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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.

Friday 20thNorth SuffolkEast Point AcademyNorth Suffolk Primary
Friday 20thNorfolkWellington PierTen Pin Bowling
Monday 23rdMerseysideGreenbank Sports Academy6 a side football SLD/PD
Monday 23rdLondonThe Vale SchoolNorth London Powerchair Hockey Tournament
Tuesday 24thLondonCoopers SchoolSouth London Powerchair Hockey Tournament
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Monday 23rd LondonWestlea SchoolAnnual Meeting - North London
Thursday 26thLondonCrystal Palace NSCAnnual Meeting - South London
Thursday 26thLondonSt GilesBoccia Leader Training
Friday 27thLondonNortholt Leisure CentreAnnual Meeting - West London
Monday 30th LondonNewham Leisure CentreAnnual Meeting - East London
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Kent Final

TEAMBocciaTable CricketKurlingPolybatAthletics FieldAthletics RacesTOTALPlacings
Sheppey & Sittingbourne8810448422nd
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  • Today was fun; I loved everything I did today. It was a great also meeting Paralympian gold medalist, Liz Johnson.

    Corey Black, Blackpool
  • “This morning they were so excited – I can’t even begin to describe it! There was a town crier on the train and he rang his bell to announce we were competing here to the whole platform!”

    Sue Brown, Beckers Green
  • The structure was brilliant. The format was for the kids. Usually we are tagged on to some event. Thus we don’t compete that often. This was the opposite. It was for the children and the children responded brilliantly having an event for them.

    Lee Puckrin, teacher at Priory Woods School, Middlesbrough
  • Panathlon builds up these students’ confidence. They can see that they can achieve well, they meet other people and they make friends, so it’s very good for their confidence and independence.

    Robert Zawislak, Head of PE at West Lea School, Enfield
  • Panathlon is unique in bringing everyone together; people with learning difficulties or physical disabilities – they all get to take part, which is great. It’s a level playing field and everyone has a chance of competing.

    Dan O’Brien, teacher at Woodfield School, Brent
  • I like being able to help young children with disabilities be able to do sports. You get to use your own initiative to change and adapt the different sports and to work in a team and it helps your communication skills working with people that you haven’t met before.

    Amy Lytham, aged 15, Young Leader from York High School
  • It’s particularly inspiring to see how far Panathlon has come as an organisation and how many lives have been touched. There is no better illustration of the power of sport than a Panathlon event.

    Kate Hoey, MP and Commissioner for Sport for the Mayor of London
  • “This is an experience that they don’t usually get at all. It’s great for them to be somewhere where they know Olympic and Paralympic athletes have competed and it gives them a huge sense of achievement.”

    Leanne Judd, SEN class teacher, Eastfield School
  • Panathlon is good for us because it caters for those kids who don’t have much opportunity. It means every child gets to take part in a competition outside of school. It’s a privilege to be here and the kids love it.

    Kamil Hajdrych, PE coordinator at Stormont House School, Hackney
  • It’s been amazing, it’s brought them really together as a team, they’ve enjoyed working together, it’s a good lesson on sportsmanship and learning that it’s all about taking part. It means a lot for the school to be able to take part in a much bigger event, than just what the school can provide. It’s very special.

    Jess Russell, sports coordinator at Paddock School, Wandsworth
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