Central sports awards
The Central Otago Sports Awards finalists have been announced, with mountain biker Kate Fluker, triathlete Nicky Samuels, freeskier Jossi Wells and kayaker Finn Butcher in the line up for senior awards.
Awards co-ordinator Bill Godsall said it was ‘‘fantastic’’ to see first-timers nominated from a wide range of sports..
‘‘It just shows how our Central Otago sportspeople are punching above their weight in many sports throughout the region,’’ he said.
The awards will be announced at The Rydges in Queenstown on Friday April 28.
Sam Robbie, mountain biking; Finn Bilous, free-skiing;, Benjamin Hartford, ice hockey; Hamish McLean, swimming; Thomas Hartono, tennis; Jack Leslie, natural luge;
Alice Robinson, ski- racing; Morgan Potter, karate; Phoebe Young, mountain biking, road cycling, triathlon; Nicole Shields, track/road cycling; Sammy Burke, athletics; Sophie Woodham, athletics.
Jossi Wells, free-skiing; Sam Lee, free-skiing; Finn Butcher, slalom kayaking; Richie Hadlow, boxing;
Kate Fluker, mountain biking; Marilyn Bunce, petanque; Jamie Hume, netball; Nicky Samuels, triathlon; Simone Maier, multisport/adventure racing; Alana Columb, mountain biking.
Dunstan High School Netball A team; Dunstan High School Womens’ Novice Rowing team; Queenstown Rovers Female Senior Football team; Sky City Southern Stampede Ice Hockey team; Macaela Turfus/ Sydney Cook, Dunstan Arm Rowing.
Sean Thompson, snowboarding; Gavin Key, mountain biking; Val Burke, multisport; Simon Smith, rowing/cycling.