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Our Stories – Role Models

Abby-Jo Wawrzewski - South London
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

Tany's Dell
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

Jack Gair and Jessica Oaten
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

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

Overall Outstanding Achiever Award - Ethan Beau-Howes - Doucecroft School Colchester - The Panathlon Challenge - Jack Petchey Outstanding Achievement Awards 2016 - John Lewis - Stratford - London -  23/11/2016
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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

Thomas lifting the 2008 Winners Trophy (with Ade Adepitan GB Paralympian)
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

Freya Levy

Freya, tell me a little about yourself… I’ve not always been disabled; prior to being diagnosed with muscular dystrophy I was playing county level football and rugby, and had... more