#GAL2021 Kickstarts With Bumper First Monthly Reveal

by | Jan 1, 2021

December 2020 signalled the start of the 2021 edition of the gsport Annual List, South Africa’s only dedicated women’s sport newsmakers campaign.



Last month yielded a stellar list of over 20 newsmakers including Ashleigh Moolman Pasio – the first ever UCI virtual cycling champion; Tatjana Schoenmaker, who has set another African swimming record; and Banyana Banyana star, Ode Fulutudilu, who joins Glasgrow City.

Newsmakers will continue to be announced monthly in the build-up to the prestigious #GAL2021 event in December 2021 where gsport will reveal its Top 10 Newsmakers of the Year for the third year running.

The gsport Annual List was launched in December 2019 to track how far women’s sport has come in terms of media coverage.

Netball South Africa President Cecilia Molokwane was announced overall Newsmaker of the Year as gsport announced its first ever list of women’s sport newsmakers.

In January 2020, and with increased mainstream media coverage, gsport introduced monthly newsmaker announcements to boost the campaign, resulting in a stellar Top 10 Newsmakers for 2020, announced on 15 December 2020 at a special lunch held at Mezepoli, Melrose Arch.


The First Monthly Intake for the #GAL2021 campaign:

Ode Fulutidilu – new deal with Glasgow City FC

Glenrose Xaba – Nedbank Skosana 10km champ

Gauteng Women’s Rugby Institute – introduces new high-performance centre for girls

Susan Adendorff – elected Blue Bulls Rugby Union’s VP

#BayedeGSPORT – partners gsport to re-package content into isiNguni

Kananelo Taiwe – Bloem Celtic Ladies (#SNWL Young Player of the Season)

Hildah Magaia – TUT Ladies (#SNWL Player of the Season)

Andile Dlamini – Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies (#SNWL Goalkeeper of the Season)

Anneke Lourens – Clash Royale national champ

Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio – first ever virtual UCI Cycling World Champ

Banyana Banyana – moves to 53rd in the world and third on the continent on FIFA Rankings

JVW Girls Football – welcomes Supa Nova Power as sponsors

Saudah Bhaimia – first SA female gamer to win SA National Board Games Champs

Tatjana Schoenmaker – sets another African record at NTS Champs

#GAL2020 – top 10 Newsmakers of the Year announced

Michaela Whitebooi – defends her title at the African Senior Judo Championship in Madagascar

Karla Pretorius – features in Suncorp Super Netball Team of the Year

Fabienne Lanz – crowned 2020 DZ2 Karting champ

Marizanne Kapp – features in ICC Women’s ODI Team of the Decade

Dané van Niekerk – features in ICC Women’s ODI Team of the Decade

Kaleigh Telfer – dominating courses in the United States


Photo 1 caption: Ashleigh Moolman pictured becoming the first-ever virtual UCI Cycling World Champion. In a year which saw the participation of sport dramatically curbed to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, sports federations and athletes had to come up with new and original concepts to maintain athletic performance and sporting events. Photo: Supplied


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