Kirsten Neuschäfer nominated for SA Sports Award – get your vote in!

Published Fri 03 May 2024

Kirsten Neuschäfer nominated for SA Sports Award – get your vote in!

The accolades keep coming for incredible Gqeberha sailor Kirsten Neuschäfer who made history in winning last year’s Golden Globe solo round-the-world race.

She’s already been named the female 2023 Rolex World Sailor of the Year by World Sailing and was also nominated for a prestigious Laureus award.

Now Neuschäfer’s name is among those nominated for the SA Sports Awards. The 41-year-old star has been nominated in two categories – Sportswoman of the Year and the People’s Choice Award. This is where you come in. The winner of the People’s Choice award is voted for by the public.

Here is the list of athletes nominated in the category and instructions on how to make sure Kirsten gets the recognition she deserves…

Sport fans are encouraged to participate by voting for their athlete of choice by sending an SMS to 32020 with the letter representing the athlete. The nominees are:

A: Eben Etzebeth

B: Gerda Steyn

C: Siyamthanda “Siya” Kolisi

D: Percy Tau

E: Kirsten Neuschäfer


The SA Sports Awards ceremony take place on Sunday, 5 May at the Sun City Superbowl in the North West and will be televised live on SABC 1 at 8pm.