Women’s Sport Leaders Laud #gsportGlobal Chapter

by | Jul 10, 2020

The first woman President of the Federation of Africa University Sports and former gsport Ministerial Award winner, Nomsa Mahlangu, believes the introduction of the African and Global award categories at the 2020 Momentum gsport Awards is a step in the right direction towards uplifting women in sport.

“I believe that the introduction of the two categories will actually give more women exposure.” – Federation of Africa President, Nomsa Mahlangu.

As the deadline looms for the close of nominations, Mahlangu says: “Exciting times ahead of us as gsport introduces two new categories. This will allow us to celebrate women that have excelled on the continent and globally. I believe that the introduction of the two categories will actually give more women exposure.”

“This will help create networks that will help grow women in sport and also provide more opportunities across the continent. I think this will bring more and more women closer together within the continent so they can share experiences with the intention of improving themselves,” Mahlangu stated.

The #gsportGlobal journey started in Surat, India, last September, continued with months long coverage of African and Global women in sport and resulted in the launch of these two new categories, which has transformed the Momentum gsport Awards into a truly global platform. It has also strengthened our relationships with athletes across the globe.

“It is something really big! gsport has been doing a great job to share stories from across the world.” – French basketballer, Melissa Diawakana.

French basketballer, Melissa Diawakana, has drawn close to gsport after her story was featured on the platform, and she has shown her support for gsport’s cause to impact global women’s sport.

“It is something really big! gsport has been doing a great job to share stories from across the world.

“gsport allows all of us to share our stories and for us to inspire others and it is great that they are looking at women on a global stage who also need to be recognised,” Diawakana said on Radio 2000.

Having spent several years ploughing back into the development of netball players, former SPAR Proteas captain and 2020 Momentum gsport Awards spokesperson, Zanele Mdodana, says the initiative is leading the way on the continent.

“We are becoming inclusive, we are opening up and becoming leaders in Africa, I think this is the first of its kind I stand to be corrected.”

 

 

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