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 has taken place 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.
Matamata Piako District Coordinator Lou Beer 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 netball to surf lifesaving, and football to martial arts. 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,” Beer said.
 
The Ingham Matamata-Piako District Sports Awards will this year be held at the Matamata Piako Civic and Memorial Centre on Tuesday 13 November with awards starting at 7pm. Supper is included in the evening and the night will be hosted by MCs Camille Guzwell and Eric Murray –Camille Buscomb, Commonwealth Games athlete is our guest speaker.
 
Additional tickets are available for purchase online at www.sportwaikato.org.nz/awards or from council offices in Matamata, Morrinsville and Te Aroha. Tickets cost $20.00.
 
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 www.facebook.com/sportwaikato to follow the announcements of the winners on each of the awards nights.
 

MATAMATA PIAKO NOMINEES


Administrator                                                      

Debbie Burge Netball
Sylvia Smith Netball
 

Club                                                                                                    

Morrinsville Junior Soccer Club Football
Morrinsville Netball Centre Netball
Morrinsville Squash Club Squash
Te Aroha Basketball Association Basketball
 

Coach

Ade Wharawhara Rugby Union
Linley McMillan Netball
Murray Hawkins Hockey
Tony Brown Rugby Union
 

Emerging Talent

Alicia Harrison Harness Racing
Cailen Calkin BMX
Stefan Harrison Martial Arts
 

Innovation in Sport & Recreation

Real Health NZ
 

Secondary School Sportsman

Braedyn Henderson Squash
Ethan Wallace Athletics
Isaac Wilton Cricket
Junior De Young Basketball
Ollie Morton-Farrelly Athletics
 

Secondary School Sportswoman                          

Breeje Schuler Basketball
Dejaan Schuler Volleyball
Emma Watson Equestrian
Jordan Rogers Swimming
Katie-lee Roper Athletics
Meesha Ross Basketball
Mollie Allison Volleyball
Olivia Goodwin Volleyball
Te Aorere Wharawhara Volleyball
 

Sporting Personality of the Year

Debbie Burge Netball
Murray Hawkins Hockey
Sylvia Smith Netball
 

Official

Emele Ezekiela Netball
Harry Burge Hockey
Tyla Burge Netball
 

Secondary School Contribution to Sport               

Ben Mason Rugby Union
Ruby Stevens Lacrosse
 

Service to Sport                                                   

Graham Hallet Rugby Union
Michele Pipe Basketball
Neville Lowe Indoor Bowls
 

Sportsperson                                                      

Pam Wright Golf
 

Team                                                                                       

Matamata College Girls A Volleyball Volleyball
Morrinsville College Touch Rugby Open Girls Touch Rugby
Morrinsville Rugby and Sports U21 Colts Team Rugby Union
Te Aroha Cobras Women’s Football Team Football
Whangamata Motorboaters (Surf Boat Rowers) Surf Lifesaving
 
 

Ingham’s Matamata Piako District Sports Awards nominations are in!

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