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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

EVENT NEWS

All the latest results, competition dates and training dates.

SEPTEMBER   
Friday 22ndLondonSt Mary's UniversityTraining Young Leaders
Monday 25thLondonCrystal Palace NSCConference - South London
Tuesday 26thLondonNewham Leisure CentreConference - East London
Tuesday 26thMerseysideGreenbankPD/SLD Football
Wednesday 27thLondonWestlea SchoolConference - North London
Thursday 28thLondonNortholt Leisure CentreConference - West London
Friday 29thEssexEssex Cricket Club ChelmsfordConference Essex
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SEPTEMBER   
Tuesday 19thBirminghamTouchbase Pears Selly Oak, BirminghamSENSE Multi-Sport Coaching
Wednesday 20thLondonBarnhillBoccia Training
Tuesday 26thBirminghamTouchbase Pears Selly Oak, Birmingham SENSE Multi-Sport Coaching
Wednesday 27thDerbyRoyal School for the DeafSENSE Multi-Sport Coaching
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Kent Final

TEAMBocciaTable CricketKurlingPolybatAthletics FieldAthletics RacesTOTALPlacings
Ashford88610610481st
Sheppey & Sittingbourne6486108422nd
Thanet4104886403rd
Gravesham10610444384th
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  • This is real ace, I can’t believe we won, today I love my life.

    Aaron Daniel Davis, Bradford
  • We’ve never represented the county in anything before, so that’s great. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our students.

    Brianne Hogg, PE co-ordinator at Riverwalk School, Bury
  • Panathlon offers the most even playing field. It’s the one competition that caters for students of lower ability. It’s imperative that they get the opportunity to compete for their school and their borough. I love the ethos of the event and the competition.

    Christie Moloney, Sports Development Officer at Ealing Council
  • Panathlon is brilliant. I’ve been coming here since the age of nine and enjoy it every year. I take part in the wheelchair slalom and the relay races. I love racing against others.

    Jo Makumbi, aged 15, West Lea School, Enfield
  • Panathlon helps with the kids’ independence and helps them socially, meeting other children from other schools and just giving them a bit of experience of life outside of school. Plus life is one big competition.

    Judy Wells, teaching assistant, Fairfax School.
  • The kids love it. They really enjoy Panathlon and, being in a mainstream school, they really appreciate getting these opportunities. It’s really important.

    Liz Johnson, teacher at Riddlesdown School, Croydon
  • I always thought that I wasn’t the sporty kind and wouldn’t be good at sport, but I got selected for Panathlon and, as I’ve got older, I’ve realised that I’m quite good at it and I’ve really enjoyed it. It’s great to know that sport is available for everyone.

    Zahra Naqvi, aged 13, Milton Keynes, Bucks
  • Panathlon makes it easier to set up targets and motivate my kids. During lessons, if you keep reminding them of Panathlon, we improve their behaviour and everything else improves from there.

    Maria Papazoglou, PE coordinator at Whitefield Schools, Waltham Forest
  • 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
  • It has been amazing. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Coming here to this huge place makes you feel nervous at first, but once you do it and get to the finish line, it makes you feel so proud of what you’ve done.

    Jade Horsfall, aged 16, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
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