Canterbury||Secondary KS3 Multi-Sport: Kent Finals|
|Tuesday 25th||Wiltshire||Abbey Park School||West Counties Primary Fimal|
|Wednesday 26th||Merseyside||Wavertree||Disability Festival|
|Wednesday 26th||Northumberland||Morpeth Leisure Centre||KS3 Xtend|
|Wednesday 26h||London||TBC||Wandsworth Primary|
|Thursday 27th||London||London Aquatics Centre||National u18 Finals|
|Thursday 27th||London||Shooters Hill College||Greenwich Primary|
|Thursday 27th||Tyne and Wear||Tennis Centre Sunderland||Primary|
|Friday 28th||Tees Valley||Brierton Leisure Centre||Am(Keystage 1)
Pm (Keystage 2)
|Friday 28th TBC||London||London Nautical||Lambeth Primary Schools|
|Monday 3rd||Birmingham||Birmingham Metropolitan College||Multi Sport Training|
|Friday 7th||London||Marjorie McClure||Coaching - Girls Football|
|Thursday 20th||Surrey||St Piers||NatSpec College Only|
|TEAM||Boccia||Table Cricket||Kurling||Polybat||Athletics Field||Athletics Races||TOTAL||Placings|
|Barking & Dagenham||8||6||10||10||8||6||48||2nd|
Find out what has been going on at the Panathlon Challenge.
Panathlon's showpiece London Final reminded the Jack Petchey Foundation of the value of their long-term investment.
Catherine Ind, Head of the St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation, praises Panathlon's impact.
Staff from our funders Investigo came away from London Final full of fund-raising motivation.
Panathlon is great because they can try different sports and everyone can take part without feeling under pressure.
Panathlon gives us the opportunity to take part in competitive sport with children who otherwise wouldn’t be able to. It’s one of the rare opportunities available where they can compete with people with similar abilities and disabilities to them. For most of them, this is the pinnacle of their careers really, so long live Panathlon!
What a fantastic event. The atmosphere throughout was one of encouragement and support. All the young people swam incredibly well and loved competing in this type of environment.
“Our GCSE PE students have been leaders at quite a few Panathlon events now and throw themselves into it every time. They develop their communication and leadership skills and they thoroughly enjoy working with children. They absolutely jump at this opportunity.”
None of the pupils had participated in a Panathlon before, so this was a new and exciting experience for them. We are grateful for the opportunity that tailors the physical and sensory needs of our pupils.
“They love that they are a team and that they don’t feel judged or compared to any of the other children. They may not be as successful as other children in reading and writing but here their skills are unique to them, which makes them extremely proud. Because they are here as a team, it’s all about them and that’s what they don’t get every day at school. Here they are special but in the very positive and fulfilling sense of the word.”
This is the first time I’ve played football here at Wembley. It’s inspiring. It’s good to take part, as tournaments like this aren’t normally for disabled kids.
It is fantastic to see Panathlon going from strength to strength every year, helping to inspire young people to get involved in sport. Grassroots competitions such as this are crucial if we are to achieve our goal of building a lasting sporting legacy in the capital from the 2012 Games. My Sports Legacy Fund was established to support exactly this kind of event.
The Mayor and I are delighted to be supporting the Panathlon Final, the culmination of a year-long programme of fantastic sporting activity. The Panathlon Foundation do incredible work that benefits thousands of young disabled Londoners and their appearance at the Copper Box Arena in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is a fitting finale to the year.
This is my second year volunteering at a Panathlon event and it is a truly inspiring organisation. the enthusiasm the children have for the event, together with the thanks they express to the people volunteering is humbling.