Storm's Greenway shortlisted for William Hill Sports Woman of the Year 2011
15 December 2011
Surrey Storm player-manager Tamsin Greenway has been shortlisted for the inaugural William Hill Sports Woman Of The Year Award, with the public able to choose the winner online and in stores.
William Hill created the impromptu awards after no sportswomen were selected for the shortlist of the 2011 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.
The bookmaker is accepting votes online, or in any of the 2350 William Hill shops.
The shortlist for the William Hill Sports Woman Of The Year as voted for by William Hill customers are:
Tamsin Greenway: Surrey Storm player-manager, bronze medal winner at the netball World Championships.
Rebecca Adlington: Won a gold and silver medal at the World Aquatics Championship in Shanghai.
Charlotte Edwards: Captain of the all conquering England Women’s Cricket Team.
Jessica Ennis: UK No.1 Heptathlete, won silver at World Championships.
Helen Jenkins: British No.1 Triathlete, qualified for Olympics after winning the Hyde Park Event.
Sarah Stevenson: Won gold at the 2011 Tae Kwon Do World Championships.
Kelly Smith: England Striker who competed in the Women’s Football World Cup earlier this year.
Hayley Turner: Rode 83 winners in 2011, including two Group One wins.
Beth Tweddle: Grabbed gold at European Gymnastics in Berlin.
Chrissie Wellington: Added a fourth Ironman World Championship title in 2011.
Voting is open online until 20th December, with the winner announced the following day.
Hill’s spokesman Rupert Adams said: ‘Over thirty different sports women were voted for and we believe this is a very comprehensive list for female sporting achievement in 2011. It is now up to the public to decide who will win the first ever William Hill Sports Woman Of The Year.’
The winner of the award receives a trophy to celebrate their win, a VIP trip to the William Hill King George on Boxing Day, plus a £1000 charity bet on the big race, as well as a personal free bet of £1000.