Panathlon gives thousands of young people with disabilities and special needs every year the opportunity to take part in competitive sport

Our multi-sport, swimming, football, boccia, ten-pin bowling, cricket and tennis programmes give participants the opportunity to represent their school in sporting competition that they are so often otherwise denied. Our events have a transformational impact on participants’ skills, self-esteem, confidence, health and wellbeing.

Prior to Covid-19, we were on track to beat our record annual participation figure of 22,000 competitors in 2019/20. After the virus struck, we adapted by launching of our Virtual Programme, which had over 25,000 entries in 300 schools in its first term.

In addition, we had 2030 specially-trained Young Leaders who supported their younger peers by guiding and officiating the activities within schools.