Nom­i­na­tions for top sports stars needed

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Time is run­ning out to nom­i­nate the sports stars, teams and clubs that have done the CHB com­mu­nity proud over the last 12 months.

Sport Hawke's Bay Com­mu­nity Sport Ad­vi­sor for CHB, Nicki Here­maia, is call­ing for what she hopes will be a record num­ber of nom­i­na­tions for the 2018 CHB Mail Cen­tral Hawke's Bay Sport Awards.

“There has been some great per­for­mances over the last year. You only have to look at the num­ber of lo­cals com­pet­ing at the high­est level to know we are again well rep­re­sented in the sport sec­tor”.

“We've got a lot of tal­ent in the CHB and it's re­ally im­por­tant that we don't miss any of these achieve­ments lo­cally, na­tion­ally or in­ter­na­tion­ally.”

“It's also im­por­tant to nom­i­nate those who vol­un­teer in sport.”

Coun­cil­lor Ian Sharp has joined the judg­ing panel which also in­cludes Michele Hayes, Pete Burne, Re­becca Pat­ter­son and Garth Sher­wood.

There are 14 cat­e­gories with the over­all Sportsper­son of the Year Award de­cided from the Ju­nior, Masters and Se­nior Sportsper­son and Ju­nior and Se­nior Team of the Year.

Nom­i­na­tions are open un­til un­til Fri­day, Septem­ber 14 with fi­nal­ists an­nounced on Tues­day Oc­to­ber 9, and a gala awards din­ner at AW Par­sons In­door Sta­dium in Waipuku­rau on Fri­day Novem­ber 2. Last year cy­clist Re­gan Gough was supreme win­ner for the third con­sec­u­tive year fol­low­ing a suc­cess­ful year on the bike, be­ing se­lected for the 2017 Com­mon­wealth Games on the Gold Coast. For­mer Black Fern and Cen­tral Hawke's Bay Col­lege old girl Emma Jensen was also in­ducted into the CDP Print Hall of Fame.

Here­maia said 2018 promised to again bring a well-known iden­tity as guest speaker.

“We are not far off se­cur­ing a high-pro­file guest speaker which is al­ways one of the high­lights of the evening. The awards gen­er­ate some great con­ver­sa­tion around the com­mu­nity. I en­cour­age every­one to get nom­i­na­tions in and make the job a lit­tle harder for the judges,” Here­maia said.

■ Nom­i­na­tions can be made now at sporth­

John McBeth

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