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Leading women’s sports initiative gsport is set to re-launch as seven eminent women make the pledge to raise the profile of women’s sport in South Africa.

The formation of the gsport Trust comes as the initiative celebrates its seventh birthday after its launch on 1 August 2006, with the aim of telling the story of South African women in sport, and raising their profiles to encourage greater sponsorship.

The esteemed women who join founders Kass Naidoo and Ryk Meiring on the gsport Trust are international swimming icon Penny Heyns, running legend Elana Meyer, netball icon Hazel Gumede, world leader in visual performance, Dr. Sherylle Calder, leading woman in sports media, Lebo Mabena, and youth influencing icon and media personality, Anele Mdoda.

“gsport has been run as a voluntary association for seven years, and we are excited at the evolution of gsport as it continues to raise the profile of our women in sport,” said Naidoo.

“According to the Ministry of Sport and Recreation, one of the key issues shackling women’s sport is its lack of exposure in the media.”

“We are delighted to be joined by these formidable women, who are going to chart the way forward for this worthy women’s initiative.”

 

By |2016-12-12T07:19:32+00:00August 1st, 2013|gsport, Moments in Sport, Newsroom, Womens Interest|2 Comments

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  1. Malcolm. 2013-08-01 at 08:05

    I agree that woman have come a long way in sport, & like the minister said,” woman don’t get enough coverage from the media”.
    I have a daughter who loves cricket & has had to battle for all her achievements. Which are many.
    What I would like to see is big business get more involved, & pushing woman’s sport to through forefront, & making it more attractive to television coverage.

  2. Lorinda Nel 2013-08-01 at 07:45

    Awesome and great news We would appreciate an opportunity to get involved. Training and skills development opportunities We involved at some of the rugby academies providing academic qualifications for sportsmen while they applying there trade. The same could be for sportswomen please contact me for further discussions

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