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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


All the latest results, competition dates and training dates.

Tuesday 2ndSouth YorkshireTenpin DoncasterDeaf Primary/Secondary Tenpin
Wednesday 3rdDurhamFreeman's QuayDurham City Swimming
Thursday 4thMerseysideLansbury Bridge SchoolSwimming Gala
Thursday 4thDurhamRiverside, SunderlandDurham City Tenpin
Friday 5thCambridgshireSt Ivo Sports CentreCambridge Primary
Friday 5thMerseysideWalton Sports CentreEBD Football
Friday 5thTees ValleyRiverside, SunderlandTees Valley Tenpin
Monday 8thMerseysideGreenbankPower Hockey
Tuesday 9thLondonConisborough CollegeLewisham Primary
Wednesday 10thLondonBarnhill Community HighHillingdon Primary
Wednesday 10thLondonRomford YMCAHavering Primary
Thursday 11thMerseysideGreenbankDodgeball Tournament
Thursday 11thLondonGoals Gillette CornerWest London Football
Monday 15thSomersetBath Rugby ClubBoccia Primary / Secondary
Tuesday 16thWorcestershireTBCWorcester Multi-Sport
Tuesday 16thLondonEltham GoalsSouth London Football
Wednesday 17thWorcestershireSt Bedes, RedditchPrimary
Wednesday 17thLondonPowerleague, NewhamEast London Football
Thursday 18thLondonPowerleague, BarnetNorth London, Football
Thursday 18thWorcestershireRyland Centre, BromsgroveMulti-Sport
Thursday 18thNorthFulford SchoolDivisional Multisport
Tuesday 30thEssexMark Hall Sports CentreHarlow SSP Primary
Wednesday 31stBuckinghamshireBeaconsfield High SchoolBuckinghamshire Multi-Sports
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Wednesday 3rdLondonWestlea SchoolMultisport Training
Thursday 4thGloucestershireHatpury CollegeSports Leader Training
Friday 5thWorcestershireAstonfields SchoolSports Leader Training
Tuesday 9thHertfordshireWodson ParkYoung Leaders Training
Friday 12thLondonEllen Wilkinson SchoolBoccia Training West London Taveners Competition
Tuesday 16thKentBeacon SchoolCoaching/Ambassdor Day
Tuesday 30thWiltshireMarlborough CollegeLeaders Training
Wednesday 31stEssexLexden PrimaryCoaching/Ambassdor Day
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  • 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
  • Panathlon builds up these students’ confidence. They can see that they can achieve well, they meet other people and they make friends, so it’s very good for their confidence and independence.

    Robert Zawislak, Head of PE at West Lea School, Enfield
  • Our team won the gold medal. It feels very nice, like we’ve won the Olympics.

    Valentin Roci, aged 10, Haringey
  • I am hoping to compete in the Tokyo Paralympics in 400m swimming and the Panathlon is a great competition.

    Charlie Hyde, aged 13, Romford, Essex
  • Our children aren’t involved in deaf activities other than through Panathlon. This competition means that all of our children can join in with something and everyone’s had a chance.

    Marianne Haylett, teacher for the deaf at Kingsbury Green School, Brent
  • Some of the kids here today hardly take part in any sport at all, only boccia, so this gives them a great chance to get involved.

    Val Harnett, Enfield team manager and teacher at West Lea School
  • Watching Tom Daley before was just awesome. I love Panathlon because when I get frustrated or angry, it makes me feel free just to run or swim and forget everything else.

    Melissa Fletcher, aged 16, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
  • Panathlon is something I look forward to every year. It’s given these kids so much encouragement. For a lot of the kids it’s the only competition they are doing.

    Marianne Sharpe, teacher at Samuel Rhodes School, Islington
  • We’ve got lots of smiling children. It’s fantastic because it links with a lot of the class curriculum at the moment which is around the Olympics. It gives them a great sense of wider achievement. It’s been a really positive experience for them.

    Sarah Beck, Teacher at Woodland School, Harrow
  • Our strong team culture has impacted into school – behaviour has improved, relationships developed, a sense of achieving can be found in all areas of the school.

    Lucas Neocleous, football coach, Haringey
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