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ISPS HANDA's support for golf stems from a firm belief in the "power of sport". Sport has a unique ability to create hope, to break down educational and cultural barriers and to inspire people in a way very little else does. Sport brings people together and unites communities around the world.


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Fives Futbol

ISPS are proud to be a founding partner of Fives Futbol, a ground breaking initiative which has recently been launched in South Africa. It is opening up new opportunities for boys and girls in more rural parts of South Africa to have access to discover something new, and to experience to power of sport in potentially changing their lives for the better.
Not only do Fives Futbol run a range of competitive tournaments, it is becoming increasingly popular for Charity Fundraisers. Faircape have raised funds for Big Issue, the Smile Foundation run an annual tournament and every December Grassroots run a world AIDS day tournament. Many events supporting social cohesion are also run for example co-existence tournaments for Arabs and Jews living in Israel. The ISPS Handa LSEN League for Learners with Special Educational Needs is also up and running where 19 school battle it out over 6 months.


Fives Futbol is an exciting, fast paced game. It is played on state-of-the-art, all weather, floodlit, synthetic grass facilities. It is played all year round, rain or shine, day and night. Small pitches, urban locations, short game sizes and manageable team sizes make the small sided game more accessible than conventional, 11-a-side, football. More action, more goals and more football!

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Walt Disney World Gold hosts the ISPS Handa demonstration tournament following the Invictus Games Orlando 2016

Walt Disney World® Golf, operated by Arnold Palmer Golf Management, is proud to have hosted the ISPS Handa Demonstration Golf Event on May 13, 2016 at Disney’s Magnolia golf course.
The event, which was attended by His Royal Highness, Prince Harry, followed the immensely successful Invictus Games Orlando 2016, held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex, located within The Walt Disney World® Resort, and was sponsored by Jaguar and Land Rover.

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Prince Harry wins Sentebale Polo Cup and expands charity programme to Botswana

Prince Harry has announced the work of his Sentebale charity supporting HIV positive young people in Africa will be expanded to a new country - Botswana.

After winning the annual Sentebale Polo Cup, Prince Harry told guests at the exclusive Florida event he wanted to "give as much back" as he could to the country he had visited regularly.

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World Sports Values Summit for Peace and Development
The World Sports Values Summit for Peace and Development forms part of a series of annual international symposia aimed at highlighting the positive role that sport can play in furthering the cause of peace and human development. The goal of these gatherings is to facilitate a visionary and rigorous conversation among young athlete, leaders, academics and experts about the values that the world of sport can advance. The summit focuses on the crucial and extraordinary role that sport can play in human life.

Sport has an incredible ability to bring people together and helps to advance cooperation, development, and even create peace. The summit is typically attended by 40 young leaders and athletes from around the world. The summit aims to bring together these individuals who have direct experiences of what can be achieved through sport. With each summit we seek to learn from promising practices and experiences as well as determine what we might still be able to achieve together in advancing the valuable role that sport can have in modern society. It allows us to look at the challenges and barriers and to discover the beautiful opportunities that lie within them.

The founding members of the summit are Dr Haruhisa Handa, Lord Colin Moynihan and Katherine Marshall. The inaugural summit was The Olympic Values Symposium in London in 2012. It’s primary focus was on excellence, respect and friendship. The 2013 summit happened in Tokyo, 2014 in New York and the 2015 summit took place in Cape Town, South Africa on the 2-3 November. South Africa was selected for the 2015 summit as it is a beacon of hope and courage to the world. Panel discussions included topics such as Sports Values at the Heart of Sports Governance, The Transformative Power of Sport and Sport as Social Capital

A note from Dr Handa: “For the common love of sport, let us share, feel, think, and dream together in these days of conferencing with one another”.

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Molesey Boat Club

SPS has supported Molesey Boat Club in the UK since 2011. This support has enabled Molesey to obtain key equipment and top level coaching staff which has lead to outstanding success on the water. Domestically, Molesey won the most prestigious race of the winter, “Head of the River Race” and the men's club event "The Thames Cup" at Henley Royal Regatta in 2012. Internationally, former Molesey captain and ISPS Ambassador, Andy Hodge won his second Olympic gold in the men's coxless 4 and David Smith won Paralympic gold in the mixed coxed fours.

Other Molesey team members won a further 5 Bronze medals in the men's eight at London 2012. Molesey Boat Club is currently working with the local community and supports disabled children and adults by building a rowing tank which will enable them to enjoy rowing in safe conditions. They have also started a fund raising campaign for this great cause and hope to achieve a fundraising target of one million pounds.

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ISPS Golf at Invictus Games

The ISPS Handa Demonstration Golf Event was held on May 13 at Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course. The golf event which was attended by His Royal Highness, Prince Harry followed the inspiring Invictus Games Orlando 2016. The Invictus Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women.

In 2016 it took place from Sunday 8th May to Thursday 12th May. The demonstration golf event featured four national team comprised of two retried, wounded servicemen. The teams were from US, UK, Canada and Australia.

The event was played over 9 holes in a better ball format. We congratulate Team Australia, who won the Net Division and Team Canada, who won the Gross Division!

We are inspired by the courage shown by all the men and women who are willing to put themselves at risk for the greater good. We are humbled by the challenges that our wounded warriors have faced and continue to overcome and we are proud to provide opportunities such as this golf day.