Hi I’m James from Disability Sports Coach Ltd who is delivering some of the Panathlon Training this December…..Here’s my mini report on our Training Day this week !

Bacon’s College in Southwark hosted us for the Central Boroughs Training Day this Tuesday. 14 delegates attended from across region, 3 from Southwark and Lambeth respectively and 4 from Wandsworth and Westminster respectively.

Only two of the delegates had been involved in a Panathlon Competition before, so it was exciting to introduce these new sports and the Panathlon concept to fresh faces.

The group was mainly made up of PE co-ordinators and teaching assistants so learning and adapting the games was taken on with ease and with considerable understanding of how to include young people with disabilities into sport. At times there was a raucous and highly competitive playing spirit, particularly in the Polybat where the airflow balls were filling off across the gym in all directions!

We received good feedback from all the delegates. We are now looking forward to the South and East Trainings. To book yourself on future training courses, act fast! Contact ashley@panathlon.com . No prior experience of Panathlon is needed to attend and you’ll get loads of practical experience of disability specific sports, see you on Friday & next Tuesday.

James, DSCL

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