Hunt on for top people in sport
The hunt to find South Waikato’s top sportspeople and officials is on for just one more week.
Sport Waikato district co-ordinator Heather Rydon said these awards provided an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate sporting success but, for this to happen, people needed to take the time to make a nomination.
‘‘We want to shine the spotlight on our sporting stars and the people who dedicate their time to making sport possible in our district,’’ said Ms Rydon.
‘‘So we need our clubs, schools and regional sporting organisations to take the time to fill out the nomination forms because, unless this happens, their efforts could go unnoticed.’’
Nominations close on October 18. Categories 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 evenings 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 this was always a great night out.
‘‘This evening is a real highlight on the sporting calendar,’’ said Ms Rydon. ‘‘And I’d love to see the community support our sportspeople.’’