Nom­i­nees in line for sport awards

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– nom­i­nated by Mata­mata Col­lege.

Gra­ham in­tro­duced clay tar­get shoot­ing to Mata­mata Col­lege in 1985.

He gained coach­ing qual­i­fi­ca­tions and be­came a vol­un­teer firearms in­struc­tor for the Po­lice Li­cens­ing Pro­gramme to help novice shoot­ers.

As a coach he has en­cour­aged his stu­dents at all times and has had some no­table re­sults.

In 2002 and 2003 the Mata­mata Col­lege Shoot­ing Team were top at the NZ Sec­ondary Schools Com­pe­ti­tion.

The Ladies Sec­ondary School Shoot­ing Team were also top in New Zealand for two years and one of his shoot­ers went on to be­come a dou­ble world cham­pion in clay tar­get shoot­ing.

– nom­i­nated by Mata­mata Am­a­teur Swim­ming Club.

Lynette has been in­volved in swim­ming for most of her life in both com­pe­ti­tion and ad­min­is­tra­tion.

In 1999 she ini­ti­ated the Mata­mata Swim Safe pro­gramme and over the last 12 years this has en­abled more than 2000 chil­dren to learn water safety and swim­ming tech­niques.

Lynette has been an ac­tive teacher in the pro­gramme as well as train­ing other in­struc­tors.

Lynette joined the Mata­mata Swim­ming Club com­mit­tee as a teenager and then again as a par­ent. She has held many po­si­tions in­clud­ing club pres­i­dent.

She is a qual­i­fied time keeper and has man­aged Waikato swim­ming teams for ju­nior na­tion­als and national age groups. Lynette has also been a mem­ber of the Swim Waikato Board and re­ceived a ser­vice to sport award at the 2011 Swim Waikato awards.

– Hin­uera Rugby and Sports Club were named Waikato Rugby Club of the Year 2011.

The club caters for rugby, net­ball, cricket, touch, sev­ens, tennis, in­door cricket and in­door net­ball.

The club has re­cently taken on the run­ning of the tennis courts which they have re­sealed to al­low for sum­mer tennis and win­ter net­ball train­ing.

The strong com­mit­tee and man­age­ment team, mem­ber­ship numbers of more than 500 and suc­cess of sev­eral teams are all in­di­ca­tors of the strength of this club.

United Mata­mata Squash Club was named the New Zealand Squash Club of the Year 2010. The mem­ber­ship con­tin­ues to grow with 200 plus mem­bers cur­rently and there have been no­table suc­cesses of in­di­vid­u­als and teams. Kylie Lind­say on the WISPA cir­cuit played in tour­na­ments around the world and in­ter­club teams and ju­niors com­peted at re­gional tour­na­ments.

The ded­i­cated and ef­fi­cient com­mit­tee has a strate­gic plan for the club, mem­bers are kept up to date with up­com­ing events and re­cent im­prove­ments have been made in the kitchen area of the club.

– nom­i­nated by Mata­mata Am­a­teur Swim­ming Club.

Tim is a com­mit­ted and ded­i­cated mem­ber of the swim­ming com­mu­nity.

He has of­fi­ci­ated at lo­cal, re­gional and national swim­ming meets this year as judge of stroke, in­spec­tor of turns and chief ref­eree.

Tim trains other swim­ming of­fi­cials at club and re­gional level.

He is pres­i­dent of Swim Waikato and a mem­ber of the Waikato Tech­ni­cal Panel.

As head coach of the Ton­gan team Jim had to coach some play­ers who had not pre­vi­ously played the sport, and take them to an in­ter­na­tional event.

The team who were pre­vi­ously un­ranked fin­ished eighth in the com­pe­ti­tion.

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