Looking for sports’ best
The search is on again for South Waikato’s top sportspeople
Nominations for the 2010 South Waikato Sports Awards are open and district coordinator Heather Rydon wants to make sure outstanding achievers are in the running.
‘‘The sports awards are a highlight on the sporting calendar,’’ said Ms Rydon.
‘ ‘ We want to make sure everyone who deserves recognition gets it and for that to happen it’s up to regional sporting organisations, sports clubs and schools to take the time to nominate them.’’
Annually Sport Waikato celebrates the achievements of sportspeople by hosting eight district sports awards, the Waikato Times secondary school sports awards and the Perry Foundation Waikato regional sports awards.
Categories for these awards are: Club of the Year, Referee/ umpire of the year, Administrator of the year, Coach of the year, 40+ Sportsperson of the year, Team of the year, Junior sportsperson of the year, Sportsperson of the year, Service to sport.
Nominees will be judged on achievements from November 1, 2009 to October 31, 2010.
Winners will be announced at the South Waikato sports awards evening to be held on November 17 at te Wananga o Aotearoa Conference Centre in Tokoroa.
Tickets for this event will be on sale closer to the time and Ms Rydon said it was always a great night out for the community.
District category winners will go forward to be considered for the prestigious Perry Foundation Waikato Regional Sports Awards to be held on January 27, 2011.
Go to www. sportwaikato.org.nz to download nomination forms.
They are also available from Sport Waikato offices. Nominations close on Monday October 18.