THE 7TH EDITION of the Gauteng Sport Awards is in full swing despite alleged non-payment of winners in 2016.
The 2017 awards theme has being declared the year of Oliver Reginald Tambo’ according to MEC for Sport in Gauteng Faith Mazibuko at the launch recently.
This year members of the public have been encouraged to submit nominations, for champs who live in communities with you.
For a nomination to be considered the following needs to be considered:
– A nominee must be a Gauteng resident/citizen, including a migrant;
– The period to be considered is from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017;
-Nominees (athletes, coaches and technical officials) must be a registered member of a Gauteng sporting organization for the specified time of consideration;
– Nominations will only be accepted on the official nomination forms available from www.gautengsportawards.co.za<http://www.gautengsportawards.co.za> or collected from any one of the sport federation offices;
-Nominations forms to be accompanied by supporting documentation (Profiles, Testimonial, Photos, etc.)
Categories considered for the 2017 awards:
Sportsman of the Year;
Sportswoman of the Year;
Sport Team of the Year;
Sport Journalist of the Year &
Sport Programme of the Year.
Each category finalist will receive R5 000.00 cash and the category winner will receive R15 000.00 cash.
The Sport Personality of the Year will receive R 45 000.00
The following categories will be voted for by the public by way of SMS:
Sport Fan of the Year, Sport Programme of the Year and Sport Personality of the Year.
Also “vote” for your favourite Sport Personality and stand a chance to win a car.
Closing date for nominations submissions is August 8 2017 at 4pm.
No late nominations will be accepted.
“Gauteng Sport Awards will be celebrating a man who fought hard for liberation and reflecting on how far we’ve come in Sport 23 years later.
This will be demonstrated by hosting sporting events between our local township schools and schools that offer the Italian language curriculum in Gauteng,” says MEC Mazibuko.
She continued: “Through sport we need to ensure that our liberation, unity and freedom is promoted and enjoyed by all South Africans, let us be a good example across the world of taking forward the good that has been passed on to us by those who walked before us.”
There were reports that some of the winners did not receive their loot at last year’s awards, prompting the department to shift the blame to Mogale City to settle payments.
At the time of publishing it was unconfirmed if the issue was settled?
The awards ceremony takes place at Mogale City, on October 1 (Sunday).