Lundaspelen stands as a beacon of solidarity
Äntligen är Lundaspelen 2023 igång. Vid invigningen igår i Sparbanken Skåne Arena talade LUGI´s ordförande Mats Nilsson för över 2300 deltagare och lyfte fram idrottens roll i samhället och världen. Passa på du också att skapa nya vänner och ta del av idrott när den är som bäst och viktigast.Välkommen till Lundaspelen!
Här följer Mats invigningstal på engelska:
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, players, and handball enthusiasts, welcome to Lundaspelen – the world’s largest indoor tournament in Handball!
Today, we gather here in Lund, a city renowned for its prestigious university, the delicious Knake sausage, and Eurovision winner Måns Zelmerlöw. But, today, Lund is also the epicenter of the thrilling and vibrant world of youth handball.
In a world marked by great unrest, it is truly heartening to witness so many friendly faces, representing teams from across Europe, ranging from the spirited eight-year-olds to the determined nineteen-year-olds. Lundaspelen transcends boundaries, bringing together the youth in the spirit of camaraderie and competition.
Handball is more than just a sport; it’s a game of fair play. We play hard, but we play fair. We tackle, but we help each other up again. Handball embodies the paradox of being the friendliest yet one of the toughest sports to play. It teaches us the values of teamwork, sportsmanship and resilience.
As we embark on this exciting journey of Lundaspelen, we are not merely participants; we are creators. Together, we are creating a fair game where each player has an equal opportunity to showcase their skills. Together, we are creating thrilling matches that will be etched in our memories forever. Together, we are crafting a great experience that goes beyond the scoreboard.
Most importantly, together, we are creating new friendships. In a world where divisions seem to overshadow unity, Lundaspelen stands as a beacon of solidarity. This tournament is a testament to the power of sports in bringing people together, fostering understanding, and creating connections that last a lifetime.
So, let the games begin! Let the courts echo with the cheers of supporters, the sound of the ball hitting the back of the net, and the laughter of newfound friends.
Together, let’s make this tournament a showcase of not just sporting excellence but also the triumph of friendship, fair play, and the enduring spirit of handball.
Together we’re creating memories for life.
Together we’re creating Lundaspelen 2023!