Cape Town - Nominations
are open for the 2016 gsport awards, a five-week window calling for the public
to nominate candidates across 14 categories including Athlete of the
Year, Athlete of the Year with Disability, Junior Athlete of the Year and Coach
of the Year.
of Sport and Recreation South Africa, Fikile Mbalula, said: “Over the years,
the gsport Awards have grown to the benefit of women. Our partnering with these
excellence recognition awards is part of our sport developmental agenda to see
the playing field levelled, with equal opportunities to all.
year, again, the gsport Awards will be an event that celebrates and honours
women in sport.”
been recognised by Sport and Recreation South Africa in 2015, gsport continues
to grow as it enters its second decade in existence, and features two new Award
categories in 2016: Team of the Year; and School Sports Star of the
Founder Kass Naidoo said: “Team sports plays a big role in raising the profile
of women’s sport, and it was certainly a category that was missing.
with a focus on school sport, we thought it important to introduce a category
celebrating this age group.”
nominations close on July 15, gsport’s 4-member judging panel will deliberate
to determine the top three finalists in each category. Then the general public
is invited to become gsport’s fifth and ‘public’ judge, casting their votes
online at the gsport website to help choose the winners.
can be made at the gsport website (gsport.co.za/nominations), or initiated via
gsport’s social media channels, @gsport4girls on Facebook and Twitter.
Nominations by email can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
will be announced at the 2016 gsport Awards in August.
at promoting South African women in sport, the annual gsport Awards has been
running since 2006, when Atlanta double Olympian gold medal winner Penny Heyns
was inducted as the inaugural gsport Hall of Fame recipient 10 years after she
became the first double Olympic gold medal winner for South Africa.
for which public nominations are being sought are:
1. Athlete of the Year
2. Athlete of the Year with Disability
3. Junior Athlete of the Year
4. School Sports Star
5. Team of the Year
6. Coach of the Year
7. Woman of the Year
8. Woman in Media: Print
9. Woman in Media: Radio
10. Woman in Media: Social Media
11. Woman in Media: Television
12. 2016 Style Star
13. Volunteer of the Year
14. Supporter of the Year
the following information supporting nominations:
· Name and contact details of the person submitting the nomination
· Name and contact details of the nominee
· Which category the candidate is being nominated in
A few compelling reasons why the person being nominated should be
considered for an award at the 2016 gsport Awards