Far North students feature in awards
From over 300 nominations, 164 individual and four team finalists have been named in the annual ASB Northland Secondary School Sports Awards.
A total of 21 Northland secondary schools are represented from Kaitaia to Wellsford. The annual awards acknowledge sporting achievements with over 35 codes represented. The ASB Sportsman of the Year and Sportswoman of the Year will be named and ASB Team of the Year, said ASB Northland regional manager Glen Hardham.
“This event recognises the progress and dedication of some of Northland’s up and coming athletes. The finalists in these awards are the sporting stars of tomorrow.”
The awards evening is in the ASB Stadium in Whanga¯rei on Thursday, October 25. For the first time in the event’s history, Sport Northland has managed to secured funding in the form of donations from local organisations, businesses and individuals to ensure all finalists receive a complimentary ticket.
Sport Northland’s Robyn Richards said this has been made possible thanks to the generosity of the local community.
“By working together, we are hoping to ensure that all our finalists can attend,” Sport Northland’s Robyn Richards said, adding that each funder will be acknowledged with a table sponsorship so that those attending will know precisely who has been so generous. Finalists — Far North schools
"The finalists in these awards are the sporting stars of tomorrow."
ASB Northland regional manager
Local students to feature at the 2018 ASB Secondary School Sports Awards in Whanga¯ rei later this month include Te Manawanui Tawhara-Crown (basketball, TKKM O Pukemiro), Eva Fulton (rugby, Kerikeri High School) and Crystal Wikaira (cycling, Kaitaia College).