Grassroots Award Shortlisted Nominees
The Grassroots Sportswoman of the Year Award celebrates individuals who have actively engaged with different groups of people within their community through sport
2021’s nominees are:
Betty Codona, basketball
Betty Codona founded Sheffield Hatters Basketball Club in 1961, the first women’s basketball club in the UK. This year, she is celebrating her 60th year volunteering at the club.
Clova Court, athletics
Clova Court is a former international athlete who competed in track and field for Great Britain. She now works as a grassroots sports coach for the Tipton Sports Academy and has worked with young people for more than 20 years.
Hasina Rahman, martial arts
Hasina Rahman is the owner of a female-only martial arts club in Luton, Pink Diamond Martial Arts. She teaches Muay Thai, MMA and self defence, with the aim of “giving girls the gift of self-acceptance and empowerment through martial arts”.
Salma Bi, cricket
Salma Bi is a coach and umpire, working to bring more young girls and women into cricket, particularly from South Asian backgrounds. She was the first British Muslim woman to play at county level, representing Worcestershire County.