Katie and Jordie Win at Women’s Health Awards
Last night 2 of our mermaid contributors Katie Williams and Jordie Mercer (pictured above with Jessica Fox and Sally Fitzgibbons) attended the coveted Australian Women’s Health Women in Sport Awards in Sydney. The event was held at the Establishment and looked top to bottom glam for the girls on arrival with a long and prestigious red carpet and a number of big names.
Katie was nominated in the Local Heroine category for her beach sprinting as part of Surf Life Saving Australia. Jordie was nominated in the Fair Fighter category as a National Ironwoman and World Champion paddler. We are stoke to be able to call both girls winners in their every day life but last night they stepped up winning their categories and inspiring a larger audience.
Katie said after her win “I turned up and had no idea what I was in for, I’d never been on a red carpet before and with so many women that I look up to like Sally Pearson and Michelle Bridges! Winning was such a big surprise to me, everyone in my category is an up and coming athlete and all excelling in their fields so I was blown away just to be nominated let alone winning the award!
The I Support Women in Sport event plays an important role in celebrating the successes of women in sport and is a key platform for bringing the achievements of the country’s female sporting greats into the public eye. With a room full of inspiration and a truly great vibe Katie says “It was great to have a room full of strong and talented women who are changing sport and perceptions of women in sport in the world. It was great to be in the same room as all these amazing women and promote Surf Life Saving sports since beach sports especially my event, beach springing and compare that to the training and performance of other sports.”
Super Ironwoman Jordie Mercer said “It was very special to catch up with some great friends! at the #isupportwomeninsport #ISWIS “I Support Women in Health” Awards evening. What a night, thank you for your recognition and support!”
The full list of 2014 I Support Women In Sport Winners are…
Service to the Sport
Person of Sporting Words
A-Team of the Year
One to Watch
Moment of the Year
Women’s 4x100m swimming relay team
Outstanding Woman in Sport
Women’s Health Sports Woman of the Year