Danson recognised by Women's Sports Foundation

Alex Danson netted the winner against USA. Credit FRANK UIJLENBROEK

More great news for the women’s squad as our Super Striker Alex Danson has been nominated in the 2016 SportsWoman of the Year Awards by the Women’s Sports Foundation.

The vote pits Danson against some huge names from across the world of women’s sport so just to be nominated is an achievement in itself. Alex scored five times in the Olympics in Rio, making her the tournament’s joint top scorer for the second consecutive Olympics. Her goals and her performances in the forward line helped fire Danny Kerry’s side to the Olympic Gold medal and she’s now been recognised by the Women’s Sports Foundation.   

Voting has begun and will conclude 11:59pm E.S.T., September 11, 2016.  The winners will be determined by a combination of the public vote (50%) and the Women’s Sports Foundation’s Awards Committee’s vote (50%). The winners will be the two athletes – one individual finalist and one team finalist – who receive the highest combined share of the public vote and the Awards Committee’s vote.

The Women’s Sports Foundation was established in 1974 to advance the lives of women and girls through sports and physical activity. Dedicated to creating leaders by ensuring girls access to sports they provide financial fuel to aspiring champion athletes. WSF fund groundbreaking research aiming to educate, advocate and help communities get girls active.

You can vote for Alex by visiting the dedicated website.

You can find out more about the Women’s Sports Foundation on their Website.