Top 10 Sportsmanship Moments 2016

Don't ever permit the pressure to exceed the pleasuree

Well here we are again, having sifted through hundreds of amazing sportsmanship stories, we’ve final got out Top 10 moments and ultimately, the Number 1 Moment from 2016. As always, we’ll do it in reverse order.   In 10th Place:   Irish and Swedish Football Fans Dance Together – Euro 2016 Euro 2016 had some … Read more

Magnificent Maori Gesture at Start of Munster Game

Maori captain presents a Maori shirt with AF (Anthony Foley) on the back of it

Munster are still suffering from the sudden death of their much loved coach (& former European cup winning captain),  Anthony Foley.  So when the Maori All Blacks performed their traditional Haka war dance with a special gesture… the Maori All Blacks captain, Ash Dixon, stepped forward,  knelt down & held  up a Maori All Blacks rugby shirt with … Read more

Top 10 Sportsmanship Moments From Rio 2016

The Olympic Flag

Here are our Top 10 Great Sportsmanship moments from Rio 2016. It really was difficult to choose the Top 10 and , in particular, the number 1 moment of sportsmanship from the many sportsmanship moments we posted on social media (facebook and instagram) each day. So here’s the list in reverse order. 10. Haitian Hurdler Never Gives Up … Read more

Euro 2016 New Friends Amongst The Brotherhood of Football

Irish fans dance with Swedish fans

Euro 2016 Football Fans Make Friends Euro 2016 is great fun.   Despite what the media may portray, there are far more fans that prefer to have fun than fights. Here’s some Irish and Swedish fans having the ‘craic’ (Irish word for fun).       This French Man Wrote The Most Incredible Open Letter … Read more

A Teacher, A Thinker & An Immigrant Change The World & Euro 2016

Thai school children sign Irish songs

Thai School Kids Sing Irish Euro 2016 Song This is Thai Tims singing with gusto the new Irish Euro 2016 song. There is a deep & beautiful & tragic yet inspirational story behind this. How one man made a big difference. Berni Lennon is a half British, half Thai boy who loves football but was refused … Read more

Fans Sing For Opposition Goalkeeper Who Lost His Mother

NAC Breda goalie Jelle ten Rouwelaar almost in tears

It’s pretty rare for an athlete to get a standing ovation from opposing fans in any sport. But on Friday night in the Netherlands, that’s exactly what happened (reports Isaac Saul). NAC Breda goalie Jelle ten Rouwelaar had lost his 61-year-old mother not long before their game against the Go Ahead Eagles. During the 61st … Read more

Enjoy Yourself When You Play – Johan Cruijff (Cruyff)

Laugh & Enjoy Yourself - Johan Cruijff

  Enjoy Yourself “The main thing for everybody, especially for a sportsman, is that you must enjoy yourself otherwise you will never enjoy it and never be good at it. I say to my son. Do whatever you want to do. Do it with pleasure.” source: Johann Cruijff, Tribute to a footballing visionary . BBC 5 Live. … Read more

FA Chairman, Post-Paris, Confirms Nelson Mandela’s Vision: ‘Sport Can Change The World’

FA Chairman, Greg Dyke

Speaking passionately post-Paris terrorist attacks, at the Middlesex Wanderers AFC dinner, FA Chairman, Greg Dyke, spoke about a picture painting a thousand words and the power of the images of French and English players arm-in-arm singing the French national anthem with the Wembley arch lit up in red, white and blue. A spirit of solidarity … Read more

Rugby World Cup 2015 – A Photographic Celebration Of Sportsmanship

South African fan hugs Japanese fan

Rugby World Cup 2015 is exciting and compelling viewing as small nations shock big nations and favourites get beaten. But despite dreams being shattered and no matter what the result,  sportsmanship prevails in Rugby World Cup 2015. After the game, all players shake hands. Many embrace. Some even pray together (Fiji v Australia). And the … Read more

Rugby World Cup 2015 – Meet The World’s Bravest Rugby Player

Lindsay-Hamilton playing rugby

The Strongest, Most  Spirited Rugby Player In Rugby World Cup 2015 Meet Lindsay Hamilton. She was born almost limbless, but that doesn’t stop her playing rugby. Watch Lindsay playing rugby. She is an absolute inspiration and a real heroine of sport. Lindsay is almost limbless yet she plays scrum-half for Halifax Towers RFC women’s rugby team in Canada. … Read more