Nominations are Open for the 2024 Momentum gsport Awards

Nominations are invited for the 2024 Momentum gsport Awards

It’s that time of year to get your thinking caps on: the Momentum gsport Award Nominations are now open. The 19th edition of Africa’s premier women’s sport recognition platform is set to continue celebrating women in sport in the best way possible.

The #gsport19 campaign kicks off, giving you the opportunity to decide who you would like to see own their success on the gsport awards stage in Johannesburg come September.

In 2024, South Africa marks 30 Years of Freedom, and gsport is celebrating the impact of freedom in sport and how women in sport have advanced over the past three decades. This theme will be woven into the #gsport19 campaign to ensure that we acknowledge the past while celebrating the present and future stars of women in sport.

Like 2023, dubbed The Year of Women’s Sport, 2024 is already delivering star performances from women in sport, and with the Olympics and Paralympics still to come, this year is set to deliver historic and groundbreaking achievements, which could very well be acknowledged as part of the #gsport19 campaign.

All eyes are on the Momentum Athlete of the Year category, won last year by star Banyana Banyana and Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper, Andile Dlamini, and previously won by former Proteas Women speedster Shabnim Ismail, former World Surfski champion Hayley Nixon, and South Africa’s swimming golden girl in the pool, Lara van Niekerk.

There are 20 public categories to nominate across that see athletes, administrators, media, sponsors, supporters, and coaches recognised for their collective efforts to advance women’s sport.

gsport has established itself as an industry leader in recognising women in sport and ensuring gender parity. Kass Naidoo, founder of gsport, said: “We are excited to open nominations for the 2024 Momentum gsport Awards as we celebrate 30 Years of Freedom in Sport and recognise the impactful contributions of women in sport.

“Alongside Momentum, we are committed to our mission of unearthing icons and role models in women’s sport to inspire the next generation and create a more inclusive sporting industry,” said Naidoo.

“Every year, we encourage the public to nominate their community heroes who are advancing women’s sport because we want to see new names owning their success on the Momentum gsport Awards stage. These awards highlight the importance of recognising fresh talent, ensuring that the tireless efforts of women in sport receive the recognition they deserve. This is the Power of Recognition.”

“Momentum is proud to be a partner to the gsport Awards for the past five years, an initiative to celebrate and recognise South Africa’s top female athletes. We are committed to advocating for gender-balanced sponsorship strategies in sports to address the challenges faced by women in sport such as gender bias and lack of financial support,” said Qhawekazi Mdikane, Executive Head: Momentum Brand Marketing.

“Through our One More Fan campaign we encourage fans to watch women’s sport and we lobby other corporates to support women’s sports financially. It is only by supporting women’s sport through a growing fan base that can make their sport commercially visible by attracting more media coverage and as a result, more sponsors,” said Mdikane.

The public is encouraged to nominate worthy candidates to unearth new icons and role models in Africa’s longest-running women’s sports recognition platform. Visit the gsport website to nominate a deserving candidate for the 2024 Momentum gsport Awards.

Nominations Form for the 2024 Momentum gsport Awards

Contact details are requested for purposes of communicating with your Nominee with regard to the 2024 Momentum gsport Awards. If you don’t have an email address for your nominee, please be sure to leave another means of reaching them below.
If you don’t know your nominee’s email address, please leave a phone number, or social media username.
Make sure to select an appropriate Award category.
Please list up to 3 key highlights which make your nominee a suitable candidate for an Award on the gsport stage in 2024. Unless the nominee is well known, this may be all the information the judges will have, to assess the nominee on. Please provide as much relevant info as possible within the limit of 1000 characters.
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20 Categories Open for Public Nominations

Momentum Athlete of the Year: A South African sportswoman who has excelled at an international during the Year under Review (30 June 2023 to 30 June 2024).

Brand South Africa Para Sport Star: A South African Para Athlete who has excelled at an international or national level during the Year under Review (30 June 2023 to 30 June 2024).

Emerging Athlete of the Year: An emerging sportswoman over the age of 18, who has excelled at an international or national level during the Year under Review. It honours the rising stars to inspire them to sporting greatness (30 June 2023 to 30 June 2024).

School Sports Star of the Year: A young girl in sport 18 years or under, who has excelled athletically. She is seen as a role model to the youth and is on her way to greatness. The focus is on personal improvement alongside outstanding achievement during the Year under Review (30 June 2023 to 30 June 2024).

Team of the Year: A team of South African sportswomen of any age, who have excelled as a unit during the Year under Review (30 June 2023 to 30 June 2024).

Coach of the Year: A coach (any gender) who has made a significant impact on women’s sport during the Year under Review and is actively involved in growing the careers of South Africa’s leading sportswomen (30 June 2023 to 30 June 2024).

Telkom Woman of the Year: A formidable woman who contributes significantly to the growth of sport in South Africa and leads the way in breaking boundaries and opening doors for other women (30 June 2023 to 30 June 2024).

African Woman in Sport: This award honours a woman who is impacting sport in Africa, going the extra mile to raise the profile of women’s sport on the continent (30 June 2023 to 30 June 2024).

Global Woman in Sport: This award honours a woman who is impacting sport globally, going the extra mile to put women’s sport on the map internationally (30 June 2023 to 30 June 2024).

Woman in Social Media: A woman who creates powerful online content about SA women in sport and demonstrates a convincing edge using social media during the Year under Review (30 June 2023 to 30 June 2024).

Woman in Print: A woman in print who is excelling in her environment and using her position to create powerful journalistic content about SA women in sport during the Year under Review (30 June 2023 to 30 June 2024).

Woman in PR and Sponsorship: A woman in the public relations and sponsorship space who works to build the brand and business of women’s sport during the Year under Review (30 June 2023 to 30 June 2024).

Woman in Radio: A woman in sport who is using her voice to promote women’s sport content on radio and demonstrates a convincing edge as a radio journalist during the Year under Review (30 June 2023 to 30 June 2024).

Woman in Television: A woman who has successfully broken into the male-dominated world of sports TV and also uses her platform to create powerful content about SA women in sport during the Year under Review (30 June 2023 to 30 June 2024).

Style Star of the Year: A vibrant South African woman in sport who has become synonymous with a leading sense of style and elegance and serves as an inspiration to all women in sport who aspire to grow and build powerful personal brands.

Volunteer of the Year: Volunteers are the backbone of amateur sport, and this long-serving individual (any gender) selflessly gives their time and resources to help raise the profile of women’s sport in South Africa (Once-in-a-Lifetime Award).

Supporter of the Year: An individual (any gender) who goes out of their way to fuel the success of our sportswomen by pulling their weight to ensure their favorites get across the line (Once-in-a-Lifetime Award).

Special Recognition: An individual (any gender) who goes beyond the call of duty and has made a long and positive impact on SA women in sport (Once-in-a-Lifetime Award).

Sponsor of the Year: A commercial sponsor who has exceeded its competitors in supporting women’s sport during the Year under Review (30 June 2023 to 30 June 2024).

Federation of the Year: A sports federation that has made the greatest strides to grow women’s sport commercially and include women in leadership positions (30 June 2023 to 30 June 2024).


Photo Caption: The winners and dignitaries on stage at the conclusion of the 2023 Momentum gsport Awards, at the Wanderers Club in Illovo, Johannesburg, South Africa, on 12 August, 2023. Photo: gsport

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