Best of CO sport
Nominations are now open for this year’s Central Otago Sports Awards.
Awards co-ordinator Bill Godsall said while there were a lot of elite athletes in the region, it was important clubs and individuals got their nominations in, regardless of whether they thought the athlete was good enough.
‘‘Let the judges make that decision. It’s still a good opportunity to showcase your sport.’’
He particularly wanted to see more local sports clubs nominate their teams, as the teams’ category often struggled to get nominations.
‘‘It could be the local rugby team or netball team which has won its local competition.’’
The top five in each of the categories – senior sportsman and sportswoman, junior sportsman and woman, team and coach – will be selected and a winner for each category decided.
They will then vie for the supreme award.
The guest speaker at the awards dinner at Rydges Lakeland Resort in Queenstown on April 28 will be Paralympian Holly Robinson, from Dunedin, who competed in javelin at the London 2012 Paralympic Games and at the Rio 2016 Paralympics, where she was the team’s flagbearer.
Tickets are available by contacting Sport Central.
Nominations close March 10.
Dougal Allan, formerly of Wanaka, broke records winning the 2017 Challenge Wanaka.