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…

Award winner Mitchell inspires change

Mitchell Regan’s determination not to let his disabilities affect his sporting ambitions has had a dramatic ‘ripple effect’ on his school – and has earned him Panathlon’s 2017/18 Birmingham Outstanding…

Award winner Leon ‘a joy and inspiration’

Panathlon has named teenager Leon Pring as our 2017/18 North Yorkshire Outstanding Achievement award winner for the dramatic improvement in his attitude to sporting competition. The pupil at Joseph Rowntree…

Ryan gets his hands on Gloucs trophy

Ryan Payne, our 2017 Gloucestershire Outstanding Achiever award runner-up, has finally got his hands on his treasured trophy. The nine-year-old was unable to attend the Primary Panathlon at Hartpury College in June at which…

Role model Thomas takes South Yorkshire prize

Thomas Ringrose’s remarkable personal development through sport saw him named Panathlon’s 2017 ‘Outstanding Achiever’ for South Yorkshire. Competing in Panathlon events has helped the 18-year-old overcome nerves, anxiety and communication…

Finn and Dominic earn North Yorkshire awards

Two very special teenagers, Finn Knaggs and Dominic Laycock, have been announced as Panathlon’s 2017 North Yorkshire award winners. Finn, a pupil at St John’s Catholic School for the Deaf…

‘Outstanding’ Harry wins Birmingham award

Harry Morgan has received our Birmingham Outstanding Achiever award after overcoming considerable physical difficulties to thrive in Panathlon competitions. The 10-year-old pupil at New Oscott Primary School in Birmingham was…

McKenzie is Gloucestershire’s Outstanding Achiever

Eight-year-old McKenzie O’Reilly was “overwhelmed” after receiving the Outstanding Achiever Award for Gloucestershire, supported by St James’s Place Foundation. The Abbeymead School pupil, who has spina bifida and mild hydrocephalus, has…

Katie and Heidi Sheldon – Warwickshire

Identical twins Katie and Heidi Sheldon epitomised the Panathlon spirit when they represented Warwickshire in the West Midlands Regional Final in Birmingham. The 13-year-olds from Sutton Coldfield were born prematurely…

Neve Allen – Sutton Coldfield

West Midlands Primary Panathlon hosted a special celebration to honour 2016 Birmingham Panathlon Outstanding Achiever Neve Allen. The 10-year-old, who was born with a congenital short left femur and hip…

Riley Barber – Suffolk

Riley Barber, of Albert Pye Primary School in Beccles, received the Emma Holloway Foundation Outstanding Achievement Award, after the nine-year-old’s confidence was boosted by competing in Panathlon events. Neil Holloway, from…

Young Leaders with Learning Difficulties (Birmingham)

Phase 1 Leadership Training Panathlon trained Young Leaders from Victoria Special School (Moderate Learning Difficulty), Hall Green Special School (Moderate Learning Difficulty), Queensbury Special School (Moderate Learning Difficulty) and Wilson…

Daniel German – Berkshire

Among the Arbour Vale students to have benefitted from competing for Berkshire in two Stoke Mandeville Panathlon Challenges is 14-year-old Daniel German. Daniel, from Slough, is a Special Educational Needs…