Project information

2012 Panathlon Challenge

The Panathlon charity in 2012 wishes to deliver 50 sports competitions for 3,500 severely disabled young people across the country. We provide "mini-paralympic" type sports events, thousands of hours of coaching & specilaised sports equipment and we need to new investment to help us meet the demand!

January 2012 - July 2013

Charity information

Panathlon Foundation Ltd

Panathlon Foundation Ltd logo
  • Need


    There is very little (if any) sporting provision for children with severe learning difficulties, physical impairments, visual and hearing impairments in schools.

    We have found a huge lack of provision for any competitive sport and PE.

    Evidence shows us that there are lots of young disabled people that do not meet other like ability children from other schools as transport to venues outside school is incredibly difficult.

    Disabled children can not always take part in PE and sport !


    We provide specific coaching in schools to train up and prepare young disabled children, improving their skills and confidence
    We provide specialised adapted sports equipment to make lots of sports fully incllusive for disabled children
    We then provide sporting competitions (a bit like mini school paralympics) for special schools to get together and compete equally
    We wish to provide 50 competitions a year so that disabeld children can achieve sporting success, and be rewarded with medals

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Provide 50 Multi-Sport Competitions (like Mini Junior Paralympics) across the country


    » We need to fundraise £100,000 to enable this to happen !

    Success will be the delivery of our targets and ensuring 3,500 young disabled people are enabled to fully participate in an exciting, motivating and rewarding sporting competition

    Aim 2

    Provide 10,000 Active Hours of Coaching by specilaly trained sports coaches


    » We need £100,000 to enable us to generate 10,000 Active hours of sporting participation by severley disabled young people

    Success will be increasing the health, skills and teamwork of thousands of young disabeld people across the country.

    Aim 3

    To provide 100 special schools with £1,000 worth of adaptive sports equipment.


    » We need to raise £100,000 to enable us to provide this vital equipment

    Success will be the ability for young disabled people to be able to compete together fairly and to provide a sporting legacy in special schools.

  • Impact


    We wish to increase the sporting participation levels of young disabled children in special schools. The Active People's Survey by Sport England tells us that only 7% of disabled people take part in sport. We wish to increase those numbers ! We take it for granted that (abled bodied) children have the opportunity to play sport in schools and compete against other children. This is not the case with disabled children and we wish to give them the same opportunity. We will publish our successes !


    We have many safeguarding policies in place including Child Protection, Equal Opportunities, Risk Assessments and Public Liability Insurance. We carry out rigorous monitoring and evaluation of all aspects of our project. We have an independent group of trustee's who further monitor our performance.


    We will use our rigorous monitoring and evaluation to report the hard participation facts and figures. We also use the "substance" reporting system, and make use of lots of new technology including blogs, youtube reports, photo galleries etc. We will regularly update out funders on progress made.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £300,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £100,000 Disability Sports Equipment to provide 100 special schools with a range of specilaist adaptive sports equipment
      £100,000 Coaching Funds To enable 10,000 hours of active participation by specially qulaified coaches
      £100,000 50 Sports Events Venue Hire, Medals, Trophies, First Aid, Insurance, officials fee's Team clothing, PR, Marketing etc

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    GLA £86,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Various Locations around the Country, mainly we operate in London, Essex, Kent, Wiltshire, Merseyside but we have demand to expand from Yorkshire, Lancashire, Surrey and Bristol.


    Up to 3,500 severely Disabled Children under 19 with physical impairments, hearing and visually impairments and severe learning difficulties. Evidence shows they benefit from greater skill levels, motivation, team work and confidence.

    100 Special schools will benefit from sports equipment investment

    100 Sports Coaches who will benfit from experience in delivering coaching sessions to disabled young children and gaining more experience and confidence.

    Society as a whole !

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Panathlon has a 11 year track record in delivering sporting and life -enhancing opportunities to young disabled people across the country, We have learned much experience through this time and know exactly what is required to benefit disabled young people.

    There is no other charity delivering coaching, equipment and sports copetitions for severely disabled young people - and we have more demand than we can cope with from other areas who wish to join. We just need more resources!

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Ashley Iceton

    Director. I organise and plan all the coaching sessions and multi-sport events throughout the country. I report to the charity's trustee's.

    Tony Waymouth (Part Time)

    Part time fundraiser and sports co-ordinator.

Runner in Panathlon race

Runner in Panathlon race


Will pay for 50 hours of specialist coaching