Brave Bradley Lowery has received the most votes in October’s Best Sporting Moment campaign and is now a Nominee for overall Best Sporting Moment of the Year!


He captured the hearts of millions, not least England striker Jermain Defoe, with his infectious positivity and brave smile and today, Bradley Lowery has posthumously been announced as receiving the most votes in October’s Laureus Best Sporting Moment of the Year public vote.

Bradley’s brave fight has been nominated for the Moment of the Year in the 2018 Laureus Awards. The Laureus Awards honour remarkable sporting individuals or teams and highlight inspirational achievements.

The six-year-old’s heroic fight against terminal cancer captured the imagination of football fans around the world.

Bradley, from County Durham, died in July, after spending his final months making memories by appearing as a mascot for Sunderland AFC and England alongside his friend Jermain Defoe, attending the Grand National as a special guest and helping to raise invaluable awareness about childhood cancer.

Each month, from August to December, the public can select their favourite Moment from a shortlist of six videos, chosen by the sporting legends of the Laureus World Sports Academy. The five monthly winners will then go head-to-head in a final public vote, with the winner being announced at the 2018 Laureus Awards Ceremony. Bradley’s Moment now joins Kimi Räikkönen and his 6-year-old fan Thomas Danel and inspirational 18-year-old motor racing driver Billy Monger as the first three Nominees for the 2018 Laureus Awards.

The Laureus Best Sporting Moment Award demonstrates qualities such as fair play, sportsmanship, drama and dedication, and looks beyond the scoreboard or podium. The Moments symbolise the true values of sport and bring to life the message that sport has the power to change the world.

Sources: Laureus
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