Beyond Sport
Beyond Sport

South Africa is celebrating its second hosting of the prestigious Beyond Sport Summit with the announcement that two of this country’s NGOs have been shortlisted for the Beyond Sport Awards.

The Shortlist, selected from over 350 entries and spanning more than 70 countries across the globe, represents the standout work being done to celebrate the use of sport for positive social change.

The 33 nominated initiatives will be invited to the Beyond Sport Summit 2014, where the winners will be announced.

Taking place in Johannesburg from 28 to 30 October, the Summit will bring together the world of sport, business, government and community development, to focus on how sport can unlock the power and creativity of young people across the world.

The Khayelitsha Outreach Division (Ubuntu & Ibhongolwethu groups) Zip Zap Circus School has been nominated for the Sport for Health Award, and the Coaching For Conservation – Botswana Predator Conservation Trust has been nominated for the Sport for the Environment Award.

The Beyond Sport Awards promote, support and reward the best projects across the globe that are using sport for positive social change. Since 2009, Beyond Sport has awarded over 150 projects for their innovations and impact through sport.

The Shortlisted entries from each category will have opportunities for business mentoring, becoming members of an influential group of social entrepreneurs in the sporting sphere.

This year Beyond Sport is excited to announce that Comic Relief will be the official Awards Partner. The three-year relationship between Beyond Sport and the largest sport for change funder in the UK will ensure funding for the community award winners and a partnership with the most prestigious grant-maker in the UK.

Beyond Sport’s Global Partners are Barclays, TIME and UNICEF. For more information and to book your place at the Beyond Sport Summit 2014, visit

The Shortlist is as follows:

Beyond Sport Community Awards

Best New Project

Change Foundation – Dance4Change (UK)

eHoops – Sport Changes Life (Ireland)

Kick out Corruption – L.A.C.E.S (Liberia)

Promoting LifeSkills in Aboriginal Youth – The PLAY Sport for Development Project – MLSE Foundation and Right To Play Canada (Canada)

Sport for Social Inclusion Award

Beyond the Norm: Girls Sport Project – KMG-Ethiopia (Ethiopia)

Darfur United Soccer Academy – i-ACT (Chad)

Dadaprenuers – Box Girls Kenya (Kenya)

UNICEF Sport for Education Award

Ocean Academy – Caye Caulker Ocean Academy (Belize)

Magic Bus – Magic Bus (India)

New Heights – New Heights Youth, Inc. (USA)

Sport for Conflict Resolution Award

Crossborder Peace Building Through Sports – Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation (Kenya)

Maré Unida – Luta pela Paz (Fight for Peace) (Brazil)

Move This World – Move This World Inc. (USA)

Sport4Youth and Peace – Sport Sans Frontières (Serbia)

Sport for Health Award

‘Kau Mai Tonga – Netipolo!’- C’mon Tonga, Let’s Play Netball! (KMT) – Australian Sports Commission (ASC) (Tonga)

Girls Empowerment Project  – Fields of Dreams Uganda (Uganda)

Khayelitsha Outreach Division (Ubuntu & Ibhongolwethu groups) – Zip Zap Circus School (South Africa)

Sport for the Environment Award

Coaching For Conservation – Botswana Predator Conservation Trust (South Africa)

Eagles Go Green Initiative – Philadelphia Eagles (USA)

Waste Management Phoenix Open – The Thunderbirds & Waste Management (USA)

Corporate and Federation Awards

Sport Team of the Year

Boston Red Sox (USA)

Charlton Athletic Community Trust (UK)

San Francisco Giants (USA)

Tottenham Hotspur Foundation (UK)

Fulham Football Club Foundation (UK)

Orlando Magic (USA)

Sport Federation or Governing Body of the Year

Hockey Association of Malawi (Malawi)

Euroleague Properties S.A. – One Team (Pan-Europe)

International Table Tennis Federation (Switzerland)

Premiership Rugby (UK)

Corporate of The Year

3 Sisters Adventure Trekking Ltd (Nepal)

Standard Chartered Bank (UK)

Chevrolet (Coaches Across Continents) (Global)