#gsport18 Nominations Officially Closed!

The 2023 Momentum gsport Awards nominations process officially closed at midnight on Women’s Day, 9 August, with over 600 nominations received!

Since 1 June, the nominations campaign offered the public an opportunity to submit deserving candidates across 20 categories.

During the next phase, gsport’s esteemed panel of judges will consider the nominations, and will provide an audited list of three Finalists per Awards Category eligible for Public Voting.

Finalists will be announced on 22 August when a 10-day public voting period will commence until 31 August. 

The Momentum gsport Awards is endorsed by the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, and supported by SuperSport, Telkom, DP World, Nielsen Sports South Africa, Brand South Africa and Mail & Guardian.

More details will follow shortly, please visit the gsport website regularly for updates, subscribe to gsport’s weekly Newsletter each Wednesday, and follow gsport4girls on FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTube and TikTok so that you don’t miss any news.

#gsport18 categories:

Momentum Athlete of the Year – A South African sportswoman who has excelled at an international or senior level during the Year under Review (30 June, 2022 to 30 June, 2023).

Brand SA Para Sport Star – A South African Para Athlete who breaks records and dispels myths about people living with disabilities during the Year under Review (30 June, 2022 to 30 June, 2023).

gsport Emerging Athlete of the Year – An emerging sportswoman over the age of 18, who has excelled at a national and provincial level during the Year under Review (30 June, 2022 to 30 June 2023). It honours the rising stars to inspire them to sporting greatness.

SuperSport School Sports Star of the Year – A young girl in sport 18 years or under, who has excelled athletically. She is seen as a role model to the youth and is on her way to greatness. The focus is on personal improvement alongside outstanding achievement during the Year under Review (30 June, 2022 to 30 June, 2023).

Team of the Year – A team of South African sportswomen of any age, who have excelled as a unit during the Year under Review (30 June, 2022 to 30 June, 2023).

Coach of the Year – A coach (any gender) who has made a significant impact on women’s sport during the Year under Review (30 June, 2022 to 30 June, 2023) and is actively involved in growing the careers of South Africa’s leading sportswomen.

Telkom Woman of the Year – A formidable woman who contributes significantly to the growth of sport in South Africa and leads the way in breaking boundaries and opening doors for other women.

DP WORLD African Woman in Sport – This award seeks to honour a woman, who is impacting sport in Africa, and going the extra mile to raise the profile of women’s sport on the African continent.

Global Woman in Sport – This award seeks to honour a woman, who is impacting sport globally, and going the extra mile to put women’s sport on the map internationally.

Woman in Social Media – A woman who creates powerful online content about SA women in sport and demonstrates a convincing edge using Social Media during the Year under Review (30 June, 2022 to 30 June, 2023).

Mail & Guardian Woman in Print – A woman in print who is excelling in her environment and using her position to create powerful journalist content about SA women in sport during the Year under Review (30 June, 2022 to 30 June, 2023).

Woman in PR and Sponsorship – A woman in the public relations and sponsorship space who works to build the brand and business of women’s sport during the Year under Review (30 June, 2022 to 30 June, 2023).

Woman in Radio – A woman in sport who is using her voice to promote women’s sport content on radio and demonstrates a convincing edge as a radio journalist during the Year under Review (30 June, 2022 to 30 June, 2023).

SuperSport Woman in Television – A woman who has successfully broken into the male-dominated world of sports TV and also uses her platform to create powerful content about SA women in sport during the Year under Review (30 June, 2022 to 30 June, 2023).

Style Star of the Year – A vibrant South African woman in sport who has become synonymous with a leading sense of style and elegance and serves as an inspiration to all women in sport who aspire to grow and build powerful personal brands.

Volunteer of the Year – Volunteers are the backbone of amateur sport and this long serving individual (any gender) selflessly gives their time and resources to help raise the profile of women’s sport in South Africa.

Supporter of the Year – An individual who goes out of his or her way to fuel the success of our sportswomen by pulling their weight to ensure their favourites get across the line.

Special Recognition – An individual who goes beyond the call of duty, and has made a long and positive impact on SA women in sport.

Nielsen Sports South Africa Sponsor of the Year – A commercial sponsor who has exceeded its competitors in supporting women’s sport during the Year under Review (30 June, 2022 to 30 June, 2023).

Federation of the Year – A sports federation that has made the greatest strides to grow women’s sport commercially and include women in leadership positions.

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