Original Post: 9/19/2009
Coaches across Continents received the Best New Project Award at the prestigious Beyond Sport Awards held in London on July 9th. Personalities from the world of business, politics and sport made up the room of 500 people including Sir Tony Blair, Desmond Tutu, Sir Michael Parkinson, Ian Thorpe and Michael Johnson.
Coaches across Continents was chosen from entries from organizations from 80 countries around the world.
“It’s an amazing honour and we are delighted to become part of the Beyond Sport network. It is a reflection of all the hard work of our boards, our coaches and our partners in the field. The work of Nicolaus Pota in Kigoma allowed us to pilot our first Hat-Trick Initiative in 2008 and this award is in part due to his amazing enthusiasm and dedication to helping his teachers and children. We would like to also thank Beyond Sport for their amazing work in promoting sport for development all around the world and for bringing the business and sports NGO bodies together in one room.”
Nick Gates, Global Strategist Coaches across Continents
Photos show Nick Gates with Archbishop Desmond Tutu and former Prime Minister Tony Blair