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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

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Want to coach? Learn on the job with Panathlon

Students on sport and physical education courses wishing to expand their coaching skills by working with disabled children now have the chance to do so with Panathlon. We’ve started... more

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Neve Allen – Sutton Coldfield

West Midlands Primary Panathlon hosted a special celebration to honour 2016 Birmingham Panathlon Outstanding Achiever Neve Allen. The 10-year-old, who was born with a congenital short left femur and... more

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St Mary’s partnership extended

The Panathlon Foundation has been involved with St Mary’s University in Twickenham for the past three years and we are continuing to extend the support that the University plays... more

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Riley Barber – Suffolk

Riley Barber, of Albert Pye Primary School in Beccles, received the Emma Holloway Foundation Outstanding Achievement Award, after the nine-year-old’s confidence was boosted by competing in Panathlon events. Neil Holloway,... more

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Malik and Lina Berbiche – Hillingdon

Malik and Lina Berbiche, who both lost limbs in a bus crash, were two of Panathlon’s brightest stars in 2015/16 season. The siblings from Uxbridge are about to enter... more

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Georgina Hart – Barking & Dagenham

Georgina Hart of Jo Richardson School in Dagenham is the latest winner of the Jack Petchey Outstanding Achievement Award – Panathlon’s top individual honour. The 15-year-old, who has cerebral palsy, is an inspiration to... more

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The Ashley School – Lowestoft

Welcome to a new series looking at how Panathlon and the Sainsbury’s School Games are working together to engage more disabled young children in competitive sport. First up, we’re looking at... 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 £41,000 to provide sporting opportunities to young people in that time. The store,... more

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Kavindu Ranasinghe – Hillingdon

10-year-old Kavindu Ranasinghe of Coteford Junior School in Hillingdon was named as joint winner of the Wembley National Stadium Trust Primary-Aged Achievers Award in November 2014. Kavindu has cerebal palsy with... more

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Robert Walter – Hounslow

Nine-year-old Robert Walter of Lindon Bennett School in Hounslow was named as joint winner of the Wembley National Stadium Trust Primary-Aged Achievers Award in November 2014. Robert has Sturge-Weber... more

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Faizan Bidiwala – Redbridge

Faizan Bidiwala of Little Heath School in Redbridge was named Panathlon’s outstanding achiever of 2014. The 16-year-old, who has Downs Syndrome, collected the Jack Petchey Outstanding Achievement Award in... more

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David Ejinkonye – Young Leader

16-year-old David Ejinkonye was named as Panathlon’s Young Leader of the Year in November 2014. The teenager, from Canning Town, received the prestigious honour at the Jack Petchey Outstanding Achievement... more

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Thomas – Competitor to Coach!

Thomas Clements enjoyed his first Panathlon victory in 2006, as a pupil at Marjorie McClure School in Bromley, South East London During his Panathlon playing career, Thomas skills and... more

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Olympic Park Inspiration Case Study

Nearly 200 disabled children from 21 schools across London took part in Panathlon’s annual multi-sport final in June, held for the first at The Copper Box Arena in the... more

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Young Leaders with Learning Difficulties (Birmingham)

Phase 1 Leadership Training Panathlon trained Young Leaders from Victoria Special School (Moderate Learning Difficulty), Hall Green Special School (Moderate Learning Difficulty), Queensbury Special School (Moderate Learning Difficulty) and... more

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Young Leaders with Learning Difficulties (Surrey & Kent)

In addition to the hundreds of Young Leaders trained around the country in 2014, Panathlon has developed a Leadership programme for Young people with Moderate and Severe Learning impairments.... more

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Opportunities on the rise for visually impaired and deaf students

In 2013 Panathlon ran 50 sports competitions across the country involving over 3,500 disabled young people with a range of impairments but it became clear that two impairment groups... more

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Jordan Andrews – Newham

Few stories demonstrate the true impact of Panathlon and its legacy better than that of Newham youngster Jordan Andrews. Jordan is autistic and, as a result of his condition... more

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Mahfuz Ahmad – Wandsworth

The true impact of Panathlon can be found in the stories of its individual competitors and few of these demonstrate the positive power of sport better than that of... more