SHORTLIST FOR BBC WALES SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR 2015 ANNOUNCED

The eight contenders for the prestigious BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year 2015 award have been revealed today (Tuesday, November 24).

The contenders 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.

The title will be decided by public vote with the winner announced at the Wales Sport Awards 2015 on Monday, December 7, at the Sport Wales National Centre in Cardiff.

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.

Wales Sport Awards 2014 08.12.14 ©Steve Pope -SPORTINGWALES

Wales Sport Awards 2014
08.12.14
©Steve Pope -SPORTINGWALES

Public voting, by phone and text, opens on Monday, November 30 until Saturday, December 5. Full details on how to vote will be given on Monday, November 30 on our website bbc.co.uk/sportwales

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