Siya Kolisi nominated for prestigious international award... but he needs your help to win!

Siya Kolisi makes top 3 in Laureus World Sporting Moment of the Year Campaign and will be heading to Monaco! Thanks South Africa!


Siya Kolisi’s inspirational rise from a childhood in the Zwide Township in Port Elizabeth to became the first black captain of a Springbok side was lauded as one of the most significant moments in South African rugby history.

And Laureus, a global movement that celebrates the power of sport to bring people together as a force for good, want to honour the incredible story!

Kolisi was nominated for the “Sporting Moment of the Year” award but the prestigious honour is votes based, and Good Things Guy put out a call to support our South African hero against the tough competition… and South Africa responsded!!!

Kolisi has official made the top 3 position and will be flying to Monaco to attend the prestigious event (and hopefully bring home the trophy).

The first Patron of Laureus was Nelson Mandela. At the inaugural Laureus World Sports Awards in 2000, President Mandela said: “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial barriers.”

This has become the philosophy of Laureus, the driving belief behind all they do. Laureus combines Laureus Sport for Good, the Laureus World Sports Academy and Ambassadors Programme and the Laureus World Sports Awards to form a unique organisation that uses the inspirational power of sport as a force for good.

Nominees in other categories have also been announced following voting of world sports media, with legends of Laureus World Sports Academy to select winners.

The Laureus World Sports Awards, which recognise sporting achievement during 2018, are the premier honours on the international sporting calendar. The winners, as voted for by the 66 members of the Laureus World Sports Academy, will be unveiled at the 2019 Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco on February 18.

The winner will be announced at the Laureus World Sports Awards on Monday 18 February.
SuperSport will be airing the awards live on SS2 from 8pm SA time – so you can catch all the action live!

Holding thumbs that Siya goes all the way and takes home the Laureus World Sporting Moment of the Year 2019 Award!

Sources: Laureus World Sports Awards
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