Be a sport and en­joy a fun night out

Matamata Chronicle - - Front Page -

Nom­i­nees for the 2010 Metso Mata­mata Pi­ako District Sports Awards have been an­nounced and are set to be cel­e­brated.

The awards evening, to be held at the Mata­mata Me­mo­rial Cen­tre on Fri­day, will ac­knowl­edge the out­stand­ing achieve­ments of lo­cal sports­peo­ple across 10 cat­e­gories and recog­nise those who have ded­i­cated a great deal of time to their cho­sen sport.

Sport Waikato District Co­ordi- na­tor Ruth Stan­ley said this was a fan­tas­tic night out and en­cour­aged the com­mu­nity to come along and join in the fun.

‘‘I’d love to see as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble come along and sup­port our Mata­mata Pi­ako sports­peo­ple,’’ she said.

‘‘They’ve put in the hard yards to achieve and this is an op­por­tu­nity to show them that all their work hasn’t gone un­no­ticed.’’

Tick­ets are $20 and avail­able at the Mata­mata Pi­ako District Coun­cil of­fices in Mata­mata, Mor­rinsville and Te Aroha

The MC for the evening is Kay Gre­gory with guest pre­sen­ters Eric Mur­ray, gold medal rower; Daniel Bell, sil­ver medal­list at the Com­mon­wealth Games and Phillipa Gray, para­cy­clist.

Eight district sports awards, the Waikato Times Sec­ondary School sports awards and the Perry Foun­da­tion Waikato Re­gional sports awards are hosted an­nu­ally by Sport Waikato across the greater Waikato.

Cat­e­gories in­clude club, coach and sportsper­son of the year and also recog­nised on the night are those who have vol­un­teered their time to sport over many years with a Ser­vice to Sport award.

Win­ners on the night are put for­ward to be con­sid­ered for the Brian Perry Waikato Re­gional Sports Awards in Jan­uary.

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