October 15, 2015 News

Our Founder & Trustee Rio receives Award for our work!

Rio Accepting Award

Rio Receiving special Play for Change Award


404 Not Found On Monday night at Monaco Yacht Club a host of celebrities gathered for the inaugural TV Sports Awards which saw our Founder and Trustee Rio Ferdinand receive an award for our work with young people.

Rio was over the moon to be given the special Play for Change award for which he was chosen as a sporting figure who has contributed most to helping vulnerable children through sport.

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“I feel really proud my Foundation have gotten this recognition. I always said if I hadn’t been a footballer I’d have become a youth worker so it’s great to be doing this too. Loads of young people have achieved through my Foundation. They’ve become people who are now looked up to in their communities rather than as someone who had lost their way so I’m proud of them too and it’s really rewarding and great to give something back”

Rio Speech

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Rio’s Acceptance Speech

The new awards event, which was hosted by Guido Bagatta and Sky Sport News presenter Kate Abdo, featured an array of sporting legends, including former FIFA World Player of the Year Luís Figo and Italian World Cup winning captain Fabio Cannavaro.

Eurosport were the big winners, other victors on the night included digital consultants Omnigon, who picked up the award for Best Digital Media Project for their development of the official mobile app for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, and the Amaury Sport Organisation, who were recognised with the Best Live Event Coverage prize for their TV production of the Tour de France.