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– 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.

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