Revealed: 2019’s shortlists
The shortlist of finalists has been confirmed for The Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards 2019, in association with Vitality.
Now in their 32nd year, the awards have led the way in recognising and celebrating the outstanding contribution to sport made by elite performers, coaches, administrators, community volunteers and inspirational women.
And this is the public’s opportunity to vote for their favourite teams and grassroots leaders over the past 10 months.
The top-six shortlist for The Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year award includes the following outstanding women: Dina Asher-Smith (Athletics), Lucy Bronze (Football), Bryony Frost (Horseracing), Katarina Johnson-Thompson (Heptathlon), Jade Jones (Taekwondo), and Seonaid McIntosh (Shooting).
Previous winners of the main award include Elise Christie, Sally Gunnell, Tanni Grey-Thompson, Denise Lewis, Dame Kelly Holmes, Zara Tindall, Victoria Pendleton, Christine Ohuruogu and Laura Trott. Dina Asher-Smith was crowned the 2018 Sportswoman of the Year.
THE SUNDAY TIMES SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR
The ultimate accolade for your favourite Sportswoman of 2019
- Dina Asher-Smith (Athletics)
- Lucy Bronze (Football)
- Bryony Frost (Horseracing)
- Katarina Johnson-Thompson (Heptathlon)
- Jade Jones (Taekwondo)
- Seonaid McIntosh (Shooting)
YOUNG SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR
Nominees must have been 21 or younger on January 1, 2019
- Sky Brown (Skateboarding)
- Jamie Chadwick (Motorracing)
- Khadijah Mellah (Horseracing)
- Georgia Stanway (Football)
DISABILITY SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR
The outstanding performer in a disability sport
- Claire Cashmore (Triathlon)
- Charlotte Henshaw (Canoe sprint)
- Sarah Storey (Cycling)
- Alice Tai (Swimming)
TEAM OF THE YEAR
Celebrating the achievements of Britain’s successful collective efforts
- England football team
- England netball team
- Britain’s modern pentathlon squad
- England rugby union team
- Europe’s Solheim Cup team
- Sailors Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre
VITALITY GRASSROOTS SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD
For individuals who have actively engaged with different groups of people within their community through sport
- Carol Bates (Founder, Crawley Old Girls FC, West Sussex)
- Yvette Curtis (Founder, Wave Wahines surf club, North Devon)
- Clare Griffin (Manager, West Wight Sports and Community Centre, Isle of Wight)
- Jacqueline Scoins-Cass (Founder and head coach, Thames Valley Kings Wheelchair Basketball club, Berkshire)
Voting closes at 12pm on Monday November 18th, 2019. Winners will be announced at a star-studded awards ceremony at News UK’s London offices on the evening of Thursday November 21st.