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.

Waikato District Coordinator Fiona Devonshire 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 surfing to waka ama, and Ki-o-Rahi to netball. 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,” Devonshire said.

The Waikato District Sports Awards will this year be held at the Waahi Paa Marae in Huntly on Wednesday 21 November with awards starting at 6.30pm. A buffet dinner is included in the evening and the night will be hosted by Patara Berryman and Eric Murray, with special guest speakers Camille Buscomb and Ellesse Andrews.

Additional tickets are available for purchase online at www.sportwaikato.org.nz/awards or from  Waikato District Council offices in Ngaruawahia and Huntly. 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 www.facebook.com/sportwaikato to follow the announcements of the winners on each of the awards nights.
 

WAIKATO NOMINEES


Administrator

Monique Tatoko Rugby League
Rodica Barton-Wellington Squash
 

Club                                                                                                    

Huntly Swimming Club Swimming
Taupiri Rugby Club Rugby Union
Rahui Pookeka Kyokushin Karate Club Karate
 

Coach                                                                    

Hakopa Ngapo Waka Ama
Harley Raihe Rugby League
Josh Steward Waka Ama
Lucas McKinnon Karate
 

Emerging Talent

Anthia Katipa Multiple Sports
Emily Ussher Netball
Mahuta Ngataki-Matthews Rugby League
Taane Paki Rugby League
Tiana Wetere Multiple Sports
William Brooks Boxing
 

Secondary School Sportsperson                             

Brie Bennett Surfing
Caleb Cutmore Surfing
Demi Welch Netball
Halex Herewini Waka Ama
Hannah Ussher Netball
Hiraina Robust Multiple Sports
Jayden Willoughby Surfing
Kora Cooper Surfing
 

Official                                                                  

William Kopa Netball
Wirihana Wilson Netball
 

Secondary School Contribution to Sport                 

Hemiona Nuku Ki-o-Rahi
Marewakiterangi Cork Basketball
 

Service to Sport                                                     

Bronwyn Watson Rugby Union
Hau Wirihana Rugby League
Pat Wootton Golf
Ray Smith Rugby Union
Rob Beverland Rugby Union
Rosemary Fletcher Squash
 

Sportsperson                                                         

Allan Crome Squash
Jayson Woods Strongest Man
Margaret McCarrick Martial Arts
 

Team

Huntly College Under 19's Waka Ama Team
J16s Girls Raahui Pokeka Waka Sports Team Manawaroa
PLB Taniwharau Rugby League Premier Team
 

Waikato District Sports Awards nominations are in!

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