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– nom­i­nated by Waikato Touch. Shan­non runs the Mata­mata Ju­nior Touch Mod­ule and coaches the Mata­mata Col­lege Touch Team.

The af­fil­i­ated mod­ule pro­vides a path­way for tal­ented Mata­mata play­ers, with play­ers from the mod­ule tak­ing part in the Waikato Touch Rep Pro­gramme.

Shan­non of­fers sup­port to her team in terms of de­vel­op­ment, com­pe­ti­tion and travel.

– nom­i­nated by Mata­mata Net­ball Cen­tre.

Carol is the ju­nior um­pire co­or­di­na­tor for the Mata­mata Net­ball Cen­tre. She over­sees and sup­ports the ju­nior um­pire squad which con­sists of um­pires be­tween the ages of 11 and 13.

There has been a vast im­prove­ment in the skill base of um­pires at the cen­tre which is di­rectly re­lated to the pro­gramme be­ing im­ple­mented by Carol. She has cre­ated a pos­i­tive environment for the ju­nior um­pires so that they ben­e­fit and progress with con­fi­dence and as­sur­ance.

– nom­i­nated by Mata­mata Am­a­teur Swim­ming Club. Graeme is the coach for the Mata­mata Swim­ming Club.

The com­pet­i­tive squad is com­prised of mainly younger swim­mers and Graeme has a long term plan for these swim­mers. Graeme’s strengths lie in his abil­ity to ‘‘read’’ his ath­letes. He knows how to en­cour­age, mo­ti­vate and dis­ci­pline.

He uses humour, strong com­mu­ni­ca­tion and lead­er­ship skills to get re­sults.

– nom­i­nated by Aus­tralian Foot­ball League New Zealand. Jim coaches the Waikato Thun­der National Provin­cial Aus­tralian Foot­ball Team and the Ton­gan AFL Team.

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