Irwin Mitchell Ambassador Duo Shortlisted For Disabled Sportswoman Of The Year
Two of Britain’s best loved female sports stars are in line for another top award this year, after being shortlisted for The Sunday Times Disabled Sportswoman of the Year Award, 2020.
Nathalie McGloin and Hannah Cockcroft MBE, both disability sports ambassadors for Irwin Mitchell, have been nominated alongside Dame Sarah Storey, Maria Lyle and Tully Kearney for one of the most sought after awards in the sporting calendar.
Established in 1988, the Sportswoman of the Year awards aim to recognise the tremendous contribution made by Britain’s most prominent sportswomen and a special online ceremony will take place to honour the winners on Wednesday 25 November.
Nathalie is the FIA Disability and Accessibility Commission President and in 2015 became the first female with a spinal injury to be granted a racing licence and is the only female tetraplegic racing driver in the world.
British wheelchair racer and Paralympic gold medallist Hannah Cockcroft specialises in sprint distances in the T34 classification. Her success on the track has continued and Hannah still holds the world records in the 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1500 metres.
Hannah and Nathalie are both supporters of Irwin Mitchell’s Don’t Quit, Do It campaign, which aims to raise awareness of disability sport and encourage more people to take part. Over 13 million people in the UK live with a disability, yet only one in eight regularly take part in any sport, despite the proven physical and mental benefits.
Expert Opinion“It is a pleasure to see two of our sporting ambassadors shortlisted for an award that seeks to recognise the outstanding performer in disability sport.
“Hannah and Nathalie’s achievements over the years speak for themselves and it is not a surprise to see them nominated among the finest female sportswomen in Britain. They have both helped us to encourage others to take up disability sport and their example has led to many of our clients to achieve more than they ever thought they could. I’m sure they will both enjoy a bit of friendly rivalry over the nomination but it is richly deserved by both and we wish them all the very best for the final.” Neil Whiteley - Partner & Director of Legal Services - Personal Injury
The winner of the award will be chosen by a panel drawn from the cream of UK women’s sport, with several past Sportswomen of the Year Award winners among them. This year’s judges include Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, MBE; Ama Agbeze MBE; Rebecca Adlington, OBE; Chrissie Wellington, OBE; Tanni Grey-Thompson, DBE and Helen Glover, MBE.