Panathlon have been busy this term in London with our multi-sports competition.

We have delivered 7 competition involving 537 competitors from 70 schools from across London with 154 leaders in support (of which, 64 of the leaders had learning disabilities). Most of the competitions were hosted by partner schools, all of whom involved their leaders.

Many of the usual suspects made the Champions Division. Last year’s London Champions Barking & Dagenham had an impressive first-round result with 54 points, and, across the other competitions, the teams that excelled were familiar names in the Panathlon Hall of Fame – Croydon, Hackney & Enfield, all with 58 points (nearly the perfect score). Perhaps Hackney can challenge Barking & Dagenham this year?

The most improved teams were Kensington & Chelsea, who made the Champions division for the first time since 2014, and Ealing (Pictured Above), who made the Champions division for the first time ever. I look forward to seeing how well they do in the upcoming regional finals.

We had a couple of new records, the most impressive being Mohammed’s 24 second time in the wheelchair slalom, Ealing, who scored 330 runs in the table cricket – the 3rd highest score ever! A rare feat in the Boccia saw Wandsworth (pictured left) score a 6-0 end!

The next round competitions for the Multi-Sport will be held across March with competitions at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, Westway Sports Centre, St Mary’s University College Twickenham & UEL Sports Dock.

The Borough’s that have qualified are,

The Champion Finalists are:
North London: H&F, Brent, Haringey, Enfield
East London: Redbridge, Newham, Barking & Dagenham (B&D) & Hackney
South London:  Croydon, Bromley, Lambeth & K&C
West London: Wandsworth, Sutton, Hillingdon & Ealing

The Plate Finalists are:
North London: Camden, Westminster, Harrow, Barnet
East London: Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Islington, Havering
South London: Lewisham, Bexley, Southwark & Greenwich
West London: Richmond, Merton,  Kingston & Hounslow