During the month of June, women in sport have continued to weather the storm under Covid-19 lockdown and have punched above their weight as sport makes a return, cautiously, around the world.

This has seen as many as 15 monthly newsmakers featured on the #GAL2020 list for June, with the 2020 Momentum gsport Awards taking the lead with five nominations.

We’re going global!!! Two new categories – the African Woman in Sport and Global Woman in Sport – have been introduced into this year’s awards.

Penny Heyns, Hazel Gumede and Zanele Mdodana join the initiative as ambassador, mentor and spokesperson, respectively.

Mamelodi Sundowns were officially crowned SAFA National Women’s League champions after the National Executive Committee opted for an early conclusion due to the novel coronavirus, despite a few matches still to be played.

See more of our newsmakers below!

 JUNE GSPORT NEWSMAKERS:

SPAR Proteas – remain fifth in the world according to INF rankings

Thembi Kgatlana
– signs sponsorship with Sport Zone

Sport, Arts & Culture
– Minister Nathi Mthethwa calls for more women representation in sport

2020 Momentum gsport Awards – African and Global award categories introduced

Penny Heyns – selected as ambassador for the 2020 Momentum gsport Awards

Hazel Gumede – mentor for the 2020 Momentum gsport Awards

Zanele Mdodana – continues as spokesperson for the 2020 Momentum gsport Awards

Bambanani Mbane – scores four goals in six matches for Dinamo-BSUPC in the Belarusian Women’s Football Championship

Mamelodi Sundowns – officially crowned SNWL champions

JVW Girls Football – promoted to SNWL

MaIndies – promoted to SNWL

Ursula Grobler – officially retires from competitive rowing

Robyn Searle – signs with Northerns Women’s Cricket team

Dumisani Chauke – completes Post-Graduate Diploma in Sport Management