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.
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.
Panathlon builds up these students’ confidence. They can see that they can achieve well, they meet other people and they make friends, so it’s very good for their confidence and independence.
Our team won the gold medal. It feels very nice, like we’ve won the Olympics.
I am hoping to compete in the Tokyo Paralympics in 400m swimming and the Panathlon is a great competition.
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.
Some of the kids here today hardly take part in any sport at all, only boccia, so this gives them a great chance to get involved.
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.
Panathlon is something I look forward to every year. It’s given these kids so much encouragement. For a lot of the kids it’s the only competition they are doing.
We’ve got lots of smiling children. It’s fantastic because it links with a lot of the class curriculum at the moment which is around the Olympics. It gives them a great sense of wider achievement. It’s been a really positive experience for them.
Our strong team culture has impacted into school – behaviour has improved, relationships developed, a sense of achieving can be found in all areas of the school.