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

Football Respect Challenge

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Watch this video. Then see if you can help us to fill in who is doing what at each stage of the video of these heart warming acts of kindness, respect, friendship, humility……   Please do help our readers by adding names and any information . 0.03 Ronaldinio, Real Madrid? (and Brazil) being congratulated by……..? … Read more

Great Fans – Wenger Stops TV Commentators so French Can hear Irish Sing

4-0 down and with a few minutes left , the stadium in Gdansk is filled with the sound of 25,000 Irish fans singing ‘The Fields of Athenry’ with the Spanish fans clapping in rhythm. The World Champions  coach, Vincente del Bosque, said afterwards: “I thought (with) that the Irish fans and players showed us what … Read more

Messi’s Masterclass in Great Sportsmanship

The little Argentinian is probably the best player in the world. His skills are sublime. But what makes him such a really great player in terms of sportsmanship? Watch this video and you’ll see Great Sportsmanship values in action. These are the pillars upon which great sportsmanship is built: Honesty Humility Honour Fair Play Friendly … Read more

Goal Celebrations – Rage Or Joy?

  Roger Milla’s samba with the corner flag, Peter Crouch’s Robot Dance or Pele leaping into the arms of other players with the biggest grin,  or this goalkeeper’s extraordinary celebration or,  this fan singing and dancing and inspiring a stadium, or perhaps this 19 year old jockey’s unbridled joy as he wins the 2011 Epson … Read more

He missed 3 penalties in one match but never gave up.

He missed 3 penalties playing for Argentina against Colombia. He scored a goal in the next game. He broke his leg while celebrating a goal for Villa Real. He scored a goal from inside his own half. His injuries kept him out of football twice for 6 month periods. His 200th goal for Boca Juniors … Read more