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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

EVENT NEWS

All the latest results, competition dates and training dates.

May 2017   
Tuesday 2ndTees ValleyNorthfields SchoolPMLD
Tuesday 2ndKentUrsuline CollegeMulti-Sport
Tuesday 2ndGloucestershireHartpury CollegePrimary for Forest of Dean Schools
Wednesday 3rdKentMalling SchoolMulti-Sport
Thursday 4thSouth YorkshireEISPrimary
Thursday 4thLondonBecontree Leisure CentrePrimary - Barking & Dagenham
Friday 5thGloucestershireCheltenhamPrimary
Wednesday 10thSurreySurrey Sports ParkPrimary
Thursday 11thMerseysideWavertree Leisure CentreAthletics - Deaf
Monday 15th
GloucestershireGloucestershire Leisure CentreSwimming
Wednesday 17th London Aquatic CentreSwimming Oxfordshire & Herts
Wednesday 17th Central EnglandStoke MandevilleSwimming - Regional FInal
Wednesday 17th LondonMarjorie McClure BromleyGirls Football
Thursday 18thTyne & WearGateshead InternationalMulti-Sport
Friday 19thLondonCheam Common Junior AcaademyPrimary
Friday 19thDurhamFreemans Quay Leisure CentreMulti-Sport
Monday 22ndSouth YorkshireEISAthletics
Wednesday 24thSuffolkWaterlane Leisure CentreMulti-Sport - Pan
Wednesday 24thSuffolkWaterlane Leisure CentreMulti-Sport - PD
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May 2017   
Tuesday 2ndTees ValleyNorthfields SchoolTraining - Multi-Sport
Tuesday 2ndLondonVillage SchoolVI Coaching Multi-Sport
Thursday 4thLondonRushy MeadowsCoaching Tennis
Monday 8thLondonOak Lodge Coaching
Monday 8thSurreyBroadwaterTraining - Multi-Sport
Wednesday 10thLondonLaycock SchoolCoaching deaf tennis
Thursday 11thLondonBlanche NevilleDeaf tennis coaching
Thursday 11thLondonRushy Meadows Coaching tennis
Monday 15thLondonOak Lodge SchoolCoaching deaf Tennis
Thursday 18thLondonBlanche Neville SchoolDeaf tennis coaching
Monday 22ndLondonOak Lodge SchoolCoaching deaf tennis
Wednesday 24th LondonLaycock School IslingtonCoaching deaf tennis
Thursday 25thLondonLarkhall SchoolCoaching - Primary, Lambeth
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Kent North 1st Round

TEAMBocciaTable CricketKurlingPolybatAthletics FieldAthletics RacesTOTALPlacings
Gravesham101010484461st
Malling & Sevenoaks68461010442nd
Dartford8661046403rd
Tonbridge & West Kent448868384th
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Find out what has been going on at the Panathlon Challenge.

Ormiston Denes and Bungay victorious
Ormiston Denes and Bungay take North Suffolk titles

Ormiston Denes Academy and Bungay High School were the victors when nearly 110 disabled students competed in the Panathlon North...

National success for Beacon Hill School
National Success for Beacon Hill Academy

Teams of students from Beacon Hill Academy School in Thurrock headed to Sheffield this month for the finals of...

Durham Delight
Durham delight

More than 40 disabled children took part in a hard-fought “mini Paralympics” day at Freeman’s Quay Leisure Centre in...

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  • Achieving at Panathlon helps the children right across the curriculum. It gives them that sense that they can achieve something on their own merit, which gives them the confidence to try in other areas of school.

    Beverly Shillingford, inclusion team leader at Langdon Academy, Newham
  • 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
  • For schools to come together like this is great, you don’t get that luxury very often. Social skills are some of the most important things we try and teach them at our school so to see them interact, celebrate when they win and shake hands at the end is spot on

    Liam Welch, teacher at Billing Brook School, Northampton
  • It’s been absolutely amazing for the students to be able to access Panathlon – to come away and work as team, have a go at different events and cheer each other on. It’s really important for these kids to have that opportunity. Sport should be for everyone, so why shouldn’t they have a chance to take part?

    Jess Russell, sports coordinator at Paddock School, Wandsworth
  • We really value the Panathlon Challenge in the borough. Students from seven secondary schools make up the team. It is one of the most important events that we take part in every year. It’s a fantastic experience for all the children and year-on-year we strive to get better.

    Elaine Burgess, partnership development manager for Barking & Dagenham
  • Since we got involved in Panathlon, the kids all really want to do PE now. Their self confidence has just come on amazing. The more events we come to, the more the kids are getting used to it and the more they are enjoying it.

    Andrea Griffiths, sports co-ordinator at Doucecroft School, Colchester
  • Primary Panathlon works really well. The activities are pitched perfectly for younger children.

    Penny Warner, Head of PE at Amwell View School, Hertfordshire
  • Watching Tom Daley before was just awesome. I love Panathlon because when I get frustrated or angry, it makes me feel free just to run or swim and forget everything else.

    Melissa Fletcher, aged 16, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
  • I am inspired by the work of Panathlon and it gives me great joy to see the happiness on the young people’s faces.

    Jack Petchey CBE
  • Today was fun; I loved everything I did today. It was a great also meeting Paralympian gold medalist, Liz Johnson.

    Corey Black, Blackpool
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