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.
|Monday 1st||Avon and Somerset||Hengrove leisure centre||Swimming|
|Tuesday 2nd||North Suffolk||TBC||Primary|
|Tuesday 2nd||London||Copper Box Arena||London Primary Plate Finals|
|Wednesday 3rd||London||Copper Box Arena||London Primary Finals|
|Thursday 4th||Surrey||Charterhouse School||Surrey SEN Primary Finals (Morning)|
|Thursday 4th||Warwickshire||TBC||Coventry/Solihul/Warwick Multi-Sport|
|Thursday 4th||Surrey||Charterhouse School||Surrey Mainstream Primary Finals (Afternoon)|
|Sunday 7th||Yorkshire North||Queen Margaret's Escrick||Mainstream Primary - School Games|
|Monday 8th||Yorkshire North||TBC||Multi-Sport|
|Tuesday 9th||Birmingham||Wilson Stuart||Primary|
|Wednesday 10th||Birmingham||Colmers School||Battle of the Ashes|
|Tuesday 9th||Essex||Mark Hall Sports Centre||Deaf and Hi Xtend|
|Tuesday 9th||Yorkshire North||Fulford||Primary - Special Schools|
|Wednesday 10th||Kent||Larkfield Leisure Centre||Post 16 Multi Sport|
|Wednesday 10th||Suffolk||Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre||Primary|
|Wednesday 10th||Tees valley||Sunnyside School||Deaf Festival|
|Thursday 11th||Yorkshire West||North Bridge LC Halifax||Calderdale Primary|
|Saturday 13th||Derbyshire||Royal School for the Deaf||Primary/Secondary Festival|
|Monday 15th||West Yorkshire||TBC||Calderdale Primary|
|Tuesday 2nd||London||Barking Abbey||Coaching - Girls Football|
|Tuesday 9th TBC||London||Tooting & Mitcham Utd||Coaching - Girls Football|
|Thursday 11th||London||Barnet Powerleague||Coaching - Girls Football|
|TEAM||Boccia||Table Cricket||Kurling||Polybat||Athletics Field||Athletics Races||TOTAL||Placings|
|Sheppey & Sittingbourne||8||8||10||4||4||8||42||2nd|
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Molly Neill perfectly embodies the ‘all-in’ spirit of Goldbeaters Primary School when they compete in Panathlons.
Overcoming severe anxiety has earned Jack Courtney our GLL London Primary Outstanding Achievement award.
Panathlon is an incomparable opportunity for all to do a physical activity and have a social experience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.