Panathlon Foundation

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Panathlon Foundation
Founder Ashley Iceton
Type Sports Charity
Registration no. 1072638
Location
Website www.panathlon.com

The Panathlon Foundation is a sports charity that enables children with disabilities in England to have competitive sporting opportunities.[1][2]

Formed in 1996 by Ashley Iceton,[2] the Panathlon Foundation Ltd (registered charity 1072638),[3] provides sports coaching within schools, sports equipment to schools, sports training to teachers, coaches and young leaders, and sports competitions.[4] Panathlon is aimed at children aged 5 to 19 years with Physical disabilities and Learning Disabilities.[5] They also have a specific visual impairment and deaf program.[6] Panathlon works with SEN schools and SEN units in mainstream schools currently across 27 counties in England in 2015.[1][7]

Panathlon has 6 sports programs: Multi-Sport, Primary Panathlon, Swimming, Football, Impairment Specific, Boccia. The Multi-Sports competition involves the disability specific sports of Table Cricket, Polybat, New Age Kurling, Boccia and adapted Athletics. Football includes U13 and U16 5-a-side football & Girls Only Football. Impairment specific involves Powerchair Athlete Days, Visual Impairment & Deaf coaching & competitions. Boccia includes a partnership with Boccia England to deliver the Lord's Taverners Boccia competitions.[4][5][6][8][9][10][11]

In the 2009 academic year Panathlon’s work involved 2,500 children in 5 counties in England.[2][8][12] By 2015 academic year Panathlon's work involved 7,500 children from 27 counties in England.[13]

The charity has six patron, ex-Paralympian's Danny Crates,[14] Liz Johnson,[15] Helen Turner,[16] Steve Brown,[17] current Paralympian Louise Sugden [18] and TV presenter Alex Brooker.[19] Guests at Panathlon competitions include former sports minister Kate Hoey,[20] ex-Paralympian and TV Presenter Giles Long,[21] and a host of Paralympian's, Adam Alderman,[22] Freya Levy,[23] Graham Edmunds,[24] Ben Lampert,[25] Josh Beacham,[25] Tim Prendegast,[26] Dervis Konuralp,[27] Daniel West,[28] Kate Grey,[29]

Funders of the Panathlon Foundation include The Jack Petchey Foundation,[12] St James Place Foundation,[30] The Mayor of London,[4][31][32][33] Woodland Group,[34] Peter Harrison Foundation,[35] John Lewis Stratford,[36] Garfield Weston Foundation,[37] The Bulldog Trust,[37] Wembley Stadium Trust,[38] John Lyon's.[39] Funding raising events have included, Woodland Group cycling from London to Paris in May 2014.[40] Jody Cundy along with Danny Crates & Liz Johnson competing in the London Triathlon 2014.[41] Steve Brown replaced Jody Cundy in the London Triathlon 2015 Panathlon Team.[42] Hilton Hotel Stansted hosting virtual 'Around the World in a Day' events.[43][44]

Media Appearances: Panathlon London final was featured on Sky Sports in June 2010.[14] Panathlon Central London Final was featured on BBC1 Breakfast Saturday in April 2013.[45] East England regional final was featured on ITV East Anglia in October 2014.[46]

Panathlon have been involved at the Queen Elizabeth II Olympic Park. 20 Panathlon Athletes from the 5 Olympic London Boroughs raced on the 100 metre track at the London Olympic Stadium Gold Challenge test event in April 2012.[47] From 2014 the London Finals Multi-Sports competition has been at The Copper Box Arena.[48] From 2015 Panathlon's South England Swimming Finals have been hosted by The Olympic Pool.[49] John Lewis Stratford, onlooking the park, have hosted the Panathlon Jack Petchey Outstanding Achievement Award Ceremony since 2012. This awards ceremony contains three prizes: Individual Achievement, Sports Achievement & Outstanding Sports Leader Achievement.[50][51][52][53]

Panathlon have another annual Celebration of Individual Talent, their Wembley Stadium Trust Primary Awards.[38][54][55]

Other notable venues that have hosted Panathlon competitions are Stoke Mandeville Stadium,[56] The NIA Birmingham (Barclaycard Arena), Wembley Stadium Powerleague [57]

In February 2016 Panathlon celebrated its 20th Anniversary at City Hall with Kate Hoey and five Paralypian's in attendance.[58]

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