Vote Glover and Stanning for Team of the Year


After being crowned as World and European Champions during 2015, the GB Rowing Team women’s pair of Helen Glover and Heather Stanning are in contention for another prestigious prize – and need your support.

The Olympic champions have been shortlisted for the Vitality Team of the Year accolade – which is determined by public vote – in the Sunday Times and Sky Sports Sportswomen of the Year Awards.

Also in the running are the England and Chelsea football teams, plus the England hockey squad.

Glover and Stanning, coached by Robin Williams, were once again unbeaten during 2015 and completed a full set of titles as a partnership when they won their first European Championships together in May.

They also struck gold at the World Cups in Varese and Lucerne before producing what GB Rowing Team Performance Director Sir David Tanner described as “one of the best GB performances of all-time” as they retained their World Championship title in Aiguebelette.

Now rowing fans, plus their families and friends, are being encouraged to throw their support behind Glover and Stanning by giving them their vote.

With an unbeaten run stretching back four years, they are one of the most formidable teams competing in any sport and have proven an inspiration both to the rowing community and beyond.

Voting could not be easier – it takes just ten seconds to go to and select the women’s pair as your choice for Vitality Team of the Year.

Votes must be cast by midday on October 26, with the winners being revealed at an awards ceremony – televised live on Sky 1 and Sky Sports 1 – on Friday, November 6.

With football and hockey fans sure to be supporting their teams, we need you to get behind Glover and Stanning – and secure the recognition their outstanding achievements deserve.

You can also show your support and encourage others to vote by using the hashtag #SWOTY on Twitter.

After the Sportswomen of the Year Awards, attention will then turn to the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards.

They are taking place in Belfast on Sunday, December 20, with the women’s pair and men’s eight – also gold-medallists at the World Championships – likely to be among the Team of the Year contenders.

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