International rugby star Stuart Hogg has outlined his commitment to helping young people through sport in his new role as a Laureus Ambassador.
“I’m so excited to join the Laureus Family here in Hawick where my sporting career started. I am a firm believer in the power of sport and its ability to change lives, it changed mine and has taught me lessons which will stay with me for the rest of my life. I’m looking forward to helping Laureus Sport for Good in their goal to support more young people through sport. I can’t wait to get started!”
The full-back was inducted into the Laureus Family in his hometown of Hawick in the Scottish Borders by Springbok legend and Laureus Ambassador Bryan Habana just days after the Scotland v South Africa Autumn Test. The pair discussed their respective careers while Bryan gave Stuart an introduction to the work Laureus undertakes around the world and the powerful role sport can play in uniting people and effecting social change.
"Stuart is a world class rugby player but he’s also a leader who understands the value of sport, making him the perfect Ambassador for Laureus. Speaking to Stuart, I know that he believes in what Laureus Sport for Good is trying to do, using sport to improve the lives of young people around the world. It’s great to have him on board."
Stuart Hogg is one of the world’s most exciting rugby players, renowned for his pace, creativity and attacking threat. The 26-year-old has 64 caps for his country, is a two-time British and Irish Lions tourist and received consecutive Six Nations Player of the Championship Awards in 2016 and 2017.
His professional career started at the age of 17 when he signed for Glasgow Warriors in 2010. He will complete a nine-season stay at the Scottish club when he moves to Premiership outfit Exeter Chiefs at the end of the 2018/19 season.
Laureus Sport for Good supports more than 160 programmes in over 40 countries around the world who use the power of sport to end violence, discrimination and disadvantage, proving that sport can change the world.