Sports create opportunities for individuals, improves their physical, mental and emotional health, and develops confidence and a sense of empowerment.
Sports are more than just a game in a team setting. It can be seen as a tool for transformation that not only inspires people but it unites them regardless of their background. Countless individuals have talked about their life-changing experiences with sports. It is an invaluable tool that provides astonishing insights to mental health, development of social skills, cognition and much more. According to Emily Chancellor, Child Fund Ambassador and Wallaroo, being in a sports team can teach an individual about hard work while being engaging. If used in a positive manner, sports can be effective positively to the world. Not only this but playing sports can expose individuals to incredible life lessons because it has the ability to empower them.
Sports can be a vehicle to deliver life skills and learnings that help communities to grow stronger. Fiona Taag, Head of Global Sponsorship & Europe Marketing Communications, DHL says in the Child Fund Pass it Back article, “In recent years, I have seen how sport has empowered young girls and women, bringing visibility and exposure to the incredible journeys they are on.” It’s encouraging to see more female athletes being lauded for their abilities and, more importantly, inspiring thousands of young girls to follow in their footsteps.