W teams up with Glamour Women of the Year Awards

UKTV’s entertainment channel W has announced its exclusive sponsorship of the Sportswoman of the Year category at the 2017 British Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Glamour's Women of the Year

The awards, taking place on Tuesday 6th June in London, celebrate women throughout the entertainment, fashion and sports communities.

Previous winners of the Sportswoman of the Year award include tennis player Johanna Konta, cyclist Laura Trott, and athlete Christine Ohuruogu. The W Channel Sportswoman of the Year will be announced at the ceremony in June.

The longlist below, announced in the magazine today, will be voted for by British Glamour readers at http://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/event/glamour-awards/.

W Channel Sportswoman Bethany Firth, swimmer Charlotte Dujardin, dressage rider Ellie Simmonds, swimmer Hannah Cockroft, wheelchair racer Jade Jones, taekwondo athelete Jessica Ennis Hill, heptathlete Kate Richardson-Wash, hockey player Laura Kenny, cyclist Libby Clegg, sprinter Nicola Adams, boxer Sarah Storey, para-cyclist

W is home to the critically-acclaimed ratings hit John Bishop: In Conversation With... which returns for a further two series this year. It offers audiences a dazzling mix of UKTV Original factual entertainment formats - Dr. Christian Will See You Now, Honey I Bought the House, The Dressing Room - alongside the gold standard of shows from the US including Code Black, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders and Grimm plus jewels from the same day repeat of EastEnders.