The Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards in association with Vitality are due to be held on Thursday, October 26 in London and will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Mix and Sky Sports Action.
And until 12 noon on Monday 25 September, members of the public can nominate for the seven awards which will be presented on the big night.
The seven award categories are:
1. The Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year 2017
The ultimate accolade for your favourite Sportswoman of this year
2. Young Sportswoman of the Year
Nominees must have been 21 or younger on January 1, 2017
3. Vitality Team of the Year
Celebrating the achievements of Britain’s successful collective efforts
4. Disability Sportswoman of the Year
The outstanding performer in a disability sport
5. Community Award
For individuals who have actively engaged with different groups of people within their community through sport
6. The Helen Rollason Award for Inspiration
Recognising inspirational endeavour in honour of the late sports presenter Helen Rollason
7. Lifetime Achievement Award
Recognising a lifetime of sporting success
Nominations can be made at the website here
Eleanor Mills, Editorial Director, The Sunday Times said: “We’re delighted to be able to honour the outstanding sportswomen of the UK and Ireland in the 30th anniversary of our annual sportswomen awards. It’s a fantastic opportunity to celebrate our female athletes, and the public vote always gives the awards added significance.”
Neville Koopowitz, CEO of Vitality, said: “We’ve been privileged to partner with these incredible Awards over the last three years. Supporting women in sport is a key focus for us and we hope that by raising awareness through these types of initiatives, and by partnering with inspirational role models such as Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill and Ellie Simmonds OBE, we can encourage more people to get involved in sport and enjoy the positive changes it can bring to their lives.”
Barney Francis, Managing Director of Sky Sports, said: “It has been a game-changing year for women’s sport and throughout 2017, Sky has been covering fantastic team and individual successes across our channels. Our support of women’s sport has never been stronger and we are looking forward to broadcasting SWOTY and celebrating the achievements of this year’s sporting stars.”
Follow the latest news by following #SWOTY2017 in the lead up to the Awards.