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Panathlon is a charity that provides sporting opportunities to over 13,000 disabled young people every year

 Over 800 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 (2,190 in 2017) 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.

13150 Competitors

+3,067 increase on 2015/16

812 Schools

+249 increase on 2015/16

33 Counties

+6 increase on 2015/16

2190 Young Leaders

+600 increase on 2015/16

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TEAMBocciaTable CricketKurlingPolybatAthletics FieldAthletics RacesTOTALPlacings
Harlow108610108521st
Southview & Doucecroft66106810462nd
Oakview8108866463rd
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Lenny
Resilient Lenny earns Essex Panathlon Award

Nine-year-old Lenny Rush is the winner of this year’s Woodland Group Essex Panathlon Outstanding Achiever Award, after showing fantastic resilience to...

George
Determination and perseverance help George earn Suffolk Panathlon Award

George Bellinger has been awarded the Emma Holloway Foundation Suffolk Panathlon Outstanding Achiever Award after showing great determination and perseverance to captain his school...

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‘Fantastic’ Cameran earns Oxfordshire award

Cameran Ghafor, of Fitzwaryn School, has won Panathlon’s Oxfordshire Outstanding Achiever Award, after showing fantastic perseverance in various Panathlon events during the last year.  The 12-year-old has competed in events such as wheelchair races...

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  • 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.

    Nikki Farmer, a teacher at Kingfisher School of Abingdon
  • Today was fun; I loved everything I did today. It was a great also meeting Paralympian gold medalist, Liz Johnson.

    Corey Black, Blackpool
  • The kids love it. They really enjoy Panathlon and, being in a mainstream school, they really appreciate getting these opportunities. It’s really important.

    Liz Johnson, teacher at Riddlesdown School, Croydon
  • 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.

    Harris Abdullah, aged 13, Birmingham
  • I knew we would win again. I just knew it. This is fantastic. I am very excited and happy.  I just love the table cricket, which we won a gold in too.

    Gemma Commons, aged 19, Wiltshire
  • 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 gives us the opportunity to take part in competitive sport with children who otherwise wouldn’t be able to. It’s one of the rare opportunities available where they can compete with people with similar abilities and disabilities to them. For most of them, this is the pinnacle of their careers really, so long live Panathlon!

    Fiona Bell, teacher at St Giles School, Croydon
  • Our kids just love the competitive spirit of Panathlon. There’s great sportsmanship here and they take part in every event with lots of enthusiasm. It’s wonderful.

    Warren Marriott, upper school PE coordinator at Perseid School, Merton
  • Panathlon helps with the kids’ independence and helps them socially, meeting other children from other schools and just giving them a bit of experience of life outside of school. Plus life is one big competition.

    Judy Wells, teaching assistant, Fairfax School.
  • 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
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