In the last year, 21,906 children and young people from 1,335 schools in England and Wales took part in ‘mini Paralympics’ multi-sport competitions for secondary or primary-age pupils as well as our dedicated swimming, football, boccia and ten-pin bowling programmes. With an additional 4,611 students aged 14-19 fulfilling roles as specially-trained Young Leaders at our competitions, that made a grand total of 26,517 young people engaged in our sporting programmes in a single academic year. If you are new to Panathlon, take a look at the video at the bottom of the page to get a flavour of what we are all about
+3,936 increase on 2017/18
+315 increase on 2017/18
+5 increase on 2017/18
+680 increase on 2017/18
All the latest results, competition dates and training dates.
|Friday 20th||North Suffolk||East Point Academy||North Suffolk Primary|
|Friday 20th||Norfolk||Wellington Pier||Ten Pin Bowling|
|Monday 23rd||Merseyside||Greenbank Sports Academy||6 a side football SLD/PD|
|Monday 23rd||London||The Vale School||North London Powerchair Hockey Tournament|
|Tuesday 24th||London||Coopers School||South London Powerchair Hockey Tournament|
|Monday 23rd||London||Westlea School||Annual Meeting - North London|
|Thursday 26th||London||Crystal Palace NSC||Annual Meeting - South London|
|Thursday 26th||London||St Giles||Boccia Leader Training|
|Friday 27th||London||Northolt Leisure Centre||Annual Meeting - West London|
|Monday 30th||London||Newham Leisure Centre||Annual Meeting - East London|
|TEAM||Boccia||Table Cricket||Kurling||Polybat||Athletics Field||Athletics Races||TOTAL||Placings|
|Sheppey & Sittingbourne||8||8||10||4||4||8||42||2nd|
Find out what has been going on at the Panathlon Challenge.
Andy Haven is tackling six marathons in five days through the Atacama Desert to raise money for Panathlon.
Former Panathlete Jack Kirkby, who is severely visually impaired, is raising money for Panathlon with a huge challenge.
Panathlon’s impact spread further than ever before in 2018/19 with almost 22,000 young people benefiting.
Today was fun; I loved everything I did today. It was a great also meeting Paralympian gold medalist, Liz Johnson.
“This morning they were so excited – I can’t even begin to describe it! There was a town crier on the train and he rang his bell to announce we were competing here to the whole platform!”
The structure was brilliant. The format was for the kids. Usually we are tagged on to some event. Thus we don’t compete that often. This was the opposite. It was for the children and the children responded brilliantly having an event for them.
Panathlon builds up these students’ confidence. They can see that they can achieve well, they meet other people and they make friends, so it’s very good for their confidence and independence.
Panathlon is unique in bringing everyone together; people with learning difficulties or physical disabilities – they all get to take part, which is great. It’s a level playing field and everyone has a chance of competing.
I like being able to help young children with disabilities be able to do sports. You get to use your own initiative to change and adapt the different sports and to work in a team and it helps your communication skills working with people that you haven’t met before.
It’s particularly inspiring to see how far Panathlon has come as an organisation and how many lives have been touched. There is no better illustration of the power of sport than a Panathlon event.
“This is an experience that they don’t usually get at all. It’s great for them to be somewhere where they know Olympic and Paralympic athletes have competed and it gives them a huge sense of achievement.”
Panathlon is good for us because it caters for those kids who don’t have much opportunity. It means every child gets to take part in a competition outside of school. It’s a privilege to be here and the kids love it.
It’s been amazing, it’s brought them really together as a team, they’ve enjoyed working together, it’s a good lesson on sportsmanship and learning that it’s all about taking part. It means a lot for the school to be able to take part in a much bigger event, than just what the school can provide. It’s very special.