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Gauteng Sport Awards nominees revealed

MEC Lebogang Maile, announced 13 of the 14 categories for the Sport Awards, including the Sport Personality of the Year category, which will be voted for by the public.

The panel included Patience Shikwambana – General Manager Operations and National Federations Support at SASCOC, Sowetan Senior Sport Writer Ramatsiyi Moholoa, Barry Hendricks – President of the Gauteng Sport Council, Size Vardha – Director Sports Buro at the Wits University and the panel chairperson Professor Denver Hendricks who is the Director of Community Engagement at the University of Pretoria.

Finalists were announced as follows:

Most Promising Athlete

Shianne Addinall

Water Ski

Erin Burger

Netball

Marco  Coetzee

Wrestling

Most Promising Team

University of Pretoria (AmaTuks)

Football

Gauteng u/18 Women’s Basketball

Basketball

Coach of the Year

Ilse Laing 

Gymnastics

Peter Williams

Swimming

Nico Coetzee

Wrestling

Technical Official of the Year

Zakhele Thusi Siwela

Football Assistant Referee

Johan Cloete

Cricket Umpire

John Wright

Hockey Umpire

Sportsman of the Year

Theunis De Bruin

Korfball

Alviro Petersen

Cricket

Francois du Plessis

Cricket

Team of the Year

Nashua Titans

Cricket

MTN Golden Lions

Rugby

Orlando Pirates

Football

Sportswoman of the Year

Pietie Coetzee

Field Hockey

Mpho Madi

Wrestling

Dane van Niekerk

Cricket

Disabled Sportswoman of the Year

Bonita Blankenberg

Motorsport

Zandile Nhlapho

Athletics (Field Events)

Disabled Sport Team of the Year

Kwa Thema Disability Club

Athletics

Deaf Football

Football

Disabled Sportsman of the Year

Samkelo Radebe

Athletics

Pieter Willem Smit

Wrestling

Pieter Du Preez

Wheelchair Racing

Sport Personality of the Year

Marsha Marescia

Hockey

Niel McKenzie

Cricket

Lucky Lekgwathi

Football

Administrator of the Year

Senzo Mazingiza

Football

Debbie Phillips

Judo

Kgotso Ncholo

Softball

Sport Journalist of the Year

Velile Mbuli

SABC Radio

Itumeleng Mafisa

The New Age

Steven Tau

The Citizen

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