The Academy is at the heart of Laureus, a unique association of 68 of the greatest legends from sports as diverse as football, tennis, athletics, skateboarding and motor racing. Academy Members like Edwin Moses, Tanni Grey-Thompson, Robby Naish and Martina Navratilova regularly visit the numerous projects supported by Laureus. On these occasions, young people come face-to-face with their sporting heroes.
Since Laureus Sport for Good’s inception, over six million children and teenagers have been involved in more than 250 projects worldwide in 40 countries; programmes that use sport to promote social change and end violence, discrimination, and disadvantage. Every programme Laureus supports addresses at least one of the following six social issues, which align with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals: Health, Education, Women and Girls, Employability, Inclusive Society and Peaceful Society.