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Panathlon is a charity that provides sporting opportunities to over 10,000 disabled young people every year

 Over 500 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 (1,590 in 2016) aged 14-19, who act as sports officials for Panathlon competitions. If you are new to Panathlon, please take a look at our latest video (at the bottom of the page) to get a flavour of what we are all about.

10083 Competitors
563 Schools
27 Counties
1590 Young Leaders


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  • Panathlon is great. We bought 10 children who didn’t normally take part in sporting events and they came away saying it was the best thing they had done.

    Shirley Bond, PE coordinator at Stratton School, Gloucestershire
  • 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.

    Dan O’Brien, teacher at Woodfield School, Brent
  • One of our girls used to hate PE. We took a punt and brought her to the first Panathlon competition and the change in her was huge. Now she continuously shows enthusiasm in PE. The change in her confidence and focus has blown me away.

    Donna Rose, teacher at William Bellamy School, Barking and Dagenham
  • A lot of these guys have quite challenging behaviour in lessons, but having the Panathlon Football Finals to look forward to helps them enormously. Being here is amazing for them and they absolutely love it. A lot of them find it difficult to maintain relationships with their peers, but it seems like when they’re out on the pitch they have a shared goal and you don’t see the same sort of outbursts.

    Richard Brown, Teacher at Cricket Green
  • It’s nice to meet new people from other schools. I enjoy school, but this is a good opportunity to come out and take part. It feels good to be representing the school.

    Callum MacDonald, aged 14, Croydon
  • They’re a great little team. The day after a Panathlon you see them walking round the school with the medals around their necks looking so proud. They’re absolutely buzzing.

    Lewis Sharpe, teacher at Kettlethorpe School
  • We’ve got kids here today from all different year groups who don’t normally mix together, but here they are all one team and are working well together. The camaraderie in the team is great.

    Kevin Hughes, Assistant Head of PE at Arbour Vale School, Slough
  • It’s brilliant. It’s a fantastic event and an ideal opportunity for our students. There are so many learning opportunities today: just to travel here, getting changed in a different environment, social skills, meeting different people, listening to instructions that they have to follow. They’ve done really well.

    Kuben Reddy, teacher at Doucecroft School, Colchester
  • I am hoping to compete in the Tokyo Paralympics in 400m swimming and the Panathlon is a great competition.

    Charlie Hyde, aged 13, Romford, Essex
  • Panathlon is brilliant for these kids, who just don’t get the opportunity to do this sort of thing outside of school. The sports are setup so well for children with a range of disabilities. It caters for everyone. It’s just brilliant.

    Susie King, speech and language assistant at Stony Dean School, Amersham
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