We’re delighted to announce that Nancy Gillen has been selected to be part of the 12-person judging panel for the prestigious BBC Sports Personality of the Year shortlist.
Nancy’s work leading the GiveMeSport Women’s team as Content Coordinator in another record-breaking year for women’s sport makes her a fantastic addition to the judging panel for the 2022 event.
It was an honour to be part of the 12-person judging panel for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year shortlist, which also selected the winner of the coach, team and world sports star accolades.
I have watched BBC Sports Personality since I was a child, so to be able to come together with influential figures in the sporting world to determine this year’s shortlist was incredible. It was also a great opportunity to reflect on the past 12 months of sport as a whole, and celebrate how successful it has been for women’s sport in particular.
I am sure my selection for the judging panel was partially down to GiveMeSport Women’s reputation in the sports world, and it is brilliant to see the work we are doing earn recognition in this manner. We will be providing full coverage of this week’s ceremony, so stay tuned!
The live awards show will take place this evening (21st December, 2022) to crown a winner of each category – we’d like to wish good luck to all those nominated and congratulate Nancy for her great work!
A year to remember for GiveMeSport Women
GiveMeSport Women has gone from strength to strength in our first full calendar year since the platform’s relaunch, publishing 2,700 articles in our aim to shine a spotlight on women’s sport and celebrate female athletes.
The pinnacle of the year was unquestionably England’s historic victory at Euro 2022. The GiveMeSport Women team attended numerous matches across the country, including the final at Wembley, providing blanket coverage of the record-breaking tournament.
We capitalised on the unprecedented interest in women’s football in the UK, recording record page views on our news stories, features, exclusive interviews and commercial content. In total, 136 articles were written in the run-up to, during and after Euro 2022. The result? More than 600,000 page views.
Our focus was not just on football. We produced a number of exclusive interviews with some of the most recognisable women in sport around the world this year, including Jamie Chadwick, Clare Balding, Claressa Shields, Dame Sarah Storey and Gabby Logan.
Barcelona and England star Lucy Bronze has also continued to write her exclusive column for GiveMeSport Women, discussing topics from Euro 2022 to playing at Camp Nou.
Women’s sport will only continue to grow in 2023, and GiveMeSport Women will be there to facilitate this as much as possible. Whether it’s the Women’s World Cup, Wimbledon, the Netball World Cup, the Women’s T20 World Cup or simply the weekly sporting fixtures, we’ll be providing in-depth coverage as always.
As our women’s sport coverage continues to grow discover how partnering with us can help you to increase traffic and improve performance – whether you’re looking to sponsor our coverage or advertise on our platforms, get in touch for more information on how we can help. Looking forward to 2023 and another action packed year of women’s sport!