The Beyond Sport Awards are held each year to encourage, support and reward the most inspirational projects across the world that work to unite communities through the power of sport. Bringing together the most powerful sport leaders, social innovators and global inspirations, such event addresses the role of sport in driving social change. Reflecting upon previous events and significant moments affecting people across the globe, a key theme Beyond Sport established this year is #BeyondTheDivide. The heart of which explores how sport can be utilised to address conflict and bridge religious, racial, ethnic and economic gaps in society.
It was the establishment of these gaps that inspired designers at Thomas Lyte to create a unique and emblematic award. The contrast of satin and polished finishes on the trophy symbolises these gaps in society, with sports laces linking the trophy together to highlight the unity that can be achieved through sport.