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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 4th BerkshireWoodford Park Leisure CentreMulti Sport
Tuesday 4thTees ValleyDurham Uni Thornaby CampusPMLD Festival
Tuesday 4thKentStour CentreKent Primary
Tuesday 4thHertfordshireWodson ParkHertfordshire Primary
Wednesday 5thSurreySurrey Sports ParkSurrey Multi Sport
Wednesday 5thHertfordshireWodson ParkHertfordshire Primary
Wednesday 5th LondonUEL SportsdockLondon Deaf Primary
Wednesday 5thNorth EnglandPonds Forge SheffieldNorth England U14 Finals
Wednesday 5thEssexColumbus School & CollegeEssex Multi Sports Final
Thursday 6th HullPrinces QuayTen Pin Bowling
Thursday 6thMerseysideAlder Cricket ClubCricket Tournament
Friday 7th South YorkshirePonds Forge SheffieldSouth Yorkshire Secondary
Monday 10thLancashire Accrington AcademySwimming Finals
Monday 10thGloucestershireHartpury CollegePrimary Final
Tuesday 11thCambridgeshireRoss Peters Sports HallPrimary
Tuesday 11thSurreyRoyal Holloway UniversitySurrey Primary Regional
Tuesday 11thTyne and WearLakeside, KillingworthSwimming
Wednesday 12th HullPrinces QuayPrimary Ten Pin Bowling
Wednesday 12th LondonCopper Box ArenaLondon Multi Sports Final
Thursday 13th HullPrinces QuayTen Pin Bowling
Thursday 13thGloucestershireHartpury CollegePrimary Final
Friday 14thGloucestershireHartpury CollegePrimary Final
Friday 14th Sunderland/DurhamBeacon of Light SunderlandSunderland/Durham Primary
Monday 17thLondonNewham Leisure CentrePrimary - Newham
Tuesday 18thBirminghamAcocks Green BowlTen Pin Bowling
Tuesday 18th TBCManchesterTBCBolton Swim Gala
Wednesday 19thTees ValleyMiddlesborough Sports VillagePrimary
Thursday 20th TBCNorfolkUEAPrimary Winter School Games
Thursday 20thHartlepoolBrierton Leisure CentrePrimary
Thursday 20th TBCTees ValleyMiddlesborough Sports VillagePrimary
Thursday 20thMerseysideGreenbankDeaf Cricket
Friday 21stTyne & WearHadrian Leisure Centreu20 Tyne and Wear Swim Gala
Friday 21stTees ValleyDurham University StocktonTees Valley Multi-sport
Tuesday 25thLondonPoplar Baths Leisure CentreTower Hamlets Primary & Secondary Xtend
Tuesday 25th TBCKentPolo Farm Sports Club Canterbury Secondary KS3 Multi-Sport: Kent Finals
Tuesday 25th WiltshireAbbey Park SchoolWest Counties Primary Fimal
Wednesday 26thMerseysideWavertreeDisability Festival
Wednesday 26thNorthumberlandMorpeth Leisure CentreKS3 Xtend
Wednesday 26hLondonTBCWandsworth Primary
Thursday 27thLondonLondon Aquatics CentreNational u18 Finals
Thursday 27th LondonShooters Hill CollegeGreenwich Primary
Thursday 27thTyne and WearTennis Centre Sunderland Primary
Friday 28thTees ValleyBrierton Leisure CentreAm(Keystage 1)
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Friday 28th TBCLondonLondon NauticalLambeth Primary Schools
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Monday 3rdBirminghamBirmingham Metropolitan CollegeMulti Sport Training
Friday 7thLondonMarjorie McClureCoaching - Girls Football
Thursday 20thSurreySt PiersNatSpec College Only
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London Champions Final

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  • Panathlon is great because they can try different sports and everyone can take part without feeling under pressure.

    Sophie Wood, aged 11, William Bellamy
  • Panathlon gives us the opportunity to take part in competitive sport with children who otherwise wouldn’t be able to. It’s one of the rare opportunities available where they can compete with people with similar abilities and disabilities to them. For most of them, this is the pinnacle of their careers really, so long live Panathlon!

    Fiona Bell, teacher at St Giles School, Croydon
  • What a fantastic event. The atmosphere throughout was one of encouragement and support. All the young people swam incredibly well and loved competing in this type of environment.

    Stuart Johnson, The Park School of Blackpool, Team Manager
  • “Our GCSE PE students have been leaders at quite a few Panathlon events now and throw themselves into it every time. They develop their communication and leadership skills and they thoroughly enjoy working with children. They absolutely jump at this opportunity.”

    Chessington’s PE teacher, Mr Lucas
  • None of the pupils had participated in a Panathlon before, so this was a new and exciting experience for them. We are grateful for the opportunity that tailors the physical and sensory needs of our pupils.

    Jo Gavin, Teacher Cherry Oak School
  • “They love that they are a team and that they don’t feel judged or compared to any of the other children. They may not be as successful as other children in reading and writing but here their skills are unique to them, which makes them extremely proud. Because they are here as a team, it’s all about them and that’s what they don’t get every day at school. Here they are special but in the very positive and fulfilling sense of the word.”

    Sonya Pollington, Eastfield School
  • This is the first time I’ve played football here at Wembley. It’s inspiring. It’s good to take part, as tournaments like this aren’t normally for disabled kids.

    Cameron O’Connor, aged 12, Southwark
  • It is fantastic to see Panathlon going from strength to strength every year, helping to inspire young people to get involved in sport. Grassroots competitions such as this are crucial if we are to achieve our goal of building a lasting sporting legacy in the capital from the 2012 Games. My Sports Legacy Fund was established to support exactly this kind of event.

    Boris Johnson, Mayor of London
  • 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
  • This is my second year volunteering at a Panathlon event and it is a truly inspiring organisation. the enthusiasm the children have for the event, together with the thanks they express to the people volunteering is humbling.

    Louise Colsell, St. James’ Place Client Services Manager
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