Sportswomen of the Year Awards 2010

Maggie Alphonsi named The Sunday Times Sports Woman of the Year 2010

The England Women’s rugby union international Maggie Alphonsi was named The Sunday Times Sports Woman of the Year 2010 at the awards reception held at the British Olympic Association HQ in November 2010. 

In 2010 Alphonsi enhanced her reputation as one of the most destructive players ever to have played women’s rugby union. Her performances during the Women’s Rugby World Cup, held in England, drew praise from across the rugby world and were a key part in helping England reach the final.

The Awards, which are supported by the Sport and Recreation Alliance, are now in their 23rd year and aim to provide the recognition for the high quality of women’s sport in the UK which is so often lacking in the mainstream press and media.

The Young Sportswoman of the Year, for those 21 years of age or younger, went to Commonwealth Games gold medallist swimmer Fran Halsall. In the Team of the Year category, rowers Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkiss picked up the award after winning gold at the World Championships in the Double Sculls event.

The Disabled Sportswoman of the Year winner was archer Danielle Brown, who at the Delhi Commonwealth Games became the first Paralympian to represent England in an able-bodied event at the Games. Not only this, she was also part of the gold medal winning Compound team.

The Sport and Recreation Alliance would like to congratulate all the winners and nominees on their achievements in 2010 and wish them, and all our other sportswomen success in 2011. 

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