Vote now for Non Stanford to win new female sports award from BT Sports

Non Stanford ITU Grand Final 2013 (Photo: Janos Schmidt/ITU)

Non Stanford ran a 33:12 10k to win the ITU Grand Final, the fastest despite a 15 second penalty (Photo: Janos Schmidt/ITU)

Current ITU World Champion Non Stanford has been shortlisted for the first BT Action Woman Awards, which has been launched to celebrate a triumphant year for women in sport.

The Awards invite members of the public to vote for the women whose dynamic sporting performances have made the most impact this year.

Simon Green, head of BT Sport said “After an outstanding year in women’s sport we are proud to launch the first ever BT Action Woman Awards. The Awards are great way to recognise and celebrate all the achievements and contributions women have made to sport throughout the past year.”

To launch the awards, a shortlist of ten nominees has been created with each receiving support from a high-profile super-fan from the world of sport.

Non Stanford’s nomination will be supported by the Brownlee brothers. Head to www.btsport.com to vote for Stanford now.

The rest of shortlist and advocates are:

  • Christine Ohuruogu supported by Boris Johnson
  • Rachel Atherton supported by Victoria Pendleton
  • Laura Robson supported by Judy Murray
  • Katie Summerhayes supported by Lawrence Dallaglio
  • Heather Knight supported by Mike Gatting
  • Sophie Christiansen supported by Sebastian Coe KBE
  • Charlie Hull supported by Sir Steve Redgrave
  • Natasha Dowie supported by Michael Owen
  • Ellie Simmonds supported by Sir Ben Ainslie

Members of the public will get to decide who they feel is the most deserving winner via btsport.com, voting will close on 19 January 2014. The results of the BT Action Woman Awards will be announced on BT Sport’s The Clare Balding Show on the 25 January 2014.

Balding said: “Promoting women’s achievements in the sporting world is something which is extremely important to me and so I’m delighted to be able to do this and showcase the very best sporting achievements made by women on The Clare Balding Show.”

To register your vote, visit www.btsport.com, voting will close on 19 January 2014