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Jack Petchey Outstanding Achievement Nominee – Jessica Howard

This year’s Panathlon Jack Petchey Awards Ceremony takes place on November 15 at John Lewis Stratford in London, and will feature the prestigious Jack Petchey Outstanding Achievement Award. Take a look at... more

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Jack Petchey Outstanding Achievement Nominee – Abby-Jo Wawrzewski

This year’s Panathlon Jack Petchey Awards Ceremony takes place on November 15 at John Lewis Stratford in London, and will feature the prestigious Jack Petchey Outstanding Achievement Award. Here, we take a... more

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Jack Petchey Outstanding Achievement Nominee – Samantha Holland

This year’s Panathlon Jack Petchey Awards Ceremony takes place on November 15 at John Lewis Stratford in London, and will feature the prestigious Jack Petchey Outstanding Achievement Award. Here, we take a... more

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John Lewis – a Paralympic legacy sponsor

John Lewis Stratford City has supported Panathlon since the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, donating over £40,000 to provide sporting opportunities to young people since that time. The store,... more

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Panathlon trio win Yorkshire Children of Courage awards

Panathletes Billie Lambert, Finn Knaggs and Shahayna Begum were among the award winners at the glittering Yorkshire Children of Courage awards in Leeds last Friday night. The event sponsored... more

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Ryan gets his hands on Gloucs trophy

Ryan Payne, our 2017 Gloucestershire Outstanding Achiever award runner-up, has finally got his hands on his treasured trophy. The nine-year-old was unable to attend the Primary Panathlon at Hartpury College in June at... more

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Role model Thomas takes South Yorkshire prize

Thomas Ringrose’s remarkable personal development through sport saw him named Panathlon’s 2017 ‘Outstanding Achiever’ for South Yorkshire. Competing in Panathlon events has helped the 18-year-old overcome nerves, anxiety and... more

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Charlie and Billie join West Yorkshire roll of honour

Two remarkable Panathletes from West Yorkshire have been added to our 2017 roll of honour as we celebrate this year’s highest achievers across the country. Charlotte Hirst and Billie... more

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Proud Dean and Honey win Essex Primary awards

Two very special young Panathletes – Honey Lock and Dean Davidson – have been chosen as our Woodland 2017 Primary ‘Outstanding Achievers’ for Essex. Honey, 11, is a pupil... more

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Romeo rewarded with London prize

Young Panathlete Romeo Itonga, who has Sickle Cell Anaemia, has been named as our 2017 Wembley National Stadium Trust ‘Outstanding Achievement’ runner-up. The 11-year-old, from Dagenham in east London,... more

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Finn and Dominic earn North Yorkshire awards

Two very special teenagers, Finn Knaggs and Dominic Laycock, have been announced as Panathlon’s 2017 North Yorkshire award winners. Finn, a pupil at St John’s Catholic School for the... more

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Aminata honoured at Copper Box finals   

Aminata Kalokoh, an eight-year-old girl from Sierra Leone who suffers from severe physical and communication problems, has won Panathlon’s Wembley National Stadium Trust 2017 ‘Outstanding Achievement’ award. Aminata was presented with her... more

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Priory School duo pick up Panathlon’s Suffolk awards

Two young students who defied hearing impairments and other disabilities to push themselves to sporting success have been honoured at Panathlon’s Suffolk Multisport Final. Nine-year-old Colby Vale (left, in... more

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Brave Thomas receives ‘Outstanding Achiever’ prize

Panathlon’s very own “tabloid star”, Thomas Green from Brooksbank School near Halifax, has been named as our 2017 West Yorkshire Outstanding Achiever. The 14-year-old, who was part of the... more

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‘Outstanding’ Harry wins Birmingham award

Harry Morgan has received our Birmingham Outstanding Achiever award after overcoming considerable physical difficulties to thrive in Panathlon competitions. The 10-year-old pupil at New Oscott Primary School in Birmingham... more

Meet the nominees: Abby-Jo Wawrzewski
Abby-Jo inspires Lewisham to Copper Box gold

Abby-Jo Wawrzewski led Lewisham to victory in June’s Panathlon London Multisport Plate Final at the Copper Box Arena, despite still being in remission from non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The 15-year-old joined... more

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SJP staff enjoy Gloucestershire triple header

Staff from St James’s Place Foundation were “proud” to volunteer as officials and helpers across three days of Panathlon primary county finals in Gloucestershire. A total of 191 children represented... more

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McKenzie is Gloucestershire’s Outstanding Achiever

Eight-year-old McKenzie O’Reilly was “overwhelmed” after receiving the Outstanding Achiever Award for Gloucestershire, supported by St James’s Place Foundation. The Abbeymead School pupil, who has spina bifida and mild hydrocephalus,... more

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Jamie’s joy at Panathlon Oath honour

St Giles’ School student Jamie Brown is “so, so excited” to be reading the Panathlon Oath before Thursday’s London Finals at the Copper Box Arena. Jamie, 16, will be representing... more

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Deaf young leaders are “great role models”

Young sports leaders help Panathlon stage competitive sports events for over 10,000 disabled and SEN students every year, and many of them have proved to be ideal role models... more

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Great Baddow reaping rewards from Panathlon partnership

There is no greater example of Panathlon’s galvanising effect on deaf and hearing impaired pupils than those at Great Baddow High School in Chelmsford. The Essex school began its... more

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Doncaster’s delight at striking gold

Pupils from Doncaster School for the Deaf have excelled since joining the Panathlon programme – culminating in their first ever gold medals in May at the English Institute of... more

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Panathlon’s role in Jack’s extraordinary journey

Jack Gair’s Panathlon journey began as a competitor and progressed to becoming an award-winning young leader and ambassador. Now aged just 19, he can already look back on a... more

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Mildmay’s deaf pupils thrive through Panathlon

Until two years ago deaf pupils at Mildmay Junior School in Chelmsford had limited opportunities to take part in competitive sport – or indeed any extra-curricular activities at all.... more

St. James’s Place staff ‘humbled’ by Panathlon experience

Employees from the Leeds office of the St. James’s Place Foundation today had their first taste of volunteering as officials during a Panathlon competition. The team of eight pioneers... more

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Shane in line for Young Leader prize in USA

Shane Gunesh, winner of our 2016 Jack Petchey Foundation Young Leader of the Year award, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Michael Johnson Young Leaders programme in the USA.... more

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Doucecroft’s autistic students prosper through Panathlon

The partnership between Panathlon and Doucecroft School has enabled students on the autism spectrum to flourish by taking part in competitive sport. Panathlon deliver competitive sport opportunities to over... more

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Katie and Heidi Sheldon – Warwickshire

Identical twins Katie and Heidi Sheldon epitomised the Panathlon spirit when they represented Warwickshire in the West Midlands Regional Final in Birmingham. The 13-year-olds from Sutton Coldfield were born... more

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Jamie Brown – Croydon

A young boccia player with cerebral palsy received the Hassan Ahmed Memorial Sporting Achievement Award 2016 from Panathlon for the help and leadership he gives to other disabled children,... more

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Ethan-Beau receives Panathlon top honour in London & Essex

Colchester teenager Ethan-Beau Howes has won the 2016 Jack Petchey Outstanding Achievement Award – Panathlon’s top individual honour in the London & Essex area. The 15-year-old collected his award from Paralympic swimming... more