VOTE for October's most emotional sporting moment!

2017-10-03 13:20

Cape Town - He inspired the football world and united football fans and today, brave Bradley Lowery is in contention for the Laureus Best Sporting Moment of the Year award.

Lowery, who passed away at the age of six in July after a hard-fought fight with neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer, united football fans around the world under #CancerHasNoColours. His bravery, positivity and resilience captured the hearts of millions, not least England striker Jermain Defoe. Defoe, who met Lowery while playing for Sunderland, built up an unbreakable bond with the young boy, visiting him in hospital and at his home.

Defoe said: “Every time I stepped into the room, Brad’s face would light up, no matter what he was going through or the pain he was in. Each time he stood by my side as a mascot, he was always full of incredible energy. Brad is always in my thoughts, and I know the support he had from all of the football world meant the world to him.”

Each month, from August to December, the public can select their favourite Moment on, from a shortlist of six videos, chosen by the sporting legends of the Laureus World Sports Academy. The five monthly winners will then go head-to-head in a final public vote, with the winner being announced at the 2018 Laureus Awards Ceremony.

The winner of September’s competition was inspirational British motor racing star Billy Monger, who suffered a life-changing injury but didn’t let it hold him back.

Laureus Best Sporting Moments demonstrate qualities such as fair play, sportsmanship, drama and dedication, and look beyond the scoreboard or podium. They symbolise the true values of sport and bring to life the message that sport has the power to change the world.

To view these emotional and engaging clips and VOTE for your favourite, visit

Sports fans can also send videos that they have seen and enjoyed to and they will be considered for the shortlist in future months.

Laureus Best Sporting Moment of the Year - Contenders for October:

Brave Bradley’s fight – Terminally ill 6-year-old Bradley Lowery inspires football fans through special bond with football star Jermain Defoe

Fair play at its best – Liana Blomgren stops racing to help Gracie Bucher cross the finish line at Minnesota athletics meet

#InYourName – Sweden women’s football team swap names on their shirts for inspirational messages of encouragement

Stay strong Appie – Ajax fans and players show their support for the family of Abdelhak Nouri after his tragic injury         

Where there’s a will, there’s a way – Jake Olson lost his sight, but with determination he achieved his dream of playing for his beloved USC Trojans

Wonder blade girl – 7-year-old Anu Saha proudly shows off new sports blade and inspires a Paralympic champion

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