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Panathlon is a charity that provides sporting opportunities to over 17,500 disabled young competitors every year

 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.

17970 Competitors

+4,820 increase on 2016/17

1020 Schools

+208 increase on 2016/17

37 Counties

+4 increase on 2016/17

3931 Young Leaders

+1,741 increase on 2016/17

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All the latest results, competition dates and training dates.

September   
Thursday 27thNorfolkMr G's Bowling Centre, SuffolkPrimary Tenpin Bowling
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September   
Tuesday 11thLondonSamuel RhodesSports Leader Training
Thursday 13thLondonSt GilesBoccia Leader Training
Thursday 27thLondonCoteford Junior SchoolSports Leader Training
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Essex Final

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Harlow108610108521st
Southview & Doucecroft66106810462nd
Oakview8108866463rd
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  • Panathlon has been the main driving force behind sport in school. There was never any place for us to go and play sport of a competitive nature until Panathlon came to Essex, so we owe pretty much everything that we do to them.

    Brandon Mullin, Head of PE at Beacon Hill Academy, Thurrock
  • Panathlon is a fantastic event. It’s changed the way we do sport in school. We’ve set up after school clubs specifically for Panathlon so we train pupils up all the way through. There are other competitions, but Panathlon is definitely the best. It’s like the World Cup.

    Luke Hammatt, PE teacher at Trinity School, Barking & Dagenham
  • In terms of offer for disabled children, Panathlon is the strongest example of how to run an event that is exciting, enjoyable and challenging but brings wide benefits as well as the activity. It’s a model that’s needed throughout the country, there’s no doubt.

    Barry Horne, Chief Executive of the English Federation of Disability Sport
  • Sport is really important because it allows people to express themselves. Disability shouldn’t hold you back. If you want to play sport you should be able to do it to the best of your ability and not be held back in any way.

    David Ejinkonye, 2014 Panathlon Young Leader of the Year, St Paul’s Academy, Greenwich
  • 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.

    Georgina Hart, aged 15, Barking & Dagenham
  • I feel like a real sportsman doing wheelchair slalom. Panathlon is great because it’s only disabled people that can take part and I got near my personal best today.

    Reece, Barking & Dagenham
  • It is so good for the children to experience a 25m pool. It is great for the kids to get out of their comfort zone and see what can be done.

    Vicki Jones, Teacher, Lansbury Bridge
  • 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.

    Boris Johnson, Mayor of London
  • This place is really fantastic. I swam so fast I was like a machine! When I finish I just feel so confident, happy and proud.

    Freddy Leech, aged 14, Enfield
  • One of our girls used to hate PE. We took a punt and brought her to the first Panathlon competition and the change in her was huge. Now she continuously shows enthusiasm in PE. The change in her confidence and focus has blown me away.

    Donna Rose, teacher at William Bellamy School, Barking and Dagenham
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