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McKenzie is Gloucestershire’s Outstanding Achiever

Eight-year-old McKenzie O’Reilly was “overwhelmed” after receiving the Outstanding Achiever Award for Gloucestershire, supported by St James’s Place Foundation. The Abbeymead School pupil, who has spina bifida and mild hydrocephalus,...

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Barking and Dagenham retain London multisports title

Barking and Dagenham retained their Panathlon London Multisport Finals trophy after a very tight contest in the Copper Box Arena at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Thursday. Victories in boccia and...

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Tyne and Wear gala hits new heights

Six schools took part in the fourth year of the Tyne and Wear Panathlon Swimming Under-20 competition at the Lakeside Centre in Newcastle. Tuesday June 13th’s event saw 48...

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Jamie’s joy at Panathlon Oath honour

St Giles’ School student Jamie Brown is “so, so excited” to be reading the Panathlon Oath before Thursday’s London Finals at the Copper Box Arena. Jamie, 16, will be representing...

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Park Academy complete quick swim double

Park Academy followed up their victory in the North England Under-14 Panathlon Swimming Finals in Sheffield last week by winning the third Lancashire Primary Panathlon Swim Gala on Monday....

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Priory bidding for hat-trick at Aquatics Centre

Priory School from Bury St Edmunds will be looking to make it three victories in a row as they return to the Aquatics Centre in the Queen Elizabeth II Olympic...

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Essex Final

On June 9th we held our Essex Final at Mark Hall Academy with the 4 qualifiers from the earlier semi-finals in April. Sixty-nice competitors from 6 schools in Thurrock,...

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London Panathletes go for gold in Olympic Park

More than 200 disabled children from 27 schools across eight London boroughs will be bidding to strike gold at one of the capital’s famous 2012 Olympic and Paralympic venues...

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Herts Finale

On Wednesday 7th June, Panathlon visited Woodson Leisure Centre in Ware for the final Panathlon event in the County for this school year. The day hosted 7 teams from...

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Lancashire schools dominate Northern Swimming Final

It was a Lancastrian one-two in the Panathlon Northern Swimming Final at Ponds Forge in Sheffield on Tuesday as Park Community Academy struck gold. Pupils from the Blackpool school (pictured...

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Ormiston Denes and Bungay take North Suffolk titles

Ormiston Denes Academy and Bungay High School were the victors when nearly 110 disabled students competed in the Panathlon North Suffolk Multisport Finals in Lowestoft on Wednesday. Ormiston Denes, from...

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National Success for Beacon Hill Academy

Teams of students from Beacon Hill Academy School in Thurrock headed to Sheffield this month for the finals of the Lord’s Taverners Under-19s National Boccia Championships. The prestigious national...

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Durham delight

More than 40 disabled children took part in a hard-fought “mini Paralympics” day at Freeman’s Quay Leisure Centre in Durham as the second Durham County Panathlon, saw a new...

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Tyne & Wear County Finals

Tyne and Wear saw the fourth edition of the County Finals held at Gateshead International Stadium in conjunction with the Gateshead Legacy Games. Thorp Academy coupled with Molly Smith...

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Hempsted are first Gloucester Primary Swimming winners

Hempsted Primary School were winners of our first ever Gloucestershire Primary Swimming Panathlon in Gloucester. Following the success of multi-sport primary Panathlon events across the county, teachers and pupils...

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Addington win Central Final thriller

There was just one point separating gold from silver at the Panathlon Central Swimming Final at Stoke Mandeville Stadium when Addington School in Reading emerged as winners of both...

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Kent Qualifiers 2017

This week has seen three competitions in Kent where 213 competitors from 15 schools took part, with 41 leaders in support. These results have been surprising, with each day...

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St. James’s Place staff ‘humbled’ by Panathlon experience

Employees from the Leeds office of the St. James’s Place Foundation today had their first taste of volunteering as...

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Essex semi finals

Two cracking competitions in a week involving 116 competitors from 13 schools in Essex revealed this years qualifiers for the finals in June. First off on Friday 21st April...

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London Marathon

Yesterday some of our Panathlon friends competed in the London Marathon for the first time. The Virgin Money Mini Marathon starts at the 23 mile mark whilst the 40,000...

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Regional winners now eyeing up Panathlon’s ultimate prize

Panathlon’s finest performers moved a step closer to the ultimate goal of a Divisional Final gold medal by winning our five Regional events last term. Over 250 young disabled...

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Forest make a splash in North Yorkshire Swim Final

Eighty-two students across primary, secondary and post-16 age groups took part in the North Yorkshire and Tees Swim Panathlon at Queen Margaret’s School in Escrick. Panathlon Ambassador and Paralympic...

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Tyne and Wear success in the North East Multisports

Tyne and Wear Falcons soared to victory in the North East Panathlon Multisports finals when the clear winners bagged 50 points – four ahead of the Tyne and Wear...

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Calderdale retain Yorkshire Regional title

Calderdale retained their Panathlon Yorkshire Multisport title on a special day for one of their victorious team members, Thomas Green. Sport-mad Thomas, 13, pictured left, a student at Brooksbank...

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Tom Daley drops in at London & Essex Swimming Final

Students competing in the Panathlon London and Essex Swimming Finals got an unexpected bonus as they met Britain’s Olympic diving hero Tom Daley at the London Aquatics Centre. The...

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Copper Box Arena Finalists known!

After 16 qualifying competitions involving over 1,250 participants from 102 schools in all 32 London Boroughs, we now know the 8 teams who have won through to the London...

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County round-up

Portsmouth  –  On Wednesday 22 March pupils from across Hampshire took part in a Panathlon Challenge at the Mountbatten Centre. Following a countback, Hollywater secured the title from Portchester...

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Jack Petchey Foundation announce record investment!

The Jack Petchey Foundation, Panathlon’s longest-serving supporter, has announced record new investment into the charity. The Foundation, which has supported Panathlon’s work in providing sporting opportunities for disabled young...

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Berkshire retain South of England Multisport title

Reigning champions Berkshire successfully defended their Panathlon South of England Multisport crown, and were cheered on by Paralympic wheelchair basketball star Helen Turner. With 56 points, Berkshire – represented...

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Defending Champions qualify again

A cracking East London Final today took place at the University of East London Sportsdock with 151 competitors from 23 east London Schools. The Champions half of the draw...

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Thurrock retain East of England title

A team comprising Beacon Hill and Treetops 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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West London Finals

Merton reached their first ever Champions Final at the Copper Box Arena in June when they won by the narrowest of margins, the West London title today. St Mary’s...

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Enfield retain North London title

The second of our four qualifying competitions for the London Final at the Copper Box Arena, took place today at Westway Sports Centre which hosted the North London Final...

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South London Final

The South London Final took place today at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre with 8 teams competing for 2 spots in the London final to be held at the...

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Wiltshire take gold in South and Central Region Multisport Final

Wiltshire took home gold from the Stoke Mandeville Stadium, ‘the home of the Paralympic Games’, in Tuesday’s Panathlon South and Central Region Multisport Final. Represented by Swindon’s Brimble Hill...

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Post 16 Panathlon – a breakthrough victory

A new competition and a new champion were celebrated at Columbus College on 24th February, when Columbus College secured their first ever victory in a Panathlon competition. After 6...

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South England Deaf Swimming

Great Baddow School pictured here left, from Chelmsford and Heathlands School from St Albans, were crowned South England deaf Panathlon swimming champions in the Aquatics Centre at the Queen...

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Midlands Round up

Worcestershire – On Monday 13th February 51 pupils from 4 schools across the county took part in a Panathlon Challenge...

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Over 100 compete in Oxfordshire

Kingfisher School of Abingdon and Springfield Schjool of Witney, were the victors when over 100 disabled students took part in the Panathlon Oxfordshire Multisports Finals in Abingdon on Wednesday....

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Priory Swim Success

Since its inception six years ago, the South Suffolk Panathlon Swim title has been Priory School from Bury St Edmunds sole domain’ and on 8 Feb 2017, it was...

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North East Primary

Primary school pupils from across Tees Valley, North Yorkshire, and Durham came together in Eston Leisure Centre in Middlesbrough for right to be called the North East of England...

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120 deaf youngsters compete in boccia.

Three consecutive Deaf Boccia competitions in Merseyside, Doncaster and Birmingham saw over 120 young deaf young people compete. First up was the second edition of the North West area’s...

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West Yorkshire Primary

The second edition of the West Yorkshire Primary Panathlon took place in the brand new Huddersfield Leisure Centre with all 5 areas of the county competing and 12 teams...

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Primary Panathlon in full swing

Primary Panathlon has continued to grow during this school year, with 1,340 young disabled children involved in the London boroughs alone so far and other counties getting into full...

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Race to Olympic Park is underway

The starting gun has been fired in the race to reach the 2017 Panathlon London Multisport Finals at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in June. Throughout the past month...

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London schools make a big splash

The schools taking part in the Panathlon London Swimming Finals in March have been decided, after 166 students from 22 boroughs competed for the right to be crowned champions...

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New Champions in West Yorkshire

The third edition of the West Yorkshire Multisport Panathlon took place in the brand new Huddersfield Leisure Centre with all 5 areas of the county competing. The 2016 final...

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New research re-inforces benefits of Panathlon

New research has concluded that Panathlon is ‘filling a gap’ to help disabled young people get active. The research by the University of East London (UEL) describes many benefits of Panathlon...

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Norfolk & Suffolk schools Deaf /H.I. Boccia

A new area took part in Panathlon’s rapidly developing Deaf/Hearing Impaired days, this one in Norwich for Norfolk and Suffolk schools. This first competition; boccia, attracted 30 students from...

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Newcomers Barnsley Excel

Newcomers Barnsley have been crowned champions at the second South Yorkshire Panathlon Challenge after winning the county’s multi-sports final at the English Institute of Sport venue in Sheffield. The...

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