2014 SA Sports Awards nominees announced

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Department of Sport and Recreation held a breakfast today to announce the nominees for the 2014 South African Sport Awards at the M1 Studios, SABC.

“I’m extremely proud of the men and women who have been nominated today as they have overcome great odds to be the best in their sporting codes. The SA Sport Awards aims to honour these men and women who fly our country’s flag high,” stated Minister of Sport and Recreation, Mr. Fikile Mbalula.

The nominees are as follows:
Administrator of the Year:
• Karen Losch
• Daan du Toit
• Nokuzola Patience Thamae Sportsman of the Year:

• Chad Le Clos
• Greg Minnaar
• Khotso Mokoena
• Cornel Fredericks Sportsman of the Year with Disability:
• Lucas Sithole
• Ernst Francois Van Dyk
• Nicolas Pieter du Preez
Sportswoman of the Year:
• Sunette Viljoen
• Mpho Madi
• Ashleigh Moolman Pasio

Sportswoman of the Year with Disability:

• Justine Asher
• Kgothatso Montjane
• Adri Visser Team of the Year:

• Springbok 7
• Lawn Bowls
• Under 19 Cricket Newcomer of the Year:
• Wayde van Niekerk
• Gezelle Magermann
• Revaldo Coetzeer Coach of the Year:

• Shakes Mashaba
• Graham Hill
• Neil Powell
Volunteer of the Year:
• Beryl Campbell
• Selwyn Jackson
• Sandile Mqadi Recreational Body of the Year:
• Umthombo
• Park Run
• Sport for Social Change Network
Photographer of the Year:
• Reg Caldecott
• Duif Du Toit
• Frennie Shivambu Journalist of the Year:
• Udo Carelse
• Mathews Mpete
• Duane Dell’Oca
Federation of the Year:

• Triathlon South Africa
• Rowing South Africa
• Swimming South Africa School Team of the Year:

• Vorentoe High School
• Harmony High School
• Paarl Gimnasium Hoerskool Indigenous Games Star of the Year

• Inthonga – Kwa Zulu Natal
• Drie Stokkies – North West
• Ncuva – Limpopo Developing School Team of the Year:

• Astra
• Fulton School for the Deaf Triathlon Team
• Oudtshoorn School of Skills

Public voting for the Sports Star of the Year winner opens on Wednesday, 15 October 2014. To vote for your favourite Sports Star please SMS the keyword SPORTS followed by the letter indicating your selection to 34760 e.g. SPORTS D – if you would like to vote for Khotso Mokoena.
SA Sports Star of the Year Nominees:
A) Ernst Van Dyk
B) Chad Le Clos
C) Portia Modise
D) Khotso Mokoena
E) AB De Villiers
F) Duane Vermeulen

SMS cost R1.50 per entry. Prizes to be won. T&C’s apply, visit www.sasportsawards.com for details.

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