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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.

October   
Thursday 3rdMerseysideLansbury BridgeSecondary Swimming
Thursday 3rdDruhamRiverside, SunderlandDurham 10 Pin - comp 1
Friday 4thDurhamRiverside, SunderlandDurham 10 Pin - comp 2
Monday 7thMerseysideGreenbank Sports AcademyPower Football
Wednesday 9thLondonBarnhill Community SchoolHillingdon Primary
Thursday 10thLondonGoals Gillette Corner Football - West: Hillingdon, Ealing, Hounslow, RichMondayd, Wandsworth, Kingston, Merton, Sutton, H&F
Thursday 10thMerseysideGreenbank Sports AcademyDodgeball
Friday 11thLondonConisborough College Lewisham Schools Primary Panathlon
Friday 11thLondonNewham Leisure CentreNewham Primary
Monday 14th EssexTen Pin ColchesterTen Pin
Monday 14th London Ellen Wilkinson SchoolWest London Boccia England PI Competition
Tuesday 15thLondonGoals ElthamSouth London Football; Southwark, Lambeth, Croydon, Lewisham, Greenwich, Bexley, Bromley, K&C
Tuesday 15thEssexTen Pin ColchesterTen Pin
Tuesday 15th TBCHullTBCHull Active Schools Boccia
Wednesday 16thLondonPowerleague NewhamFootball - East: Waltham Forest, Redbridge, B&D, Havering, Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham, Islington
Thursday 17thBirminghamNechells Wellbeing CentreBattle of the Ashes
Thursday 17thLondonCity Pavilion RomfordRedbridge Ten Pin
Thursday 17thLondonPowerleague BarnetFootball - North: Camden, Barnet, Enfield, Haringey, Harrow, Brent, Westminster
Monday 21stEssexHollywood Bowl BasildonTen Pin
Thursday 24thHull TBCHull Active Schools, Secondary Swimming
Tuesday 29thLondonWandsworth - SouthfieldsPrimary
Wednesday 30thLondonHammersmith & FulhamPrimary
Thursday 31st TBCWest SuffolkTBCWest Suffolk Primary
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October   
Tuesday 8thHertfordshireWodson ParkMulti Sport Young Leaders Training
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Kent Final

TEAMBocciaTable CricketKurlingPolybatAthletics FieldAthletics RacesTOTALPlacings
Canterbury101088104501st
Sheppey & Sittingbourne8810448422nd
Gravesham46410610403rd
Ashford646686364th
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  • I’m shocked. I’ve never won anything before. I’m proud to do this with my mates. I am over the moon.

    Andrew Saxton, Bents Green, Sheffield
  • For schools to come together like this is great, you don’t get that luxury very often. Social skills are some of the most important things we try and teach them at our school so to see them interact, celebrate when they win and shake hands at the end is spot on

    Liam Welch, teacher at Billing Brook School, Northampton
  • Our strong team culture has impacted into school – behaviour has improved, relationships developed, a sense of achieving can be found in all areas of the school.

    Lucas Neocleous, football coach, Haringey
  • This was our first time at Panathlon and it has made our kids realise how much fun they could have and what they could learn. It has been a real eye opener for them!

    Julie Markowycz, Lowerhouses Primary
  • This is one of the best experiences of my life. My favourite is the table top cricket because you get to really smash the ball. Panathlon has lifted my confidence and skills.

    James Cole, aged 17, Barking and Dagenham
  • “The Environment is conducive so they feel comfortable, which enables them to perform at their best.”

    Ailsa Bell, Freebrough Academy
  • Panathlon is very important to us at Swiss Cottage School. They feel like stars when they are taking part and the school is really proud of them. It gives them a lot of confidence and they start to believe in themselves. I think it’s a great experience for them.

    Anna Kwasniak, teacher at Swiss Cottage School, Camden
  • One of our children said it was the first time he’d ever won anything in sport.

    Shirley Bond, PE coordinator at Stratton School, Gloucestershire
  • I’m really glad I’ve met somebody with the same condition as me. We’ve both got spina bifida, so I can relate to him and I’m really glad that we had a chat. He’s a big inspiration, so I think I might take up racing!

    Zahra Naqvi, aged 13, Milton Keynes, Bucks, on meeting Panathlon patron Richard Chiassaro
  • Primary Panathlon works really well. The activities are pitched perfectly for younger children.

    Penny Warner, Head of PE at Amwell View School, Hertfordshire
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