Excitement builds up for the third annual TV Sports Awards, including the return of the Golden Boy award

LONDON, 31st August 2017 - The TV Sports Awards (TVSA) 2017 will showcase some of the most successful achievements from the sport media industry. Shortlisted nominees soon to be announced.

Held at ‘Europe’s most fascinating venue’ - Salle Des Etoiles in Monte-Carlo and hosted by the dynamic Layla Anna-Lee and Marc Edwards (both experienced international sports presenters and the voices of London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Opening/Closing Ceremonies), the evening will boast a celebratory night to remember.

'I'm so looking forward to bringing the best of the TV sports industry together and celebrating their incredible achievements. Many people don't realise the vast amounts of talent and work that go on behind the scenes of these massive sports programmes - the masterminds more than anyone deserve to be awarded!' Layla Anna-Lee, TV Sports Awards 2017 Presenter.

Through an open application process, brands, agencies and broadcasters have applied to the 8 categories, including 3 new categories, to demonstrate their fantastic contributions to the world of sport media. Applicants are shortlisted by the expert judging panel, made up of leaders from highly reputable sport media companies, and the shortlisted finalists will be open to vote by industry professionals and fans, which goes live on Monday 18th September.

The commended Play for Change Award will be presented to a top-class athlete, who is responsible for extraordinary social responsibility work through supporting, funding and advocating worthy campaigns, initiatives and projects for vulnerable children through sport. Shortlisted by a panel of experts in the Sport for Development field, which consists of Lord Bates (Member of the UK House of Lords and a Minister of State at the Department for International Development), Ed Warner (Chair of UK Athletics) and Anne Wafula Strike MBE (GB Paralympian and 2016 Play for Change Award winner).

"The Play for Change Award is an opportunity to celebrate those sporting ambassadors making a difference on and off the track" Lord Bates, Play for Change Award judge.

The ethos behind the TV Sports Awards is to celebrate sport as a tool to highlight the power of sport in improving lives, which is a key value of Play for Change.

With the attendance of sporting legends and high-profile guests, the TV Sports Awards is the event to not be missed. Exclusively featuring, for the second time, is the Golden Boy award to celebrate the top young European footballer, previous winner was Bayern Munich's midfielder Renato Sanchez.

This exclusive event will operate a strict closed-door policy. Tables for the TVSA are available to reserve via the official awards website, please visit www.tvsportsawards.org for more information.


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Play for Change is dedicated to improving the lives of children around the world by using the power of sport to build life skills and help communities. The charity enables sport programs for children to help improve health, education, employment and inequality outcomes.

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