Women's Sports: Australian female athletes celebrated at the Women in Sports Awards

Sport Australia Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Gala Dinner

Ashleigh Barty, the World No.1 tennis player, won Sportswomen of the year at Women Health Magazine's Women In Sports Awards in Sydney.

The awards show hosted on 16th October saw many Australian female athletes honoured along with Ashleigh Barty, such as Netball captain Laura Geitz, Australia's national football league star Tayla Harris and Charlotte Caslick, a rugby seven gold medalist. 

Ashleigh Barty's sportswomen award comes just a week after winning The Don at the Sport Australia Hall Of Fame in Melbourne. 'The Don' award is an award named after Sir Donald Bradman, known as the greatest batsman of all time.

The award is given to those who through their achievement have demonstrated they are an inspiration to their nation.

Although not present at the awards Barty delivered the message that she was "very fortunate to be nominated among so many other empowering women in Australian sport and to come away with the win is a bonus."

Australia's women's cricket team took the Team of the Year award for the second time, while Meg Lanning - their captain - won the leadership award.

"Let's celebrate their amazing success, applaud their deserved achievements and not forget the fight for pay parity and equal media is ongoing," said Louise Evans Women Sport Australia Communications Director. 

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