What is gsport?

Until 2006, South African women’s sport had virtually no public profile. The landscape changed in August 2006 with the launch of gsport4girls, an online initiative committed to daily coverage of women’s sport to bridge the gap with men’s sport.

At the launch, the legendary Penny Heyns was inducted into the gsport Hall of Fame. In 2020, women’s sports coverage has increased tenfold, as gsport gears up to host the 15th gsport Awards, The gsport initiative has grown into a movement and the only 24/7 provider of women’s sports news and stories in South Africa.

Why women’s sport?

1. Men’s sport is well established, well-funded, and well-covered by the media

2. Women’s sport, by contrast, is mostly sustained by a dedicated volunteer base of participants and supporters, and rarely receives media coverage

3. It is about time that South African women’s outstanding contribution to sport, as participants and as facilitators, is recognised.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Does gsport have social media accounts?
What does gsport consist of?
The gsport website currently publishes a daily Newsroom publishing breaking women’s sports news, plus an archive of Leading Ladies interviews and Feature Articles.
Can gsport sponsor my sport?
The gsport mandate is not to sponsor sport events or individuals, but to improve the media profile of South African women in sport, and in that manner to facilitate increased sponsorship opportunities.
Will gsport always be free?
The gsport website will always be free, though some aspects of the website will be restricted to registered members only.
What are gsport’s plans for the future?
The central aim of gsport is to improve the profile of South African sports women, and we are continually working on new improvements for the site.
What women’s sport is published on gsport?
We intend to publish news and details of all South African women’s sport on gsport.
How can I get news of my sport covered on gsport?
gsport publishes South African women’s sports news on a daily basis, most of it originating from sponsors of women’s sport, from athletes, coaches and administrators, who send us news of sport going on. Well-organised sports bodies send us finished articles and photos of their sports events, ready for publication. If you would like us to publish news of your sports activities, please send us your news to [email protected]. If you need help in writing an article about your sport, please send a mail requesting help to [email protected].