Judg­ing be­gins for awards

Matamata Chronicle - - Out & About - SPORTS AWARDS

It won’t be long now be­fore we find out the winners of this year’s Ing­ham Mata­mata-Pi­ako Dis­trict Sports Awards.

It’s all part of Sport Waikato’s awards sea­son, cel­e­brat­ing the re­gion’s sport­ing he­roes for 2017.

Nom­i­na­tions closed and judg­ing will be take place now.

Most of the dis­tricts in the re­gion have their own awards event with cat­e­gory winners go­ing for­ward to be con­sid­ered for the pres­ti­gious Brian Perry Waikato Re­gional Sports Awards, in 2018.

Sport Waikato Mata­mataPi­ako Dis­trict Co-or­di­na­tor Lou Beer said there was a high cal­i­bre of nom­i­nees again this year from a wide va­ri­ety of sports.

‘‘It’s been en­cour­ag­ing to see the range of sport­ing codes rep­re­sented in the nom­i­na­tions with ev­ery­thing from vol­ley­ball to lacrosse, and net­ball to mo­tocross.

‘‘The depth of sport­ing tal­ent in our re­gion is very ex­cit­ing. I am re­ally look­ing for­ward to our awards evening and cel­e­brat­ing our dis­trict’s suc­cess,’’ Beer said.

The Ing­ham Mata­mata-Pi­ako Dis­trict Sports Awards will this year be held at the Tat­u­anui Hall on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 9.

The awards event will start at 6.30pm. Sup­per is in­cluded in the evening and the night will be hosted by for­mer cy­cling cham­pi­ons, Sarah Ulmer and Cath Cheat­ley.

Ad­di­tional tick­ets are avail­able for pur­chase on­line at www.sport­waikato.org.nz/ awards or from coun­cil of­fices in Mata­mata, Mor­rinsville and Te Aroha. Tick­ets cost $20.

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For­mer Olympic cy­clists Sarah Ulmer and Cath Cheat­ley will MC the Mata­mata-Pi­ako Dis­trict Sports Awards.

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