Laureus World Sports Awards
We were very lucky to be able to attend the Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco on Monday 18th February as guests of Mercedes-Benz. It was a celebrity-filled, glamorous event celebrating the best of sport in 2018 across eight individual and team categories, with the winners collecting a prized Laureus Statuette.
In addition to celebrating sporting excellence, the awards provided a global platform for supporting the Laureus Sport for Good movement, by showcasing the incredible work done to transform young lives around the world, work such as The Change Foundation’s Netball 4 Change programme.
Women and Girls’ Programme Manager Maddy, who attended on behalf of The Change Foundation was particularly inspired by Henrieta Farkasova, the Slovak alpine skier who is a nine-time Paralympic champion and won the award for ‘Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability’. “She was incredible. She is fearless even though she travels so fast with only 2 or 3 metres of vision. It made me wish that the young women on Girls Win programme could meet her and hear about her level of skill and talent.”
Laureus Sport for Good fund our Netball 4 Change programme in Newcastle, through Mercedes-Benz. To find out more about Netball 4 Change please contact Navjeet Sira.