Sport’s biggest female stars stepped out in style on Wednesday for Women’s Health magazine’s Women In Sport awards in Sydney.
Female athletes donned their best outfits as they let down their hair and celebrated the year in sport on Wednesday night.
While tennis superstar Ash Barty did not attend the event, the world number one took out the coveted Sportswoman of the Year award.
Sport presenter for the Seven Network Mel McLaughlin attends the Women’s Health ‘Women In Sport’ Awards on October 16
Sport’s biggest female stars (AFLW star Tayla Harris pictured) stepped out in style on Wednesday for Women’s Health magazine’s Women In Sport awards in Sydney
High Jumper and model Amy Pejkovics was seen attending the awards on Wednesday night in Sydney
Recently retired NRL women’s star Allana Ferguson wore a floor-length black sparkly dress with a thigh-high split to the Women in Sport awards on Wednesday
While Tennis superstar Ash Barty did not attend the event, she won the coveted Sportswoman of the Year award as her stint as number one in the world continues (pictured winning The Don Award at the Sport Australia Hall of Fame 35th Induction and Awards Gala Dinner)
A week after becoming the first female tennis player to win The Don at the Sport Australia Hall Of Fame awards in Melbourne, Barty also scooped the Women In Sport Moment of the Year for her French Open win in June.
Barty thanked Women’s Health via video link: ‘I’m very fortunate to be nominated among so many other empowering women in Australian sport and to come away with the win is a bonus.’
Women Sport Australia communications director Louise Evans saluted Barty as a champion who was gracious in victory and defeat, and the women’s cricket team for their domination on the global stage.
‘Let’s celebrate their amazing success, applaud their deserved achievements and not forget the fight for pay parity and equal media is ongoing,’ Evans said.
The Australian women’s cricketers took out Team of the Year for the second consecutive time, for being the current No. 1 in both One Day International rankings and T20 Internationals.
Cricket-team captain Meg Lanning won the Leadership Legend award after becoming the first player to score 13 One Day International centuries.
Paratriathlete Lauren Parker took home the Women in Sport award for Comeback of the Year after a triumphant year.
Michelle Bridges and partner Steve ‘The Commando’ Willis (pictured) appeared at the event on Wednesday night
Female athletes and media donned their best outfits as they let down their hair and celebrated the year in sport on Wednesday night, Editor of Women’s Health Jacqui Mooney pictured left, TV Presenter Emma Vosti right
AFL Womens players Ebony Marinoff, Alish Considine and Eloise Jones are pictured in stunning outfits for the Women In Sport event
Australian world champion slalom canoeist Jessica Fox attends the Women’s Health ‘Women In Sport’ Awards on October 16 in Sydney
Professional runner Lucy Bartholomew and Australian FOX Sports presenter Abbey Gelmi are seen at the Women In Sport awards
Parker returned to competing after a slew of health issues and setbacks earlier this year, but remarkably won two gold medals in just seven days, winning a world title and a World Cup gold medal within a week.
Paralympic CEO and Canterbury Bulldogs chair Lynne Anderson was awarded the Person of Sporting Influence award.
Retired Netballer Liz Ellis was awarded the coveted Hall of Fame Award – Ellis was member of the national team from 1992 to 2007 and captain for her final four years.
Golfer Hannah Green took home the Federal Government Award for Outstanding Woman in Sport after her victory at the PGA Championship.
AFL Womens player Hayley Miller was seen in a knee-length black dress and nude heels at the Women In Sport Awards
Paralympic swimmer Ellie Cole and racecar driver Emily Duggan were also seen letting their hair down at the event
Paralympic CEO and Canterbury Bulldogs chair Lynne Anderson (pictured) was awarded the Person of Sporting Influence award
She took home Australia’s first gold major in a women’s tournament after 13 years.
Lucy Grills won the Local Sporting Champion award for competing for Australia in the World Polocrosse Cup.
Teenager Swimmer Lani Pallister received the One to Watch award as she prepares to dominate the pool at the Olympics in Tokyo next year.
Michelle Bridges and partner Steve ‘The Commando’ Willis appeared at the event, alongside professional runner Lucy Bartholomew, Paralympic swimmer Ellie Cole and AFLW star Tayla Harris.
Australian professional representative and Olympic level rugby union player Charlotte Caslick stuns in a sequined dress
Former Australian netball player and former captain of the Australian national team Laura Geitz was also in attendance
NRL Women’s star Allana Ferguson (left), who represented the Australian women’s national rugby league team and the Australian Women’s Olympic rugby 7s, was at the awards, along with Australian Olympic freestyle skier gold medalist Lydia Lassila (right)
Racecar driver Emily Duggan also took to the carpet, as well as fitness blogger and champion sprinter Katie Williams.
Women’s Health Editor Jackie Mooney addressed the crowd and said the event was more than the awards and they were committed to support all sportswomen.
‘It’s a platform committed to supporting sportswomen at all levels,’ Ms Mooney said, according to The Daily Telegraph.
‘As we gear up to the Tokyo Games and the 10th Anniversary of WinS next year, we look forward to continuing to celebrate and recognise these phenomenal athletes’ achievements.
Women’s Health Women in Sport Awards 2019 winners:
Sportswoman of the Year – Ashleigh Barty, Tennis
Moment of the Year – Ashleigh Barty, Tennis
A-Team of the Year – Australian Women’s Cricket Team
Leadership Legend – Meg Lanning, Cricket
Person of Sporting Influence – Lynne Anderson, Chair, Bulldogs NRL, and CEO, Paralympics Australia
Federal Government Award for Outstanding Woman in Sport – Hannah Green, Golf
Comeback of the Year – Lauren Parker, Paratriathlon
Local Sporting Champion – Lucy Grills, Polocrosse
One to Watch – Lani Pallister, Swimming
Hall of Fame – Liz Ellis, Netball
Australian Paralympic Madison de Rozario athlete attends the Women’s Health ‘Women In Sport’ Awards on October 16