Be a sport and enjoy a fun night out
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.