Wednesday, 15 July, 2020, will go down as one of the best days on the @gsport4girls Twitter timeline as South Africans thronged online to salute their favourite women in sport who cracked the preliminary nominees list.
As a show of transparency, gsport decided to exclusively publish the list in the popular Momentum gsport Awards newsletter, but we weren’t ready for what was to come.
For over 24 hours, notifications buzzed, as the country stood up for women’s sport in a powerful show of online support.
⚠️ BREAKING NEWS ⚠️
Netball cash in key nominations for this year’s 2020 @gsport4girls Awards. Take a read NOW! ?
It's a very competitive one in radio and TV ???. Some heavyweights in the business. Congratulations to all the nominees ?. Women continuing to break down barriers in the sports industry. Love to see it ?? https://t.co/usHR3O6Ddx
— Miss Lee ⚽? (@TheeMissLee) July 15, 2020
Having worked with @SAGymnastics since last year, I am absolutely STOKED they were nominated for Federation of the Year at this year's @gsport4girls awards. They've been doing the things, always innovating! Congratulations! #gsport15
— justReesie (@justReesie) July 15, 2020
Came across my name next to Woman in Radio category on the preliminary list of #GSport15 nominees?. Congratulations to all the ladies in all the categories?? good luck to the judges kuzasoshuba for Nina especially kula category I'm in.
— Lethabo Kganyago (@ngwanamogoto) July 15, 2020
A special shoutout to all the #GSport15 Awards nominees! I am nominated, in two categories, amongst incredible women working in the sports industry ???Thank you for recognizing, amplifying and celebrating our work, @gsport4girls The finalists will be announced on 1 August. pic.twitter.com/d6WMojfef4
— Motshidisi Mohono ?? (@MotshidisiM) July 16, 2020
A phenomenal list of nominees released by @gsport4girls congratulations to every single one, thank you to those that took the time to submit the nominations, going to be a cracker for the judges!
— Kim Pople (@chat2kim) July 16, 2020
When I wake up & realise I'm a double category nominee in the 2020 @Momentum_za @gsport4girls awards. Humbled & honored but also so happy for every person that has made that list. ??
Support, celebrate & uplift each other#gsport15 #GoGirls #GetInvolved #PlayYourPart
— Selina Munsamy (@MunsamySelina) July 16, 2020
I’m happy to have been nominated in the #gsport Awards Momentum Athlete of the Year and Woman of the year. ??❤️
— Rhoda Mulaudzi09 (@RhodaMulaudzi09) July 16, 2020
Humbled and grateful to be nominated in two @gsport4girls categories: African Woman in Sport and Woman in TV. Congratulations to all the ladies for excelling in their line of work. The recognition alone is meaningful, appreciated and encouraging?? #gsport15
— Nono Cele™ (@Nono_Cele) July 16, 2020
Congratulations to all the nominees for the #gsport15 Awards. It’s truly an honour to be amongst such incredible candidates. I’m truly humbled by my nomination. Thank you @gsport4girls for your continuous support of women in sport. #gsport15 #Nominee #WomanInRadio
— Jo Prins (@jolovingU) July 16, 2020
So epic to see @kirstlandman as a finalist: African Woman in Sport [NEW AWARD]; Woman of the Year
— Mike Sharman (@mikesharman) July 16, 2020
— Babalwa Latsha (@BabalwaLatsha) July 16, 2020
Women are encouraged more. Empowering women to dominate in sports??. I checked the website and @gsport4girls is doing great work. I am in full support of the initiative and the awards I vote. ????
Women come come come ‼
— Lesego Dibakwane (@LesegoDibaks) July 16, 2020
— Natalie Germanos ? (@NatalieGermanos) July 16, 2020
Made the list of nominees!!???????????? Amongst the most incredible legends !! Abo @BabalwaLatsha @MotshidisiM
It’s outta control ! @Momentum_za #gsport15 #momentum #womeninsport #WomenRock https://t.co/mBirTqLDkq
— Tshepi Moropa (@MicTshepi) July 16, 2020
Check out the #gsport15 hashtag for more amazing messages from nominees and supporters of women’s sport about the impact the Momentum gsport Awards is making on the lives of women in sport.
What is so special about this year’s nominees list is that at least 50% are new names, grassroots sport is well represented and University sport has risen up.
The focus now moves to the judging process. We have appointed an elite judging panel, which will be announced in the coming days.
The role of the panel is to shortlist top three finalists in each category.
Finalists will be announced on Saturday, 1 August 2020.