Sarah Ayton, Sarah Webb and Pippa Wilson - members of Skandia Team GBR - short listed for 'Pindar Team of the Year' 13/11/07
Yngling girls Sarah Ayton MBE, Sarah Webb MBE and Pippa Wilson, who are members of Skandia Team GBR, have been short listed in the ‘Pindar Team of the Year’ category of this year’s prestigious Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards, in association with Sony Ericsson.
The girls, who have recently been selected to represent GBR at the Olympic Games in Beijing, 2008, will attend a lunch at Lord’s cricket ground on Tuesday 20 November, at which the winners will be announced. Now in their 20th year, the Awards celebrate the outstanding contribution made by women in a variety of different areas to British sporting life. The girls have had a fantastic year on the water, winning the ISAF World Championships in June of this year and Gold at the Olympic Test Event held in Qingdao, the Olympic sailing venue in China, last August.
The Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards, in association with Sony Ericsson, are among the most prestigious and influential in the British sporting calendar. As well as celebrating high-profile athletes – previous winners include Paula Radcliffe, Pippa Funnell, Kelly Holmes and Zara Phillips – the event recognises women at all levels of British sporting life including administrators working tirelessly behind the scenes, students and PE teachers nurturing future talent.
On the shortlist
Great Britain women’s quadruple sculls
Yngling sailing trio (Sarah Ayton, Sarah Webb and Pippa Wilson)