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Role model Armaan is “empowered” by Panathlon

Armaan Shahzad has been named Panathlon's 2017/18 West Yorkshire Primary Outstanding Achiever after overcoming multiple...

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“Superstar” Hafzah wins our West Yorkshire prize

Hafzah Tariq is described by those who know her best as “hugely competitive,” “a real fighter” and a “superstar”. It’s...

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Award winner Leon ‘a joy and inspiration’

Panathlon has named teenager Leon Pring as our 2017/18 North Yorkshire Outstanding Achievement award winner for the...

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Courageous Kitty earns Outstanding Achievement prize

The determination of Kitty Kerr not to let complex disabilities hold her back has earned her the 2017/18 Panathlon...

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‘Trojan’ Troy earns Outstanding Achievement award

Troy McIntosh from Hackney has received the Panathlon Outstanding Achievement Award for London for immense bravery in...

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Harlow lift Essex Crown

The Essex Multi-Sport Final took place today at Basildon Sports Village, with teams battling it our to be our 2018 Essex Champions. Teams had qualified for the final from...

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Moor House crowned national U-18 swim champions

Moor House School & College were the victors in the Panathlon National U18 Swimming Final at the London Aquatics Centre – eclipsing rivals Priory School in a thriller by...

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Sellincourt lift London Primary Final trophy

Sellincourt were crowned overall winners in what turned out to be an incredibly tight contest for the title of 2018 Panathlon London Primary Final champions at the Copper Box...

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Kent Final is decided by count-back

Sheppey & Sittingbourne won the Kent Panathlon Final today by the narrowest of possible margins. After all the results were in, both the Canterbury team and the Sheppey &...

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“Panathlon has enriched our curriculum”

Sherwood Park is one of many schools where Panathlon's impact has gone much deeper than simply participating in...

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Maria shortlisted for London Sport Teacher of the Year

Maria Papazoglou, who has led Whitefields School to multiple Panathlon titles, has been shortlisted for the London Sport Teacher of the Year award. The inaugural award is run by...

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Paralympic legends praise Panathlon’s impact

Three GB Paralympic legends were united in their praise for Panathlon as they enjoyed the sight of 200 of London’s...

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Funders reveal pride at London Final spectacle

Panathlon’s funders spoke of their “immense pride” after witnessing our showpiece London Final at the Copper Box Arena – the climax to a competition that was only made possible...

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It’s a hat-trick for Barking & Dagenham

Barking & Dagenham wrapped up their third successive London Multisport Final title at the Copper Box Arena at the Olympic Park with another thoroughly dominant display. The team comprising...

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Record numbers compete in Surrey

We have been busy this term in the county of Surrey with a four fold expansion to our Primary Panathlon programme. Panathlon have hosted four regional competitions across the...

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The view from poolside – U14 North of England Swimming Finals

We spoke to a number of teachers, parents, pupils and governors at this year’s U14 North of England Swimming Finals about the influence Panathlon has had on their children....

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National champions Great Arley win U14 North of England Swimming Finals

Great Arley School, from Lancashire, added U14 North of England Swimming Final success to their National U14 crown at Ponds Forge in Sheffield on Wednesday. Pupils from the Thornton...

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Young Leader experience of “immense value”

The experience of being a Young Leader at Panathlon competitions is of “immense all-round value” says Paul Read from Sir...

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“It teaches them to treat disabled children normally, not differently”

Burnt Mill Academy Trust joined the ‘Panathlon family’ in 2017/18 and have provided Young Leaders in three competitions...

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East Region Deaf Boccia Finals

On Thursday 17th May, 68 competitors from seven schools descended on Mark Hall Sports Centre in Harlow for the East Region Deaf Boccia Finals. With fifteen teams, the competition was split into three pools, each offering two places...

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Shahayna Begum
Award-winning Panathlete invited to the Royal Wedding

Shahayna Begum, one of our West Yorkshire Outstanding Achievement winners, attended last weekend’s Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The 11-year-old, a pupil at Girlington Primary School in...

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Kent Finalists qualify

Panathlon have been busy over the last week delivering three Kent competitions; Ursuline College for the East Kent teams, Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey for the Central Kent teams...

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Three’s the magic number for our Intern Freya

Freya Levy has flourished in numerous ways in the last six months - firstly in her role as a Panathlon intern but also...

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Star trio reveal joy at Children of Courage awards

The parents of three Panathletes honoured at the London Children of Courage awards have expressed their immense pride...

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Whitefields Retain London Swim Final Gold

The iconic London Aquatics Centre hosted the London swim Finals and Plate finals, involving 54 competitors from 8 schools across the Capital. Teams had qualified from previous rounds earlier...

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Panathletes named London Children of Courage

Three Panathletes were given ‘Children of Courage’ awards last night in a major ceremony at the Intercontinental Hotel, Park Lane, London. The ‘Children of Courage’ Awards, supported by St....

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Panathlon ‘legend’ Barry wins Teacher of the Year prize

Parents, grandparents, pupils and colleagues have queued up to pay tribute to "legendary" SEN Lead Barry Cornforth, who ...

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St. James’s Place staff hail “unbelievable” Panathlon experience

Staff from St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation revealed their pride and emotion after volunteering at Panathlon’s Birmingham Primary Final. The Foundation is Panathlon’s principal sponsor and six staff from...

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Awesome Calderdale strike gold again

Calderdale’s domination of Panathlon competitions showed no signs of abating as they were crowned Yorkshire Multisport champions for the third year in a row. Calderdale’s 50-point total edged out...

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Wheelchair Handball debut!

Three teams from two schools competed in the Merseyside Schools Wheelchair Handball tournament held at Greenbank Sports Academy on 23rd April 2018. This was a first experience for some...

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London Marathon 2018

Both Panathlon competitors and charity supporting runners took part in the Virginmoneygiving London Marathon yesterday. First off were some of our younger competitors in the ‘Mini Marathon,’ which starts...

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Panathlon gives Young Leader platform for success

A first year student has been offered a work placement in a ‘Panathlon school’ after her performance as a Young Leader...

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Merseyside Primary Competition

Fifty-eight primary school aged children from 5 schools across the county competed in the Primary Panathlon Challenge held on 19th April 2018. Congratulations to St Helens (pictured left) who...

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Olympic Park Qualifiers

After 16 qualifying competitions involving 1,240 participants from 105 schools across London, we now know the eight teams who will make up our showpiece London Finals at the Copper...

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Thurrock maximum in title defence

Two highly skilful and enthusiastically fought semi-finals have taken place in the last week to determine our qualifiers for the Essex Final on July 6th. First off was the...

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Sutton & Merton qualify in the West

St Mary’s University hosted the West London Final today, involving 155 students from 22 schools from 7 West London Boroughs (Sutton, Merton, Hillingdon, Kingston, Wandsworth, Hounslow & Ealing). This...

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South London Finals – Crystal Palace

The South London Finals took place today with 132 competitors from 17 schools in 8 south London Boroughs at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre. Panathlon Ambassador and Paralympic Champion...

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South England Champions Final

Panathlon hosted the South England Champions final at the Guildford Spectrum Sports Centre, involving the county champions from Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire and Kent teams. This was a best-of-the-best regional...

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Greenbank
Merseyside KS4 Basketball Competition

60 children from 6 schools across Merseyside, took part in the KS4 Basketball competition held at Greenbank Sports Academy. After some very close games throughout the day, it was...

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Greenbank Team Boccia Tournament

14 teams from across the country took part in a very exciting and competitive tournament. The standard of play was very high throughout the day. The competition was threatened...

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Power Hockey Rolls into Town

On the 14th and 15th March, Panathlon ran the North London and South London Powerchair Hockey Competitions for 38 physically disabled young people. Richard Cloudesley’s Primary and Secondary pupils,...

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Merseyside Secondary Age Panathlon Challenge

A total of seventy-three children representing six local authorities took part at Greenbank Sports Academy, competing in a very highly competitive Panathlon event with Sefton winning the competition. The...

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Award winner Sean heading to Dallas

Sean Nealon-Lino, winner of our Jack Petchey Foundation ‘Excellence in Sport and Leadership’ award last year, is celebrating his selection for the prestigious Michael Johnson Young Leaders programme in the...

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Hull’s Primary Age Join The Fold

St Vincents’ Primary School (Pictured above) won the first Hull Riding Primary Panathlon at the Costello Stadium. St Vincents’ which had two teams on the day, saw their Spitfires...

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North London Finals

Westway Sports Centre hosted our North London Champions and Plate Final today as the second of four qualifying competitions for the London wide Final at the Copper Box Arena...

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East London Finals

An energetic and competitive East London Final took place today at the University of East London Sportsdock, with 132 competitors from 18 East London Schools. With the day split...

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Legacy Continues

The sixth annual Panathlon South Suffolk Swim Gala, which took place at Crown Pools in Ipswich saw teams from 8 schools across South Suffolk take to the water in...

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Double Success

A team comprising Treetops and Beacon Hill schools was a winning combination for Thurrock, who retained their East of England title for Essex, at Mark Hall Sports Centre in...

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First round London Multi-Sport competitions

Panathlon has been busy in London over the last four weeks delivering eight Multi-Sport competitions across the capital. We have seen 636 competitors from 80 schools take part with...

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Champion Run Continues

Calderdale continued their fantastic run in Panathlon competitions, by winning the West Yorkshire Primary Panathlon. St Augustine’s from Halifax were the victorious team at the Huddersfield Leisure Centre, defeating...

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