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.
Achieving at Panathlon helps the children right across the curriculum. It gives them that sense that they can achieve something on their own merit, which gives them the confidence to try in other areas of school.
“We’ve done three Panathlon events now and these guys have been such a close-knit team throughout the rounds. They had never even spoken to each other before, but this has brought them all together and they’re never apart now. Panathlon is such a blessing, it really is, It has been a real journey for all of them. I would feel terrible if these kids couldn’t take advantage of this opportunity. A lot of mainstream school, yes, it’s inclusive, but it’s very hard for them to actually get involved. This is totally different and it’s why they love it so much.”
We absolutely love Panathlon. It’s brilliant for us as a mainstream school, because our more able-bodied students get involved with our disabled students and they play games together, so there’s a really nice crossover.
A lot of these guys have quite challenging behaviour in lessons, but having the Panathlon Football Finals to look forward to helps them enormously. Being here is amazing for them and they absolutely love it. A lot of them find it difficult to maintain relationships with their peers, but it seems like when they’re out on the pitch they have a shared goal and you don’t see the same sort of outbursts.
Panathlon has been a big help for me. It inspires me and it inspires so many to take part in sport. It’s a really good experience. It feels really good to take part, to represent my school and Cambridgeshire. I’m really happy.
My favourite things about today were the races, the medals and the freedom. I felt fresh, healthy and free in the pool. The ball race was my favourite.
This place is really fantastic. I swam so fast I was like a machine! When I finish I just feel so confident, happy and proud.
Just having the opportunity to compete against students from different parts of the country is amazing. Panathlon can’t support us enough.
I don’t think there’s any better way for the kids to develop their confidence. I’ve seen them develop from shy, retiring children to really confident young men and women. It’s life-changing.
I went back to my school and showed everyone my medal, and all the people in school were cheering. It made me feel impressive!