(PRESS RELEASE) – Canaries youth leader David Henry is on his way to the principality of Monaco in France to attend the 2017 Peace and Sport International Forum between Dec. 6 to 8, 2017.
The senior national footballer will represent the Sacred Sports Foundation and Ministry of Youth Development & Sport at the International Forum, which will see him speak alongside the likes of top international sports persons such as FIFA World Cup winning footballer and social activist Lilian Thuram, Olympic artist Roald Bradstock, United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Secretary General Taleb Rifai, and Horn of Africa Development Initiative (Hodi) founder Fatuma Adan.
A well known local footballer and youth advocate, David’s attendance comes as part of the Sacred Sport Foundation’s growing partnership with the Monaco-based Peace and Sport organisation. Earlier this year, Sacred Sports was selected as one of eight global Act for What Matters sports for development partners by Peace and Sport. Alongside attending the forum, the Foundation is scheduled to receive a modest donation of sports equipment and technical assistance.
As part of the partnership, SSF’s football skills development manual will be adopted by Peace and Sport partners and SSF will introduce the sport of fencing in St. Lucia in 2018.
David’s attendance at the Festival will spotlight youth development activities underway and scheduled in St. Lucia, The Peace and Sport International Forum brings together leading thinkers from across both the sport movement and the peace movement to share best practice. This year’s forum will celebrate the tenth year of the organisation’s existence, and the theme of the Forum will be Sport Innovation for Social Transformation, focusing on the importance of social innovation, disruption and forward-thinking in helping to transform societies through sport.
The Forum also incorporates the annual Peace and Sport Awards on Thursday 7th of December, which reward organisations and individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to peace, dialogue and social stability in the world through sport.