The hunt for BT’s Action Woman of the Year 2014 is underway and every month BT Sport will be highlighting potential contenders.

But it’s not just down to us – we want you to nominate the sportswomen who we might have missed, using the #BTActionWoman hashtag on Twitter.

A final shortlist of 10 nominees will be produced at the end of the year and put to a public vote to decide the winner.

Heather Watson

Heather Watson lost in the second round of the French Open to fourth seed Simona Halep (AP)

The feat: Heather Watson hasn’t been shy about announcing her return to the tennis court. After glandular fever rocked her season last year, the 22-year-old from Guernsey has come back with a bang, picking up two ITF titles this year and cruising through qualifying into the French Open main draw last month.

Defeated by the WTA tour’s fastest rising star, Romanian Simona Halep, in the second round at Roland Garros, Watson has now set her sights on doing some damage during the grass-court season – with SW19 her main objective.

Six reasons to watch out for Watson at Wimbledon


Shauna Coxsey

Coxsey is nominated for BT Sport's Action Woman of the Year

The feat: Imagine hanging by your fingers from a tiny outcrop of plastic the size of a thimble half way up a man-made wall with 4,000 Austrians chanting your name in the middle of a square in Innsbruck. Climbers are literally rock gods in Austria.

For one woman, Shauna Coxsey, 21 from Runcorn, no imagination is necessary. That’s just how it happened when she won her second consecutive gold medal in the IFSC Boulder World Cup series 2014. It puts her on course to be the overall winner with events in Canada, US, China and France remaining.

Seven reasons why Britain’s Spiderwoman Coxsey can be a world-beater

 

Becky Downie

Rebecca Downie took gold in Bulgaria

The feat: You would think that following in the footsteps of Britain's greatest gymnast would be a daunting challenge, right? Well try telling that to Becky Downie. By winning the gold medal on the uneven bars at the European Championships in Sofia last month, she became only the second British woman, after Beth Tweddle, to win an individual European gymnastics title. Not only did she become individual European champion on bars, she also helped the British team to a silver medal, equalling their best ever result in the competition.

Seven reasons why Downie can take on the best and beat them
 

Morgan Lake

Morgan Lake has been dubbed the next Jessica Ennis

The feat: She broke the world youth indoor pentathlon record in February, broke the British junior high jump record and equalled European youth heptathlon record in May, and must now decide whether to compete at the world junior championships or the Commonwealth Games this summer, all between exams and studying for her A-levels.

Morgan Lake only turned 17 last month, but was invited to the most prestigious multi-events meeting outside world championships and Olympic Games, the Hypo-Meeting in Gotzis, Austria. She improved her lifetime best score to 6,081 points, matching the European youth record, and had personal bests in the shot, 200 metres and javelin.

Seven reasons why Morgan Lake can be more than just ‘the next Jess Ennis’


Helena Costa

Helena Costa has taken charge at Ligue 2 side Clermont Foot

The feat: They call her ‘Mourinho in a skirt’ in her home country of Portugal and, just like the Chelsea boss, this girl can handle pressure. Helena Costa has taken a huge leap for womankind by becoming the first female to manage in the top two tiers of European football.

“Look at me as a normal coach," the 36-year-old said as she was unveiled by France's second-tier side Clermont Foot. “I know it’s a big step, I know because I had a career before in a man’s world. So I know it’s an important day and it can open other doors, or not.”

Five reasons why Costa is ‘the right woman for the job’