Gauteng Sports Awards announce the nominees

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Amongst the nominees for Sportsman of the Year names is Proteas Cricket captain, Temba Bavuma.
Amongst the nominees for Sportsman of the Year names is Proteas Cricket captain, Temba Bavuma.
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Every year the Gauteng Sports Awards honour those athletes, teams, administrators, and media personalities who have made an impact on South African sport through their sterling performances.

This year’s tenth edition of the prestigious awards promises to do the same. 

Among the nominees for Sportsman of the Year are Olympic Gold Medallist and World Recorder Holder, Tatjana Schoenmaker, Proteas Cricket captain Temba Bavuma, and Morgan Ross, after her two-medal haul at the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Kgothatso Montjane leads the Disabled Sportswoman of the Year award after her runner up spot in the Wimbledon singles and doubles finals. Ntando Innocent Mahlangu made it to the nominees for Disabled Sportsman of the Year after he set two World Records in the long jump on his way to winning the gold medal.

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The Gauteng MEC of Sport, Mbali Hlophe in the Sedibeng District Municipality announced the names of those who made it to the list of nominees in the 19 categories.

“It is really with great delight that we announce the nominees of this year’s Gauteng Sports Awards,” she told guests in a virtual announcement ceremony. “The pandemic caused us to put a halt to sport for more than a year and we have had to find unique ways in which to bring back sport to our communities. Sport is such a vital part of our lives and more often than not unites us as communities.” 

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She went on to says, “It was really difficult for us to have to cancel the 2020 edition of the Gauteng Sports Awards and gives us immense pleasure to be able to once again honour and reward Gauteng’s best athletes, administrators, coaches, and media personalities who have been able to keep us entertained and who have overcome so much in the past 18 months.”

The Sports Personality of the Year Award will be awarded by public votes which opened this Friday, 15 October, and will close at 12pm on 14 November 2021. 

To vote for Kgothatso Montjane SMS Sport01 to 45682

To vote for Tatjana Schoenmaker SMS Sport02 to 45682

To vote for Ntando Mahlangu SMS Sport03 to 45682

To vote for Themba Bavuma SMS Sport04 to 45682

To vote, SMS Sport followed by your nominee number, eg: Sport01 for (Kgothatso Montjane)  to 45682, SMS charged at 1.50 free SMS do not apply.

There is no limit to the number of SMSes sent per cellphone number. 

The full nominees are ...

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR

Morgan Moss (Karate), Marinda Malajika (Boxing), Temba Bavuma (Cricket)

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR  

Tatjiana Schoenmaker (Aquatics), Tiane De Bod (Karate), Panashe Chirange (Netball)                      

SPORT TEAM OF THE YEAR

Tuks Aquatics, Imperial Lions, Kad Volleyball Club        

DISABLED SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR

Kgothatso Montjane, Simone Kruger, Sheryl James

DISABLED SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR

Ntando Innocent Mahlangu, Pieter Du Preez, Isaac Asanda Bidla

SPORT TEAM OF THE YEAR WITH A DISABILITY

Central Gauteng Lions Blind Cricket, Gauteng Ladies Wheelchair Basketball, Kwa Thema Disability Sport Club                           

COACH OF THE YEAR

Rocco Meiring, Ilse Roets, Hendrik Ramaala, Hendriks Petrus

TECHNICAL OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR

Charmaine Glynis HO Bella, Mpho Makhobo, Josie Milella

ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR

Isaac Asanda Bidla, Anton Jordaan, Siyabulela Loyilane        

MOST PROMISING ATHLETES

Simone Kruger, Kyle Albert Blignaut, Caitlin Rooskrantz

ONLINE VIRTUAL SPORT & RECREATION PROGRAMME OF THE YEAR

Almero Loius Nelson Mandela Legacy Ride, Dumile Skade Education, Gauteng North Figure Skating

SPORT FAN OF THE YEAR

Simon Tlhatlha, Biishop MD Motona, Bulelwa "Bullie" James                

SPORT PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR (SMS)

Tatjana Schoonmaker, Ntando Inocent Mashalangu, Kgothatso Montjane, Temba Bavumba            

JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Mpumi Manyisi, Nandi Buthelezi, Thaakir Dawood             

AMAYANGA YANGA ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Kajol Naidoo, Levi Fick, Kaylen Niemann                                         

COMMUNITY SPORT AND RECREATION PROGRAMME OF THE YEAR

Hammanskraal Tennis Club, Thandanani Drop Inn Centre, Faith and Hope Foundation

FEDERATION OF THE YEAR

Gauteng Netball, Central Gauteng Lions Cricket, Aquatics Gauteng

COMMUNITY SPORTS MEDIA OF THE YEAR

Soweto Community TV

Mapepeza Community newspaper

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