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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.

April   
Tuesday 2ndEast RidingTBCMainstream/Special School Primary
Tuesday 2ndLondonHarrow Leisure CentreHarrow Primary Panathlon
Wednesday 3rdLondonThe Copper Box ArenaLords Taverner's London Final for Physical Disability
Wednesday 3rdLondonThe Copper Box ArenaAutistic Children Only
Wednesday 3rdOxfordshireSt Helen and St Katharine SchoolPrimary
Wednesday 3rdTees ValleyDolphin CentreU14 Swimming
Thursday 4thBuckinghamshire/ Bedfordshire Sir Herbert LeonBoccia
Thursday 4thLondon/Southern CountiesCopper Box ArenaSouthern England Deaf Boccia Championships
Thursday 4thRiverside, SunderlandTen Pin Bowling
Friday 5thRiverside, SunderlandTen Pin Bowling
Wednesday 10thYorkshire NorthQueen MargaretsPrimary Swimming
Thursday 11thYorkshire NothQueen MargaretsSecondary Swimming
Wednesday 24thCheshireDee Banks SchoolCheshire Swimming
Wednesday 24thLondonNortholt Leisure CentreSwimming
Thursday 25thEssex/SuffolkColchester Leisure WorldNorth Essex and West Suffolk Ten Pin
Friday 26thEssex/SuffolkColchester Leisure WorldNorth East Essex Ten Pin
Friday 26thManchesterLittle Lever SchoolBolton Primary
Friday 26thMerseysideGreenbank Sports AcademyMulti- Sport
Monday 29thMerseysideGreenbank Sports AcademyWheelchair Handball
Tuesday 30thKentOasis Isle Of SheppyMulti-Sport: Kent Central
Tuesday 30thLondonBeacontree Leisure CentreBarking and Dagenham Primary
Tuesday 30thYorkshire SouthConcord Sports Centre, Sheffield South Yorkshire Special Schools
Tuesday 30thLondonLondon Aquatics CentreLondon Secondary Swim Finals
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April   
Tuesday 23rdKentUrsuline CollegeMulti-Sport Young Leader Training
Thursday 25thKentMalling SchoolMulti-Sport Training
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East London Champions Final

TEAMBocciaTable CricketKurlingPolybatAthletics FieldAthletics RacesTOTALPlacings
Barking & Dagenham10101081010581st
Hackney6881088482nd
Newham844466323rd
Redbridge466644304th
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LATEST NEWS

Find out what has been going on at the Panathlon Challenge.

How Panathlon has revolutionised PE for pupils at Treetops School

Treetops School in Grays, Essex, have thrown themselves so wholeheartedly into Panathlon over the last three years that

‘Young Leaders have grown in confidence’ says school’s head of P.E.

Caroline Constable, head of P.E at Barking Abbey School, talks about the impact Panathlon has had on her Young Leaders.

Victory for St Clere’s at Southern Deaf Boccia Championship 

St Clere's School from Thurrock delighted by gold in Southern England Deaf Boccia Championship.

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  • “This is so wonderful because they are normally a group of children who don’t get to go out on activities like this, when they saw the Olympic Stadium on the way here their mouths were gaping open. It’s just such a special atmosphere. The Panathlon sports are perfectly pitched – they are just difficult enough while allowing them to score plenty of points. This is a brilliant and priceless opportunity because they wouldn’t necessarily get the opportunity to represent the school otherwise.”

    Chris Payne, Sellincourt Primary
  • This is one of the best experiences of my life. My favourite is the table top cricket because you get to really smash the ball. Panathlon has lifted my confidence and skills.

    James Cole, aged 17, Barking and Dagenham
  • The thing that we like about Panathlon the most, and our staff and parents always comment on, is that Panathlon levels the playing field. That’s the key for them to be able to perform equally against their peers.

    Jeremy Lonsdale, Greenacre’s PE Lead
  • “I’ve loved it times a trillion! Before it starts you’re nervous and excited and you want to win, but when you’re here you forget all that and just enjoy it. Being a team, you feel like you’re part of something and you feel that no matter whether you win or lose, you have someone to back you up.”

    Mollie, Goldbeaters School
  • It feels amazing to be representing the borough. It’s an amazing experience to even be here. We’re so lucky to get this opportunity I think. I really enjoy being part of Panathlon and I think I’d like to be a young Panathlon coach in the future.

    Toyin Fabusiwa, aged 15, Croydon
  • 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
  • I’ve really enjoyed myself, taking part in all the different activities. It feels brilliant to be representing my school. When I get back, I’ll show the teachers and everyone in school my medals. They’ll be proud of me and all my family will be proud.

    Callum Roddis, aged 18, Warwick
  • 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
  • At the end of a Panathlon event I feel like it’s a big achievement for me, because I can’t really do many sports. This is one I can do, and I love it!

    Thomas, 14, Brooksbank School
  • 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.

    Sarah Beck, Teacher at Woodland School, Harrow
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