Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year nominations open

Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year nominations open

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The Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards take place on Thursday 8 November and offers the chance to recognise the achievements of Great Britain’s female cyclists, coaches and volunteers in the sport.

Nominations are now open with 10 award categories including The Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year, Coach of the Year and the Community Award, supported by Sport England.

The awards are an opportunity to celebrate the amazing performances of elite sportswomen, coaches, administrators and community projects in a year which has seen fantastic success at an elite level with the likes of Victoria Pendleton, Sarah Storey, Laura Trott and Lucy Garner all triumphant.

Nominations close at midnight on 15 October and following this, a judging panel, chaired by Radio Five Live presenter Eleanor Oldroyd, will decide on the shortlist for each category.

To cast your vote visit the Sunday Times website.

 

The 10 award categories are:

The Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year
The ultimate accolade for your favourite sportswoman this year

Olympian of the Year
The outstanding figure at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Young Olympian of the Year
The outstanding figure, 21 years of age or younger, at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Paralympian of the Year
The outstanding figure at the London 2012 Paralympic Games

Young Paralympian of the Year
UK Sport award for the outstanding figure, 21 years of age or younger, at the London 2012 Paralympic Games

Team of the Year
Sport and Recreation Alliance award celebrating the achievements of Britain’s successful collective efforts

Coach of the Year
Acknowledging the coaches who, often unpaid and unheralded, have worked tirelessly to nurture the talents of our female athletes

Community Award
Sport England award for individuals who have actively engaged with different groups of women within their community through sport

Lifetime Achievement Award
Recognising a lifetime of sporting success

The Helen Rollason Award for Inspiration
Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation award recognising inspirational endeavour in honour of the late BBC sports presenter Helen Rollason