Coaches Across Continents Finalist At Beyond Sport
July 27, 2017. Coaches Across Continents was a finalist for the Beyond Sport Award for Global Impact of the Year in New York City. Representing CAC during the ceremony was Chief Executive Strategist Brian Suskiewicz. “We are extremely proud and humble to be recognized for our work in hundreds of communities on six continents, impacting thousands of coaches and millions of children annually to create legacies of change in their communities. We would like to thank our great corporate, governmental, foundation, and community partners. We also could not do the work that we do without our extremely dedicated staff, various advisory boards, supporting partners, and global citizens who all volunteer their time to create legacies around the world. Finally, I would like to thank all the tens of thousands of coaches and organizations that we have worked with who help to create social impact through sport in their communities, countries, and globally.”
Congratulations to Women Win for winning Global Impact of the Year at the 2017 Beyond Sport awards! We are proud to have a strong relationship with them having worked together to deliver sport for social development globally. Coaches Across Continents has previously won Beyond Sport Awards in the Best New Project (2009) and Corporate of the Year (2014) categories. This is the third Beyond Sport shortlist recognition for CAC since 2014.
Corporations, Governments, Foundations, and Community Based organizations from 95 countries have requested our Process Consultancy services to help them Design, Develop, and Implement sustainable Education Outside the Classroom Programs that use Sport for Social Impact.
Coaches Across Continents is the only global NGO providing year-round process consultancy resources. By using our Self-Directed Learning methodology, CAC mentors organizations through our Hat-Trick Initiative to create legacies of positive social change based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Our work and expertise has been recognized through 21 major global awards, invitations for dozens of international presentations and keynote speeches annually, published methodology, and CSR work in 20 countries for corporations and foundations.
Our impact on six continents has allowed for hundreds of communities and tens of thousands of leaders to be able to create positive social change for millions of children.
CAC on Beyond Sport Awards Shortlist
May 22nd 2017. We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in the Global Impact of the Year Award category at the 2017 Beyond Sport awards! We are joining a prestigious list of nominees in this category which includes Women Win and Skateistan. As a global organization Coaches Across Continents is honored to be recognized in this way by Beyond Sport. In 2017 we have partnerships on six continents with a wide range of organizations, corporations, governments and communities who use sport to educate young people. Two of our partners, YFC Rurka Kalan in Punjab, India and Grupo Internacional de Paz in Colombia, are also shortlisted for the awards so we wish them congratulations.
This is the 5th time CAC has been shortlisted at a Beyond Sport awards. Of these nominations we have previously had two wins; ‘Best New Project‘ for the Hat-Trick Initiative in 2009 and ‘Corporate of the Year‘ for our partnership with Chevrolet in 2014. In 2015 we were also shortlisted for the UNICEF Safeguarding Children in Sport award.
We would like to thank Beyond Sport for the recognition and all of our partners, Community Impact Coaches, Global Citizens, advisory board, program participants and supporters for their ongoing support. Our success is your success! The 2017 Beyond Sport awards take place in New York from July 25th-27th. We are looking forward to attending and hope to see you there. For the full shortlist please go to this link.
CAC at Beyond Sport Awards in London
October 19, 2015. Coaches Across Continents founder Nick Gates is attending the Beyond Sport Summit & Awards 2015 in London, England. The event is from October 19-21, 2015, and includes a presentation by Nick on curriculum during the Beyond Rugby portion of the summit.
Coaches Across Continents has been shortlisted for the first annual UNICEF Safeguarding Children in Sport Award. Winners will be announced on October 20, 2015. CAC has previously been awarded the Beyond Sport Award for ‘Best New Project’ for our Hat-Trick Initiative in 2009 and for ‘Corporate of the Year‘ in 2014 for our partnership with Chevrolet. CAC would be the only third-time winner of these prestigious awards.
Every CAC educator in all of our community training’s participate in an extensive Child Protection and Child Rights course. This includes agreeing to protect every child in their care from emotional, verbal, physical and sexual abuse and learning how to educate children about their rights through a Child Rights sport for social impact curriculum based on the UN Rights of the Child. In 2014 and 2015 this course has educated 6,325 local coaches, teachers and community leaders who work with 514,603 youth in 30 countries.
Each year the Beyond Sport summit distinguishes itself as the preeminent conference for sport for social development demonstrating the power of sport to do good. The summit brings together some of the biggest names in professional sport, sport for development, sports media and business. In 2015 some of the nominees include The Big Issue for Australia, the Miami Heat, the England and Wales Cricket Board, SV Werder Bremen, BT Sport and New Balance. Our community partners CREATA (Kenya), HODI (Kenya) and Fundlife International (Philippines) are also nominated. We wish all of our partners the best of luck and want to thank Beyond Sport once again for the honor of being shortlisted in 2015.
CAC Shortlisted For Beyond Sport Awards
August 10th 2015. Coaches Across Continents is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted at the illustrious Beyond Sport Awards 2015 in the UNICEF Safeguarding Children in Sport category. The nomination is CAC’s fourth at the Beyond Sport awards. Of these nominations we have two wins; ‘Best New Project‘ for the Hat-Trick Initiative in 2009 and ‘Corporate of the Year‘ for our partnership with Chevrolet in 2014.
Since 2012 CAC has been part of the International Safeguarding Children in Sport Working group alongside organizations such as UNICEF UK, UK Sport, Beyond Sport and Comic Relief. This group spent two years developing The International Safeguards for Children In Sport, a set of global standards to safeguard all children participating in sport. In 2014 CAC piloted our Child Rights policy which has since been used at every partner program we have run in the last 18 months.
Dr. Judith Gates, CAC Board Member and co-coordinator of this policy stated, ‘Through education and training in child protection strategies, Coaches Across Continents’ Safeguarding Children in Sport Initiative protects children, empowers coaches and changes cultural and community attitudes towards child abuse. The single biggest practical insight from CAC’s safeguarding initiative is the need to “bring policy to life.” This requires a pragmatic approach in which safeguarding policies are founded on local realities, but where there is knowledge of the pathway to be traveled and a clear understanding of the hallmarks of the optimal destination.’
On the nomination CAC’s Founder and Global Strategist Nick Gates said, ‘It is an honor to be shortlisted for a Beyond Sport award, the leader in global sport for development awards, for the 2nd year in a row. Safeguarding children is at the forefront of everything we have done over the past few years so to be recognized for this work is a testament to the passion and ability of our incredible staff, volunteers, board, community partners, program participants and supporters.’
In addition to our nomination, our global partners CREATA Kenya, Horn of Africa Development Initiative, Moving the Goalposts Kilifi and Football 4 Life Tacloban were also shortlisted for awards! Congratulations to all of them- the recognition is well deserved.
2014 In Review
May 14th 2015. Coaches Across Continents are pleased to present ‘2014 In Review‘. In 2014 we had our most successful year yet. On-Field we worked in 26 countries with 74 implementing community partners and 1066 member partners. We educated 3,157 coaches who positively impacted 280,396 children. We implemented our Self-Directed Learning methodology which encourages participants to critically assess the needs of their community and create sport for social impact games to teach youth about these needs. Our child rights policy was signed by all 3,157 coaches who agreed to always protect children in their care. We increased the number of Community Impact Coaches who worked with us and partnered with organizations in 44 countries to implement games on Peace Day about resolving conflict peacefully.
Off-Field we developed a mutually beneficial partnership with Chevrolet and One World Play Project based on their ‘What Do You #PlayFor?’ campaign. Pitches were developed in Indonesia, USA and South Africa where we ran sport for social impact programs. This partnership won Chevrolet the ‘Corporate of the Year’ award at the Beyond Sport awards. We also presented at high level conferences and events in places from India to Qatar and the USA. In addition we continued to develop our monitoring and evaluation system which has tracked significant changes in places in which we work. For example, 99% of coaches in Rwanda now know a soccer game to teach young people about how best to resolve conflict, compared to 33% prior to the CAC training.
Take a look at ‘2014 In Review‘ for more information on 2014 and our plans to grow even further in 2015.
BREAKING NEWS – CAC & Chevrolet WIN BEYOND SPORT AWARD
October 30, 2014. Coaches Across Continents is proud to announce our partner, Chevrolet, received the Beyond Sport Award for Corporate of the Year 2014!
Chevrolet was honored with this award for their ‘What Do You #PlayFor?’ campaign, launched in March to bring football fans closer to the sport and demonstrate that through play all things are possible. Chevrolet was recognized for their work to bring play to where it is needed most including work with Coaches Across Continents to train local coaches and members of the community on soccer and life skills from Bandung, Indonesia to Chicago to Hammanskraal, South Africa. Chevrolet has revitalized or created football pitches allowing for play in these underprivileged communities.
Chevrolet also recently reached a milestone with delivery of the 1 millionth One World Futbol donated by the brand. As founding sponsor of One World Futbol Project in 2012, Chevrolet committed to support the donation and distribution of 1.5 million Chevrolet-branded One World Futbols over three years.
Through One World Futbol Project, these ultra-durable balls are distributed to programs and schools in war-stricken zones, refugee camps, disaster areas and other disadvantaged communities worldwide, working with a broad network of organizations that use sport and play to teach conflict resolution, gender equality, health awareness and other essential life skills.
CAC founder Nick Gates received the award in person at the event on behalf of Chevrolet. “I am humbled and honored to have witnessed CAC’s rapid growth and positive social impact over the last six years. We are excited about the continued potential of this partnership with Chevrolet and this award will allow us to provide more communities with the knowledge and resources to use sport for social change.”
“Through our partnerships with Coaches Across Continents and One World Futbol Project, we’ve seen how the power of play can create hope, optimism and possibilities in communities around the world,” said Tim Mahoney, chief marketing officer, Global Chevrolet.
Chevrolet kicked off its support of football in 2012 when it became an official partner of Manchester United and the founding sponsor of One World Futbol Project.
Beyond Sport is a global organization that promotes, funds, and celebrates the use of sport as a tool to trigger positive social change. They do this through holding events around the world and through the Beyond Sport Awards, which provides support and a platform for the best sport for social change projects across the globe.
The 2014 awards were presented earlier today in Johannesburg, South Africa.
For more information about Chevrolet’s commitment to play, visit ChevroletFC.com