Date: 2nd November 2017 at 8:38am
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England international striker Jodie Taylor has been nominated for BT Sport’s annual Action Woman of the Year 2017 Award, in association with The Telegraph.

The 31-year-old, who currently plays for FA Women’s Super League 1 outfit Arsenal, has scored 15 goals in 30 international caps for the Lionesses overall.

Taylor won the UEFA Euro 2017 Golden Boot, including a hat-trick against arch rivals Scotland to become the first Englishwoman to do so in a major football tournament, as her five goals fired England to the semi-finals.

This year’s shortlist of nominees include women from the worlds of cricket, tennis, football, rugby, canoeing, athletics and speed-skating. The awards, now in their fifth year, celebrate the ten most exceptional sporting performances by British female athletes throughout 2017.

England’s Jodie Taylor.

It has been an outstanding year for women’s sport with inspirational individual and team performances seen across the year.

These include England’s dramatic victory at the Women’s Cricket World Cup and both rugby and football teams putting in superb performances at the Women’s Rugby World Cup and Euro 2017 respectively.

The winner of the Action Woman of the Year Award will once again be decided by the public who can place their votes via the website:

All Action Woman of the Year 2017 nominees:

Jodie Taylor – Football

Johanna Konta – Tennis

Hannah Cockroft MBE – Para-athlete

Tammy Beaumont – Cricket

Mallory Franklin – Canoeing

Elise Christie – Short-track Speed-Skater

Anya Shrubsole – Cricket

Katy McLean MBE – Rugby

BT Sport will also present the Team of the Year and Lifetime Achievement awards, which includes the England Women’s Football Team, and will be decided by a panel of influential industry experts and athletes.

The winners will be revealed at the BT Sport Action Woman of the Year Awards show, presented by Clare Balding on BT Sport 2, from 19:30 on Monday 4 December, 2017.


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