TV Sports Awards 2016, 24th October, Fairmont Monte Carlo Monaco

A special occasion of recognising success and innovation in the sports media industry, whilst providing a platform for social change and raising money for the Play for Change charity. With VIPs, entertainment, a luxury auction and fabulous company ... the evening had it all. Watch our new video which shows all of the awards!

On Monday 24th October, Monaco played host to the second ever TV Sports Awards (TVSA) honouring the best work in the sport media industry.

The ceremony, held in the prestigious Fairmont hotel with fine food and entertainment, was presented once again by the Sky Sports News presenter Kate Abdo,  

The TVSA provided a magnificent occasion to unite and celebrate the success and magical moments of the industry.

 

Renato Sanches receiving his Golden Boy Award

Renato Sanches receiving his Golden Boy Award

The event was about demonstrating the power of sport and this year a  young talented dance group from Monaco added a youthful sparkle to the evening. 

The entertaining Edward Rising

The entertaining Edward Rising

PFC Award

A special Play for Change award was presented to highlight an inspirational athlete who has made an outstanding contribution to social change. The 2016 award went to Anne Wafula Strike for her work with AbleChildAfrica and Olympia Wafula Foundation

The full list of TV Sports Awards winners:
Best Live Event Coverage: • UEFA EURO 2016
Best Digital Media Project :  adidas #BoostYourSummer campaign
Best Football Rights Deal:  Bundesliga’s new domestic rights deals with Sky Deutschland and Eurosport
Best TV Rights Deal: FIBA’s deal with Perform
Best Sports Broadcaster: Eurosport
Agency of the Year: Infront/Wanda Sports
Media Executive of the Year: Simon Denyer, Chief Executive and Founder, Perform Group                                                                                         Play for Change Award: Anne Wafula Strike

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Kicking off with the Golden Boy award which was awarded to Renato Sanches, Bayern Munich. The Golden Boy award was presented by Tuttosport and was established in 2003 to celebrate the best u21 footballer. This was the first year that the Golden Boy award was presented at the TVSA. 

Local dance group

Local dance group

The charismatic Edward Rising, Sotheby auctioneer, took to the stage to help raise a phenomenal amount through the live auction. 

Items included, Cracking Art sculptures, a signed Cippolini bike, Andy Warhol signed artwork, holidays in Indonesia and Mexico. The online auction was powered by Charity Stars.

The 8 awards sparkling in their glory

The 8 awards sparkling in their glory

Funds raised for Play for Change

Funds will go towards strengthening and developing the Khelaun Khelaun programme in the Lamjung District in Nepal. Currently the programme is helping over 3,000 children in 37 schools, 40 local people have been trained and playgrounds have been rebuilt in communities. 

You can still help to make a difference! If you are interested in donating to our programmes or would like to find out more please contact info@playforchange.org.

Andrea Radrizzani and the 2016 winners

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