Jack Petchey prize rewards Helen’s rapid rise

Helen Thompson’s incredible ascent from swimming novice to the international stage has earned her recognition in this year’s Panathlon Jack Petchey Outstanding Achievement awards. Helen couldn’t swim when she arrived…

Award winner Aaban inspires change

Ten Year old Aaban Delawarally of Chadwell Primary School in Romford, one of our Outstanding Achiever Finalists, has picked up a ‘special recognition’ award for his development through sport, in…

Award-winning Mercedes hits top gear as Young Leader

Competing in Panathlon competitions has given visually-impaired teenager Mercedes Jacdonmi a springboard to fulfil her potential as a sprinter – as well as match the trophy collections of her three older brothers! …

Golden girl Georgie delighted to ‘give back’

It’s no exaggeration to say that Panathlon has changed Georgie Hart’s life.  After winning countless medals and accolades as a Panathlete, which gave her the confidence to achieve so much outside the sporting…

Award-winning Toyin returns to Panathlon family

Award-winning Panathlete Toyin Fabusiwa returned to the Panathlon family on Tuesday in a new role – becoming Head Official at our Boccia England Lord’s Taverners South London competition. Toyin, now 20,…

Award-winner Jessica’s remarkable journey

The remarkable sporting journey of Trinity School student Jessica White was recognised at the prestigious Jack Petchey Foundation Outstanding Achievement awards at the Olympic Park.  Jessica, 17, won the Excellence in Sport…

Panathlon “has given me a better future”

Matthew Key has credited Panathlon with igniting his transformation from self-confessed “couch potato” into an ambitious young boxer. The 15-year-old, a pupil at West Lea School in north London, was…

Role model Harry blossoms through Panathlon

Harry Bowtell from east London first took part in a Panathlon in 2012. Despite having complex physical and learning needs, his confidence has rocketed as he has progressed from athlete…