Great Britain Women in the running for Vitality Team of the Year

Gb celebrate winning Olympic gold

Great Britain Women’s Hockey Team have been nominated for the Vitality Team of the Year as part of the Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards.

The Awards, now in their 29th year, have led the way in recognising and celebrating the outstanding contribution to sport made by elite athletes, coaches, administrators, community volunteers and inspirational women.

On the evening of Thursday, December 8, the Awards will take place at the News UK headquarters in London Bridge.

Danny Kerry’s team, who won widespread acclaim for their dramatic gold medal triumph at the Olympic Games are part of a competitive category which also contains the 4x100m athletics relay squad, Manchester City women FC, Rowers Helen Glover & Heather Stanning and the Team pursuit cycling squad.

Last year, in the wake of their European Championships win, England Women’s Hockey Team took this honour and this year the Great Britain squad have a great chance despite the high standard of the other competitors.

The Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards 2016 in association with Vitality are among the most prestigious and influential in the British sporting calendar and this year new categories have been added to celebrate the success of our Olympians and Paralympians at the Rio Olympic Games.

The Sportswomen Awards are once again supported by the Sport and Recreation Alliance, UK Sport, Sport England and Women in Sport.

For more information on the awards, including a full shortlist of the nominees, click here.