#BeAGameChanger Awards 2016

The Women’s Sport Trust #BeAGameChanger Awards recognise those individuals and organisations doing the most to progress women’s sport. 

Winners Announced – Click here to read more

See below to view the 2016 Finalists.

Following a public nomination process and shortlisting by our Board of Trustees, the finalists in each category were chosen by our Expert Panel.

Public voting for winners is now closed. Winners were announced on 12th May.

The Women’s Sport Trust #BeAGameChanger awards, supported by Microsoft, showcase the irresistible nature of women’s sport and inspire others to take action. 

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Sporting Role Model – Individual

This award has been kindly sponsored by Pinsent Masons.

An elite athlete who has used their influence to raise the visibility and increase the impact of women’s sport.  More people value, participate in, watch and support women’s sport because of them.

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Sporting Role Model – Team 

This award has been kindly sponsored by Pinsent Masons.

An elite team who has used their influence to raise the visibility and increase the impact of women’s sport.  More people value, participate in, watch and support women’s sport because of them.

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Ambassador of Women’s Sport

This award has been kindly sponsored by Pinsent Masons.

A game-changing decision maker / influencer who has achieved real, significant and lasting change for women’s sport. This is an inspiring individual who has improved the way in which women’s sport works.

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Sponsor Partnership of the Year

This award has been kindly sponsored by The Original Search Company.

OSC_LOGO_REV_RGBA partnership between sport and business that has resulted in the most exciting current sponsorship in women’s sport.  This Award recognises the vital role of sponsorship in raising the profile and increasing the impact of women’s sport.

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National Governing Body of the Year

This award has been kindly sponsored by Y-Sport.

The National Governing Body (NGB) that has demonstrated innovation and commitment to
women’s sport with a clear impact on participation, engagement and profile. This NGB operates as
a role model organisation showcasing the value and potential of women’s sport.

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Inspiring Initiative – National

This award has been kindly sponsored by Inclusion@Lloyds.

A high profile national initiative that had a significant impact on progressing women’s sport in the
UK. This major project imaginatively showed how to realise the potential and increase the appeal of women’s sport.

Lloyds of London
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Inspiring Initiative – Local/Grassroots

This award has been kindly sponsored by Inclusion@Lloyds.

A local / grassroots project, campaign or enterprise that proved how irresistible women’s sport is.
This initiative inspired others to value, participate in, watch and support women’s sport.

Lloyds of London
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Media Initiative of the Year

This award has been kindly sponsored by Barclays.

The media initiative / series / story or campaign that raised the bar for the coverage of women’s sport and helped to prove its value as a media proposition. This initiative connected with a growing audience by positioning women’s sport as unmissible, compelling and full of interest.

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Journalist of the Year

This award has been kindly sponsored by Barclays.

The individual journalist responsible for the most compelling coverage of women’s sport during the last 12 months. The quality of their journalism has helped to raise the profile and credibility of
women’s sport in the UK.

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Imagery of the Year

This award has been kindly sponsored by Barclays.

The photograph/s, film or visual campaign that most brilliantly represents women and /or girls in
sport. The image/s showcase what women are capable of and help to challenge limiting
stereotypes.

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Outstanding Contribution to Women’s Sport


This award has been kindly sponsored by Travers Smith.

WST’s equivalent of the BAFTA lifetime award – to an individual who has had an exceptional and long-term impact on women’s sport.

This Award is chosen by Women’s Sport Trust.

Find out about our 2015 winners here.