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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.

Wednesday 8thGreater ManchesterBolton Greater Manchester Pan and Physical Boccia Finals
Wednesday 8thLondonChessington SchoolMulti-Sport: Wandsworth, Sutton, Merton, Kingston
Tuesday 9thGloucestershireTenpin GloucesterGloucester Tenpin Primary (day 1)
Thursday 9thWest YorkshireHuddersfield LCKirklees Primary
Friday 10thGloucestershireTenpin GloucesterGloucester Tenpin
Friday 10thHullTweendykes SchoolHull Secondary Swimming
Monday 13thTees ValleyBillingham ForumTees Valley Swimming
Monday 13thMerseysdieGreenbank Sports CentreAmbulant Disability Basketball
Tuesday 14thHarrogate and CravenTBC
Tuesday 14thLondonFeatherstone High SchoolMulti Sport: Hillingdon, Ealing, Hounslow, Richmond
Tuesday 14thLondonLondon Aquatics CentreNorth London Primary Swimming
Tuesday 14thLondonCity Sport The Franklin BuildingCamden and Islington Primary
Tuesday 14thAvon and SomersetTenpin BristolBristol Ten Pin Primary
Wednesday 15thEssexLondon Aquatics CentreEssex Secondary Finals
Wednesday 15thLondon Frenford ClubsMulti-Sport: Waltham Forest, Redbridge, B&D, Havering
Thursday 16thRichmond NorthRichmond School
Thursday 16thLondon/EssexLondon Aquatics CentreDeaf Primary Finals
Friday 17thInvitationalLondon Aquatics CentreInvitational VI Finals
Friday 17thMerseysideGreenbank Sports Centre5 a side MLD Football
Monday 20thSuffolkHartismere HighHartismere Boccia
Monday 20thCheshireNorthgate Arena
Tuesday 21stAvon and SomersetTenpin BristolBristol Tenpin Secondary
Tuesday 21stLondonMile EndTower Hamlets Boccia
Tuesday 21stLondonSt Pauls AcademyMulti-Sport: Bromley, K&C, Greenwich, Bexley
Tuesday 21stYork/SelbyFulford School TBC
Wednesday 22ndWalesFlint Bowling TBCNorth Wales 10 Pin Bowling Final
Wednesday 22ndScarborough/ Ryedale
Wednesday 22ndWest LeedsArmley Leisure CentreWest Leeds Primary
Thursday 23rdLondonTBCRichmond Primary
Thursday 23rdLondonTower HamletsNew Age Kurling
Thursday 23rdCambridgeCambridge Regional CollegeRegional Colleges Boccia Championships
Thursday 23rdLondonHendon Leisure CentreMulti-Sport: Barnet, Enfield, Haringey, Harrow
Thursday 23rdBridlingtonBridlington LC KS2 Swimming
Friday 24thSuffolkRed Oak Primary LowestoftActive Learning Trust KS1
Friday 24th MerseysideGreenbank Sports Academy6 a side SLD & PD Football
Friday 24thSalfordAll Hallows High SchoolSalford Xtend
Tuesday 28thNationalLondon Aquatics CentreDeaf National Finals
Wednesday 29thLondonHackney Kings HallBoccia England Schools Programme Hackney
Wednesday 29th EssexLondon Aquatics CentreEssex Primary Finals
Wednesday 29th LondonHarris Academy St Johns WoodMulti-Sport: Camden, Westminster, H&F, Brent
Wednesday 29thDorsetLongfleet PrimaryPoole Primary
Thursday 30th LondonLangdon AcademyMulti-Sport: Newham, Hackney, Islington, Tower Hamlets
Thursday 30thCornwallMounts Bay AcademyPenzance Primary AM
Thursday 30thLondonSutton Sports VillageSutton Primary
Friday 31stCornwallTruro CollegeBoccia England Schools Programme: Cornwall Pan
Friday 31stMerseysideGreenbankGirls Disability Football
Friday 31stSuffolkCrown PoolsSouth Suffolk Primary
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Thursday 30thCornwallTruro CollegeBoccia Training
Tuesday 7thLondonNew VicMulti Spot Training
Thursday 16thRichmond NorthRichmond School
Monday 20thCheshireNorthgate ArenaPrimary Leader Training
Thursday 30thCornwallTruro CollegeBoccia Training
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  • 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.

    Janine Edwards, teaching assistant at Whitmore High School, Harrow
  • Today allowed our children to shine in sport for the first time. Thank you for an amazing day. Long may we be involved

    Hollie Williams, teacher at Topcliffe Primary School, Birmingham
  • Panathlon for us is about getting the children out in the community, engaging with other people from different schools, competing, working on leadership and teamwork, but mostly just having fun.

    Dan O’Brien, teacher at Woodfield School, Brent
  • I had two boys who said they’d thought of every way of getting out of doing this, but they volunteered for every race. One swum 10 metres unaided! He didn’t – and we didn’t – know he could do it.

    Debbie Hancock, teacher at Reid Street Primary School, Darlington
  • It’s been absolutely amazing for the students to be able to access Panathlon – to come away and work as team, have a go at different events and cheer each other on. It’s really important for these kids to have that opportunity. Sport should be for everyone, so why shouldn’t they have a chance to take part?

    Jess Russell, sports coordinator at Paddock School, Wandsworth
  • I am hoping to compete in the Tokyo Paralympics in 400m swimming and the Panathlon is a great competition.

    Charlie Hyde, aged 13, Romford, Essex
  • Last year it was just Ryan who came along. Ryan doesn’t play in any school teams, but with the way Panathlon is structured, with fun, different activities, he really enjoyed it. When he got back to school with a medal, he was just hero worshipped. It was just brilliant for his self-esteem.

    Jo Pople, teaching assistant at Watermoor Primary School, Cirencester, Glos
  • I knew we would win again. I just knew it. This is fantastic. I am very excited and happy.  I just love the table cricket, which we won a gold in too.

    Gemma Commons, aged 19, Wiltshire
  • An awful lot of these children wouldn’t have access to competitive sport without Panathlon. Everybody should have a right to play sport, no matter what their ability or disability.

    Martin Owers, teacher at Seven Kings School, Redbridge
  • It’s a good experience. People can’t always get out and do active things but this helps bring people together and make friends.

    Mia Paton, aged 15, Islington
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