Here are gsport’s October 2023 Newsmakers!

gsport is delighted to announce the ten South African individuals and teams unveiled as its October’s Newsmakers, who now join those already in consideration for national acclaim at gsport’s year-end gsport Annual List, early in December.

Women in Sport Champion Mental Health

The host of the Girls Only Project podcast, international rowing star Lee-Anne Persse has had opportunity to reflect on the struggles she’s had with retirement during COVID: “I often forget to celebrate what I have achieved, and I am really proud of what I have achieved in my sporting career.” Photo: Lee-Anne Persse (Twitter)

On #WorldMentalHealthDay, five courageous women in sport encourage us to acknowledge our mental health struggles, seek help, and put routines in place. #LeeAnnPersse, #ElaMeiring, #NandiTshabalala, #JuanitaKhumalo, #DrKoketjoTsebe @TheSADAG

Ennis Heads Madibaz Efforts at Rowing Regatta

Alex Ennis headlined for the Madibaz Rowing Club at the University Sport South Africa sprints regatta, becoming the first woman Nelson Mandela University rower to be awarded Grudge (half) colours at a USSA event.

Jane Bags Double Gauteng Sport Awards Nomination

gsport Founder Kass Naidoo calls on fans to vote for Banyana Banyana vice-captain and gsport Ambassador, Refiloe Jane, alongside wheelchair tennis ace Kg Montjane, finalists in the Sports Personality of the Year Award at the 2018 Gauteng Sport Awards. Supporters can vote by texting 49497 using ‘Sport 10’ for Refiloe Jane, and for Kg Montjane by using ‘Sport 09’.