After being crowned as World and European Champions during 2015, the GB Rowing Team women’s pair of Helen Glover and Heather Stanning are in contention for another prestigious prize – and need your support.
The Olympic champions have been shortlisted for the Vitality Team of the Year accolade – which is determined by public vote – in the Sunday Times and Sky Sports Sportswomen of the Year Awards.
Also in the running are the England and Chelsea football teams, plus the England hockey squad.
Glover and Stanning – a University of Bath Sports Technology graduate – both started their outstanding rowing careers with the successful GB Rowing Team Start programme based at the Sports Training Village.
They are unbeaten in international competition since 2011 and completed a full set of titles as a partnership when they won their first European Championships together in May.
They also struck gold at the World Cups in Varese and Lucerne before producing what GB Rowing Team Performance Director Sir David Tanner described as “one of the best GB performances of all-time” as they retained their World Championship title in Aiguebelette.
Voting could not be easier – it takes just ten seconds to go to http://swoty2015.co.uk/vote/team-of-the-year and select the women’s pair as your choice for Vitality Team of the Year.
Votes must be cast by midday on October 26, with the winners being revealed at an awards ceremony – televised live on Sky 1 and Sky Sports 1 – on Friday, November 6.
Two more athletes with University of Bath links are also in contention for individual awards. Skeleton World Champion Lizzy Yarnold is shortlisted for the main Sportswoman of the Year prize, while swimming star Siobhan-Marie O’Connor is up for the Young Sportswoman accolade.
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