Nominations are streaming in for the 2016 Gauteng Sport Awards which this year boasts three more categories.
Gauteng is well known as one of the premier developers of sporting talent in the country and the provincial Department of Sport and Recreation each year honors the provinces highest achievers – not only those on the field, but off the field too.
In the spirit of celebrating and developing sport the three new categories are Community based Sport and Recreation Programme of the Year; Community Media of the Year; and School Sport Athlete of the Year. Nominees must have been a registered member of a Gauteng sporting organization for the period under consideration.
The Gauteng Sports Confederation (GSC), which facilitates sports participations and programmes across the provinces, is managing the entries as well as heading up the adjudication panel together with members of the media and other sporting experts.
“We are excited to be part of such event that recognize the excellent of sport personalities,” said GSC President Barry Hendricks. “We have been involved with the Awards since inception and have witnessed sport is developing and evolving. Already we have had several excellent nominations and they roll in.”
The GSC opened nominations earlier this month and has thus far received dozens of nominations. The deadline for entries is 29 July 2016.
This panel will select the 3 finalists per category and once the finalists have been announced, members of the public will be able to vote for their favorite sporting hero and heroines in the Sport Personality of the year, Sport Fan of the Year and Sport program of the year.
Comrades Marathon winner Caroline Worstmann won Sports Woman of the year and sprinter Akani Simbine from TUKS Sport walked away with Sportsman of the Year.
If you would like to see your favorite sport star win this year make sure you drop off their nomination form at the GSC offices at Johannesburg Stadium in Doornfontein or simply log on to www.gautengsportsawards.co.za. Nomination forms must be accompanied by supporting documentation including a CV, certified copy of the person’s ID, Profiles, a testimonial, and photos.
The 19 categories to be considered for the 2016 awards:-
Sports Personality of the Year
Sportsman of the Year
Sportswoman of the Year
Sports Team of the Year
Disabled Sportswoman of the Year
Disabled Sportsman of the Year
Disabled Sports Team of the Year
Coach of the Year
Most Promising athlete of the Year
Most Promising team of the Year
Technical Official of Year
Administrator of the Year
Sport Fan of the Year
Sports Journalist of the year
This includes print media, radio and television
Sport Programme of the Year (Television or radio)
Lifetime Achievement award
Community based Sport and Recreation programme of the year
Community media of the Year
School Sport athlete of the year