Panathlon provide opportunities for thousands of young leaders each year to build their confidence, knowledge and leadership skills across a range of events including our swim galas. Down below are numerous case studies showing the impact of our leadership programme on schools and individuals.

Young Leader role a springboard for Beth

Beth Giles adored her experience as a Young Leader at Panathlon and plans to use it as a springboard to achieve her dream of working SEN children.  The 17-year-old pupil…

Virtual Panathlon succeeds against the odds

Virtual Panathlon has proven successful in engaging traditionally ‘hard-to-reach’ age groups – even in areas most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The initial lockdowns and regularly shifting regulations thereafter have restricted PE and sport…

Panathlon inspires ‘superstar’ Miriam’s SENCO ambition

The truly incredible Miriam Skinner has won our London Primary Outstanding Young Leader trophy for selflessly helping SEND pupils excel in Panathlon at Valence Primary School in Dagenham. During the first lockdown, 10-year-old Miriam went to the local…

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…

Panathlon gives Young Leader Callum a vital platform

Tens of thousands of disabled young people have taken part in Panathlon events across the country and experienced the positive effect of our competitions, but our Young Leaders are often impacted just as profoundly as the competitors….

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…

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…

Shane in line for Young Leader prize in USA

Shane Gunesh, winner of our 2016 Jack Petchey Foundation Young Leader of the Year award, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Michael Johnson Young Leaders programme in the USA. The…