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 plaace 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 January 31st, 2019.

Waitomo Coordinator Dede Downs 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 basketball to croquet, and motor sport to Ki-o-Rahi. 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,” Downs said.
The Lines Company Waitomo District Sports Awards will this year be held at the Les Munro Centre in Te Kuiti on Monday 26 November with awards beginning at 7pm. Supper is included in the evening and we will hear from guest speaker David Nyika and MC Eric Murray. Additional tickets are available for purchase from your local Sport Waikato Office, 96c Rora Street, Te Kuiti i-Site or pay online at 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 to follow the announcements of the winners on each of the awards nights.




Caroline Albany Badminton
Dawn Morrow Shearing
Erin Brookes Rugby Union
Sue Alcock Golf


New Zealand Shearing Championships Shearing
North King Country Motorcycle Club Motor Sport
Te Kuiti Squash Rackets Club Squash


David Stephens Multiple Sports
Graeme Plenderleith Gymnastics
Jason Turner Basketball
Jono Sheehan Rugby Union
Maurice Ngatai Basketball
Rachel Hopper Karate
Rangi Te Whare Touch Rugby
Tui Anderson Netball

Emerging Talent

Isaac Pethybridge Football
Jacob Coffin Rugby Union
Nathaniel Wrack Football

Innovation in Sport & Recreation

Ko1  Aroha
Te Kuiti High School This is ME® Leadership Group
Te Kuiti High School – Te Nehenehenui Ki-o-Rahi Competition

Secondary School Sportsperson                             

Barney Rawiri Rugby Union
Caleb Davey Squash
Hannah Brough Rugby Union
Heath Barnsdall Shearing
Katie Corbett Athletics
Sam Anderson Squash
Samantha Corbett Athletics
Samantha Kelly Motor Sport


Anthea Tata Basketball
James Opie Rugby Union
Renee Kumeroa Netball
Saxon Jerry Ki-o-Rahi
Te Mania Borell Basketball

Secondary School Contribution to Sport                 

Morgan Hussey Netball
Paige Coffin-Bell Netball
Poupatate Jerry Rugby Union

Service to Sport                                                     

Bill Ball Netball
Brian Watson Bowls
Margaret McQuilkin Bowls
Margo Watson Bowls
Mike Wagstaff Snow Sports
Peter Lange Shearing
Sue Wagstaff Snow Sports
Taini Noble Multiple Sports


Chris Lord (Junior) Woodchopping
Heather Richardson Croquet
James Tarrant Shooting
Zaffah Ali Body Building


Coast Prezzies Netball
HSOG Netball
Te Kuiti Bowling Men's Pairs Bowls
Te Kuiti High School Girls Basketball Team Basketball
Te Kuiti High School Junior Boys Basketball Team Basketball
Te Kuiti Squash Club Ladies C Team Squash

The Lines Company Waitomo District Sports Awards nominations are in!

More News Articles

Sport and active recreation in the Waikato region gets financial boost

Sport and active recreation in the Waikato region gets financial boost


Sport and active recreation across the Waikato region is set to receive a healthy financial investment as territorial authorities (TAs) confirmed their budgets for the next 10 years.

Click to read more

Play, Active Recreation and Sport at Alert Level 2

Play, Active Recreation and Sport at Alert Level 2


Sport New Zealand have released comprehensive guidelines for all providers of play, active recreation or sport at Level 2.

Click to read more

Waitomo District Council to consider sport and recreation centre project transfer

Waitomo District Council to consider sport and recreation centre project transfer


Waitomo District’s elected members have conditionally agreed to support a proposal for Waitomo District Council to take full responsibility of the King Country Indoor Sport and Recreation Centre Project

Click to read more

Te Kuiti workshop helps remove period poverty as a barrier to participation

Te Kuiti workshop helps remove period poverty as a barrier to participation


A conversation between Kotahi Aroha’s Erina Wehi-Barton and Sport Waikato’s women and girls initiative This is ME® revealed...

Click to read more