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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

EVENT NEWS

All the latest results, competition dates and training dates.

October   
Tuesday 2ndSouth YorkshireTenpin DoncasterDeaf Primary/Secondary Tenpin
Wednesday 3rdDurhamFreeman's QuayDurham City Swimming
Thursday 4thMerseysideLansbury Bridge SchoolSwimming Gala
Thursday 4thDurhamRiverside, SunderlandDurham City Tenpin
Friday 5thCambridgshireSt Ivo Sports CentreCambridge Primary
Friday 5thMerseysideWalton Sports CentreEBD Football
Friday 5thTees ValleyRiverside, SunderlandTees Valley Tenpin
Monday 8thMerseysideGreenbankPower Hockey
Tuesday 9thLondonConisborough CollegeLewisham Primary
Wednesday 10thLondonBarnhill Community HighHillingdon Primary
Wednesday 10thLondonRomford YMCAHavering Primary
Thursday 11thMerseysideGreenbankDodgeball Tournament
Thursday 11thLondonGoals Gillette CornerWest London Football
Monday 15thSomersetBath Rugby ClubBoccia Primary / Secondary
Tuesday 16thWorcestershireTBCWorcester Multi-Sport
Tuesday 16thLondonEltham GoalsSouth London Football
Wednesday 17thWorcestershireSt Bedes, RedditchPrimary
Wednesday 17thLondonPowerleague, NewhamEast London Football
Thursday 18thLondonPowerleague, BarnetNorth London, Football
Thursday 18thWorcestershireRyland Centre, BromsgroveMulti-Sport
Thursday 18thNorthFulford SchoolDivisional Multisport
Tuesday 30thEssexMark Hall Sports CentreHarlow SSP Primary
Wednesday 31stBuckinghamshireBeaconsfield High SchoolBuckinghamshire Multi-Sports
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October   
Wednesday 3rdLondonWestlea SchoolMultisport Training
Thursday 4thGloucestershireHatpury CollegeSports Leader Training
Friday 5thWorcestershireAstonfields SchoolSports Leader Training
Tuesday 9thHertfordshireWodson ParkYoung Leaders Training
Friday 12thLondonEllen Wilkinson SchoolBoccia Training West London Taveners Competition
Tuesday 16thKentBeacon SchoolCoaching/Ambassdor Day
Tuesday 30thWiltshireMarlborough CollegeLeaders Training
Wednesday 31stEssexLexden PrimaryCoaching/Ambassdor Day
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Essex Final

TEAMBocciaTable CricketKurlingPolybatAthletics FieldAthletics RacesTOTALPlacings
Harlow108610108521st
Southview & Doucecroft66106810462nd
Oakview8108866463rd
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  • “I’m going to show my medal to my family and tell them how amazing the trip was – and how amazing I am too! It took us a long time to get here, but it’s really been worth it!”

    Reece Pidd, 12
  • We absolutely love Panathlon. It’s brilliant for us as a mainstream school, because our more able-bodied students get involved with our disabled students and they play games together, so there’s a really nice crossover.

    Mark Simmons, lead teaching assistant (disabled and medical) at Myton School, Warwick
  • The children were all so nervous, as they aren’t confident in the water. The structure of the events means they can compete. They all supported one another and every-one of them was glad to have had this experience and again compete in a competition with their peers. Thanks for accommodating my pupil with medical needs, this is something Panathlon does really well and yesterday was no exception, both she and her parents thought the day was perfect.

    Simon Ash, a teacher at Mildmay School
  • I’m shocked. I’ve never won anything before. I’m proud to do this with my mates. I am over the moon.

    Andrew Saxton, Bents Green, Sheffield
  • It’s great for the kids to have the opportunity to take part in sport. When I was a kid you would never have got anything like Panathlon. It’s only right that they get a crack at sport the same as any other kid. Sport is great for him.

    Jim Reid, grandfather of Robert Walter, joint winner of the 2014 WNST Primary-Aged Achievers Award
  • 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
  • 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.

    Cherie Lashmar, PE teacher at Columbus School, Chelmsford
  • Our children aren’t involved in deaf activities other than through Panathlon. This competition means that all of our children can join in with something and everyone’s had a chance.

    Marianne Haylett, teacher for the deaf at Kingsbury Green School, Brent
  • Panathlon is pretty much the only competition these kids have. A lot of them don’t have the option for sports outside of school. Having this big tournament is really the only time they can access all of these sports in one place. It’s very rare and it’s very good.

    Brandon Mullins, Head of PE at Beacon Hill Academy, Essex
  • 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
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