Winning team raises £10,000 for charity

On the same day that Surrey won the County Championship our MD, Ian Gray, put together an eight-a-side for the inaugural ‘Laureus Sport for Good Foundation’ competition at The Oval.

Ian was joined by a number of Ex England legends including Michael Vaughan, Monty Panesar, Matthew Hoggard and also the great Shane Warne, arguably the best bowler of all time

Whilst they lost their first game, they were victorious in the next three to reach the final which they won against a side with Matthew Hoggard, the ex-England opening bowler, and benefited from Yohan Blake, the second fastest man in the world guesting for Ian’s side, which he named “Under Cooked” for the event.

About the charity

Supporting more than 100 sports-based community programmes in 35 countries, Laureus aim to combat social challenges facing young people such as violence, discrimination, lack of education, unemployment and preventable diseases through the power of sport.

Each programme they support addresses at least one social issue:

  • Health
  • Education
  • Women and Girls
  • Employability
  • Inclusive Society
  • Peaceful Society

 

Laureus Sport for Good brings young people and young children together all with the common belief in the power of sport, to help unite, engage and break down barriers – creating an inspiring and positive change.

“Using the power of sport to end violence, discrimination and disadvantage.  Proving that sport can change the world”.

For more information, visit www.laureus.com.