The Power of Sport!

The Power of Sport (In a Nutshell)

“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to unite 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. It laughs in the face of all types of discrimination.”

Nelson Mandela realised that sport brings people together and he did everything in his power to make sport a pivotal part of South African society.

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What Makes Sport so Important?

Sports (In a Nutshell)

  • Sport can help you make new friends.
  • It can have a big influence on a person’s physical and/or mental wellbeing.
  • There are many positives in sport; generally, people who participate in sport are resilient and have a good self-esteem. It helps build confidence.
  • Team sports teach people to trust each other, which can help a person socially.
  • It teaches people that perfection is impossible to obtain.
  • A person can learn about belief in yourself and to have respect for your fellow human being.

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