Role model Armaan is “empowered” by Panathlon

Armaan Shahzad has been named Panathlon’s 2017/18 West Yorkshire Primary Outstanding Achiever after overcoming multiple disabilities and a lack of confidence to excel in the sporting arena. The 11-year-old from…

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…

Abby-Jo lifts Jack Petchey Outstanding Achiever prize

Abby-Jo Wawrzewski has won the 2017 Jack Petchey Outstanding Achievement Award – Panathlon’s top individual honour in the London and Essex area. The 16-year-old (pictured left), who attends Brent Knoll School in Forest Hill, South-East London, has…

Aminata honoured at Copper Box finals   

Aminata Kalokoh, an eight-year-old girl from Sierra Leone who suffers from severe physical and communication problems, has won Panathlon’s Wembley National Stadium Trust 2017 ‘Outstanding Achievement’ award. Aminata was presented with her award…

Abby-Jo inspires Lewisham to Copper Box gold

Abby-Jo Wawrzewski led Lewisham to victory in June’s Panathlon London Multisport Plate Final at the Copper Box Arena, despite still being in remission from non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The 15-year-old joined 200…

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 Croydon…

Jordan Andrews – Newham

Few stories demonstrate the true impact of Panathlon and its legacy better than that of Newham youngster Jordan Andrews. Jordan is autistic and, as a result of his condition and…

Mahfuz Ahmad – Wandsworth

The true impact of Panathlon can be found in the stories of its individual competitors and few of these demonstrate the positive power of sport better than that of [Wandsworth…