The Panathlon Autumn Newsletter

The Panathlon Autumn Newsletter has landed! And, as always it’s full of positive news and articles…

Panathlon is a national charity which, every year, gives young people with disabilities and special educational needs the opportunity to take part in competitive sport.

In 2021/22, a record 52,746 pupils participated in our events Panathlon


Panathlon have 25 years’ experience providing sporting competitions for a range of age groups including primary, Key Stage 3, secondary and 16+. They provide multisport, swimming, boccia, football, ten-pin bowling, cricket and a range of impairment-specific programmes which take place across 42 English counties and seven unitary areas in Wales.

The competitive pathway begins with local events, leading to county, regional, divisional and finally national finals at prestigious Olympic and Paralympic venues.

In 2021/22, a record 52,746 pupils took part in their events – either external competitions with other schools or as part of our in-school Virtual Programme, launched in response to Covid-19.


We always look forward to the Panathlon Newsletters – guaranteed to be uplifting in even the gloomiest times. With Covid-19 restrictions now thankfully relaxed, Panathlon are delivering more competitions than ever and covering new areas of the country. Their annual report for 2021/22 showed record participation figures yet again, defying reports about disabled people’s lack of access to sport post-pandemic.

Panathlon say:

Demand for our competitions has gone through the roof at the start of 2022/23!


Panathlon’s ‘virtual’ in-school programme has been re-launched for 2022/23 to build on the legacy of an incredible summer of sport!

View Panathlon Autumn Newsletter by clicking on the link. You won’t be disappointed!

To find out more, check the links at the bottom of this post.

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Autumn Panathlon Newsletter

The Autumn Panathlon Newsletter comes packed full of uplifting positivity (just what we all need at the moment) as always.

Panathlon gives thousands of young people with disabilities and special needs every year the opportunity to take part in competitive sport

If you haven’t come across this wonderful charity before, do check out their website (link below this post) as well as the Autumn Panathlon Newsletter to find out more about what they achieve for young people with disabilities and special needs.

Despite Covid, Panathlon were able to provide sporting competition to 15,091 children from 1,185 schools in England and Wales this year. That is a pretty phenomenal achievement given the situation.

Figure roundup for the Autumn Panathlon Newsletter

We applaud Panathlon for their commitment to improving life for young people with special needs and disabilities. Do check them out if you haven’t already.


There’s a bonus this month! A new story telling how Panathlon helped Whitefield Academy through lockdown by playing a big part in keeping students active and motivated. Check it out here:

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  • You can find previous newsletters from Panathlon on the DBF Website by clicking on this link 

Panathlon Summer Newsletter

We’re delighted to share the Panathlon Summer 2020 Newsletter. Even with the challenge of Covid-19 to deal with, this wonderfully positive and supportive organisation have had a busy time. They report:

Despite a curtailed finish to the year, Panathlon still involved over 18,500 young people in 43 Counties in England and North Wales in 293 days of activity…

To find out more you’ll have to read the Newsletter! (It’s worth it…)


Read Panathlon’s November eNewsletter Here!

Panathlon is a charity that provides sporting opportunities to over 17,500 disabled young competitors every year.

Over 1,000 schools across the country take part in ‘mini Paralympic’ multi-sport competitions for secondary or primary school children, along with dedicated football, boccia and swimming programmes. This has been extended further this year with 16+ competitions for College students. Panathlon has in the last few years trained thousands of young leaders (3,931 in 2018) aged 14-19, who act as sports officials for Panathlon competitions. If you are new to Panathlon, please take a look at the video (at the bottom of the page) to get a flavour of what we are all about.

Panathlon have been doing great things as usual! Read the Panathlon Challenge November eNewsletter here (it will open in a new tab) to find out what they’ve been up to: