Women’s Health has unveiled more than 30 finalists for the Women’s Health Women In Sport (WinS) Awards which will be broadcast live and exclusively on Fox Sports, available on Foxtel and Kayo Sports on October 16.
The awards ceremony – now in its 10th year – recognises women who have made an exceptional impact to their sporting code and inspire the next generation of elite sporting talent in this country.
Fox Sports will exclusively broadcast the Women in Sport Awards as part of an ongoing commitment to celebrate and champion female athletes competing at the elite level. The 90-minute broadcast will be hosted by Fox Sports’ Sarah Jones, Lara Pitt and Bianca Chatfield.
Lizza Gebilagin, editor-in-chief Women’s Health, said: “The calibre of this year’s Women’s Health Women In Sport Awards finalists is incredible. With athletes representing sports across wheelchair rugby to swimming, AFLW and tennis – and from local to international levels of competition – there has never been a more competitive year for the Awards.”
Commercial director of dport at Foxtel Group, Rebecca McCloy said: “We’re proud to support events like the Women in Sport Awards because we know there will be a significant impact on the next generation of female athletes who have something tangible to strive towards. The powerful list of nominations is inspiring our future Australian athletes.”
From more than 3,000 public nominations, the finalists have been named as follows:
Local Sporting Champion – We salute the grassroots’ greatest. This woman competes and gives back to her sport and community at a local level.
- Jacqui Dover, Basketball
- Shae Graham, Wheelchair Rugby
- Anna K Hassan, Go Active Women
- Eloise Wellings, Athletics
- Bonnie Hancock, Ironwoman
Leadership Legend – This woman has shown top leadership skills while skippering a team to success. She has helped increase the profile of women in sport and shown exceptional sportsmanship both on and off the field.
- Chloe McCardel, Ultra Swimming
- Cate Campbell, Swimming
- Chloe Dalton, Rugby 7s / AFLW
- Ali Brigginshaw, NRLW
- Caroline Buchanan, BMX
One To Watch – You might not have heard of this rising star, but you’re going to be hearing a whole lot more of her. In the past 12 months, this woman has made outstanding achievements in her sport.
- Molly Taylor, Motorsport
- Ezi Magbegor, Basketball
- Mary Fowler, Football
- Jessica Hull Athletics
- Molly Picklum, Surfing
Champion Team of the Year – These female athletes out performed on the national and international stage. This team has shown significant improvement or complete dominance in their sport over the past 12 months.
- Australian Women’s Cricket Team, Cricket
- Women’s 4 x 100 metre free relay team, Swimming
- Adelaide Crows, AFLW
- Australian Diamonds, Netball
- Women’s Rugby Sevens, Rugby
Standout Moment – A major and highly memorable moment that sent the country into a frenzy or created significant national conversation. This award is given to a moment in play or as the result of a single game or season.
- Ashleigh Barty wins the 2022 Australian Open
- Ariarne Titmus beats the GOAT Katie Ledecky
- Jess Fox wins historic Olympic Gold
- Women’s 4 x 100 metre freestyle relay team win gold
- Madison de Rozario wins Tokyo Marathon Gold
- Minjee Lee wins the 2022 US Open
Young Achiever – In this new award, we recognise the next generation of Aussie sporting stars. These inspiring athletes (aged 13 to 21) have achieved success at an elite level, on either the local or international sporting stage.
- Hannah Darlington, Cricket
- Tess Coady, Snowboarding
- Angie Scarth-Johnson, Sport Climbing
- Isis Holt, Para Athletics
- Kaylee McKeown, Swimming
- Sunday Aryang, Netball
Women’s Health Athlete 2022 – The absolute best of the best: the most outstanding sports performer in the past year.
- Ashleigh Barty, Tennis
- Jessica Fox, Slalom Canoe
- Madison de Rozario, Para Athletics
- Emma McKeon, Swimming
- Tia-Clair Toomey, CrossFit
- Sam Kerr, Football
A total of ten awards will be presented on the night, including the announcement of winners for Hall of Fame, Person of Sporting Influence and the Federal Government’s Outstanding Woman in Sport.
This is a generation of athletes like none before it. Higher, faster, stronger, tougher – and more powerful than anything the world has seen. They’re breaking records, smashing glass ceilings, and redefining what’s possible – both on and off the sporting field. This moment in time has been years in the making and – like a rising tide – these athletes shaped by greatness will change the game forever. They’re limitless – and the Women’s Health Women in Sport Awards is here to acknowledge and celebrate their rise.
To vote for who should win in each category, head to womenshealth.com.au. Voting closes October 14 with the winners announced at the Awards on October 16.