Exciting nominees for Laureus Sport for Good award
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Laureus World Sports Award
The 2023 Laureus World Sports Awards, the most prestigious honours in sport, will take place in Paris on 8 May 2023.

All eyes will be on the World Sportsman of the Year category which sees the likes of footballer Lionel Messi, his Paris St Germain teammate Kylian Mbappe and tennis star Rafael Nadal, among others, competing for the title.

Equally important is the Laureus Sport for Good Award, which recognises an individual or organisation that has made a significant contribution to transforming the lives of children and young people through sport. 

The nominees are:

  • Team Up - a programme that uses physical activity to relieve stress in child refugees.
  • Boxgirls - a boxing-based programme based in Nairobi, Kenya, with the mission of challenging stereotypes and empowering young women who face extreme inequality and violence within their communities. 
  • Slum Soccer - which operates in multiple urban locations in India and is aimed at elevating and educating the homeless populations in the South Asian nation. 
  • Made For More - a project based in South Africa that is focused on inclusion for people with disabilities, who can be isolated and ignored due to stigma and ignorance. 
  • High Five - a project in Germany that uses action sports to help orphaned and unaccompanied migrant children integrate into new communities. 

Since its inception in 2000, Laureus has helped to improve the lives of more than six million children and young adults, and now supports more than 250 sports-based community programmes around the world, fulfilling the visionary words of its founding Patron Nelson Mandela – ‘Sport has the power to change the world’. 

Click here to read more about the Laureus World Sports Awards 2023.


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