Service to Sport
– nominated by Rewa Bowling Club.
Sefton joined the Walton Bowling Club 20 years ago and when that club closed in 2003 he moved to the Rewa Bowling Club.
Sefton has been an extremely dedicated green superintendent and greenkeeper and has taken great pride in maintaining quality greens at both Walton and Rewa.
Over the years Sefton has attended many greenkeepers’ meetings and seminars, learning necessary skills and has passed his knowledge on to others.
– nominated by Matamata Basketball Association.
Mary has been involved with basketball in Matamata for more than 40 years.
She has been a player, coach, referee and Basketball Association committee member.
Mary volunteers to work in the opportunity shop on a yearly basis to raise funds for the Basketball Association.
Recently Mary has been the Matamata representative on the Central Country Basketball Association Committee. Mary has a real love of her sport and is a keen supporter of junior basketball where she spots talent and offers advice for development.
– nominated Matamata Badminton Club.
Joe was a co-founding member of both the Matamata Badminton and Morning Social Badminton clubs.
The club started in a tin shed in Arawa St and then shifted to the Memorial Hall in 1970.
Joe has served on the committee in many different positions, is a life member of both clubs and has also been a representative player.
As a coach Joe was always available to help other players improve their skills and worked tirelessly with young members and youth from 1970 to 1990.