Leading brands are backing women’s sport and playing their part to change the game while women in sport continue to own their success globally, contributing to a formidable gsport Annual List (#GAL2020) of Newsmakers for September.

Both Momentum and Telkom extend their respective deals with Cricket South Africa and Netball South Africa, while Mitchum and Engen enter into new deals to uplift women’s sport.

Over the past month, international netball stars, Karla Pretorius and Lenize Potgieter, proudly represented South Africa in the Suncorp Super Netball League in Australia, as they aim to leave a mark on the global stage.

Meanwhile, the South African Football Association and Squash South Africa announce game changing moves to power their respective women’s programmes.

#GAL2020 is the second edition of gsport’s Annual List event, which honours women’s sport newsmakers on a monthly basis, culminating in an annual gathering in December 2020.

See more of our newsmakers below and click on the links to view the full stories!

 

September Newsmakers:

Natalie Barlow – graduates with the prestigious UEFA Certificate in Football Management

Mitchum – becomes the first major sponsor for Western Province Women’s Cricket team

Durban cracks the nod to host the first-ever World Table Tennis Championships in South Africa

Kgothatso Montjane – set to resume professional play at the 2020 French Open Grand Slam

Tatjana Schoenmaker – sets new 200m breaststroke record, which was held by Suzaan van Biljon for 12-years

Nosipho Mthembu – wins the u23 K1 title at the KZN Marathon Championships

gsport – launches #gsportWCG to unite the South African women’s sport community

Lenize Potgieter – passes the 500th Suncorp Super Netball League goal mark

Ria Ledwaba – re-joins SAFA as Vice-President

TNL – Telkom Netball League returns. Telkom also extends deal with Netball South Africa until 2022

Squash SA – offers equal prize money for Growthpoint SA Nationals

Laurian Johannes – appointed Springbok Women’s Coaching Intern for the 2021 Rugby World Cup

Momentum – commits to the Momentum Proteas team until 2023

Karla Pretorius – completes over 100 appearances in the Suncorp Super Netball League

SAFA – expresses interest in hosting the first-ever CAF Women Champions League

Dillon du Preez – appointed Momentum Proteas assistant coach

Engen – introduces the junior women’s Engen Knockout Challenge