BBC WALES SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR 2015 VOTING OPENS TODAY

The voting for BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year 2015 opens today, Monday, November 30.

The eight contenders for the BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year 2015 award are:

Wales and Real Madrid footballer GARETH BALE, whose goals helped take Wales to Euro 2016

Ospreys and Wales Rugby Union international DAN BIGGAR who had a stand-out Rugby World Cup and Six Nations

Discus and Shot Put Double World Champion and Record holder, Paralympian ALED SION DAVIES

European Games gold medallist and World Grand Prix winner, Taekwondo athlete JADE JONES

The new IBF World Featherweight Champion who also defended his title this year, boxer LEE SELBY

Back from injury to qualify for the 2016 Olympics, triathlete NON STANFORD

Classic winner and career-best Tour de France finisher, cyclist GERAINT THOMAS

Wales and Swansea City football captain ASHLEY WILLIAMS who led his country to next year’s European Finals.

Public voting, by phone and text, is open from Monday, November 30 at 8am until closing on Saturday, December 5 at 6pm. Simply visit bbc.co.uk/sportwales for full details on how to vote.

The winner will be announced at the Wales Sport Awards 2015 on Monday, December 7, at the Sport Wales National Centre in Cardiff. Wales Today on BBC One Wales, and BBC Radio Wales will have the result and reaction on the night.

The Awards ceremony will also be live on bbc.co.uk/sportwales and BBC iplayer from 8pm with reports on S4C’s Newyddion 9 and BBC Radio Cymru. The ceremony will then be available on the Red Button the following day.

The Wales Sport Awards 2015 event is a partnership between BBC Wales and Sport Wales bringing together a wide range of awards including the Sport Wales Coach of the Year and Team of the Year – and the BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year award.

Full details can be found at www.walessportawards.co.uk

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Wales Sport Awards 2014 08.12.14 ©Steve Pope -SPORTINGWALES

Wales Sport Awards 2014
08.12.14
©Steve Pope -SPORTINGWALES

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