Doug Williamson, the inventor of Polybat, delivered a unique training course today at Linden Lodge School in Wimbledon for 15 Panathlon coaches, ably assisted by 6 students from Linden Lodge school who had various visual impairments.

Although Polybat as a game has been around for years, a specific training course has not been delivered for many years, so Panathlon is delighted to be leading the way in this field. The Jack Petchey Foundation has given Panathlon specific funding this year to develop its work with training courses for coaches, young leaders and students. This is one course of many new ones that we will deliver this year to further enhance the opportunities for young disabled Londoners.

Feedback from coaches and young people involved today has been fantastic and we are excited about other opportunities in this area in the year ahead.

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We also had our youngest ever attendee at a Panathlon event, baby Kai who at 13days old took part (with Panathlon coach mum Timea) Well done to both of you !!