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.
+4,820 increase on 2016/17
+208 increase on 2016/17
+4 increase on 2016/17
+1,741 increase on 2016/17
All the latest results, competition dates and training dates.
|Monday 3rd||London||Morden Park Pools||South London Swimming|
|Monday 3rd||London||Rollerbowl, Romford||Havering Primary Ten Pin|
|Monday 3rd||North Yorkshire||TBC||Primary|
|Tuesday 4th||London||Poplars Baths Leisure Centre||Tower Hamlets Primary|
|Tuesday 4th||East Riding||St Mary's College||Hull Multi-Sport|
|Wednesday 5th||West Yorkshire||Huddersfield Leisure Centre||West Yorkshire Multi-Sport|
|Thursday 6th||Tyne and Wear||Percy Hedley||Deaf Boccia|
|Friday 7th||London||Lea Valley Athletics Centre||Enfield Primary|
|Monday 10th||Somerset||Bath Rugby Club||Primary / Secondary Ten Pin Bowling|
|Tuesday 11th||Cheshire||Dee Banks School||Cheshire Swimming|
|Wednesday 12th||London||Queensbridge Leisure Centre||Hackney Primary|
|Friday 14th||Lancashire||Parrs Wood||Manchester Ten Pin|
|Tuesday 4th||West Yorkshire||TBC||Multi sport Young Leader Training|
|Tuesday 4th||London||Chessington College TBC||Multi-Sport Young Leader Training|
|Wednesday 5th||London||Evelyn Grace Academy||Multi-Sport Young Leader Training|
|Thursday 6th||London||Coinsborough||Boccia Training|
|Monday 10th||London||Seven Kings||Multi Sport Young Leader Training|
|Tuesday 11th TBC||London||Whitefields School||Multi-Sport Young Leader Training|
|Tuesday 11th||London||Langdon Academy||Multi-Sport Young Leader Training|
|Thursday 13th||London||St Paul's Academy||Multi-Sport Young Leader Training|
|TEAM||Boccia||Table Cricket||Kurling||Polybat||Athletics Field||Athletics Races||TOTAL||Position|
|Stony Dean & Egerton Rothesay||8||4||8||6||10||10||46||1st|
|Alfriston Girls & Egerton Rothesay||6||10||6||8||4||4||38||3rd|
|Heritage House & Chilternwood||4||6||10||4||8||6||38||4th|
Find out what has been going on at the Panathlon Challenge.
In what was a hugely busy Autumn term, Panathlon delivered 114 events, including our first ever National Primary Final i
Seventy-two primary aged children from 9 schools in Tower Hamlets enjoyed a Panathlon competition at Poplar Leisure Cent
Pupils from Greenacres Primary School in Rutland won the inaugural Shropshire Panathlon Primary competition on Friday.
This has been an excellent experience for everyone involved today, great to see so many schools involved. The students look forward to it each year – I see pupils today that are the happiest they have been all year. It is great going back to Stoke Mandeville to represent the county as well.
“I love it here because it doesn’t make me feel like I’m unusual. Most of the time at school if my legs go and I collapse, I feel unusual, but being here with all these people just makes me feel regular. This is my third Panathlon and it makes me feel there’s other people like me. It makes me feel normal for once. Panathlon makes me feel happy. When I get home I am going to hang my medal on my bedroom wall.”
I am pleased with how today has gone. I felt I had done well and it was great to be cheered on by all the other teams as well as my own team-mates. It was a really nice atmosphere and a great day to be part of.
“We’ve done three Panathlon events now and these guys have been such a close-knit team throughout the rounds. They had never even spoken to each other before, but this has brought them all together and they’re never apart now. Panathlon is such a blessing, it really is, It has been a real journey for all of them. I would feel terrible if these kids couldn’t take advantage of this opportunity. A lot of mainstream school, yes, it’s inclusive, but it’s very hard for them to actually get involved. This is totally different and it’s why they love it so much.”
Today allowed our children to shine in sport for the first time. Thank you for an amazing day. Long may we be involved
Panathlon helps beyond the sporting field. The children know they’ve got something to work for, so their behaviour improves and it motivates them in the classroom too, because they know if they do work in class they get to come and take part in events like this.
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.
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!
Panathlon is unique in bringing everyone together; people with learning difficulties or physical disabilities – they all get to take part, which is great. It’s a level playing field and everyone has a chance of competing.
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.