South African women in sport continue to dominate headlines globally, resulting in a fierce gsport Annual List of newsmakers for the month of October, powered by Momentum.
This is the final intake of newsmakers to be considered for the Top Ten #GAL2021 Newsmakers for the year which will be announced in a few weeks time.
Over the past month, we have witnessed greatness on field as Banyana Banyana bounced back from their COSAFA Women’s Championship setback to secure back-to-back victories over Mozambique in the CAF African Women Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Records were shattered as the Gauteng Jaguars team earned their fifth consecutive Telkom Netball League title, which resulted in a special Mail & Guardian netball supplement handover party presented by the gsport Team.
Local action in the first leg of the CSA Provincial One-Day competition saw top performances from international cricketers and rising stars, setting the tone for the second round.
Olympian Gillian Sanders, called time on her successful triathlete career, as she looks to explore life off track.
The gsport Annual List (#GAL2021) was launched in 2019 to see how far women’s sport has come. It is South Africa’s only newsmakers event that is dedicated to women’s sport.
Positive stories are told 24/7 in the gsport Newsroom powered by Momentum in partnership with Telkom, and monthly, a list is released, ahead of the Annual Top10 set to be announced in December.
Scroll down to click through to the updates featuring the gsport October 2021 full list of Newsmakers below!
The October 2021 Newsmakers:
Banyana Banyana – Secure Back-to-Back Victories AWCON Qualifier Victories Over Mozambique
Bianca Tarboton – Record-Breaking 2021 Otter Trial Run Win
Bongi Msomi – Earns World Netball Recognition as African Athlete Ambassador
Cecilia Molokwane – Re-Elected Netball SA President
Christie Mackenzie – Bronze Medal Victory at ICF Canoe Marathon World Champs
Dané van Niekerk – Teams Up with Totalsports as Ambassador
Delaine Mentoor – Recognised by Nelson Mandela Bay University
Dept. of Sport, Arts & Culture – Honour Medal-Winning Olympic and Paralympic Stars
Desiree Ellis – Selected Part of 21-Person FIFA Technical Advisory Group
Eastern Cape Aloes – Defend Telkom Netball League Division Two Title
Gauteng Jaguars – Win Fifth Consecutive Telkom Netball League Division One Title
Gillian Sanders – Retires from Professional Sport
Jabulile Baloyi – Appointed UWC Women’s Football Team Coach
Kim le Court De Billot – Wins 2021 CT Cycle Tour Race
Lizelle Muller – Wins SA Growthpoint Squash Title
Lwandile Ngcobo – Claims Top Honours at KZN Schools Chess Championship
Nomvula Kgoale – Signs Deal with Cacereno Femenino in Spain
Rebecca Meder – Headlines Team SA Medal Haul at CANA African Swim Champs
Sasol – Extend Partnership with SAFA for Four Years
Savannah Ingledew – Wins U17 SA Growthpoint Squash Title
Senwes North West Dragons – Top Round One of CSA Provincial Log Standings
Spar Proteas – Conclude Successful Tour to United Kingdom
Southern Gauteng – Win 2021 IPT Hockey Title
Soweto Pioneers – Win Wanderers T10 Tournament
Tadu Nare – Earns Clean Sweep Spar Grand Prix Victory
Tatjana Schoenmaker – Joins Discovery Vitality and Launches Foundation
Tayla Kavanagh – New PB Victory at inaugural ABSA Durban 10k City Run
Thatulwazi – Win Kay Motsepe Schools Netball Cup
Tshwane Netball – Dominate Inaugural Telkom Netball Champs
Tuks Rugby – Win 2021 King of Rugby Africa University 7s Title
UWC Football – Win 2021 Varsity Football Cup
U17 Water Polo Team – Clean Sweep Victory at EU Nations Water Polo Tournament
WP Golf – Reclaim SA Women’s Inter-Provincial Golf Trophy
WP Women’s Cricket – Welcome Six Gun Grill as Title Sponsors
Yolandi van der Westhuizen – Appointed First Female Coach of Boland Senior Women
Zoë Kruger – Wins Maiden ITF Pro Tennis Title