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Panathlon gives almost 22,000 young people with disabilities and special needs every year the opportunity to take part in competitive sport

 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

21906 Competitors

+3,936 increase on 2017/18

1335 Schools

+315 increase on 2017/18

42 Counties

+5 increase on 2017/18

4611 Young Leaders

+680 increase on 2017/18


All the latest results, competition dates and training dates.

Monday 3rdWest YorkshireHuddersfield LCWest Yorkshire Primary
Tuesday 4thLondonBeacontree Leisure CentreBarking & Dagenham Primary
Tuesday 4th TBCLondonEvelyn Grace AcademyMulti-Sport: Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham, Croydon
Tuesday 4thNorth WalesLlandrillo CollegeNorth Wales Boccia Finals
Wednesday 5thWearsideRiverside SunderlandSunderland Primary
Wednesday 5thSurreyMoor House SchoolSwimming - Surrey SSSSA Schools
Thursday 6thSouth TynesideRiverside Sunderland Gateshead Primary
Thursday 6thMerseyside GreenbankRegional Boccia PD & Pan
Friday 7thBirmingham Nechells Wellbeing CentreBoccia England Schools Programme: Birmingham Pan
Monday 10thKentLarkfield Leisure CentreKent Swimming - Higher Swimming Ability Competition for Year 7/8/9
Monday 10th TBCNorth LincolnshireTBCGrimsby Xtend
Tuesday 11thNorfolkUEASecondary /Xtend
Tuesday 11thNorth YorkshireQueen Ethelburga
Tuesday 11thTyne & WearBeacon of LightPrimary
Tuesday 11thGloucestershireAll Saints AcademyPrimary KS1
Wednesday 12thNorth YorkshireScarborough RFU
Wednesday 12thWiltshireSt Edmunds SchoolPrimary
Wednesday 12thNorfolkUEAPrimary (am)
Wednesday 12thNorfolkUEAPrimary (PM)
Wednesday 12thLondonErith Leisure CentrePrimary - Bexley
Wednesday 12thHampshireMountbatten CentreMulti Sport - Hampshire
Thursday 13thBuckinghamshireBeaconsfield High SchoolMulti-Sports - Buckinghamshire
Thursday 13thWest LeedsPudsey Leisure CentreWest Leeds Primary 2
Thursday 13thLondonPoplar Baths Leisure CentreTower Hamlets Secondary Boccia
Thursday 13thCornwallSaltash Community SchoolCornwall Xtend
Thursday 13thGreater ManchesterMiddlebrook Hollywood BowlSecondary Ten Pin
Friday 14thLondonNewham Leisure CentreNewham Primary
Friday 14thLondonNortholt Leisure CentreNortholt Swimming
Friday 14thManchesterSports City EtihadManchester Primary
Wednesday 26thLondonHackney Kings Hall Leisure CentreHackney Xtend
Wednesday 26thLondonLondon Aquatics CentreWaltham/East London Primary Swimming Finals
Thursday 27thMerseysideGreenbankTable Cricket
Thursday 27thCambridgeshireLittleport AcademyCambridge Xtend
Thursday 27thSuffolkTBCHertismere Boccia
Friday 28thSouth SuffolkCrown Pools Panathlon/Discovery Secondary
Friday 28thLondonAll England Tennis ClubMerton Primary
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Wednesday 12thNorth YorkshireScarborough RFU
Wednesday 26thLondonOasis Shirley ParkMulti-Sport Training
Friday 28thLondonHarris Academy CPMulti-Sport Training
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First Round South East London

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  • 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.

    Laura Ball, teaching assistant at Shaftesbury High School, Harrow
  • 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.

    Lauren Hastings, PE teacher at Marjorie McClure School, Bromley
  • 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.

    Melissa Fletcher, aged 16, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
  • 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.

    Elaine Burgess, partnership development manager for Barking & Dagenham
  • 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.

    Maria Papazoglou, PE coordinator at Whitefield Schools, Waltham Forest
  • 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.

    Jonathan Bath, teacher at The Village School, Brent
  • “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.”

    Chessington’s PE teacher, Mr Lucas
  • 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.

    Harris Abdullah, aged 13, Birmingham
  • I had one student who struggled with confidence, but today he has interacted with his peers and hasn’t stopped smiling

    Shirley Bond, PE coordinator at Stratton School, Gloucestershire
  • 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.

    Jo Gavin, Teacher Cherry Oak School
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