SKY SPORTS LIVING FOR SPORT CELEBRATION

SKY SPORTS LIVING FOR SPORT CELEBRATION



[Applause] welcome to Twickenham this Lundy stadium has seen its fair share of the title's World Cups and many of the best players from across the UK and Ireland have performed here many of them are now on the same side forming the British and Irish Lions team tour in New Zealand so while they're away we have the stadium to ourselves this is truly a place of celebration the perfect place to celebrate 14 years of Sky Sports living for sport by helping thousands of pupils discover their potential Sky Sports living for sport has shown that a power sport can help young people accomplish anything in life today we're celebrating the outstanding achievements from students and teachers over the past year as well as meeting the most highly commended youngsters from the past 12 months we'll also be looking back at what this remarkable initiative has achieved since 2003 including some of our favorite moments when many young people's lives were changed forever and every year we hear and recognize great new stories about amazing youngsters and this year's crop of Sky Sports living for sport winners have the honour of playing a tag match here in a home of English rugby but it's not just these youngsters who have been rewarded for their amazing work they say a good student is down to the good work of a great teacher and alongside me now is teacher of the year David congratulations because it feel unbelievable first of all we're studying Swift and I'm an Amstrad with Johnny Nelson but no absolute honor so win this award and there's so many amazing teachers out there all over the country and doing great jobs day in day out so to be named as the one that's won this award absolutely phenomenal explain your work alongside Sky Sports living for sport and what is the tube where the students have been involved in the programme twelve years and I can remember every project every athlete mentor deter not they want to be involved or enthusiastic and they have something I can't they add a brand and it brings something to young people something more than I can bring to jumping out of the seats they're excited you want pictures with a mentor so yeah absolutely brilliant so how is it inspired the pupils mentally emotionally physically you know this involvement it gives an extra dimension to our teaching so it allows the young people to see outside the box and it brings them along the journey of P and Sport you and I everybody involved with Sky Sports understands the power of sport they want to be in that classroom they want to be in that sports or they want to be on that team freely it's that same feeling absolutely together everybody achieves more so guys how does it feel coming from a school that one project to be really good and what we're doing now is we're prepping to a rugby match tonight can anybody play grumpy oh I probably we're an opposing teams aren't you yeah are you gonna put it on here are you gonna pull out him yeah so what's the game plan Intimidator get all the team scalars and after that we'll be running tries in there draw are you are you enjoying it so far yeah that's really fun get to meet a lot of new people from other schools it's about teamwork so so and that's to inspire to just work together oh I'm hungry for success Beamen well with the hungry lion so we're always hungry for the room yeah leading a match and our team coaches for the day are 2 other athlete mentors who really know their own coaching the tough titans is South African legend Tina's spell sport and keeping the hungry lions in shape is England Women's World Cup Heather Fisher look around look everyone in the face this is the team a team of winners you've worked hard this year and all your projects on all your personal development this is three of your rewards well then we're all struggling for each other we're gonna work with each other we strong to each other I'm gonna be Lions together this is what rappy is all about challenging ourselves pushing ourselves being the best we can be we've got a massive chance now to step up and be who you want to be today hands in Lions on three one two three nice not only do these guys get to enjoy the glorious pitch but for the full experience and just like the legends who have played here over the years they await their call in the time where the roar of the crowds await and you emerge towards glory [Applause] now on the pitch there's a chance for each team to perform their very own hacker everyone executed it perfectly well almost every [Applause] and now finally it was time for kickoff the Titans went straight on the offensive and scored the first try the Lions were quick to counter-attack and instantly leveled the score but while the match carries on we can get to know this year's Sky Sports living for sport award winners representing their home nations here today first up student of the year from England 13-year old Daniel Ted Castle while overcoming a family tragedy from a young age and living with many social and learning difficulties Daniel discovered he was a natural at rowing this helped him growing confidence and try many other sports one making new friends there was a few things at school where children were saying like oh you like girls because you don't do any sports before I didn't really do any sports before roaming it was the first sport that I actually thought I was actually good that so I continued at it and eventually ending up in the Youth Games 2016 with a silver medal after Youth Games sir put me down as the rowing team captain and then every single lunchtime I go down and help other students get better efforts when I was told by it was nominated and then when I was told I won I was very happy and now I've done this I feel like I can really push on something the sport and today I found that I actually really enjoyed rugby so there's another sport that I enjoy as well representing Scotland the student of the year Casey Duffy Casey wild her teachers by showing these for a tional traits of a natural leader and by helping many other younger kids in a community enjoy sport this build up her confidence and instantly proved her academic work studies to organize this big event for a young chef ciao ciao we don't have variety of activities with unlike dog Bo with on football I've also done a slight extra film so he always made sure they were lucky they were confident or after needed anything but they needed help in that I were teaching them to like always have respect for others because I've always had respect for other food I'm like played on my cell right now forgetting it's forgetting here I hope to make more children more confident and happy about their service and to be proud for who they are and now northern islands student of the year 12 year old olsommer kirk despite being born with cerebral palsy he's always remained a driven and determined young man his love of soccer inspired him to join the Northern Ireland cerebral palsy junior soccer squad and now hopes to one day win Paralympic gold for Ireland yeah well I was quite shy in school I all the Roy laughs good at sports um one day I wanted to get something on the news playing soccer so I told mr. Rathman woman hey know me of me and my school helped me through the way so getting a lot of confidence and I want to try to reach from a goal to get a pardon bit gold well everybody's the same and everybody can get the same out of everything and that if you want to do something you can always do it and there's opportunities for real next up is Karis Davies student of the year for Wales she has gone above and beyond helping other youngsters engage in sport throughout Wales it's no surprise that she now has to become a teacher I keep giving back to the next generation it was strange to South with because I didn't really know anyone but once we got got going I like started enjoying it and getting to know people's I'm making friend you know just building my confidence I've had new opportunities like being here for example like this is so amazing I'm definitely like more keen to get involved with things now so like go into uni there'll be loads of different sports loads of people involved in different like activities so hopefully I'll be able to join in join in like a few years ago I probably wouldn't have joined in probably would have watched on the side don't just end the spots I like and uni there's loads of different sports I can get in an account way and finally the student of the year for the Republic of Ireland michael ballard his disability affected his self-confidence and he also suffered from bullying but he broke these barriers by working alongside other students with disabilities and help them achieve a sense of empowerment through sport I was interested in helping order of students with disabilities because I know how it feels and I wanted to give something back we played a sports where there people that were in wheelchairs so we brought them around and it was it was grateful and and they had a good time I felt a lot more confident especially seeing different people from her skill were so accepting so I found that there must be other people in my school that are also accepting so I felt a bit more comfortable like if I was walking through two school hallways I wouldn't always hide my hands almost as much I just felt so much more comfortable in the school and knowing that the students were so understanding like I am much more confident than myself congratulations to all our student of the Year winners no matter what happens you all champions and rightly stole the matches obviously still going on the score the moment is hungry lies 18 tough times 18 when someone gets hurt and they don't ask me to join in I don't mind as they prepare for halftime they're going to take a short break still to come there are many other amazing award winners to me plus we revisit some of the most memorable moments from the past 14 years of Sky Sports living for sport you you welcome back to the Sky Sports living for sport celebration day here at Twickenham Stadium so far we met this year's award winners and the second half of the Hunger Lions be the top Titans as just kicked off before we see how the match plays out let's take a trip down memory lane over the years this initiative has affected so many young people's life and created so many great memories but let's see how it all started off in 2003 sky partnered up with a youth sport trust to create a free initiative for schools across the UK and Island founded on the belief that sport has the power to transform young people's lives their aim was to help them build practical skills and self-confidence over 14 years half a million young people have taken part in reaching a third of all secondary schools with over 90 percent of teachers reporting improvements of self-confidence in these young people as well as helping individual students it's helped transform whole schools in their attendance levels health and positivity in the living the sport program is fantastic and then it gives them confidence a chance to see what sport can do in those students that you don't expect to do something achieve something amazing it's what you do it for I think to see them actively involved is give you a bit London pingas really do like achieved something is brilliant many of the schools even created projects for larger groups to take on board these covered many different sports by bringing the school together to improve their health expand their social skills and more importantly to enjoy sport together the men and women lead in all of these sport sessions are the athlete mentees over 135 world-class athletes who've excelled in their chosen sport as well as teaching new sports and creating fun activities they would share their backstories vice and experience to inspire young people to achieve their best it's not always about sport it goes so much bigger than that and it becomes about life lessons it's about doing sport taking part in sports over to meet new people learning something new that's absolutely amazing and if you can do that with sport what that does in turn is let those kids you have the confidence to go out and do whatever it is they choose to do the Utley mentors have made over 10,000 mentoring visits to schools across the UK and Ireland their amazing stories and humble approach is what enabled them to connect with the young people the athlete mentors have shared with every student they have met the six keys to success these were designed to help young people develop valuable life skills that would help them in and outside of school now and into their future mental toughness being able to face and overcome any challenge hunger to achieve the drive to achieve your full potential people skills to build confidence in yourself and working with the team sports and life knowledge knowing the dedication required in sport and using this in all areas of life breaking barriers set your goal high and always work towards the next objective planning for success dream and work hard to succeed and always believe in yourself alongside the athlete mentees Sky Sport living for sport also recruit to support from some of the UK and Island's biggest stars including England football legend David Beckham Irish boxing star Katy Taylor European Tour winner Nick dougherty Olympic gold-medalist Darren Campbell Rugby World Cup winner Jonny Wilkinson football world cup winner Thierry Henry an Olympic hero Dame Jessica Ennis he'll their roles as sky Academy ambassadors help spread the initiative to even more schools than ever every year the students who excelled the most and use their new sporting ventures to improve their life were greatly rewarded and in recent years Sky Sports News has joined in to surprise the winners on live TV as they were recognized as each country's Sky Sports limit a sports Student of the Year while many students over the years have been outstanding examples here are some of our favorite stories first up we revisit the story of Stephanie from the Republic of Ireland for I cited the Sky Sports living for sport project I was pretty shy and didn't really step outside my comfort zone my dad passed away so it's kind of really unsocial it didn't really talk to people that much just a courage and the character that she showed really swept the whole living for sport campaigns being incredible but she really kind of found herself and she we gained a lot more confidence and she was able to engage with people a lot better touched by Stephanie's story Katie joined the Sky Sports News team for the surprise of a lifetime here for Stephanie other announcement to make Stephanie is the Sky Sports living for sport student of year for the Republic of Ireland so congratulations Stephanie now we're looking back to the overall student of the year for 2014 Beth and Gil who overcame many social difficulties and confidence issues to become an inspiration for many when Beth and versed arrived with us was actually a selective mute and so she actually chose which adults she was speaking to very very shy very quiet would always hide it back to the class I think Bethenny really used sport to help her get over her mutism really the communication skill she needs on a football pitch on the basketball court really helped her actually communicate and build her social skills with other people in school without Sky Sports living for sport there would be the person that I am today and a much happier person the student of the year is Chris of Abuja who suffers from cerebral palsy learned from his athlete mentor Rick wagon to not lace condition hold him back he excelled as a model student and a team leader through school and was rewarded during a very special surprise visit having been blindfolded during a communication exercise Dame Jessica Ennis Hill snuck into the arena to replace Chris's partner I've got a special announcement um you've won Sky Sports living for sport student of the year for England and I've come to present you with this medal in Scotland inspirational student Abby McCallum and a follow pupils rhonu to a sky Academy day when their coach suddenly broke down leaving them stranded of course this was all a ploy and I hidden camera captured the moment when Britain's most decorated Olympian would ride up to save the day there's an Abby Callen hi Abby well congratulations it's my massive pleasure to announce that you're the Sky Sports living for sport student of the year for Scotland [Applause] next up emmamorgan from Wales like so many young people emma struggled to balance the rising pressures of academic and home life through a love of swimming she rediscovered her passion to succeed and became an inspiration for her school and to thousands of teenagers across the world I was a person who was very lonely very isolated from everyone but then the Sky Sports living for sport project came along and I realized that I don't have to be that person anymore I can be whoever I want to be she was struggling at the time and I'm not doing so well at school and with the help of sports she was able to come back to the top and to surprise Emma with her award the school enlisted the help of a mysterious substitute teacher you are the Sky Sports living for sports student of the year for Wales [Applause] and finally we revisit the story of Wayne install one of the most inspirational figures of the last 14 years of a coming school bullying and family tragedy Wayne encapsulated the nation with his strength optimism and a level of determination that makes him a true champion I've learned you can achieve anything especially from doing five sports or sport project for myself swimming for those who fear for me and there's just made you become a stronger person and Spurs you want to do more stuff I know he was desperate to make his mom proud of him and really achieved something was with his life and I know he's going to I believe that my dad would be like with what I've achieved I believe is over here in spirit the winner is Wayne in strong I just feel so proud and the amount of Siteman and my heart was racing the thoughts my name got read out because I was so proud of the other finalists as well and what they've been through and it's so much fun to describe powerful I'm over the moon some amazing stories and moments that excreta see our sport can inspire young individuals and talk about inspiration we have a Rachel and Anthony here that were inspired and achieved yourselves well done in congratulations thank you very much Anthony you were awarded an outstanding contribution by a teacher we saw you talk about an amazing progress of one of your pupils Bethan describe her journey she's been absolutely fantastic she was very very quiet when she first joined us but through sport we've been using that to really bring out the confidence and know she's worked fantastically well now Rachel congratulations on your award outstanding contribution as a mentor the athlete mentors over the years have been just amazing what are your thoughts of the influence they've had on so many young people roughly mentors come in as a different person so the teachers are doing a great job and we're quite often sharing the same message as a teaching staff but we turn up with a belt or a medal or an England shirt and we're able to hook those young people straightaway how does it feel for both of you when you see the progression the development the the improvement of individuals he's so nice to get the personal connection with each student as well within the program and using that to actually help them develop themselves this isn't just about creating sports people this is about creating young people who would go on to do amazing things in many different fields the last 14 years have been an inspiring story and that is symbolized by a vision man here on my right when you'd be pinned up as what yeah you're the the winner the student inspirational journey award when you first came on the scene at school you faced with a lot of self-esteem issues and tragedies in family life how have you managed to overcome all of that become a role model for kids your self so obviously she just started through post 50 my dad passed away and the one thing he did say before he passed away to me is if you have the opportunity and Wayne or always take it with both hands grab it and no matter how small is because you never know where I may lead and this unsee this project is a perfect example that just saying yes to swimming and five years later on look where it's led to you saw came a bit of a celebrity or playing football with David Beckham and and your events with Jessica and its Hill how important do you think it is that these celebrities sports stars for them to get involved in these spaces I don't see I think it's really important because I think schoolchildren they put them on a pedestal they don't realise that it should come from similar backgrounds that what they do and it's all tube or it don't mean necessarily going to be sports or it could be anything from going on to university going on to a job it can be any success that Oprah part that you may take as a match drew to a close it was neck-and-neck the Titans however had other plans as a last minute try finished about the tough Titans 37 hungry lions 34 of course there was no bad blood has the honor of playing here was a prize in itself and what better to present our Ward's them from the famous Royal Box where sporty greatness has been awarded for over a century and it was a perfect place that recognized these amazing achievements over the last 12 months and the past 14 years winner for the UK and Ireland is Daniel 10 castle that's a new cake milk itself depending on the congratulations as it feels very good to have all of this and I've really enjoyed this today so far is really fun when you've been in Daniel's position before what advice could you give I just want to first see congratulate you on your water I'd say it's where it's amazing day amazing to see you get your awards I've been there myself like I'll see you go through different adversities in life and I know the hard work that you have put in behind the scenes even win this award just as amazing just sort of well done to you boys don't leave me hanging high five Congrats Congrats eat up some love good work good work good boss congratulations again to all our Award winners from this year and from the past 14 years Sky Sports living for sport has met some incredible people of all ages and shown that a power sport can inspire and change young people's lives for the better the guidance and support delivered by the amazing athlete mentors and school teachers has been incredible there have been over half a million young people positively impacted by these dedicated professionals they have helped these young people to discover the mental toughness and hunger to achieve and set them on a journey of being the best they can be enjoy Sky Sports live on our screens on the and the best bits on demand

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