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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

EVENT NEWS

All the latest results, competition dates and training dates.

December   
Monday 3rd LondonMorden Park PoolsSouth London Swimming
Monday 3rdLondonRollerbowl, RomfordHavering Primary Ten Pin
Monday 3rdNorth YorkshireTBCPrimary
Tuesday 4thLondonPoplars Baths Leisure CentreTower Hamlets Primary
Tuesday 4thEast Riding St Mary's CollegeHull Multi-Sport
Wednesday 5thWest YorkshireHuddersfield Leisure CentreWest Yorkshire Multi-Sport
Thursday 6thTyne and WearPercy HedleyDeaf Boccia
Friday 7thLondonLea Valley Athletics CentreEnfield Primary
Monday 10thSomersetBath Rugby ClubPrimary / Secondary Ten Pin Bowling
Tuesday 11thCheshireDee Banks SchoolCheshire Swimming
Wednesday 12thLondonQueensbridge Leisure CentreHackney Primary
Friday 14thLancashireParrs WoodManchester Ten Pin
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December   
Tuesday 4thWest YorkshireTBCMulti sport Young Leader Training
Tuesday 4thLondonChessington College TBCMulti-Sport Young Leader Training
Wednesday 5thLondonEvelyn Grace AcademyMulti-Sport Young Leader Training
Thursday 6thLondonCoinsboroughBoccia Training
Monday 10thLondonSeven KingsMulti Sport Young Leader Training
Tuesday 11th TBCLondonWhitefields SchoolMulti-Sport Young Leader Training
Tuesday 11thLondonLangdon AcademyMulti-Sport Young Leader Training
Thursday 13thLondonSt Paul's AcademyMulti-Sport Young Leader Training
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Buckinghamshire Multi-Sports

TEAMBocciaTable CricketKurlingPolybatAthletics FieldAthletics RacesTOTALPosition
Stony Dean & Egerton Rothesay84861010461st
Highworth Combined10841068462nd
Alfriston Girls & Egerton Rothesay6106844383rd
Heritage House & Chilternwood4610486384th
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LATEST NEWS

Find out what has been going on at the Panathlon Challenge.

Panathlon breaks new ground in busy Autumn term

In what was a hugely busy Autumn term, Panathlon delivered 114 events, including our first ever National Primary Final i

Halley School triumph in Tower Hamlets
Tower Hamlets Primary

Seventy-two primary aged children from 9 schools in Tower Hamlets enjoyed a Panathlon competition at Poplar Leisure Cent

Greenacres Primary wins Shropshire’s first Panathlon competition

Pupils from Greenacres Primary School in Rutland won the inaugural Shropshire Panathlon Primary competition on Friday.

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  • This has been an excellent experience for everyone involved today, great to see so many schools involved. The students look forward to it each year – I see pupils today that are the happiest they have been all year. It is great going back to Stoke Mandeville to represent the county as well.

    Nikki Farmer, a teacher at Kingfisher School of Abingdon
  • “I love it here because it doesn’t make me feel like I’m unusual. Most of the time at school if my legs go and I collapse, I feel unusual, but being here with all these people just makes me feel regular. This is my third Panathlon and it makes me feel there’s other people like me. It makes me feel normal for once. Panathlon makes me feel happy. When I get home I am going to hang my medal on my bedroom wall.”

    Mitchell, Pupil at Warren School
  • I am pleased with how today has gone. I felt I had done well and it was great to be cheered on by all the other teams as well as my own team-mates. It was a really nice atmosphere and a great day to be part of.

    Brandon Morris, aged 17, South Ockendon, Essex
  • “We’ve done three Panathlon events now and these guys have been such a close-knit team throughout the rounds.  They had never even spoken to each other before, but this has brought them all together and they’re never apart now. Panathlon is such a blessing, it really is, It has been a real journey for all of them. I would feel terrible if these kids couldn’t take advantage of this opportunity. A lot of mainstream school, yes, it’s inclusive, but it’s very hard for them to actually get involved. This is totally different and it’s why they love it so much.”

    Adam Alli, Rhodes Avenue School
  • Today allowed our children to shine in sport for the first time. Thank you for an amazing day. Long may we be involved

    Hollie Williams, teacher at Topcliffe Primary School, Birmingham
  • Panathlon helps beyond the sporting field. The children know they’ve got something to work for, so their behaviour improves and it motivates them in the classroom too, because they know if they do work in class they get to come and take part in events like this.

    Cherie Lashmar, PE teacher at Columbus School, Chelmsford
  • 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.

    Kate Hoey MP Commissioner for Sport
  • I’m really glad I’ve met somebody with the same condition as me. We’ve both got spina bifida, so I can relate to him and I’m really glad that we had a chat. He’s a big inspiration, so I think I might take up racing!

    Zahra Naqvi, aged 13, Milton Keynes, Bucks, on meeting Panathlon patron Richard Chiassaro
  • Panathlon is unique in bringing everyone together; people with learning difficulties or physical disabilities – they all get to take part, which is great. It’s a level playing field and everyone has a chance of competing.

    Dan O’Brien, teacher at Woodfield School, Brent
  • I really enjoy Panathlon. It’s a big responsibility representing the school and Birmingham, but I’ve enjoyed it. We practise the sports back at school, so that when it comes to the Panathlon, we’re quite good at them.

    Harris Abdullah, aged 13, Birmingham
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