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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.

JANUARY 2018   
Monday 15thMerseysideGreenbankLD Basketball KS3
Monday 15thLondonFeatherstone High SchoolMulti-Sport, Hillingdon, Ealing, Hounslow, Richmond
Tuesday 16thOxfordshire / HertsLondon Aquatics CentreCounty Finals for Oxfordshire & Herts
Wednesday 17thEssexLondon Aquatics CentreCounty Finals Swimming
Wednesday 17thLondonEvelyn Grace AcademyMulti-Sport Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham, Croydon
Thursday 18th LondonFinsbury Leisure Centre, IslingtonPrimary Multi-Sport
Thursday 18thNationalLondon Aquatics CentreDeaf Primary
Friday 19thMerseysideGreenbankMLD Football
Tuesday 23rdLondonChessington CCMulti-Sport: Wandsworth, Sutton, Merton, Kingston
Tuesday 23rdS YorksPonds ForgeSecondary Swim Gala
Tuesday 23rdLondonTower HamletsPrimary Boccia
Wednesday 24thS YorksPonds ForgePrimary Swim Gala
Wednesday 24thLondonBecontree Leisure CentreBarking & Dagenham Primary
Thursday 25thLondonCumberland SchoolEast London Primary Plate Finals
Thursday 25thSuffolk - NorthLord's Taverners Boccia
Thursday 25th LondonHendon Leisure CentreMulti-Sport: Barnet, Enfield, Haringey, Harrow
Friday 26thMerseysideGreenbankPD/SLD Football
Friday 26thLondonTBCMulti-Sport: Camden, Westminster, H&F, Brent
Monday 29thMerseysideGreenbank Sports AcademyDeaf Boccia
Tuesday 30thCornwallBrannel SchoolLord's Taveners Boccia Tournament
Tuesday 30th TBCCambridgeshireCambridgeshire Primary Final
Tuesday 30th LondonSt. Pauls AcademyMulti-Sport: Bromley, K&C, Greenwich, Bexley
Tuesday 30th NationalLondon Aquatics CentreNational Deaf Swimming Competition, Primary and Secondary
Wednesday 31stLondonLondon Aquatics CentreVI London Swim Competition
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Find out what has been going on at the Panathlon Challenge.

Heathlands take National Deaf Primary swim title
Heathlands take National Deaf Swimming title

Heathlands Primary took home gold and silver at the inaugural Panathlon National Deaf Swimming Final at the iconic London...

Colchester duo in dominant form
Colchester duo dominate Essex Swim Final

Market Field School pipped crosstown rivals Doucecroft School to the title of Essex Panathlon swimming champions at the Aquatics...

Merefield School take gold in the Novice Final
KS3 Basketball Competition saw over 50 children compete at Greenbank Sports Academy

Over 50 children from 5 schools took part in the KS3 basketball competition held at Greenbank Sports Academy. With...

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  • The Panathlon Challenge is a great way of encouraging young people into sport. I hope many more young people have the opportunity to compete in the future.

    Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson, multi-Paralympic gold medallist
  • We’ve started local events to get as many children competing as possible. We then use those as a selection process for Panathlon, so we’re giving children a stepping stone to representing the borough. It gives them something to strive to and gives an end product to their competitions locally.

    Joe Playle, Sport Development Officer, Havering Council
  • Panathlon is a really inclusive event. It’s difficult to find events that are suitable for SLD children and Panathlon is just that.

    Heather Jolly, teacher at Shenstone School, Bexley
  • The structure was brilliant. The format was for the kids. Usually we are tagged on to some event. Thus we don’t compete that often. This was the opposite. It was for the children and the children responded brilliantly having an event for them.

    Lee Puckrin, teacher at Priory Woods School, Middlesbrough
  • Win, lose or draw, it’s about giving kids opportunities to compete on an even scale against students of similar abilities. Everyone gets the chance to win a medal and you can just see their little eyes light up. It’s phenomenal really

    Kevin Hughes, Assistant Head of PE at Arbour Vale School, Slough
  • At the end of a Panathlon event I feel like it’s a big achievement for me, because I can’t really do many sports. This is one I can do, and I love it.

  • You’ve got children here that don’t particularly gel very well and to walk away with the trophy as regional champions is a pretty awesome achievement. It’s a reward for teamwork.

    Jane Chave, PE teacher at Priory School, Bury, part of the Suffolk team to win the East Regional Final.
  • Prior to being involved in Panathlon, all we could do was what we did on site at school with our own kids. We weren’t involved in competition with other schools, so this is fantastic.

    Caroline Wells, Director of Doucecroft School Services, Colchester
  • 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
  • This is a wonderful day, encouraging a great deal of social interaction. This is such an important aspect of the language resource of learning. Thank you so much for all your hard work in making Panathlon competitions happen.

    Karen Pincott, Inclusion Manager at Mead Primary School, Havering
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