Makgopo nominated for Gauteng Sport Awards

29 September 2015 – Professional mountain biker William Makgopo has been nominated for Sport Personality of the Year at the 2015 Gauteng Sports Awards. The category is one of three with outcomes based purely on the votes of the public.

The candidates in the running are those who have had a positive influence on the youth, and have been a great role model to young and aspiring South African athletes. The other two categories that rely entirely on the vote of the public are Sports Fan and Sports Programme of the Year. In order for Makgopo to take the Sports Personality of the Year category title, the public is encouraged to vote via SMS.

Makgopo has proved himself more than worthy of this award, balancing a full time B. Sports Science degree at the University of Pretoria, riding professionally for Kargo Pro MTB Team, and spending the rest of his time dedicated to assist in community development initiatives. He has represented his province and country through sport, as well as represented Johannesburg at the Beyond Sport network as a Beyond Sport Young Ambassador. To see a full list of his achievements, click here.

The Gauteng Sports Awards take place on 11 October 2015.

To vote for William “Weeleeyum” Makgopo to win the Gauteng Sports Award’s Sport Personality of the Year 2015, SMS ‘01’ to 33525.

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