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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.

February   
Friday 1st LondonHarris Academy, St Johns WoodMulti-Sport: Camden, Westminster, H&F, Brent
Friday 1stLondonAspire CentreHarrow Primary
Friday 1st MerseysideGreenbank Sports AcademyGirls Football
Monday 4thYorkshire NorthSandylands Sports CentreHarrogate and Craven Secondary Multi Sport
Tuesday 5thLondonPoplars BathsTower Hamlets Primary & Secondary Boccia
Tuesday 5thWalesLlandrillo CollegeNorth Wales Boccia Competition
Tuesday 5thRegionalMark Hall Sports CentreEast Region Multi Sport Final
Wednesday 6thNorth SuffolkWaterlane Leisure CentreLord's Taveners Boccia Primary
Wednesday 6thLondonNortholt Leisure CentreWest London Swimming
Wednesday 6thYorkshire SouthHollywood Bowl SheffieldSheffield Primary Ten Pin
Wednesday 6thYorkshire NorthEnergiseYork and Selby Secondary
Wednesday 6th LondonErith Leisure CentreBexley Primary
Thursday 7thBirminghamNechells Wellbeing CentreBoccia
Thursday 7thMerseysideGreenbank Sports AcademyRegional Boccia
Thursday 7th KentMedway ParkKent Swimming - Higher Ability years 7/8/9
Friday 8thLondonHendon Leisure centreBarnet Bar No One
Monday 11thLancashireAccrington AcademyLancashire Swim Final
Monday 11thLondonHendon Leisure centreBarnet Bar No One
Monday 11thYorkshire SouthHollywood Bowl SheffieldSecondary Ten Pin
Monday 11thRegionalNewham Leisure CentreEast London Primary
Tuesday 12th NorfolkUEAPrimary Winter School Games
Tuesday 12thYorkshire NorthTBCHambleton and Richmond Multi Sport
Wednesday 13thOxfordshireAbingdon Leisure CentreMulti-Sport
Wednesday 13th SurreyMoor House SchoolSwimming - Surrey SSSSA Schools
Wednesday 13thYorkshire NorthScarborough Rugby ClubScarborough and Rydale Multi Sport
Thursday 14thLondonCarshalton Boys Sports College.Sutton Primary
Thursday 14th HampshireMountbatten CentreHampshire Multi-Sport
Friday 15th ShropshireShrewsbury Sports VillageShropshire Boccia
Tuesday 26th RegionalMark Hall Sports CentreEastern Regional Boccia Final
Wednesday 27thSouth SuffolkCrowns Pool IpswichPanathlon/Discovery Swim Gala
Wednesday 27thLondonBectontree Leisure CentreBarking and Dagenham Primary
Thursday 28thNorth SuffolkAshley SchoolLord's Taveners Boccia, Secondary
Thursday 28th RegionalGuildford SpectrumRegional Finals
Thursday 28thEssexLondon Aquatics CentreEssex Mainstream Primary
Thursday 28thMerseysideGreenbank Sports AcademyTable Cricket
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February   
Friday 8thEssexColne Community SchoolRegional Boccia Training
Tuesday 26thLondonOasis Shirley ParkMulti-Sport Training
Wednesday 27thLondonHarris Academy CPMulti-Sport Training
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East Regional Final 5 Feb Results

TEAMBocciaTable CricketKurlingPolybatAthletics FieldAthletics RacesTOTALPlacings
Harlow Fields4101010810521
Granta10866108482
Beacon Hill & Treetops868866423
Hertfordshire644444264
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East Regional Multi-Sports Final

Fifty-four young athletes represented their Counties today at the East Regional Final hosted at Mark Hall Sports Centre

Knightsfield claim National Deaf Swimming Gold

Knightsfield School from Welwyn Garden City are crowned Panathlon National Deaf Secondary Swimming champions in London.

Panathlon makes a Splash

Teams of disabled young people from Bridlington jumped into the town’s new Leisure Centre pool, trying out Panathlon's P

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  • It’s great to be back at Panathlon which is one of my highlights of the year. I’m delighted that we’ll be competing once again at the Olympic Park in June.

    Georgina Hart
  • It’s been amazing, it’s brought them really together as a team, they’ve enjoyed working together, it’s a good lesson on sportsmanship and learning that it’s all about taking part. It means a lot for the school to be able to take part in a much bigger event, than just what the school can provide. It’s very special.

    Jess Russell, sports coordinator at Paddock School, Wandsworth
  • Panathlon gives the children more freedom. At school they are restricted to their schedules, but when they come here there’s more going on. They can go around and observe other things as well as participating themselves.

    Aaron Bint, PE teacher at Queensmill School, Hammersmith & Fulham
  • Panathlon is a fantastic event. It’s changed the way we do sport in school. We’ve set up after school clubs specifically for Panathlon so we train pupils up all the way through. There are other competitions, but Panathlon is definitely the best. It’s like the World Cup.

    Luke Hammatt, PE teacher at Trinity School, Barking & Dagenham
  • At the end of a Panathlon event I feel like it’s a big achievement for me, because I can’t really do many sports. This is one I can do, and I love it!

    Thomas, 14, Brooksbank School
  • Panathlon is a really inclusive event. It’s difficult to find events that are suitable for SLD children and Panathlon is just that.

    Heather Jolly, teacher at Shenstone School, Bexley
  • Panathlon gives disabled children something which they can achieve for themselves. They all want to do Panathlon.

    Lorraine Veck, Special Needs Classroom Assistant, Coteford Junior School
  • I’ve been coming to Panathlon events for years and what never ceases to amaze me is how much enjoyment the athletes get from the competition and how competitive they are. But what is truly amazing is how the event has now grown. With over 200 events a year now, Panathlon really has cemented itself in the sporting calendar.

    Danny Crates, Paralympic gold medallist and world record holder in the 800m (T46) and Panathlon patron
  • It was great to do sports that relate to our kids. Also, this competition is all about learning about winning and losing. Too often activities we attend don’t have this.

    Wendy Moran, teacher at Maltby Hilltop School, Rotherham
  • Without Panathlon, McKenzie Wouldn’t have had the opportunity to represent his school in any sporting event. Panathlon has made him enjoy sport and accept that he and others can achieve through sport.

    Kerry O’Reilly, Parent
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