2018 HAMIL­TON CITY SPORTS AWARDS

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On Wed­nes­day night a num­ber of Hamil­ton sports­peo­ple and vol­un­teers were recog­nised in the 2018 Hamil­ton City Sports Awards.

The five Ser­vice to Sport nom­i­nees were Adri­anna Ball, Pearl Best, Peter Cawk­well, Mar­garet Hol­croft and Chris Kuggeleijn who have made a huge con­tri­bu­tion to sport in Hamil­ton City.

Damien Pud­dle was awarded Ad­min­is­tra­tor of the Year for the sec­ond year in a row for ded­i­ca­tion to grow­ing the sport of Park­our in the Waikato re­gion. Richard Peth­er­ick picked up the Com­mu­nity Coach of the Year award af­ter hav­ing a suc­cess­ful year as coach of the Aber Old Boys Pre­mier Men’s Hockey team that won the Waikato Hockey As­so­ci­a­tion Pre­mier Men’s Cham­pi­onship and the Mid­lands In­ter­city Men’s Cham­pi­onship.

Fraser High School stu­dent Kacey Ni­cholls won the award for Sec­ondary School Stu­dent Con­tri­bu­tion to Sport for her con­tri­bu­tion to sport at Fraser High School, fa­cil­i­tat­ing sports events and um­pir­ing net­ball. This award hon­ours stu­dents who have demon­strated ex­cep­tional sports lead­er­ship in and out of school.

Sport Waikato was pleased with the high cal­i­bre of nom­i­na­tions, fi­nal­ists and win­ners who were nom­i­nated.

All the sec­ondary school nom­i­nees and el­i­gi­ble win­ners will now be con­sid­ered as fi­nal­ists for the Brian Perry Waikato Re­gional Sports Awards in Jan­uary in Hamil­ton.

2018 win­ners

■ Ser­vice to Sport: Adri­anna Ball, Pearl Best, Peter Cawk­well, Mar­garet Hol­croft and Chris Kuggeleijn

■ Ad­min­is­tra­tor of the Year:

Damien Pud­dle

■ Coach of the Year: Richard Peth­er­ick

■ Of­fi­cial of the Year: Hollie Cooke

■ Club of the Year: Hor­sham Downs Bad­minton Club

■ Team of the Year: Aber Old Boys Men’s Hockey Team

■ Sec­ondary School Sports­man of the Year: Camp­bell Crouch

■ Sec­ondary School Sportswoman of the Year: Montessa Taikarena

■ Sec­ondary School Stu­dent Con­tri­bu­tion to Sport: Kacey Ni­cholls

■ Ser­vice to Sport Re­cip­i­ent: Adri­anna Ball — Hor­sham Downs Bad­minton Club

Adri­anna Ball is a life mem­ber of the Hor­sham Downs Bad­minton Club and has been ac­tively in­volved since the early 90s in both the ju­nior and adult pro­grammes at the club. She has spent 22-plus years coach­ing and be­ing an ac­tive mem­ber of the com­mit­tee, hold­ing var­i­ous po­si­tions in­clud­ing chair­per­son, and she has helped or­gan­ise and run many club and Waikato tour­na­ments and events. Adri­anna is a strong ad­vo­cate for play­ers with dis­abil­i­ties be­com­ing equals in the club and within the sport of bad­minton. Hor­sham Downs Club has been an ac­tive con­trib­u­tor to the Waikato Bad­minton As­so­ci­a­tion’s many suc­cess­ful project events and bad­minton ini­tia­tives thanks to Adri­anna.

■ Ser­vice to Sport Re­cip­i­ent: Pearl Best — Hamil­ton Roller Skat­ing Club

Pearl Best has been the sec­re­tary of the Hamil­ton Roller Skat­ing Club for over 37 years. Although Pearl ac­tu­ally ‘re­tired ‘last year she is still the go-to per­son for any in­for­ma­tion or ad­vice; if it’s not in her head, it will be in one of her fa­mous note­books that go back years. Pearl re­mains on the Hamil­ton Roller Skat­ing Club Rinks Trust as a Trustee. Pearl has kept metic­u­lous, man­ual records which go back decades and are of­ten use­ful and re­ferred to. In ad­di­tion to usual sec­re­tary du­ties, Pearl has spent many years as a team man­ager at na­tional events, run com­pe­ti­tion open days, helped at school hol­i­day pro­grammes, taken rink book­ings and much, much more. A truly won­der­ful vol­un­teer.

■ Ser­vice to Sport Re­cip­i­ent: Peter Cawk­well — Waikato Hockey As­so­ci­a­tion

Peter Cawk­well has un­der­taken vol­un­teer roles within hockey since 1967. His roles have been hockey ad­min­is­tra­tion, Pres­i­dent, Sec­re­tary, Coach, Man­ager, Fundraiser, Web­site De­vel­oper and Man­ager, Spon­sor­ship Co­or­di­na­tor, more com­mit­tees than can be counted or listed, plus he is still a reg­u­lar um­pire. In 2016 Peter was ap­pointed a life mem­ber of Waikato Hockey. Peter has a full raft of skills, from man­ag­ing to rolling up his sleeves in any sit­u­a­tion. He has ne­go­ti­ated spon­sor­ship, man­aged staff, or­gan­ised func­tions, events and tour­na­ments, plus has the tech­ni­cal abil­ity to build and run web­sites. Peter is one of a kind and has added much value to hockey over the years.

■ Ser­vice to Sport Re­cip­i­ent: Mar­garet Hol­croft — Ath­let­ics Waikato Bay of Plenty

Mar­garet Hol­croft has filled many roles for her Fair­field Ath­letic Club and Ath­let­ics Waikato-bay of Plenty over a pe­riod of more than 20 years. She has com­mit­ted many hours to roles within the sport of ath­let­ics. No­table achieve­ments in­clude Mar­garet’s in­volve­ment with the prepa­ra­tion for the Col­gate Games in 2019 which she was in­stru­men­tal in bring­ing to the re­gion. Mar­garet is con­sci­en­tious, metic­u­lous and has ex­cel­lent or­gan­i­sa­tional skills that en­sure all events that she is as­so­ci­ated with run smoothly. Her ded­i­cated at­ti­tude and ex­cep­tional or­gan­i­sa­tional skills have en­sured suc­cess­ful op­er­a­tions of chil­dren’s ath­let­ics in our re­gion for many years. She has made a huge con­tri­bu­tion to lo­cal ath­let­ics that is greatly ap­pre­ci­ated by many.

■ Ser­vice to Sport Re­cip­i­ent: Chris Kuggeleijn — North­ern Dis­tricts Cricket

Chris Kuggeleijn has had an in­volve­ment in North­ern Dis­tricts Cricket for over 40 years, start­ing as a school­boy rep­re­sen­ta­tive and pro­gress­ing on as a player, cap­tain and coach. As a first-class player his ca­reer spanned 15 sea­sons, five of them as cap­tain of North­ern Dis­tricts. Chris coached the North­ern Dis­tricts men’s team for five sea­sons, win­ning tro­phies in all three for­mats of the game. Chris now coaches the 1st XI at Hamil­ton Boys’ High School, win­ning the na­tional sec­ondary school­boys ti­tle, the Gil­lette Cup, three times. Chris has a na­tional rep­u­ta­tion as an as­tute and in­no­va­tive coach, and he has made a mas­sive con­tri­bu­tion to the de­vel­op­ment of hun­dreds of school­boy crick­eters and adult rep­re­sen­ta­tive play­ers.

■ Ad­min­is­tra­tor of the Year: Damien Pud­dle — Park­our NZ

Damien has de­vel­oped a num­ber of pro­grammes this year to grow the sport of Park­our in­clud­ing the ex­pan­sion of Park­our in Schools pro­gramme, de­vel­op­ing an or­gan­i­sa­tional mem­ber­ship net­work and as­sist­ing with con­tin­ued pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment for coaches.

Coach of the Year: Richard Peth­er­ick — Hamil­ton Old Boys and Old Girls Hockey Club

Richard is the coach of the Aber Old Boys Pre­mier Men’s Hockey team that won the Waikato Hockey As­so­ci­a­tion Pre­mier Men’s Cham­pi­onship and the Mid­lands In­ter­city Men’s Cham­pi­onship.

■ Of­fi­cial of the Year: Hollie Cooke — Waikato Lacrosse As­so­ci­a­tion

Hollie is the head coach of the Waikato Lacrosse School League and was the New Zealand Ac­cred­ited Um­pire for the Aus­tralian U18 Na­tional tour­na­ment.

Hollie as­sists with de­vel­op­ing high school um­pires.

■ Club of the Year: Hor­sham Downs Bad­minton Club

Hor­sham Downs has had its most suc­cess­ful year since it started 70 years ago which was con­trib­uted to mov­ing to a larger venue, al­low­ing the club to dou­ble its mem­ber­ship and pro­vide more op­por­tu­ni­ties for all play­ers.

■ Team of the Year: Aber Old Boys Men’s Hockey Team — Hamil­ton Old Boys and Old Girls Hockey Club

Aber Old Boys Men’s Team com­pleted the 2018 sea­son un­beaten.

Win­ners of both the Mid­lands In­ter­city Men’s Cham­pi­onship and the Waikato Hockey As­so­ci­a­tion Men’s Pre­mier Cham­pi­onship.

■ Sec­ondary School Sports­man of the Year: Camp­bell Crouch — Hamil­ton Boys’ High School

Camp­bell com­peted at the World Ju­nior Row­ing Cham­pi­onships win­ning sil­ver.

Camp­bell stroked the Boys High Coxed Four to win the Spring­bok shield and was in the eight that were Maadi cup run­ners up.

■ Sec­ondary School Sportswoman of the Year: Montessa Taikarena — Hamil­ton Girls’ High School

Montessa is a mem­ber of the Girls’ High team who are NZSS Con­dor ti­tle hold­ers. She is a mem­ber of the NZ U18 Touch team, and NZ U18 7s team. Montessa was a mem­ber of the NZ Youth Women’s 7s team who won Gold at the Youth Olympic Games.

■ Sec­ondary School Stu­dent Con­tri­bu­tion to Sport: Kacey Ni­cholls — Fraser High School

Kacey is a mem­ber of the Fraser High School sports coun­cil.

This year she took a lead in fa­cil­i­tat­ing most school events, in­clud­ing Cross Coun­try, Ath­let­ics Day, Sports Awards and Colour Run.

She um­pires for school net­ball teams and as­sists with other tasks that need do­ing around the Sports Of­fice.

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Ser­vice to Sport re­cip­i­ents Mar­garet Hol­croft, Peter Cawk­well, Adri­anna Ball, Pearl Best with Hamil­ton mayor An­drew King.

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