Nominations open for 2017 gsport Awards

13 April 2017 – Nominations are open for the 2017 gsport Awards, which caters for the nomination of candidates across 17 categories, including Athlete of the Year, Athlete of the Year with Disability, Junior Athlete of the Year and Coach of the Year.

gsport has been instrumental in supporting South African women in sport by promoting their accolades and achievements. The recognised annual gsport Awards has been running since 2006, when Atlanta Double Olympian gold medal winner Penny Heyns was inducted as the inaugural gsport Hall of Fame recipient 10 years after she became the first – and to date the only – double Olympic gold medal winner for South Africa.

In 2014, cycling stars Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio and Justine Asher were crowned gsport Athlete of the Year and Athlete of the Year with Disability respectively.

Winners unveiled at the 2014 SPAR gsport Awards included (from left) Busisiwe Mokwena (Woman in Media), Andi Dubula (on behalf of Volunteer of the Year, Khweshy Dubula), Unathi Batyati Fillis from ACSA (Sponsor of the Year), Portia Modise (gsport Special Recognition Award), Tracy-Lee Botha, Colleen Piketh and Susan Nel (representing Federation of the Year, Bowls SA), Justine Asher (Athlete of the Year with Disability), Ntando Stemmet (Social Media Star of the Year), Lenize Potgieter (Up and Coming Athlete of the Year), Zanele Mdodana (Style Star of the Year), Edward Khoza (representing Coach of the Year, Hilton Moreeng) and Ashleigh Moolman Pasio (SPAR gsport Athlete of the Year) at the Wanderers Club, in Illovo, Johannesburg, on Monday, 24 November, 2014. Not included in this photo were 2014 Hall of Fame inductee sports broadcasting pioneer, Tinky Pringle, and Women’s Football Development champion, Pearl Mosoane. Photo: Rebecca Hearfield / gsport

Winners unveiled at the 2014 SPAR gsport Awards included (from left) Busisiwe Mokwena (Woman in Media), Andi Dubula (on behalf of Volunteer of the Year, Khweshy Dubula), Unathi Batyati Fillis from ACSA (Sponsor of the Year), Portia Modise (gsport Special Recognition Award), Tracy-Lee Botha, Colleen Piketh and Susan Nel (representing Federation of the Year, Bowls SA), Justine Asher (Athlete of the Year with Disability), Ntando Stemmet (Social Media Star of the Year), Lenize Potgieter (Up and Coming Athlete of the Year), Zanele Mdodana (Style Star of the Year), Edward Khoza (representing Coach of the Year, Hilton Moreeng) and Ashleigh Moolman Pasio (SPAR gsport Athlete of the Year) at the Wanderers Club, in Illovo, Johannesburg, on Monday, 24 November, 2014. Not included in this photo were 2014 Hall of Fame inductee sports broadcasting pioneer, Tinky Pringle, and Women’s Football Development champion, Pearl Mosoane. Photo: Rebecca Hearfield / gsport

 

gsport is endorsed by Sport and Recreation South Africa and strives to bring recognition to those who deserve to be honoured on the biggest stage, for their contribution to the ideals of South African women in sport.

All qualifying candidates are also encouraged to nominate themselves directly.

After nominations close on 1 July, gsport’s judging panel will deliberate to identify the top three finalists, after which they join public voters to cast their vote for the winner in each category.

To allow for an audit of gsport’s processes, nominations must be submitted via the gsport website (gsport.co.za/nominations), and winners will be announced at the 2017 gsport Awards in August.