South African sport icons, veteran athlete Blanche Moila, and celebrated swimmer Natalie du Toit have been appointed to the judging panel for the 2018 gsport Awards.
The duo join leading radio and television sports anchor, Lebo Motsoeli, former gsport Award winner and businesswoman, Uyanda Mbuli, and long time women’s sport activist, Cheryl Roberts, who returns to the panel.
Moila, South Africa’s first Black Springbok athlete, said: “It’s a great honour for me to be on the panel judging the 2018 gsport Awards. It’s a daunting task given the number of deserving nominees. South Africa certainly has a plethora of women in sport doing great. Looking forward to celebrating their achievements.”
Speaking about her appointment, Du Toit, who also sits on the SASCOC Athletes Commission, said: “My journey with gsport4girls spans over a few years and it has indeed been an honour to go from winning an award, to being inducted into the hall of fame, to now giving back in a small way in the form of judging this year’s gsport Awards.”
This year, the panel also includes Kenetswe Mosenogi, a representative from Sport and Recreation South Africa.
gsport Founder, Kass Naidoo, said: “The judging is crucial to upholding the credibility of the gsport Awards and we are grateful to the entire judging panel for making themselves available.
“We are also delighted to have both Blanche and Natalie join the panel. Both come with incredible insights into women’s sport and bring top notch experience to the judging process.”
Photo 1 caption: The 2018 gsport Awards Judging Panel includes (from left) celebrated Paralympian Natalie du Toit, women’s sports activist and publisher Cheryl Roberts, SA entrepreneur and business women Uyanda Mbuli, South Africa’s first Black Springbok athlete, Blanche Moila, and SRSA representative Kenetswe Mosenogi, Nexia SAB&T accountant Shilla Chigumba (2018 Awards auditor), gsport founder Kass Naidoo (gsport Awards moderator) and award-winning TV and radio anchor, Lebo Motsoeli. Photo: gsport