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.
|Monday 3rd||West Yorkshire||Huddersfield LC||West Yorkshire Primary|
|Tuesday 4th||London||Beacontree Leisure Centre||Barking & Dagenham Primary|
|Tuesday 4th TBC||London||Evelyn Grace Academy||Multi-Sport: Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham, Croydon|
|Tuesday 4th||North Wales||Llandrillo College||North Wales Boccia Finals|
|Wednesday 5th||Wearside||Riverside Sunderland||Sunderland Primary|
|Wednesday 5th||Surrey||Moor House School||Swimming - Surrey SSSSA Schools|
|Thursday 6th||South Tyneside||Riverside Sunderland||Gateshead Primary|
|Thursday 6th||Merseyside||Greenbank||Regional Boccia PD & Pan|
|Friday 7th||Birmingham||Nechells Wellbeing Centre||Boccia England Schools Programme: Birmingham Pan|
|Monday 10th||Kent||Larkfield Leisure Centre||Kent Swimming - Higher Swimming Ability Competition for Year 7/8/9|
|Monday 10th TBC||North Lincolnshire||TBC||Grimsby Xtend|
|Tuesday 11th||Norfolk||UEA||Secondary /Xtend|
|Tuesday 11th||North Yorkshire||Queen Ethelburga|
|Tuesday 11th||Tyne & Wear||Beacon of Light||Primary|
|Tuesday 11th||Gloucestershire||All Saints Academy||Primary KS1|
|Wednesday 12th||North Yorkshire||Scarborough RFU|
|Wednesday 12th||Wiltshire||St Edmunds School||Primary|
|Wednesday 12th||Norfolk||UEA||Primary (am)|
|Wednesday 12th||Norfolk||UEA||Primary (PM)|
|Wednesday 12th||London||Erith Leisure Centre||Primary - Bexley|
|Wednesday 12th||Hampshire||Mountbatten Centre||Multi Sport - Hampshire|
|Thursday 13th||Buckinghamshire||Beaconsfield High School||Multi-Sports - Buckinghamshire|
|Thursday 13th||West Leeds||Pudsey Leisure Centre||West Leeds Primary 2|
|Thursday 13th||London||Poplar Baths Leisure Centre||Tower Hamlets Secondary Boccia|
|Thursday 13th||Cornwall||Saltash Community School||Cornwall Xtend|
|Thursday 13th||Greater Manchester||Middlebrook Hollywood Bowl||Secondary Ten Pin|
|Friday 14th||London||Newham Leisure Centre||Newham Primary|
|Friday 14th||London||Northolt Leisure Centre||Northolt Swimming|
|Friday 14th||Manchester||Sports City Etihad||Manchester Primary|
|Wednesday 26th||London||Hackney Kings Hall Leisure Centre||Hackney Xtend|
|Wednesday 26th||London||London Aquatics Centre||Waltham/East London Primary Swimming Finals|
|Thursday 27th||Merseyside||Greenbank||Table Cricket|
|Thursday 27th||Cambridgeshire||Littleport Academy||Cambridge Xtend|
|Thursday 27th||Suffolk||TBC||Hertismere Boccia|
|Friday 28th||South Suffolk||Crown Pools||Panathlon/Discovery Secondary|
|Friday 28th||London||All England Tennis Club||Merton Primary|
|Wednesday 12th||North Yorkshire||Scarborough RFU|
|Wednesday 26th||London||Oasis Shirley Park||Multi-Sport Training|
|Friday 28th||London||Harris Academy CP||Multi-Sport Training|
|TEAM||Boccia||Table Cricket||Kurling||Polybat||Athletics Field||Athletics Races||TOTAL||Placings|
Find out what has been going on at the Panathlon Challenge.
Panathlon have received a £25,000 donation from the MCKS Charitable Foundation UK towards our primary-age activity.
Panathlon’s Primary programme in London took a big step forward with a double competition at Sutton Sports Village.
The parents of Mia Norman have vowed "never to let her be held back again" after the eight-year-old's Panathlon debut.
Look around at all the smiles here. These children don’t normally get chance to take part in any sports outside of school, but this is just amazing.
Panathlon is about everyone being equal and able to play. So many people get the chance to play. The experience for our kids is really positive. It’s just brilliant.
Watching Tom Daley before was just awesome. I love Panathlon because when I get frustrated or angry, it makes me feel free just to run or swim and forget everything else.
We really value the Panathlon Challenge in the borough. Students from seven secondary schools make up the team. It is one of the most important events that we take part in every year. It’s a fantastic experience for all the children and year-on-year we strive to get better.
Panathlon makes it easier to set up targets and motivate my kids. During lessons, if you keep reminding them of Panathlon, we improve their behaviour and everything else improves from there.
It’s amazing. The kids couldn’t stop talking about it. They’ve been working really hard over the last term – practice, practice, practice. They’ve been really excited about today for a few weeks. Look at the venue. You couldn’t ask for anywhere better to compete – this really is the icing on the cake.
“Our GCSE PE students have been leaders at quite a few Panathlon events now and throw themselves into it every time. They develop their communication and leadership skills and they thoroughly enjoy working with children. They absolutely jump at this opportunity.”
I really enjoy Panathlon. It’s a big responsibility representing the school and Birmingham, but I’ve enjoyed it. We practise the sports back at school, so that when it comes to the Panathlon, we’re quite good at them.
I had one student who struggled with confidence, but today he has interacted with his peers and hasn’t stopped smiling
None of the pupils had participated in a Panathlon before, so this was a new and exciting experience for them. We are grateful for the opportunity that tailors the physical and sensory needs of our pupils.