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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.

July   
Monday 1stAvon and SomersetHengrove leisure centreSwimming
Tuesday 2ndNorth SuffolkTBCPrimary
Tuesday 2ndLondonCopper Box ArenaLondon Primary Plate Finals
Wednesday 3rdLondonCopper Box ArenaLondon Primary Finals
Thursday 4thSurreyCharterhouse SchoolSurrey SEN Primary Finals (Morning)
Thursday 4thWarwickshireTBCCoventry/Solihul/Warwick Multi-Sport
Thursday 4thSurreyCharterhouse SchoolSurrey Mainstream Primary Finals (Afternoon)
Sunday 7th Yorkshire NorthQueen Margaret's EscrickMainstream Primary - School Games
Monday 8thYorkshire NorthTBCMulti-Sport
Tuesday 9thBirminghamWilson StuartPrimary
Wednesday 10thBirminghamColmers SchoolBattle of the Ashes
Tuesday 9thEssexMark Hall Sports CentreDeaf and Hi Xtend
Tuesday 9thYorkshire NorthFulfordPrimary - Special Schools
Wednesday 10thKentLarkfield Leisure CentrePost 16 Multi Sport
Wednesday 10thSuffolkMid Suffolk Leisure CentrePrimary
Wednesday 10thTees valleySunnyside SchoolDeaf Festival
Thursday 11thYorkshire WestNorth Bridge LC HalifaxCalderdale Primary
Saturday 13thDerbyshireRoyal School for the DeafPrimary/Secondary Festival
Monday 15thWest YorkshireTBCCalderdale Primary
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July   
Tuesday 2ndLondonBarking AbbeyCoaching - Girls Football
Tuesday 9th TBCLondonTooting & Mitcham UtdCoaching - Girls Football
Thursday 11thLondonBarnet PowerleagueCoaching - Girls Football
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Kent Final

TEAMBocciaTable CricketKurlingPolybatAthletics FieldAthletics RacesTOTALPlacings
Canterbury101088104501st
Sheppey & Sittingbourne8810448422nd
Gravesham46410610403rd
Ashford646686364th
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  • Panathlon is an incomparable opportunity for all to do a physical activity and have a social experience.

    Janice Hingley, teacher at Corby Business Academy
  • It has been amazing. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Coming here to this huge place makes you feel nervous at first, but once you do it and get to the finish line, it makes you feel so proud of what you’ve done.

    Jade Horsfall, aged 16, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
  • I had two boys who said they’d thought of every way of getting out of doing this, but they volunteered for every race. One swum 10 metres unaided! He didn’t – and we didn’t – know he could do it.

    Debbie Hancock, teacher at Reid Street Primary School, Darlington
  • Panathlon is huge for us. There aren’t many opportunities for the whole school to get out together as a school, but Panathlon offers just that. It’s great for the kids.  It’s brilliant for their confidence and self-esteem.

    Louise Ross, Head of PE at Strathmore School, Richmond
  • Today gives children confidence and it’s wonderful for their self-esteem. This is their first time in a swimming gala and it gives them a brand new experience in an amazing place like this.

    Rebecca Taylor, Doncaster School for the Deaf
  • It is the first time our kids have been able to compete at a sporting event; in the past they have only had the opportunity to watch.

    Rachel Attewell, teacher at Ockenden Academy, Essex
  • Panathlon means everything to the kids. There’s nothing else for them where they can compete at sport, so it means the world to them. If it wasn’t for Panathlon they wouldn’t be competing.

    Janine Edwards, teaching assistant at Whitmore High School, Harrow
  • 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.

    Val Harnett, Enfield team manager and teacher at West Lea School
  • Before I started Panathlon, I wouldn’t even go away from home on my own, but now I’ll do it easily. Panathlon has made me feel a lot more confident. I think it’s brilliant.

    Georgina Hart, aged 15, Barking & Dagenham
  • Today was my first ever football match and it’s been a wonderful opportunity. There were a few strong tackles this morning but I can cope with it – I’m tough! I’m going to put my medal on my bedroom wall when I get home.

    Yoel Tesgay, aged 12, Lambeth
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