The Panathlon Antwerp Sports Personality 2022 trophy was solemnly presented to Benjamin Gérard by Antwerp Alderman for Sports Peter Wouters.
Benjamin Gérard is founder and coordinator of climbing club Rising You, which facilitates the integration of refugees through sports, training and guidance towards work. The club uses sport to teach important attitudes: working together, paying attention to safety, taking the lead, and learning and practicing Dutch.
In addition to a sports club, Rising You offers various practical training courses. These are intended for refugees who have only been to school for a short time in their country of origin. Among other things, they are trained as telecom technicians. The organization Rising You in Antwerp has provided 325 refugees with a job in 5 years.
During the interview with Dr. Jan Verstuyft, the climbing club’s coach Abbas Heidari was also invited to the stage. He talked about his way from being a refugee to working as a coach at the club. It was climbing training that helped him learn Dutch, integrate and get a job.
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Who will be the Panathlon & PCU Antwerp Sport Personalities of the year 2022? On 27 February 2023, the University of Antwerp top sport student of 2022 will be traditionally announced in the beautiful surroundings of the Chapel of the historic Klooster van de Grauwzusters (Building S, University of Antwerp).
TOP SPORTS STUDENT OF THE YEAR 2022 The following three UAntwerp students have been nominated for the Honorary Rector Francis Van Loon Award:
– Tineke den Dulk: Skating, Short Track – Film Studies and Visual Culture
– Camine Van Hoof: Dance Sports, Breakdance – Philosophy
– Eline Verstraelen: Sailing, ILCA 6 class – Applied Economics
These three students know how to successfully combine their studies with their sporting career. More information about the nominated students can be found via this link https://bit.ly/3DyV9iQ
Moreover, Benjamin Gérard, founder and coordinator of climbing club Rising You, will receive the Panathlon Antwerp Sports Personality Trophy 2022. The club gives climbing lessons for refugees, facilitates their integration and offers support in learning Dutch.
Do you want to be present live at this award ceremony followed by a reception? The event is free, registration is required. Register at https://bit.ly/3HPGrqb.
PROGRAM 19h15: Doors open 19h30: Welcome word 19h35: Award ceremony UAntwerp Top Sports Student of the Year 2022 (Honorary Rector Francis Van Loon Award 2022) 20h00: Panathlon Antwerp Sports Personality 2022 20h30: Reception 22h00: End
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On Monday, February 21, the awarding ceremony of the Sports Personalities 2021 took place at the Grauvzuster Chapel of the University of Antwerp. During this awarding, the UAntwerp top sports student of the year 2021 was announced and the Panathlon Antwerp Sports Personalities 2021 were put in the spotlight.
TOP SPORT STUDENT OF THE YEAR 2021
The title of PCU Antwerp Sports Personality traditionally goes to the UAntwerp top sports student of the year. The winner receive the prestigious Honorary Rector Francis Van Loon Award. This year three students were nominated: Mathijn Bogaert (BMX – Applied Engineering Sciences), Michelle Struijk (Hockey – Medicine) and Jef Vandorpe (Wheelchair tennis – Law). They know how to successfully combine their top sport career with their studies.
Jef Vandorpe eventually got the most votes and was elected UAntwerp top sports student of the year 2021.
PANATHLON ANTWERP SPORTS PERSONALITY 2021
After the PCU Antwerp Sports Personality 2021 was announced, it was the turn of the Panathlon Antwerp Sports Personalities 2021. Exceptionally, three laureates were chosen, namely the UAntwerp members of the national men’s hockey team “Red Lions”: alumni Félix Denayer and Alexander Hendrickx, and student Arthur De Sloover were honored for their inspiring role in the Antwerp sports. They crowned their work in 2021 by conquering the Olympic title in Tokio. Arthur, Félix and Alexander explained more about their (Olympic) hockey experiences during an interview with Dr. Jan Verstuyft. The awards were presented by Rector Herman Van Goethem.
Afterwards, there was a reception and the opportunity to take pictures with the topsport athletes and the Olympic gold medals of Arthur and Félix.
Congratulations to winners, nominated and all top sports students!
Find photos from the Sport Personalities 2021 Ceremony here.
The presentation of the Panathlon Antwerp & PCU Antwerp Sports Personalities 2021 will take place on 21 February 2022.
Out of more than 100 University of Antwerp top sports students, three students were nominated. They managed to successfully combine their studies with sport career. These are the three nominated students who have a chance to win the prestigious Honorary Rector Francis Van Loon Award:
In addition, the laureate of the Panathlon Antwerp Sports Personality 2021 will be honored. This year there are no fewer than three laureates, the UAntwerp members of the national men’s hockey team “Red Lions”:
• Félix Denayer • Arthur De Sloover • Alexander Hendrickx
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We would like to inform you that there are two weeks left to submit your sport video to the International audio-video competition “Sport as Promotion of Human Rights”.
The Panathlon International Cultural Foundation “Domenico Chiesa” and the FICTS – Fédération Internationale Cinéma Télévision Sportifs (123 affiliated nations) organize an international audio-video competition, with free registration, on the theme “Sport as Promotion of Human Rights”.
Filmmakers, new media, professionals and independents, etc. can participate with videos of a maximum duration of 4 minutes in any format and technique of any genre (fiction, animation, documentaries, etc.).
The aim of the competition is to promote quality in sport images that promote the values of Panathlon’s Movement, highlight its ideals and spirit and enhance Panathlon’s universal commitment to culture through sport as an education tool leading to social change.
The FICTS – for its part – intends to enhance and promote the short film as an original expressive form, to encourage the creativity by offering greater visibility through sport.
To participate, send the file through wetransfer (mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) by August 31st.
The Jury composed of three representatives of the Panathlon International Cultural Foundation “Domenico Chiesa” and three of the FICTS will evaluate the 20 selected works and assign – for the three winning videos – prizes for a total of € 6,000.
The PCU Antwerp is represented in thecSelection process by Alina Baranova, who will be also a PCU Clubs’ contact person for the PI – Domenico Chiesa Cultural Foundation.
The “Award Ceremony” will take place in Milan on November 14 on the occasion of “SPORT MOVIES & TV 2021”, Final of the “World FICTS Challenge” (20 Festivals in 5 Continents) World Championship of Television, Cinema, Communication and Sports culture scheduled from 9 to 14 November.
The participants’ works will be available online on the SPORTMOVIESTV.COM platform, as well as on the Social Media Channels of Panathlon International (and individual Clubs) and FICTS.
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The Panathlon Antwerp Sports Personality 2020 is awarded posthumously to Prof. Dr. Alain Verschoren, honorary rector of the University of Antwerp. The laureate received this title for his commitment and great contribution to university sport. Alain Verschoren was not only extremely popular within the University of Antwerp, he was also a prominent member of the Panathlon International family. Alain Verschoren was, as Chairman of the University of Antwerp & Panathlon Drawing and Photo Contests, an eminent ambassador of fair play in university sport. The award was received by his wife, Lin Van de Cruys.
On 16 February in Antwerp the yearly Panathlon & PCU Antwerp Sports Personality Awards were awarded. As each year three UAntwerp student-athletes were nomited for the “Honorary Rector Francis Van Loon Award”. The award was won judoka Lien Meeuwssen. Other nominees were Laura Puyten (Equestrian – Dressage) and Steven Pattyn (Cycling – Road). The award is ment to highlight all the hard work spent by student-athletes combining their studies and their sports. As the event could not take place in physical form, the winner was announced through video below.
This year, the award ceremony of the Panathlon Antwerp & PCU Antwerp Sports Personalities will be held online. The Honorary Rector Francis baron Van Loon Award, will be handed out to one of the three nominated elite athletes who study at the University of Antwerp: – Laura Luyten (equestrianism, dressage) – Lien Meeuwssen (judo, -70kg) – Steven Pattyn (cycling, road) Find out on 16 February in the Facebook event who will be awarded as @UAntwerpen top sports student of the year 2020. In addition, Prof. Dr. Alain Verschoren, honorary rector of the University of Antwerp, posthumously awarded the Panathlon Antwerp Sports Personality 2020 trophy for the great contributions he has made to the student sports. More info through the UAntwerp website.
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Date: May, 21st
Time: 3.pm – 5.pm (Lisbon time)
▪️Mário Almeida (Portugal) – Panathlon Lisbon
▪️Gabriel Kotchofa (Benin/Russia) – PCU Committee
▪️António Bramante (Brazil) – Panathlon Brazil
▪️Nils Van de Velden (Belgium) – Panathlon Antwerp
▪️Simona Callo (Italy) – Panathlon International
At a time when sporting activities and competitions are practically canceled, worldwide, international Panathlon leaders are on a panel to reflect on this whole situation and the future recovery, in addition to the other challenges in ethics and fairplay in sport.
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