Seeing the smiles on the faces of the boys and girls today in Edinburgh was special. I’ve been fortunate as a Laureus Academy Member to experience the inspirational programmes Laureus Sport for Good supports around the world. As athletes, sport plays an incredible role in our lives but for the young people in these programmes, sport gives them hope, inspiration and often a path to a brighter future.
Spending time with the young people from School of Hard Knocks is the reason I joined Laureus Sport for Good as an Ambassador. The pandemic has had a devastating impact throughout society, and the kids in the programmes Laureus supports really felt the impact of lockdowns and isolations with sporting facilities being forced to close and activities being put on hold.