#BeAGameChanger Awards 2018

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

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Winners announced on May 24th

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

How does it work?

Following a public nomination process, each award was shortlisted by our Board of Trustees. The finalists in each category were then chosen by our Expert Panel. Public voting decides the winners. Winners will be announced at the #BAGC2018 awards in London on 24th May 2018.

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THE FINALISTS

Each finalist of the 2018 #BeAGameChanger Awards has verified that the information provided on them is accurate and correct. WST takes no responsibility for any inaccuracies.

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SPORTING ROLE MODEL - INDIVIDUALSPORTING ROLE MODEL - TEAMAMBASSADOR OF WOMEN'S SPORTNGB OF THE YEARBRAND/SPONSOR PARTNERSHIP OF THE YEARINSPIRING INITIATIVE - LOCALINSPIRING INITIATIVE - NATIONALIMAGERY OF THE YEARMEDIA INITIATIVE OF THE YEAROUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION

SPORTING ROLE MODEL – INDIVIDUAL

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.

This category has been kindly sponsored by Bupa.

ENIOLA ALUKO

STACEY COPELAND

NADIA NADIM

SPORTING ROLE MODEL – TEAM

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.

This category has been kindly sponsored by Bupa.

ENGLAND WOMEN’S CRICKET TEAM

TEAM McNEILL

UWS SIRENS (Netball)

AMBASSADOR OF WOMEN’S SPORT

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.

This category has been kindly sponsored by XL Catlin.

SHARON FULLER

LORNA BOOTHE

CLARE CONNOR CBE

NGB OF THE YEAR

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.

This category has been kindly sponsored by XL Catlin.

NETBALL SCOTLAND

ENGLAND & WALES CRICKET BOARD

PARKOUR UK

BRAND/SPONSOR PARTNERSHIP OF THE YEAR

A partnership between sport and business that has raised the bar in terms of the perception of how women’s sport can be activated. This award recognises the vital role of investment in raising the profile and increasing the impact of women’s sport.

This category has been kindly sponsored by iris Culture.

INVESTEC IS ‘PRINCIPLE PARTNER OF GB AND ENGLAND WOMEN’S HOCKEY’

THE FA AND DISNEY UK

OVO ENERGY WOMEN’S TOUR

INSPIRING INITIATIVE – LOCAL

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.

This category has been kindly sponsored by Sport England.

OPENING BOUNDARIES #BowlingOut CAMPAIGN

CRAWLEY OLD GIRLS (COGs)

MUSLIMAH SPORTS ASSOCIATION (MSA)

INSPIRING INITIATIVE – NATIONAL

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.

This category has been kindly sponsored by Sport England.

TEAMUP

THE SILK SERIES

ENGLAND RUGBY’S INNER WARRIOR CAMPAIGN

IMAGERY OF THE YEAR 

The single image, series of photographs, 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.

This category has been kindly sponsored by Reuters. 

STANDING IN THE LIGHT

LIV COOKE

MAKING WAVES IN THE VOLVO OCEAN RACE

MEDIA INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

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.

This category has been kindly sponsored by Reuters. 

CHANNEL 4 WOMEN’S EUROs 2017

TOUGH GIRL PODCAST

SAME CITY, SAME PASSION (MANCHESTER CITY)

SKY SPORTS CRICKET

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO WOMEN’S SPORT

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

This category has been kindly sponsored by Boudavida.

This award is chosen by Women’s Sport Trust and will be announced on 24th May 2018.

The following organisations have kindly sponsored an award category.

The following organisations have kindly sponsored a table at the Awards.

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