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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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Gravesham46410610403rd
Ashford646686364th
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  • “I have so enjoyed making friends in other schools and academies. Panathlon has been really good for our school and has helped us so much. I love the water and the venue is just amazing. I have my Panathlon medals in a safe box at home. I am going to keep them and show my grandchildren!”

    Sammy Farrant, Priory School
  • “The competitive element is really, really important for me, I’ve never been here before and at first I was quite daunted and felt nervous but when you’re in the water you just feel free.”

    Jack Woolston, 14, Ashley School
  • 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
  • I am proud that partners such as Panathlon are delivering on our vision of the Olympic & Paralympic Games boosting sports participation.

    Lord Seb Coe, double Olympic gold medallist and former LOCOG Chair
  • Panathlon gives the children more freedom. At school they are restricted to their schedules, but when they come here there’s more going on. They can go around and observe other things as well as participating themselves.

    Aaron Bint, PE teacher at Queensmill School, Hammersmith & Fulham
  • Achieving at Panathlon helps the children right across the curriculum. It gives them that sense that they can achieve something on their own merit, which gives them the confidence to try in other areas of school.

    Beverly Shillingford, inclusion team leader at Langdon Academy, Newham
  • “This is so wonderful because they are normally a group of children who don’t get to go out on activities like this, when they saw the Olympic Stadium on the way here their mouths were gaping open. It’s just such a special atmosphere. The Panathlon sports are perfectly pitched – they are just difficult enough while allowing them to score plenty of points. This is a brilliant and priceless opportunity because they wouldn’t necessarily get the opportunity to represent the school otherwise.”

    Chris Payne, Sellincourt Primary
  • I’ve never really done this sort of thing before. It’s my first time in a swimming competition and it’s been pretty amazing.

    Max Ross, aged 16, Bury St Edmunds
  • “We’ve got more less-able pupils here now than in previous years. They simply don’t have the skills or athleticism to take part in tennis or football, but they can all access kurling or boccia – that’s the beauty of it. It enables all of our pupils to participate. Panathlon has enabled us to provide a much broader curriculum and range of sports, especially for more physically disabled children in wheelchairs. It has enriched our school provision greatly.”

    Sherwood Park Deputy Headteacher Sue Fergusson
  • Panathlon is proving so popular that even able-bodied children are wanting to get involved now!

    Lorraine Veck, Disability Sports Co-ordinator at Coteford Junior School, Hillingdon
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