Riverina women up for major awards

RECOGNISED: Yenda cricketer Alex Blackwell has been named a finalist in the Women’s Health’s ‘I Support Women in Sport’ awards. Picture: Getty Images

RECOGNISED: Yenda cricketer Alex Blackwell has been named a finalist in the Women’s Health’s ‘I Support Women in Sport’ awards. Picture: Getty Images

THREE Riverina ladies have been nominated for some prestigious women in sport awards.

Yenda cricketer Alex Blackwell and Batlow rugby player Sharni Williams will go up against each other for one of the top gongs at Women’s Health’s ‘I Support Women in Sport’ awards.

Blackwell, vice-captain of the Australian women’s cricket team, and Williams, captain of the Australian Women’s rugby sevens team, are finalists in the Leadership Legend category.

The award is for a woman who has shown top leadership skills while skippering a team to success.

Blackwell and Williams are up against Anna Meares, Bronwen Knox and Laura Geitz.

Williams and Wagga’s Alicia Quirk are also up for the Moment of the Year, as part of the Australian Women’s rugby team’s Gold Medal victory in Rio.

The awards are decided by public voting and will be announced on October 5. To support the Riverina ladies, visit womenshealth.com.au/iswis to vote.

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