Efforts to increase the coverage and support of women in sport is on the rise and making headlines more than ever before as it is reflected in an exceptional monthly gsport Annual List of Newsmakers (#GAL2021).
Over the past month, the business of women’s sport received a timely boost with Flash Sponsorship partnering gsport4girls, becoming the exclusive commercial agents to power the initiative which has built value in women’s sport over the past 15 years.
Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Honourable Nathi Mthethwa honoured leading women in sport including the Momentum Proteas team, international cyclist, Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio, adaptive surfer, Noluthando Makalima and wheelchair tennis ace, Kgothatso Montjane at the Recognition of Excellence in Sport Awards.
We also honoured Momentum Proteas opening batters Laura Wolvaardt, who became the youngest South African to reach 2000 ODI runs, and Lizelle Lee as she recorded the most ODI centuries by any South African cricket player.
Mr Price Sport signed a multi-year, multi-Games partnership, which makes the sportswear retailer the official apparel sponsor of Team South Africa.
Team South Africa athletes also received another major boost as Planet Fitness and FitSA signed a four-year deal granting teams access to 47 world class facilities to improve the country’s medal winning ability on the world stage.
Canoeing South Africa partnered with Science in Sport to ensure athletes have access to UK-made supplements and recovery products that are WADA compliant and are thoroughly tested.
The #GAL2021 campaign is well underway as we look to honour leading women in sport in December!
Click here to watch the video on YouTube, and click on the links below to see the interviews featuring the gsport February 2021 full list of Newsmakers below!
The March Newsmakers for #GAL2021:
Aneesah Adams – first female rugby head coach of UWC’s women’s rugby team
Canoeing South Africa – partners with Science in Sport to ensure athletes have access to UK-made supplements and recovery products that are WADA compliant and thoroughly tested
Cricket South Africa – 15 women’s cricketers now contracted, including latest recruit, Lara Goodall
Cycling South Africa – elite and junior cyclists win big at African Continental Road Championships in Cairo
Department of Sport, Arts & Culture – honour leading women in sport at Minister’s Recognition of Excellence in Sport Awards
Flash Sponsorship – partners gsport to boost commercialisation of women’s sport in South Africa
Glenrose Xaba – smashes PB at the 5000m at the AGN Track and Field Championships
Laura Wolvaardt – becomes youngest South African to reach 2000 ODI runs
Lizelle Lee – holds record for most ODI centuries by any South African cricket player
Michelle Weber – wins 2021 aQuelle Midmar Mile and SA National Open Water Champs
Momentum Proteas – win ODI and T20 series over India in Lucknow
Nontu Mgabhi – raises R1.7 million to refurbish KZN Primary School
Planet Fitness & FitSA – partner SASCOC to boost athlete medal winning ability
Sarah Hill – signs one-year contract with Liv Factory Racing Team
South African Handball Federation – launch historic women’s commission aimed at creating equal opportunities
SPAR Proteas – win the SPAR Challenge International Tri-Nations Series in Cape Town
Sunette Viljoen – headlines first ASA Athletix Invitational Meet with a 58.00m effort
Suzanie Pretorius – wins first ever ITF title against Russian top-seed Elizaveta Shebekina
Team SA/Mr Price Sport – sign a multi-year, multi-Games partnership, which makes the sportswear retailer the official apparel sponsor of Team SA
Thembi Kgatlana – continues red hot goal scoring form for SD Eibar in Spain
Wenda Nel – wins 400m hurdles race at the ASA Athletix Invitational Meet