On International Men’s Day, the gsport Team joined the rest of the world in honouring men who are leading by example to make a positive change in the world.
Celebrated every year on 19 November, the day is observed to commemorate the achievements and contributions of men and boys to the nation, society and community.
In relation to the theme of men leading by example, we highlighted our #BestMan interviewee’s in a special thread on Twitter. Here are the men who are leading the way to uplift women’s sport globally:
HILTON MOREENG The Momentum Proteas head coach earned his stripes at the highest level and under his leadership, we have witnessed the Momentum Proteas team evolve into a competitive unit on the global stage.
LUNGA NTULI In 2009, Ntuli became gsport’s first-ever male award winner when he won the Volunteer of the Year award. He continues to champion women’s sport through his writing.
NNUSI GAZI Head of Communications and Media at Netball SA, Gazi is passionate about elevating women’s sport. He is also a #PlayYourPart Ambassador under the Brand South Africa umbrella.
CAREL BOSMAN Head of Sponsorship at Momentum, Bosman has extensive experience and knowledge in the sponsorships space and has worked closely with leading female athletes as Momentum leads gender conversation through action.
JUSTIN FORD eNCA Sport Reporter, Ford, believes his duty and that of his fellow male journalists is to give female athletes the support they deserve through media coverage.
SKHU NKOMPHELA As a vocal young man, rising sports photographer, Nkomphela, is leading the way as he fights for the rights for women in sport. He plans to consistently tell their unique stories through his lens.
BRUCE DAVIDSON Executive Chairman of BLD Group, Davidson, has for decades championed the fight for equal recognition for women in sport. This year, BLD Group celebrated their 25th birthday!
THABISO MOSIA SAFM Sportcaster, Mosia, believes women deserve an equal platform when it comes to media coverage. This award-winning journalist continues to show his support for women in the sport industry.
NICK BESTER Comrades Marathon icon, Bester, plans to use the next years of his life to develop future female athletes as he intends to share his vast knowledge and experience.
THABISO SITHOLE Seasoned Sports Broadcaster, Sithole, has contributed significantly to telling proudly South African women’s sport stories. He urges more support from mainstream media for women in sport.
PAUL DELPORT Springbok Women’s Sevens coach, Delport, has set audacious goals for the women’s format; with his passion and commitment to growing the game and ushering in new talent a strong cause of his coaching philosophy.
SANDILE LUKHELE Lukhele is working on blooding the next generation of #ProteasWomen cricketers. His passion and hard work has seen stars emerge from rural areas to play for provincial teams.
TYRON BARNARD Award-winning sports journalist and All Things Jabu founder, Barnard, is eager to inspire young girls to follow their sporting dreams by covering the successful stories of current women in sport – specialising in hockey.
SOLWETHU GONYA Lucky Girls FC founder, Gonya, is working to change the lives of young girls from disadvantaged areas and help them achieve their sporting dreams.
JOHN MCGRATH World-renowned High-Performance coach, McGrath, continues to positively change the lives of athletes globally after almost two decades.
SAMUEL AHMADU Goal Africa’s women’s football correspondent, Ahmadu, is a true champion when it comes to uplifting the profile of women footballers across the globe.
LINDSEY PARRY Top running coach, consultant and speaker, Parry, is helping sportswomen succeed in their respective fields through the introduction of a new programme. He aspires to leave a lasting legacy in sport.
COLIN FRANCKE CEO of SMinc Sports Management, Francke, believes in gender equality and is passionate about equal rights, pay and recognition, not only when it comes to sportswomen, but women in general.