Provinces urged to put forward their Women’s Sport Achievers
Provinces have been urged to put forward their women’s sport achievers as gsport4girls widens the net in search of nominees for the 2019 gsport Awards.
In its 14th year, the Awards have honoured over 140 recipients, and the initiative plans to do more to ensure improved countrywide support for this national recognition platform for women’s sport.
Sport and Recreation South Africa Minister, Tokozile Xasa, currently on her Woman and Sport Policy Roadshow, has urged the public to nominate outstanding individuals who are championing women’s sport around the country.
Minister Xasa, who has already visited Mthatha and Limpopo on her countrywide roadshow, and heads to KwaZulu-Natal next, said: “There are many great things happening countrywide in support of women’s sport. We want to see these community champions nominated at the gsport Awards. Let’s unearth new role icons and role models to inspire the next generation to follow their dreams.
“These Awards would not be possible without gsport and as SRSA we are excited to join hands once again and laud outstanding contributions to South African women’s sport.”
The eight-week nominations process will see the public nominate their top candidates across 18 individual categories, including Athlete of the Year, Emerging Athlete of the Year, School Sports Star and Supporter of the Year.
gsport Founder Kass Naidoo said: “We received valuable feedback last year and one of the points raised was the need to widen the pool of talent being nominated. To this end, we are working with stakeholders around the country to ensure this happens.
“Women in sport aspire to win at the gsport Awards, and every year the competition gets tougher and tougher. It is good for the Awards and good for women in sport as a whole.”
Once nominations close on 14 June, gsport’s judging panel will evaluate all entries to compile three finalists per Award category, after which free public voting will weigh in with its 20% to decide this year’s winners.
Most Awards categories refers to the Year Under Review to specify the performance window for the 2019 gsport Awards, which is June 2018 to June 2019.
Nominations can be submitted until midnight on Friday, 14 June, via the gsport website at gsport.co.za/nominations, where Award category citations are also available.
2019 gsport Awards Categories Now Open for Public Nominations:
1. Athlete of the Year
2. Athlete of the Year with Disability
3. Emerging 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 Print
9. Woman in Radio
10. Woman in Social Media
11. Woman in PR and Sponsorship
12. Woman in Television
13. Style Star of the Year
14. Volunteer of the Year
15. Supporter of the Year
16. Federation of the Year
17. Sponsor of the Year
18. Special Recognition*
* To widen the field and invite deserving candidates from the provinces, nominations are sought for the 2019 Special Recognition Award, which with the 2019 gsport Hall of Fame Award, will be decided by the gsport Trust. There will be no public voting for these two Awards.
gsport Seeks 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 2018 gsport Awards
* All qualifying candidates are encouraged to nominate themselves directly
Video caption: Video announcement of the opening of nominations for the 14th annual gsport Awards, from until midnight on Friday, 14 June. Video: gsport