The trailblazers and champions of women’s sport in NSW have been recognised today at the 2022 Her Sport Her Way Awards.
The Awards honour the achievements of women and organisations breaking down barriers for women’s sport in NSW and have quickly become a highlight of the sport industry’s International Women’s Day celebrations.
Former professional tennis player, Olympian and Tennis NSW Women and Girls Lead, Casey Dellacqua, and Olympian, triple sport athlete and creator of The Female Athlete Project, Chloe Dalton OAM were announced joint winners of the major award, the Her Sport Her Way Champion.
Minister for Tourism and Sport Stuart Ayres congratulated Casey and Chloe on their award and paid tribute to the progress made in women’s sport in NSW over the past 12 months.
“Women’s sport in NSW continues to grow but there is still considerable work to be done,” Mr Ayres said.
“Thanks to the vision, leadership and determination of people like Casey and Chloe, more women and girls can participate in sport and connect with our elite female athletes.
“I congratulate Casey, Chloe and the other Her Sport Her Way Award winners who are all breaking down barriers for women’s sport in NSW.”
Casey Dellacqua leveraged her profile and involvement in the Australian Open and close connection with Ash Barty to champion change and advance women’s participation in tennis. Through her role as Tennis NSW Women and Girls Lead, Casey is developing and delivering initiatives to grow women’s and girl’s participation in tennis.
Chloe Dalton OAM is one of Australia’s few triple sport athletes having won Olympic gold in Rugby Sevens and competed in the Women’s National Basketball League and AFLW. Off the field, Chole is a leader and change maker through her podcast The Female Athlete Project which draws attention to issues around equality and participation in sport.
The Her Sport Her Way Awards are part of the NSW Government’s women in sport strategy, Her Sport Her Way which aims to increase participation opportunities, and attract investment and recognition for women’s sport. Awards are presented across five categories, including Champion, Trailblazer, Young Achiever, Outstanding Organisation and Local Champion.
For further information on the Her Sport Her Way Awards, including award categories and winners’ bios visit: https://www.sport.nsw.gov.au/hshw/her-sport-her-way-award-winners-2021/22
Her Sport Her Way Awards 2022 Winners
Her Sport Her Way Champion Award
Casey Dellacqua, former professional tennis player, Olympian and Tennis NSW Women and Girls Lead
Chloe Dalton OAM, Olympian, triple sport athlete and creator of The Female Athlete Project
Karen Dalton, former Olympian, General Manager Sydney Flames
Tyan Taylor, Paralympian, Board Member, Coach, NSW Goalball
Molly Taylor, Professional Rally Driver, Extreme E Champion
Sarah Stewart, Paralympian, Director, Wheelchair Sports NSW/ACT
Winner: Gemma Burns, Club Services Officer NSW/ACT, Australian Sailing
Winner: Surfing NSW
Winner: Vikki Weston, Founder, She SUPs