Crawley Old Girls are amongst the Women’s Sport Trust #BeAGameChanger Awards 2018 finalists - and they need your support!
Women’s Sport Trust has today revealed the 28 individuals, teams, organisations and initiatives who have been selected as finalists for the 2018 #BeAGameChanger Award.
And COGs have been nominated in the Inspiring Local Initiative category for their visionary work in helping older women play football since they were formed in 2015 by Carol Bates.
The awards bring together the visionaries and game changers driving the future of women’s sport for one of the biggest nights in the sporting calendar.
The finalists for Individual Sporting Role Model, awarded to an individual who has used their influence to drive forward women’s sport, are Chelsea striker and England centurion Eniola Aluko, professional boxer Stacey Copeland and Afghan-Danish Manchester City striker Nadia Nadim.
In contention for Team Sporting Role Model are the World Cup winning England Women’s Cricket Team, crowd-funded success Team McNeill and Scotland’s UWS Sirens.
As well as recognising athletes and teams driving forward women’s sport, the #BeAGameChanger Awards also celebrates other individuals, organisations and initiatives that have had a significant impact. Categories include: Ambassador of Women’s Sport; National Governing Body of the Year; Brand / Sponsor Partnership of the Year; Inspiring Initiative – National and Local; Media Initiative of the Year; and Imagery of the Year. An award for Outstanding Contribution to Women’s Sport will also be chosen by Women’s Sport Trust and presented on the night of the awards.
The Brand / Sponsor Partnership of the Year category recognises the vital role of investment in raising the profile and increasing the impact of women’s sport. Finalists include Investec’s partnership with GB and England Women’s Hockey, Disney UK and The FA’s partnership to increase the role of football in girls’ lives and OVO Energy’s sponsorship of the Women’s Tour.
The National Inspiring Initiative category recognises projects that have had a significant impact on progressing women’s sport in the UK. This year’s finalists are TeamUp a three-year campaign to maximise the legacy of the World Cups and build a broader fan base for women's team sports, The Silk Series which aims to address the lack of female jockeys and England Rugby’s Inner Warrior campaign which aims to encourage more female players into rugby.
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