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Role model Armaan is “empowered” by Panathlon

Armaan Shahzad has been named Panathlon's 2017/18 West Yorkshire Primary Outstanding Achiever after overcoming multiple...

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“Superstar” Hafzah wins our West Yorkshire prize

Hafzah Tariq is described by those who know her best as “hugely competitive,” “a real fighter” and a “superstar”. It’s...

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Award winner Mitchell inspires change

Mitchell Regan's determination not to let his disabilities affect his sporting ambitions has had a dramatic 'ripple...

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Award winner Leon ‘a joy and inspiration’

Panathlon has named teenager Leon Pring as our 2017/18 North Yorkshire Outstanding Achievement award winner for the...

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Courageous Kitty earns Outstanding Achievement prize

The determination of Kitty Kerr not to let complex disabilities hold her back has earned her the 2017/18 Panathlon...

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‘Trojan’ Troy earns Outstanding Achievement award

Troy McIntosh from Hackney has received the Panathlon Outstanding Achievement Award for London for immense bravery in...

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Paralympic legends praise Panathlon’s impact

Three GB Paralympic legends were united in their praise for Panathlon as they enjoyed the sight of 200 of London’s...

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Doucecroft’s driving force

Doucecroft School in Colchester have been competing in Panathlon competitions for four years. Andrea Griffiths is the...

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Role model Harry blossoms through Panathlon

Harry Bowtell from east London first took part in a Panathlon in 2012. Despite having complex physical and learning...

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Three’s the magic number for our Intern Freya

Freya Levy has flourished in numerous ways in the last six months - firstly in her role as a Panathlon intern but also...

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Star trio reveal joy at Children of Courage awards

The parents of three Panathletes honoured at the London Children of Courage awards have expressed their immense pride...

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Panathlon ‘legend’ Barry wins Teacher of the Year prize

Parents, grandparents, pupils and colleagues have queued up to pay tribute to "legendary" SEN Lead Barry Cornforth, who ...

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Abby-Jo lifts Jack Petchey Outstanding Achiever prize

Abby-Jo Wawrzewski has won the 2017 Jack Petchey Outstanding Achievement Award – Panathlon’s top individual honour in the London and Essex area. The 16-year-old (pictured left), who attends Brent Knoll School in Forest Hill, South-East London,...

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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...

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Jack Petchey Outstanding Achievement Nominee – Tony Chaney

This year’s Panathlon Jack Petchey Awards Ceremony takes place on November 15 at John Lewis Stratford in London, and...

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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...

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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...

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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’...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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