Club keeps sport thriv­ing

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The com­mu­nity is right be­hind the Te Awa­mutu Rugby Sports and Re­cre­ation Club Inc bid for suc­cess this week­end.

Te Awa­mutu Rugby Sports and Re­cre­ation Club is rep­re­sent­ing Waipa dis­trict at the Na­tional Com­mu­nity Awards – an hon­our they won af­ter be­ing named Supreme Winner at the Trustpower Waipa Dis­trict Com­mu­nity Awards last year.

Join­ing Te Awa­mutu Rugby Sports and Re­cre­ation Club Inc. at the awards will be rep­re­sen­ta­tives from 24 other vol­un­tary groups or or­gan­i­sa­tions from around the coun­try named supreme winner at var­i­ous re­gional awards.

Peter Arn­dell and Stu­art Gud­sell will at­tend to rep­re­sent the club, along with Waipa Dis­trict Mayor Jim Mylchreest and his wife Robyn who rep­re­sent the dis­trict.

‘‘The club is judged on a joint eight-minute pre­sen­ta­tion made by Stu­art and my­self along with a 1000 word sum­mary of the or­gan­i­sa­tion,’’ said Ard­nell.

Win­ning the re­gional supreme award has been a great recog­ni­tion of the work from many vol­un­teers which has gone into the club.

‘‘Per­son­ally it’s been a great process to look at where we have come from, where we are now and where we want to be as a club,’’ he said.

Te Awa­mutu Rugby Sports and Re­cre­ation Club has moved from a rugby club to a multi-user, multi code fa­cil­ity.

The club now man­ages build­ings and in­fras­truc­ture across 12 codes – Kiwi sta­ples like cricket, net­ball, rugby, and other lesser-known pur­suits like pipe band and lacrosse.

The Trustpower Na­tional Com­mu­nity Awards Supreme Winner takes home a cus­tom­made tro­phy, $4000 prize money, cer­tifi­cate and a $1000 con­sul­tancy voucher from one of New Zealand’s lead­ing train­ing providers for the com­mu­nity sec­tor, Ex­ult.

Run­ner up re­ceives $2500 in prize money, a $500 Ex­ult voucher and cer­tifi­cate.

The Whetu¯ Ma¯ta­iata Award re­cip­i­ent re­ceives a cer­tifi­cate and a con­sul­tancy ser­vice pack­age from award spon­sor, Ex­ult.

The pre­sen­ta­tions take place on March 25 at the Ro­torua En­ergy Events Cen­tre.

Mean­while, en­tries are now avail­able from coun­cil of­fices or ser­vice cen­tres for the 2017 awards un­til April 7.

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Trustpower Com­mu­nity Re­la­tions Man­ager Graeme Purches (Re­tired), Peter Arn­dell, MP Louise Up­ston, Mayor Jim Mylchreest.

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