Sport Waikato’s Sports Awards season is all go for the upcoming District Sports Awards, celebrating the 2018 sporting excellence in our region.  

Nominations have now closed and judging will be taking place shortly for the District Sports Awards held throughout November. Most of the districts in the region have their own awards event with category winners going forward to be considered for the prestigious Brian Perry Waikato Regional Sports Awards, held on Thursday 31st January 2019.

South Waikato Coordinator Lisa Mansell says she is impressed with the quality of nominees from a wide variety of sports nominated this year.

“It’s so encouraging to see the range of sporting codes represented in the nominations with everything from triathlon to archery, and cue sports to squash. Thanks to all those who took the time to nominate - the sporting talent in our region is inspiring and I am really looking forward to our awards evening and celebrating our district’s success,” Mansell said.
The Mercury South Waikato District Sports Awards will this year be held at the South Waikato Sport & Events Centre in Tokoroa on Thursday 15 November beginning at 6.30pm. Dinner is included in the evening and we will hear from guest speaker two times Commonwealth gold medalist boxer David Nyika, with MC Teokotai Tarai. Additional tickets are available for purchase from your local Sport Waikato Office, 43 Swanston Street, Tokoroa or pay online at Tickets cost $30.00.
Sport Waikato District Sports Awards events will take place in Taupo, South Waikato, Waikato, Waipa, Matamata-Piako, Otorohanga, Waitomo, Hamilton and Hauraki/Thames-Coromandel districts during the month of November. Check out to follow the announcements of the winners on each of the awards nights.




Chantel Tavai Basketball
Jamie George Athletics
Moana  Peraua Waka Ama
Wendy Cook Cue Sports


Tokoroa Blades Track & Field Athletics


Barney Teao Basketball
Elias Scheres Netball
Kara Hodge Rugby Union
Nooroa Manu Rugby Union
Tairi Ford Triathlon
Taru Tunupopo Rugby Union

Emerging Talent

Andrew Syme Archery
Ben Trim Archery
Erik Pu Darts
Michael Cannon Jnr American Football

Secondary School Sportsman                     

Abraham Tuakana-Natua Rugby Union
Christian Vano Basketball
Colin Phayer Judo
Denzel Glassie-Mindoro Athletics
Jozyius Tunupopo Athetics
Leevon Uili Rugby Union
Liam Kelly-Goodman Rugby League
Rodney Horn Rugby League
Roman Reti-Mataiti Rugby League
Sagar Chandra Football
Sheldon Hemana-Pairama Rugby Union
Tunupopo Tunupopo Rugby League

Secondary School Sportswoman

Michaela Ward Triathlon
Tiana Manu-Griffin Taekwondo
Tyra Begbie Rugby Union


Taki Bates Basketball

Secondary School Contribution to Sport

Anthony Foy Leadership
Atinie Fuimaono Leadership
Courtney Duncan Leadership
Eshrita Lata Leadership
Essie Stanley Leadership
Georgia Wood Leadership
Karma Ray Peraua Leadership
Tahayna Peraua Leadership

Service to Sport

Derek Roberts Football
Karen Tyrrell Multiple Sports
Denise & Graham Farrar Tennis


Brian Rowe Archery
Christine Finnegan Archery
Dennis Bryce Archery
Hazel Cook Cue Sports
Jim McMurray Cycling
Lucretia Goodwin Cue Sports
Phyllip Wilkinson Cue Sports
Riku van Tonder Archery
Rylee McMullen Cycling
Toka Natua Rugby Union


Pockets Cue Sports Team Cue Sports
Tokoroa High School Futsal Football
Tokoroa High School 1st XV Rugby Rugby Union
Tokoroa High School Boys Basketball Basketball
Tokoroa High School Girls Basketball Basketball
Tokoroa High School Girls Rugby Rugby Union
Tokoroa High School Triathlon Triathlon
Tokoroa High School Turbo Touch Touch Rugby
Tokoroa High School U16 Rugby Rugby Union

2018 Mercury South Waikato District Sports Awards nominees announced!

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