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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

EVENT NEWS

All the latest results, competition dates and training dates.

December   
Monday 2ndCornwallCallywith CollegeBodmin Primary
Tuesday 3rd TBCEssexColchester Leisure WorldEssex Primary
Tuesday 3rdHull Active SchoolsCostello StadiumHull Multi-Sport A Final
Wednesday 4thHull Active SchoolsCostello StadiumHull Multi-Sport B Final
Wednesday 4thLondonShooters Hill CollegeGreenwich Primary Schools Only
Thursday 5th TBCWest YorkshireHuddersfield Leisure CentreWest Yorkshire Multi-Sport
Thursday 5thCheshireMMU CreweBoccia England Schools Programme
Friday 6th LondonEnfield Lee Valley AthleticsKS2 Primary
Friday 6thTyne and WearPercy Hedley SchoolNorth East Deaf Boccia
Friday 6thEssexColumbus School & CollegeEssex Primary
Friday 6thCambridgeshireSir Harry Smith WhittleseaPrimary
Monday 9thLondonTBCWandsworth Xtend
Monday 9thNorth LincolnshireTBCGrimsby Primary
Tuesday 10thLondonBarnet Burnt Oak Leisure CentreBarnet Primary
Tuesday 10thCheshireDee Banks SchoolPrimary Swimming
Wednesday 11thLondonMorden Park PoolsSouth London Swimming
Wednesday 11thCheshireDee Banks SchoolPrimary Swimming
Wednesday 11thOxfordshireRadley CollegeOxford Primary AM
Wednesday 11thOxfordshireRadley CollegeOxford Multi Sport PM
Thursday 12thSW SuffolkThomas Gainsborough SchoolU11 Primary Boccia
Friday 13thCambridgeshireWitchford Village CollegePrimary
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December   
Thursday 5thGloucestershireHartpury CollegeMulti-Sport/Primary Young Leader Training
Thursday 5thLondonSeven KingsMulti-Sport Training
Friday 13thLondonFeatherstone High SchoolTraining - Multi-Sport
Thursday 17th TBCLondonSt Paul's AcademyTraining - Multi-Sport
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Kent Final

TEAMBocciaTable CricketKurlingPolybatAthletics FieldAthletics RacesTOTALPlacings
Canterbury101088104501st
Sheppey & Sittingbourne8810448422nd
Gravesham46410610403rd
Ashford646686364th
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  • The Mayor and I are delighted to be supporting the Panathlon Final, the culmination of a year-long programme of fantastic sporting activity. The Panathlon Foundation do incredible work that benefits thousands of young disabled Londoners and their appearance at the Copper Box Arena in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is a fitting finale to the year.

    Kate Hoey MP Commissioner for Sport
  • Panathlon is great. We bought 10 children who didn’t normally take part in sporting events and they came away saying it was the best thing they had done.

    Shirley Bond, PE coordinator at Stratton School, Gloucestershire
  • Panathlon is great for Scott and has made him more confident. Years ago I had to push him to get him involved. Now he loves to participate and he will make the first move

    Heather Pope, mother of Scott, runner-up at the 2014 Jack Petchey Outstanding Achievement Award
  • “That was amazing! Out of 11 other schools, in fact out of the whole country, we are the champions! I am pretty impressed with myself. I can’t put it into words!”

    Freddie Southern, 13, Moor House
  • This is my last Panathlon for the school, it has been a brilliant experience, coming to Panathlon events has changed me as a person, I’ve met new people, been to new places, had life experiences out of school, thank you Panathlon.

    Scott Jefferies, Student, New Oscott School
  • At the end of a Panathlon event I feel like it’s a big achievement for me, because I can’t really do many sports. This is one I can do, and I love it!

    Thomas, 14, Brooksbank School
  • Today was fun; I loved everything I did today. It was a great also meeting Paralympian gold medalist, Liz Johnson.

    Corey Black, Blackpool
  • You’ve got children here that don’t particularly gel very well and to walk away with the trophy as regional champions is a pretty awesome achievement. It’s a reward for teamwork.

    Jane Chave, PE teacher at Priory School, Bury, part of the Suffolk team to win the East Regional Final.
  • I am proud that partners such as Panathlon are delivering on our vision of the Olympic & Paralympic Games boosting sports participation.

    Lord Seb Coe, double Olympic gold medallist and former LOCOG Chair
  • The event was brilliant! The organisation, the staff and supporting students were really helpful and friendly. The venue was ideal and the activities were spot on for the kids in my group. The children had a great time and came back to school beaming. This was their first chance to take part in a sports competition and they loved the medals, certificates and t-shirts. Their confidence levels rose throughout the day – both physically and emotionally.

    Beki Stoiber, teacher at Park Hill
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