Chelsea Women FC, England Netball, the European Solheim Cup team, Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre, Laura Kenny and Katie Archibald, and Oval Invincibles are the nominees for the Sky Sports sponsored award
Last updated: 03/11/21 11:38 AM
The list of finalists has been confirmed for the 2021 Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards in association with Sky Sports – vote now for the Team of the Year
It has been another remarkable year in women’s sports and we want to know who you think should be the Sky Sports Women’s Sports Team of the Year.
The Team Award, sponsored by Sky Sports, is just one of the Sunday Times 2021’s Sportsman of the Year awards in association with Sky Sports, which the public can vote on.
The nominees in the team category are the finalists of the WSL and the Champions League Chelsea Women FC and England Netball, who claimed their first series victory against the current world champions in New Zealand.
The European Solheim Cup team, who backed up his spectacular 2019 victory at Gleneagles with an impressive victory on American soil in Toledo earlier this year, are also nominated.
The Tokyo Olympic Games offer two possible options for voting, with Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre, who won gold in sailing and in so doing made Mills the most successful Olympic sailor in history, as well as Laura Kenny and Katie Archibald, who won cycling gold in Japan with an incredible performance in Madison, bringing Kenny’s personal total to 12 Olympic gold medals.
The last contenders are the Invincible Oval, winners of the inaugural Hundred competition this summer, facing the favorites Southern Brave in emphatic style with a 48-point victory in the final.
The public can vote for their winners via www.sportswomenoftheyear.co.uk. Voting is open until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17.
Jonathan Licht, CEO of Sky Sports, said: “It is more important than ever after the pandemic to celebrate the phenomenal progress and achievements in women’s sport.
“We have witnessed some amazing moments throughout the year, not only in women’s sport, but also in the contribution of these nominees to sport in general, from the success of The Hundred to the extraordinary story of Emma Raducanu. that moved the nation. Sky Sports is happy to play a part in celebrating these amazing women. “
Rebecca Myers, reporter for the Sunday Times and senior reporter for the Sportswomen of the Year awards, said:
“It was a revolutionary year for women’s sport, from athletes who made history and broken new records at the Olympic and Paralympic Games, to the historic success of the Hundred and the new women’s Super League broadcast contract.
“Unsurprisingly, the nominations for this year’s SWOTY awards were among the strongest we’ve ever seen and we’re excited to announce such stellar shortlist lists for 2021.”
Complete list of awards and nominees
Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year 2021
The ultimate reward for your favorite sportswoman this year
Emily Campbell, weightlifting
Kate French, modern pentathlon
Laura Kenny, cycling
Lauren Price, boxing
Emma Raducanu, tennis
Sarah Story, cycling
Young sportswoman of the year
Applicants must be 21 years of age or younger by January 1, 2021
Zoe Backstedt, cycling
Sky Brown, skateboard
Alice Capsey, cricket
Keely Hodgkinson, athletics
Bethany Shriever, BMX
Maisie Summers-Newton, swimming
Disabled Sportswoman of the Year
The exceptional performer in a sport for people with disabilities
Hannah Cockroft, athletics
Kadeena Cox, cycling and athletics
Bethany Firth, swimming
Phoebe Paterson Pine, archery
British paracanoes Emma Wiggs, Charlotte Henshaw and Laura Sugar
Sky Sports Team of the Year
Celebrating the achievements of Britain’s successful collective efforts
Chelsea Women FC
The European Solheim Cup team
Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre
Laura Kenny and Katie Archibald
Celebrate those who have inspired others and used their platforms to create change
Dr Emma Ross
For people who have actively engaged with different groups of people within their community through sport
Salma Bi, cricket
Betty Codona, basketball
Clova Court, athletics
Hasina Rahman, martial arts
The Helen Rollason Award for Inspiration
Recognition of an inspiring effort in honor of the late sports presenter Helen Rollason
The winner of this award will be revealed during the live awards ceremony on Thursday, November 25.
The public can vote for their winners via www.sportswomenoftheyear.co.uk
Voting is open until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday November 17