Awards

 

2022 Waikato Sport & Active Recreation Awards - FINALISTS ANNOUNCED! 

 
The finalists are:
 
Community Connection Award: Those people or organisations that develop programmes that create connection and a great experience for its members or participants. 
  • ConnectEd Dance Co. Community Dance Classes
  • First Kicks Expleo Program (Te Awamutu AFC)
  • Whitianga Skate School
Sport & Active Recreation Partnership Award: Two or more organisations working together to achieve a physical activity outcome goal.
  • Forming a Balanced Partnership - Youth Football Hillcrest (Unicol Waikato, Hillcrest High School)(Hamilton)
  • Get Waikato Swimming/LIfe Jacket Hub (Swimming Waikato) (Hamilton)
  • Te Pae Here Kaahui Ako - Trailer Initiative (Hamilton)
Outstanding Active Space Initiative: Any programme or initiative that's held in a space such as community halls, parks, gullies, rivers - wherever a space has been used to help people be active.
  • Ride Coromandel Bike Park - Spirit of Coromandel Trust (Thames Coromandel)
  • SuperSmash Hubs (Northern Districts Cricket) (Hamilton)
  • Youthtown's Waikato Cycling Project - Expansion Initiative (Hamilton)
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: Programmes or initiatives that are aimed at (for example) women/girls, ethnic minority groups, disability or cultural/religious groups to enable those people to be more active.
  • Into Nature School (Waipa)
  • Wahine Toa Secondary School Program (King Country Rugby Union) (Taupo)
  • Waikato Treasure Chests Dragon Boat Team - Growth & Development (Hamilton)
Community Unsung Hero: Those unpaid, unsung heroes/volunteers that have made a real difference in the last 12 months to an initiative or organisation.
  • Andrew Langman (Waipa)
  • Kerry Rennie (Waipa)
  • Sean Stringfellow (Waipa)
Community Coach: A community coach who creates positive team culture, provides a great experience and encourages fair play and commitment to Balance is Better/Good Sports principles.
  • Janet Mischewski (Thames Coromandel)
  • Sandy Schaare (Hamilton)
  • Shervan Heu (Hamilton)
Commitment to Youth Engagement: Those people or programmes who support young people (0-24), and help to grow the numbers of young people being more active. 
  • Axilia Tricking (South Waikato)
  • Parafed Waikato Youth Group (Hamilton)
  • Te Awamutu Boxing Academy (Waipa)
 

 

2022 NOMINATION CATEGORIES & CRITERIA

2022 WAIKATO SPORT & ACTIVE RECREATION AWARDS - NOMINATIONS OPEN NOW


Nominate at: www.wsara.co.nz

 
It's time to get your nominations in, and celebrate the work you have been doing to keep the communities of the Waikato region active! If you've increased participation, developed connection to your community, worked with a partner to achieve an awesome result, run a programme in an active space - we want to hear from you. And if you know a great coach or an unsung hero, now's your chance to nominate them. 
 

Community Connection:

Those people or organisations that develop programmes that create connection and a great experience for its members or participants. 
 

Sport & Active Recreation Partnership

Two or more organisations working together to achieve a physical activity outcome goal.


Outstanding Active Space Initiative: 

Any programme or initiative that's held in a space such as community halls, parks, gullies, rivers - wherever a space has been used to help people be active.


Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: 

Programmes or initiatives that are aimed at (for example) women/girls, ethnic minority groups, disability or cultural/religious groups to enable those people to be more active.


Community Unsung Hero: 

Those unpaid, unsung heroes/volunteers that have made a real difference in the last 12 months to an initiative or organisation.

 

Community Coach: 

A community coach who creates positive team culture, provides a great experience and encourages fair play and commitment to Balance is Better/Good Sports principles.
 

Commitment to Youth Engagement:

Those people or programmes who support young people (0-24), and help to grow the numbers of young people being more active. 

All categories will be judged by our fantastic panel of judges, and finalists and their supporters will be invited to a special awards event to be held at Claudelands Events Centre in Hamilton on Thursday 26 January 2022 where the winners will be announced!

Nominations close on 30 September 2022.
 

Nominate at: www.wsara.co.nz

2021 WAIKATO SPORT & ACTIVE RECREATION AWARDS FINALISTS & WINNERS

The finalists were:
 
Community Connection Award: Those people or organisations that develop programmes that create connection and a great experience for its members or participants. 
  • Tokoroa Blades
  • Parafed Waikato
  • Te Ara Tukutuku (Te Awamutu Sports)
Sport & Active Recreation Partnership Award: Two or more organisations working together to achieve a physical activity outcome goal.
  • Junior Festival of Rugby 
  • Ride Coromandel Bike Park Development
  • Get Waikato Swimming! (Swimming Waikato)
Outstanding Active Space Initiative: Any programme or initiative that's held in a space such as community halls, parks, gullies, rivers - wherever a space has been used to help people be active.
  • Tamariki & Rangatahi have Got to Get Out
  • Nawton Skate Park Refurbishment
  • Ride Coromandel Bike Park
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: Programmes or initiatives that are aimed at (for example) women/girls, ethnic minority groups, disability or cultural/religious groups to enable those people to be more active.
  • Te Awamutu Group Riding for the Disabled
  • Everybody’s Game (The WaterBoy) 
  • Into Nature School
Community Unsung Hero: NEW CATEGORY: Those unpaid, unsung heroes/volunteers that have made a real difference in the last 12 months to an initiative or organisation.
  • Peter van Vroonhoven
  • Peter Loft
  • Rex Hohaia
Community Coach: NEW CATEGORY: A community coach who creates positive team culture, provides a great experience and encourages fair play and commitment to Balance is Better/Good Sports principles.
  • Sandy Katipa-Maikuku
  • Alyssa Hirawani
  • Nano (Rangi) Te Whare
Commitment to Youth Engagement: NEW CATEGORY: Those people or programmes who support young people (0-24), and help to grow the numbers of young people being more active. 
  • Restarting Youth Sailing in Mercury Bay
  • The WaterBoy Sponsorship Programme
  • Perry Outdoor Education Trust (POET) 

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For more information, contact us on 07 858 5388 or email awards@sportwaikato.org.nz

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