2016 KZN SPORTS AWARDS NOMINEES FINALISED
*Caption: Netball will be represented by Sphelele Mthembu at the 2016 Awards
Written by: Ndumiso Nxumalo
A panel of judges has finalised the shortlisting of nominees for the 2016 KwaZulu-Natal Sports Awards scheduled to take place at the Chief Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (ICC) in Durban on Friday, 23 September 2016.
The panel has been drawn from various sectors of the sports fraternity including administrators, coaches, media personalities and commentators.
The nomination process involves the submission of entries from the different sports federations in KwaZulu-Natal, highlighting the achievements of each entrant for the period 01 August 2015 to 31 July 2016.
A total of 19 categories will be presented at the Awards, including three special awards to be bestowed by MEC Sithole-Moloi. These are the Lifetime Achievement Award, MEC Special Honour Award and Posthumous Recognition Award.
Voting is conducted through an SMS line 33258 SMS the words: “Ompethabethu” followed by the name of the favourite star.
The Department of Sport and Recreation MEC Sithole-Moloi said that their vision is to be an active and winning province.
“These awards recognize our upcoming and established sports stars who continue to represent our province on national and international stages,” said Sithole-Moloi.
“The role of sports fans, families and communities in developing an athlete is critical in sports development. That is why we want the community to be part of this recognition we are giving to people who have played a role in elevating KZN as a winning province,” added Sithole-Moloi.
“We call upon members of the public to vote for their favourite sports stars through the dedicated SMS number,” she concluded.
The results of the public SMS votes and judgment process are audited by independent auditors to ensure transparency.
The nominees for the Sports Personality of the Year Category are as follows:
SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR (SMS VOTING)
Dinesha Devnerain (Cricket), Alani Ferreira (Swimming), Brigette Hartley (Canoeing), Hylton Heggie (Swimming), Phindile Makhaye (Synchronised Swimming), Hank McGregor (Canoeing), Sihle Mntungwa (Judo), Sphelele Mthembu (Netball), Henri Schoeman (Triathlon) and Melissa Ann van Bosch (Swimming)
Voting closes at 12 noon on Friday, 23 September.