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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


All the latest results, competition dates and training dates.

Friday 1stYorkshire - SouthConcord Leisure Centre, SheffieldSouth Yorkshire Multi-sports Final
Friday 1stLondonNewham Leisure CentreEast London Swimming
Friday 1stYorkshire - NorthCaltres Centre EasingwoldOpen Primary PLMD/ Dance
Monday 4thNorth YorksPoppleton Centre YorkNorth Yorkshire Primary
Monday 4thLondonNorthumberland Park SchoolNorth London Swimming
Tuesday 5thEast YorkshireCostello Stadium HullMulti-Sport
Tuesday 5thLondonCanons Leisure CentreSouth London Swimming
Wednesday 6thLondonKingshall HackneyHackney Primary
Thursday 7thLondonWandle Leisure Centre, WandsworthDeaf Boccia
Thursday 7thEssexColumbus SchoolEssex Primary
Thursday 7thNewcastlePercy Hedley SchoolDeaf Boccia
Thursday 7thLondonRiddlesdown Collegiate
Friday 8thLondonLee Valley Leisure CentreEnfield Primary
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Tuesday 5thBirminghamTouchbase Pears, Selly Oak, BirminghamSENSE Multi-Sport Coaching
Tuesday 12th LondonLangdon AcademyYoung Leaders Training
Tuesday 12thBirminghamTouchbase Pears, Selly Oak, BirminghamSENSE Multi-Sport Coaching
Wednesday 13thEssexMillennium Centre Chelmsford
Wednesday 13thSurreyPhillip Southcote SchoolYoung Leader Training
Thursday 14thLondonSeven Kings SchoolYoung Leaders Training
Thursday 14thDerbyRoyal School for the Deaf SENSE Multi-Sport coaching
Tuesday 19thLondonWhitefield SchoolYoung Leaders Multi-Sport
January 2018   
Monday 8thLondonEvelyn Grace AcademyYoung Leader Training
Tuesday 9thLondonSt. Pauls AcademyYoung Leader Training
Friday 19thLondonShenstone School, BexleyPMLD / Primary coaching
Wednesday 24thDerbyRoyal School for the deafMulti-Sports Coaching
Friday 2nd LondonMill Hill SchoolBoccia Training
Thursday 1stLondonUEL Sport-DockYoung Leaders Training
Wednesday 14thDerbyRoyal School for the DeafSENSE Coaching Multi-Sports
Monday 19thLondonHarris Academy CPMulti-Sport Training
Wednesday 28thDerbyRoyal School for the DeafSENSE Coaching Multi-Sports
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TEAMBocciaTable CricketKurlingPolybatAthletics FieldAthletics RacesTOTALPosition
Brimble Hill & Uplands101066810501st
Fairfield Farm & Exeter House86104108462nd
St Nicholas4441064324th
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  • 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.

    Robert Zawislak, Head of PE at West Lea School, Enfield
  • 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.
  • Panathlon is great for Scott and has made him more confident. Years ago I had to push him to get him involved. Now he loves to participate and he will make the first move

    Heather Pope, mother of Scott, runner-up at the 2014 Jack Petchey Outstanding Achievement Award
  • 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
  • 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’s been an amazing day and it’s an honour to be here in the Olympic swimming stadium. It’s my first time here and it’s been one of my dreams to come here. Not every kid gets the chance to do this.

    Alex Smyth, aged 14, Colchester
  • My favourite things about today were the races, the medals and the freedom. I felt fresh, healthy and free in the pool. The ball race was my favourite.

    Riley Kane, aged 11, Lowestoft, Suffolk
  • I’ve had the best day ever. I can’t wait to go home and tell my mum all about it and show her my medals.

    Pupil at Albert Pye Primary School, Beccles
  • Lots of our children have never won anything in their lives. They have had a brilliant day being cheered on by other schools. We are over the moon to have won.

    Maria Playle, William Bellamy’s Nurture Lead
  • It’s great to be back at Panathlon which is one of my highlights of the year. I’m delighted that we’ll be competing once again at the Olympic Park in June.

    Georgina Hart
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