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Awards: Jockey Turner scoops inaugural women’s sports award

December 21, 2011

46, 662 people voted for their favourite sports woman and William Hill have announced that Haley Turner has been crowned the first winner of the William Hill Sports Woman Of The Year Award.

Hayley attracted 11,135 votes winning the award and beating Jessica Ennis into second place by just 165 votes.

Hill’s spokesman said: “I cannot imagine that many awards would attract this many votes in their inaugural year and it is astonishing how close it was. Hayley is a worthy winner and we are very pleased she will be the first name on the trophy”.

Hayley receives a trophy to celebrate her win, a VIP trip to the William Hill King George on Boxing Day, and a £1000 charity bet on the big race, with any winnings donated to Headway in Cambridge, a Brain Injury charity.

Final Standings: The William Hill Sports Woman Of The Year

 ·         Hayley Turner: Rode 83 winners in 2011, including two Group One wins.  11,135 votes

·         Jessica Ennis: UK No.1 Heptathlete, won silver at World Championships. 10,970 votes

·         Rebecca Adlington: Won a gold and silver medal at the World Aquatics Championship in Shanghai. 9,032 vote

·         Kelly Smith: England Striker who competed in the Women’s Football World Cup earlier this year. 3,157 votes

·         Beth Tweddle: Grabbed gold at European Gymnastics in Berlin. 2,737 votes

·         Charlotte Edwards: Captain of the all conquering England Women’s Cricket Team. 2,524 votes

·         Sarah Stevenson: Won gold at the 2011 Tae Kwon Do World Championships. 1,989 votes

·         Helen Jenkins: British No.1 Triathlete, qualified for Olympics after winning the Hyde Park Event. 1,868 votes

·         Tamsin Greenway: captain Of The Surrey Storm, bronze medal winner at the netball World Championships. 1,646 votes

·         Chrissie Wellington: Added a fourth Ironman World Championship title  in 2011. 1,604 votes

Robyn Rashford
Sportsister, The Women’s Sports Magazine

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