Swim­mer of the year

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Mata­mata’s Matthew Stan­ley’s out­stand­ing achieve­ments were hon­oured on Thurs­day, May 17, at the Swim­ming Waikato An­nual Awards Din­ner 2012 at Novo­tel Tainui in Hamil­ton.

Stan­ley, re­ceived the Swim­mer of Year award for his ac­com­plish­ments in the 2011- 12 sea­son, in­clud­ing qual­i­fy­ing to rep­re­sent New Zealand at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Si­mon Perry was the MC for the night and guest speaker was Rob Wad­dell who gave some in­spi­ra­tional in­sights of an Olympic ath­lete.

The theme of the evening was the Olympic Games; dif­fer­ent coun­tries’ flags and place­mats fea­tur­ing Olympic and Waikato Stars made the evening a spe­cial one.

Two hun­dred mem­bers of the swim­ming fam­ily to­gether with spon­sors and sup­port­ers en­joyed the evening.

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