Beyond Sport Announces Official Shortlist For Beyond Sport Awards 2012

Beyond Sport Announces Official Shortlist For Beyond Sport Awards 2012

Beyond Sport, the global organisation that promotes, develops and supports the use of sport as a tool for positive change across the world, is delighted to unveil the official shortlist for the Beyond Sport Awards 2012.

30 projects have been shortlisted that reach nearly 40 countries, and use more than 20 different sports. They were chosen from 322 entries from 135 countries that submitted applications to this year’s Beyond Sport Awards.

By reaching this stage of the judging process, each project has secured an invitation to attend the fourth annual Beyond Sport Summit, taking place from July 23rd to 25th in London. Throughout the Summit, the shortlisted projects will have the opportunity to interact with Beyond Sport's extensive network of corporate business, government, philanthropy, international aid organisations and sporting federations, all with the ability to significantly impact the reach and capabilities of the sport and development movement.

The Beyond Sport Award winners, to be selected by the panel of Beyond Sport Ambassadors, will then receive a substantial package of business support to help them grow and become sustainable in the future.

Nick Keller, the Founder of Beyond Sport, commented: “The Beyond Sport Awards unearth leaders using sport as a tool for positive change and provide them with the resources, platform, contacts and opportunities to turbo-charge their growth and impact. We are delighted to reveal this year’s shortlist, which comes after many hours of deliberation from more than 25 experts in their field. To be chosen from more than 300 entries for a place on this shortlist represents a fantastic achievement on the part of all these projects.”

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The official shortlist for the Beyond Sport Awards 2012 is below:


Sport for Social Inclusion

•    A Ganar

Parent Organisation: Partners of the Americas

•    Girls Kick It, Chicken House Project

Parent organisation: Global Youth Partnership for Africa

•    Skateistan

•    Sport & Territory

Parent organisation: Positive Futures North Liverpool

Sport for Health

•    Sitball 4Life

Parent organisation: Association des Handicapées Universitaires au Rwanda (AHUR)

•    Sports Training and Outreach Program on HIV

Parent organisation: ONOC

•    WASH United

Parent organisation: WASH United GmbH

Sport for Conflict Resolution

•    AMANDLA EduFootball    

Parent organisation: AMANDLA EduFootball e.V.

•    Dance 4 Peace Philippines

Parent organisation: Dance 4 Peace, Inc.

•    Twinned Basketball Clubs

Parent organisation: PeacePlayers International - Middle East

Sport for Education

•    Craig Bellamy Foundation Youth Development League

Parent organisation: Craig Bellamy Foundation

•    Sports for Education, Education for the Future

Parent organisation: Policy Center for Roma and Minorities

•    Tiny Toones Breakdance School

Parent organisation: Tiny Toones

Sport for the Environment

•    NHL Water Restoration Project

Parent organisation: NHL

•    NRDC Sports Greening Project

Parent organisation: Natural Resources Defense Council

•    The Council for Responsible Sport’s ReSport Certification

Parent organisation: Council for Responsible Sport

Best New Project

•    Global Outreach and Love of Soccer (GOALS) Haiti

Parent organisation: Global Outreach and Love of Soccer

•    Isiqalo - Waves for Change

Parent organisation: Isiqalo Foundation

•    Sports for Change

Parent organisation: Groundwork West Midlands

Federation or Governing Body of the Year

•    Australian Rugby League Commission

•    Commonwealth Games Association of Canada (CGC)

•    Premiership Rugby

Corporate of the Year

•    Standard Chartered Bank

•    Telkom South Africa

•    Visa    

Team of the Year

•    Boston Celtics

•    Memphis Grizzlies

•    Queens Park Rangers FC


•    Tottenham Hotspur

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