Lendlease Breakers and Sydney Thunder captain Alex Blackwell has been nominated for the Women’s Health ‘I Support Women In Sport’ Leadership Legend Award.

One of the most successful players in NSW history, Blackwell last season led the Thunder to a historic inaugural WBBL title as well as to the Final of the WNCL with the Breakers.


Now in their sixth year, the Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of Australia’s female athletes – from a grassroots level, through to professional.

This year, Women’s Health is calling on the Australian public to decide on who they feel deserve the top gongs in three categories; A-Team of the Year, Moment of the Year and Leadership Legend.

“There have been so many incredible female sporting feats in the past 12 months and we’re delighted to present such an extraordinary group of nominees in 2016,” said Women’s Health Editor, Felicity Harley.

“ISWIS is a wonderful opportunity to bring the remarkable achievements of our home-grown female athletes to the fore and I look forward to celebrating their successes at our Awards party in October”.

Alex has been nominated alongside Sharni Williams, the co-captain of the Australian Women’s Rugby 7’s team, Bronwen Knox, captain of the Australian water polo side, Laura Geitz captain of the Queensland Firebirds and gold medal cyclist Anna Meares.

The Australian women's side the Southern Stars also received a nomination for Team of The Year.

 Voting closes on Tuesday 4 October, click here to vote