Women in sport are making news now more than ever before as efforts increase across South Africa to change the game and this is reflected in another bumper monthly gsport Annual List of Newsmakers (#GAL2021).
Over the past month, gsport embarked on a strategic learning process partnership with Henley Africa resulting in two stakeholders’ sessions to map out priorities and actions to move women’s sport forward in a capable, impactful and commercial way.
South Africa’s number one ranked golfer, Caitlyn Macnab made history becoming the 12th woman to successfully defend her SA Amateur title as she prepares to further her career at Texas Christian University.
In an effort to boost the Springbok Women’s team ahead of the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, SA Rugby obtained the services of former Ireland captain, Lynne Cantwell as the national team’s first High Performance Manager for Women’s Rugby.
We also honour double Olympic gold medallist, Caster Semenya’s foundation’s educational partnership with Bostin City Campus and footballer Hildah Magaia’s two-year contract with Morön BK in Sweden.
The #GAL2021 initiative is South Africa’s only dedicated women’s sport newsmakers initiative, launched back in 2019 as gsport stepped up its efforts to amplify advancements of women’s sport.
gsport Founder, Kass Naidoo, says: “The more we reported on strides made, the more people did to change the game, and we can see that reflected in bumper monthly newsmaker editions over the past few months.”
Watch the video here, and click on the links below to see the interviews featuring the gsport February 2021 full list of Newsmakers below!
The Third Monthly Intake for the #GAL2021 Campaign:
Babalwa Latsha – joins Rugby Africa’s sub-committee for Player Welfare and Participation
Caitlyn Macnab – makes history defending her SA Amateur title
Caster Semenya – Caster Semenya Foundation announces major partnership with Boston City Campus
Dané van Niekerk – re-signs with Oval Invincibles in The Hundred competition
Delien Kleinhans – earns the R120 000 KM Sport Premier Challenge title
Erin Sterkenburg – set to represent South Africa at the Olympic Games in Tokyo
Henley Africa – supports gsport with a historic learning-based strategy to build a support movement for the professionalisation of women’s sport and hosts a successful stakeholders’ session
Hildah Magaia – signs two-year contract with Morön BK in Sweden
JVW Girls Football Club – signs partnership with Hollywoodbets
Kgothatso Montjane – earns doubles silver medals at Victorian Open and Australian Open, also joins Discovery Vitality as ambassador
Lynne Cantwell – joins Springbok Women’s team as SA Rugby’s first High Performance Manager for Women’s Rugby
Megan Streicher – wins South African Women’s Stroke Play title
Refiloe Jane – joins HFPA Fitness Academy as ambassador and student
Saudah Bhaimia – first woman to climb to top of the rankings in Mind Sports South Africa’s history
Shabnim Ismail – rises to second place in the ICC T20 International bowling rankings and earns inaugural Player of the Month award
Shilene Booysen – appointed South Sudan women’s football head coach
Thembi Kgatlana – goalscoring form for SD Eibar in Spain
Zinhle Ndawonde – signs major deal with renowned global sports management organisation, Prosport International