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.
+4,820 increase on 2016/17
+208 increase on 2016/17
+4 increase on 2016/17
+1,741 increase on 2016/17
All the latest results, competition dates and training dates.
|Tuesday 2nd||South Yorkshire||Tenpin Doncaster||Deaf Primary/Secondary Tenpin|
|Wednesday 3rd||Durham||Freeman's Quay||Durham City Swimming|
|Thursday 4th||Merseyside||Lansbury Bridge School||Swimming Gala|
|Thursday 4th||Durham||Riverside, Sunderland||Durham City Tenpin|
|Friday 5th||Cambridgshire||St Ivo Sports Centre||Cambridge Primary|
|Friday 5th||Merseyside||Walton Sports Centre||EBD Football|
|Friday 5th||Tees Valley||Riverside, Sunderland||Tees Valley Tenpin|
|Monday 8th||Merseyside||Greenbank||Power Hockey|
|Tuesday 9th||London||Conisborough College||Lewisham Primary|
|Wednesday 10th||London||Barnhill Community High||Hillingdon Primary|
|Wednesday 10th||London||Romford YMCA||Havering Primary|
|Thursday 11th||Merseyside||Greenbank||Dodgeball Tournament|
|Thursday 11th||London||Goals Gillette Corner||West London Football|
|Monday 15th||Somerset||Bath Rugby Club||Boccia Primary / Secondary|
|Tuesday 16th||Worcestershire||TBC||Worcester Multi-Sport|
|Tuesday 16th||London||Eltham Goals||South London Football|
|Wednesday 17th||Worcestershire||St Bedes, Redditch||Primary|
|Wednesday 17th||London||Powerleague, Newham||East London Football|
|Thursday 18th||London||Powerleague, Barnet||North London, Football|
|Thursday 18th||Worcestershire||Ryland Centre, Bromsgrove||Multi-Sport|
|Thursday 18th||North||Fulford School||Divisional Multisport|
|Tuesday 30th||Essex||Mark Hall Sports Centre||Harlow SSP Primary|
|Wednesday 31st||Buckinghamshire||Beaconsfield High School||Buckinghamshire Multi-Sports|
|Wednesday 3rd||London||Westlea School||Multisport Training|
|Thursday 4th||Gloucestershire||Hatpury College||Sports Leader Training|
|Friday 5th||Worcestershire||Astonfields School||Sports Leader Training|
|Tuesday 9th||Hertfordshire||Wodson Park||Young Leaders Training|
|Friday 12th||London||Ellen Wilkinson School||Boccia Training West London Taveners Competition|
|Tuesday 16th||Kent||Beacon School||Coaching/Ambassdor Day|
|Tuesday 30th||Wiltshire||Marlborough College||Leaders Training|
|Wednesday 31st||Essex||Lexden Primary||Coaching/Ambassdor Day|
|TEAM||Boccia||Table Cricket||Kurling||Polybat||Athletics Field||Athletics Races||TOTAL||Placings|
|Southview & Doucecroft||6||6||10||6||8||10||46||2nd|
Find out what has been going on at the Panathlon Challenge.
Calderdale won their third consecutive Northern Divisional Multisport Final on a day when Panathlon said farewell to one of...
“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!”
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.
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.
I’m shocked. I’ve never won anything before. I’m proud to do this with my mates. I am over the moon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.