FS Sport Awards back after pandemic slum


The Free State Sport Awards are back following a two-year hiatus as a result of the pandemic and nominations are open until 31 July.

The Free State Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation in partnership with the Free State Sport Confederation will present the 2022 edition of the Free State Sport Awards in a bid to reward Free State sport stars for their efforts in keeping the passion for sport alive in the hearts of millions of Free Staters through their efforts in local, national and international sports events.

According to a statement released by the Department, the Awards seeks to recognise and honour individuals and teams who have excelled both on and off the field. “The awards carry various categories which recognise individuals – males and females – as well as people with disabilities, continental participants, federations, schools, indigenous games, media and community sport builders.

“The Free State Sport Awards gives us the opportunity to honour and recognise our sport heroes and heroines. This ceremony celebrates the best talent found in our province both at elite and community levels because when building an active nation, it is clear that no country can expect to achieve and sustain success at the elite level without a strong participation base in the community as that is where every champion has their beginning,” stated Free State MEC for Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation Limakatso Mahasa.

The Awards carry a total of 19 categories, including the MEC Awards category. All the categories will be recognised for the period 1 June 2021 to 31 May 2022.

More details about the nomination and voting procedure are available in the Free State Sport Awards Rulebook on www.fssc.co.za or www.sacr.fs.gov.za. Should nominating bodies or nominated candidates have any queries with regards to the nomination process and requirements please contact Dulcy Modise at gensec@fssc.co.za or on 051 – 447 0015.

Compiled by Justine Fortuin