Olympic Team GB Support

United Through Sport have been given an extremely generous donation of GB Winter Olympic 2014 clothing worth thousands of pounds, used in Sochi, Russia, earlier this year.

Some of this will be taken out to the countries where we work but a lot can be auctioned off to raise much needed funding for the charity. We also don’t think the large quantity of ski and snowboard jackets are going to be needed in Africa!

A big thanks goes out to the GB Olympic Association as well as staff at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (SGS) who have been very supportive as we distribute the kit.

With the Youth Olympic Games happening in China this August, will United Through Sport see further association with the GB Olympic Teams?!

UTS Wins Global Recognition at the 2012 Peace and Sport Awards

Last week United Through Sports’ work was recognised on an international stage and in front of a global audience at the 2012 Peace and Sport International Forum, held in Sochi, Russia.

Given the opportunity to take part in workshops, plenary sessions, networking and special events, Richard Bennett flew over to Russia, to represent the work he is doing for United Through Sport. United Through Sport had been shortlisted to three finalists for the ‘NGO of the Year’ Award, a sought-after category with hopefuls showcasing projects from all over the world and judged by a panel of seven experts, which included Rugby World Cup legend, Jonah Lomu and Head of Education at LOCOG, Nick Fuller.

With representatives from governments, international organisations, the International Olympic Committee, international sports federations, national Olympic committees, athletes, academic institutions, business and media…

…From The Hon. Kabando Wa Kabando [Kenyan Youth and Sports Ministry] to Mr Wilfried Lemke [Under-Secretary-General, United Nations]; from HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco to Mr Joel Bouzou [President, Peace and Sport]…

…United Through Sport was in good company!

The final award for NGO of the Year went to I-ACT with their initiative ‘Dafur United’, a deserving winner with an initiative promoting peace through sport.

Thanks to Peace and Sport for hosting the event and for recognising the good work we are doing at United Through Sport.