2017 ESA Excellence Awards partners with children's sport charity Play for Change

2017 ESA Excellence Awards partners with children's sport charity Play for Change

The European Sponsorship Association (ESA), Europe’s trade body for Sponsorship has today announced a partnership between the 2017 ESA Excellence Awards and Play for Change, an international sport for development charity that uses the values of sports to empower and make a positive change in the lives of under-privileged children and their communities around the world.

Winners Announced: 2017 TV Sports Awards and Golden Boy

Winners Announced: 2017 TV Sports Awards and Golden Boy

London 24th October 2017 – Last night, TV Sports Awards 2017 (TVSA) honoured the best achievements from the sport media industry. Golden Boy was awarded to the best young footballer Kylian Mbappé.

Nepal programme replicated in new area, thanks to funds from TV Sports Awards 2016

Nepal programme replicated in new area, thanks to funds from TV Sports Awards 2016

The District Education Office and Lamjung Development Office along with schools in other areas, have called for the Khelaun Khelaun programme to be replicated in further regions of Nepal due to its unique way of using sport to address social issues.

Inspiring world-class athletes shortlisted for the 2017 Play for Change Award

Inspiring world-class athletes shortlisted for the 2017 Play for Change Award

The Play for Change Award will be presented to a top-class athlete, who is responsible for extraordinary social responsibility work through supporting, funding and advocating worthy campaigns, initiatives and projects for vulnerable children through sport.

Celebrating Sport and motivation day at Stewards Academy

Celebrating Sport and motivation day at Stewards Academy

This July, Stewards Academy hosted Play for Change and one of their ambassadors - inspirational Paralympic athlete Anne Wafula Strike for a motivational sports day with 900 children. The Harlow based racer delivered a potent presentation, focusing on the potential of sports as a tool for self-development and community-building. The main purpose of this day though was encouraging children to play sports in order to cultivate key life skills for themselves and the communities they live in.

TV Sports Awards 2017 to be hosted at Salle Des Etoiles, Sporting Club in Monaco

TV Sports Awards 2017 to be hosted at Salle Des Etoiles, Sporting Club in Monaco

London, 30th June 2017 - We are thrilled to announce that the TV Sports Awards (TVSA) will be returning for its third year. Applications to apply are open and tables and seats are now on sale.

Play for Change celebrates the official launch of its ‘Kick It Miami’ soccer and mentoring program in partnership with Miami FC.

Play for Change celebrates the official launch of its ‘Kick It Miami’ soccer and mentoring program in partnership with Miami FC.

Miami, 23 June 2017 - Play for Change (PFC) hosted kids and stars at the Wilde Community Centre in the City of Hialeah, Miami, yesterday for the official launch of ‘Kick It’ the exciting soccer and education program.

Play for Change Wins Award From First Give & Paddington Academy

Play for Change Wins Award From First Give & Paddington Academy

Play for Change is honoured to have been awarded a generous gift from First Give, an organization that partners with secondary schools to help students give their time, tenacity and talents to improve their local communities.  A class of Grade 8 students from Paddington Academy participated in First Give's programme, presenting information on local charities for a chance to win a cash prize, to be given to the charity of focus. 

Khelaun Khelaun's Second Tournament

Khelaun Khelaun's Second Tournament

Khelaun Khelaun is Play for Change's 3 year long volleyball and badminton program in Nepal. 

The second Khelaun Khelaun tournament, which was hosted on 26th May, brought together over 190 children from across the mountainous region of the Lamjung District to play volleyball and badminton.  

280 children from across Belgium participate in annual Schools Cup

280 children from across Belgium participate in annual Schools Cup

On 3rd June, Play for Change (PFC) and Pro League hosted their third annual ‘Schools Cup’ tournament, a youth football tournament that was held at the Eneco Stadium of Oud-Heverlee Leuven in Belgium. The tournament provided over 300 children aged 11 - 12 years old with the experience of a ‘day in the life of a professional footballer’ whilst promoting values of social inclusion and fair play through football.