Her Sport are delighted to announce the official launch of the 2021 Her Sport Awards presented by Gym+Coffee. Her Sport and Gym+Coffee are proud to launch the awards which will recognise and celebrate the incredible achievements of Irish athletes, with 2021 a year like no other.
History has been made, international medals won, Irish records have fallen and a never ending stream of phenomenal sporting results have been reported. Who do you think deserves the recognition in the 2021 Her Sport awards? Head over to awards.hersport.ie to submit your nominations.
Nominations from the public will be open for “Athlete of the Year”, “Young Athlete of the Year” and “Team of the Year” until 26th January, after which a shortlist of the top 10 in each category will be released. Voting will open and the Her Sport Awards winners will be crowned on the 19th of February.
The Her Sport Awards presented by Gym+Coffee will be a live event, streamed across the Her Sport channels, with the live show’s highlights being broadcast on TG4.
Two new award categories have been added this year:
“Community Award” will be open to the public to nominate someone they feel has made an outstanding contribution to their sporting community. This could be a coach, volunteer, parent or athlete within a club or community.
Her Sport and Gym+Coffee are also excited to introduce the “Hall of Fame” Award which will see one of Ireland’s sporting heroes commended for their impact and contribution to sport. This Award winner will be announced live at the Her Sport Awards, 19th of February.
“We have been working incredibly hard to pull together this year’s awards and are so proud to have partnered with Gym+Coffee, Lidl, Sky, Whoop and Clubforce. We have long strove to host an awards night celebrating with the Her Sport Awards winners, and finally we will be able to do this! We’re grateful to our alma mater, UCD, who have supported us in bringing this event to life. The icing on the cake is bringing the Awards to television through our event broadcast partners TG4 who are a perfect fit, having done such brilliant work to showcase women’s sport over the past number of years.” – Niamh Tallon, Her Sport Founder.
“The team here at Gym+Coffee are overjoyed to be partnering with Her Sport. In 2020 we made a company pledge to commit ourselves to Women’s sport, fast forward to 2022 and we are now partnering with a fantastic organisation that recognises and celebrates the incredible achievements of Irish athletes. To be associated with a dedicated platform and awards night that champions women’s sport is something we are incredibly proud of” Diarmuid McSweeney, Gym+Coffee Co-Founder
Her Sport are proud to work with Gym+Coffee, TG4, Lidl, Sky, Whoop and Clubforce to bring you this incredible event. Thanks to Jabe Media for the help in bringing these partnerships together.
Athlete of the Year: Sanita Puspure (2018), Katie Taylor (2019), Ciara Mageean (2020)
Young Athlete of the Year: Katie O’Brien (2019), Ellen Molloy (2020)
Team of the Year: Irish Hockey (2019), Kilkenny Camogie (2020)