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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


All the latest results, competition dates and training dates.

Tuesday 1stSheffield Concord Sports CentrePrimary
Tuesday 1stLondonLee Valley Athletics TrackEnfield Primary
Wednesday 2nd LondonChessington Community CollegeKingston Primary
Wednesday 2ndTees ValleyEston Leisure CentrePMLD/Primary
Wednesday 2ndKentUrsuline CollegeKent East Multi-Sports
Thursday 3rdSheffieldConcord Sports CentreSheffield Primary
Thursday 3rdKentMalling SchoolKent West Multi-Sport
Thursday 3rdTees ValleyPMLD
Friday 4thGloucestershireAll Saints AcademyPrimary
Friday 4thEast RidingBridlington High SchoolPrimary
Tuesday 8th SurreySurrey Sports ParkSurrey Primary Regional for South West Schools
Tuesday 8thCambridgeshireSt IvoSecondary
Wednesday 9thLondonDavid Lloyd Raynes ParkTen Pin Bowling for South London Schools
Wednesday 9thLondonBarking Abbey SchoolBarking & Dagenham Primary
Thursday 10thLondonLondon Aquatics CentreLondon Swim Final
(New date after snow cancellations)
Thursday 10thKentOasis Isle Of SheppyKent North Multi Sport
Thursday 10thTyne & WearGateshead StadiumTyne & Ware Multi Sport
Thursday 10thMerseysideGreenbankPD/SLD Athletics
Monday 14thMerseysideGreenbankVI Day
Tuesday 15thSheffieldConcord Sports CentreSheffield Multi-Sport
Tuesday 15thSurreyWoking Leisure CentreSurrey Primary Regional for North West Schools
Wednesday 16thDurhamDurham Trinity SchoolPMLD Festival Durham City
Thursday 17thDurhamFreeman's Quay, DurhamDurham U14 Multi-Sport
Thursday 17thMerseysideGreenbankMLD/Sensory Athletics
Thursday 17thSheffieldConcord Sports CentreSheffield Primary
Thursday 17thEssexMark Hall Sports CentreDeaf Boccia
Friday 18thDurhamFreeman's Quay, DurhamDurham Multisports Final
Monday 21stWest SuffolkKing Edward VI Bury St EdsDeaf Boccia
Tuesday 22ndEssexColchester TenPinEssex Primary Bowling
Tuesday 22ndSurreySpelthorne Leisure CentreSurrey Primary Regional for North East Schools
Wednesday 23rdNorth SuffolkWaterlane Leisure Centre , LowestoftPan Disability Multisports Final
Wednesday 23rdSolihullLangley SchoolMulti-Sport
Thursday 24thKent Stour CentreKent Primary
Sunday 27thLondon WestminsterWestminster Mile Fun Run
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Wednesday 2ndTees ValleyEston Leisure CentreYoung Leaders Training
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Central Kent

TEAMBocciaTable CricketKurlingPolybatAthletics FieldAthletics RacesTOTALPlacings
Sheppey & Sittingbourne1081010108561st
Abbey Court464444264th
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  • If there’s anything that demonstrates an Olympic and Paralympic legacy, it’s this. Some of the legacy has got a bit lost along the way, but not here. That’s why I love it so much. No-one else is doing anything like this. There is no other organisation that puts on something this inclusive and this competitive. It’s completely unique and I think they deserve as much funding as possible.

    Alex Brooker, star of Channel 4’s ‘The Last Leg’ and Panathlon patron
  • The event was brilliant! The organisation, the staff and supporting students were really helpful and friendly. The venue was ideal and the activities were spot on for the kids in my group. The children had a great time and came back to school beaming. This was their first chance to take part in a sports competition and they loved the medals, certificates and t-shirts. Their confidence levels rose throughout the day – both physically and emotionally.

    Beki Stoiber, teacher at Park Hill
  • 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
  • Panathlon is pretty much the only competition these kids have. A lot of them don’t have the option for sports outside of school. Having this big tournament is really the only time they can access all of these sports in one place. It’s very rare and it’s very good.

    Brandon Mullins, Head of PE at Beacon Hill Academy, Essex
  • An awful lot of these children wouldn’t have access to competitive sport without Panathlon. Everybody should have a right to play sport, no matter what their ability or disability.

    Martin Owers, teacher at Seven Kings School, Redbridge
  • Panathlon is very important to us at Swiss Cottage School. They feel like stars when they are taking part and the school is really proud of them. It gives them a lot of confidence and they start to believe in themselves. I think it’s a great experience for them.

    Anna Kwasniak, teacher at Swiss Cottage School, Camden
  • Lillie had no confidence in the water, but today she amazed us, the activities made it so inclusive and the all the children surprised us what they could do, today gave children at Norfolk Primary a chance to shine.

    Norfolk Primary Parent, Natalie Mitchell
  • We are so excited to have finally won a Panathlon event after so many years of trying! It’s great for this group to be able to take part. Now they have won, it only increases the importance of this new event for them.

    Cherie Lashmar, Head of PE Columbus College
  • It’s nice to meet new people from other schools. I enjoy school, but this is a good opportunity to come out and take part. It feels good to be representing the school.

    Callum MacDonald, aged 14, Croydon
  • We really value the Panathlon Challenge in the borough. Students from seven secondary schools make up the team. It is one of the most important events that we take part in every year. It’s a fantastic experience for all the children and year-on-year we strive to get better.

    Elaine Burgess, partnership development manager for Barking & Dagenham
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