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2023 Howick Sports Awards winners named

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Bucklands Beach Yacht Club coach Wade Tresadern has won the Supreme award at the 2023 Howick Sports Awards. Photo / Travis Conway

Bucklands Beach Yacht Club coach Wade Tresadern has won the Supreme award at the 2023 Howick Sports Awards. 

Tresadern develops emerging optimist sailing talent in east Auckland. 

He played a large role in Maraetai Sailing Club’s Kate Rasmussen and Madi Russell winning the female world title at the RS Feva World Championships in July last year in Weymouth, England. 

Tresadern also coached the NZIODA Boys U-12 Development Team in 2022. 

2023 Howick Sports Awards winners: 

Administrator of the Year:  

Winner: Louisa Smith (Pakuranga Athletic Club). 

Nominees: Bridget McLaren (Howick Gymnastics Club), Janine Blackmore-Bedford (Revills Boxing Gym), Melanie Nicol (Fencibles United AFC). 

Coach of the Year: 

Winner: Wade Tresadern (Yachting). 

Nominees: Clive Daniels (Hockey), Flaminio Oliveira (Gymnastics), Nick Codyre (Athletics). 

Official of the Year:  

Winner: Steve Wilson (Special Olympics Howick Pakuranga). 

Nominees: Cameron Wilson (Hockey), Fiona Wansbone (Baseball), Gabriel Hernandez (Tennis). 

Volunteer of the Year:  

Volunteer of the Year was won by Howick Pakuranga Hockey Club’s Jai Hira. Photo / Travis Conway

Winner: Jai Hira (Howick Pakuranga Hockey Club). 

Nominees: Ben Bongiovanni (Bucklands Beach AFC & HP Baseball), Leonie Moore (Howick Netball Club), Venice Daniels (Pakuranga Jaguars Rugby League). 

Internationalist of the Year:  

Winner: Patrick Holmes (Special Olympics Howick Pakuranga). 

Service to Sport:  

  • Aaron Martin (East Skate Club) 
  • Brian Long (Counties Manukau Orienteering) 
  • Colin Horgan (Howick Pakuranga Hockey Club) 
  • David Pasco (Bucklands Beach AFC) 
  • Desiree Jenkins-Allright (Howick Pakuranga Cricket Club) 
  • Ian Davies (Fencibles United AFC) 
  • Jono Frankle (Cockle Bay Tennis Club) 
  • Leigh McKenzie (East Skate Club) 
  • Lorena Ennor (Cockle Bay Tennis Club) 
  • Vinson Chao Yu (Multi Sports) 

Primary/Intermediate of the Year: 

Winner: Bucklands Beach Intermediate. 

Junior team of the Year:  

Winner: Callum Noyer & Callum Hyde (Yachting). 

Nominees: Howick College Premier Netball, Howick College Underwater Hockey, Howick/Sunnyhills Junior Girls Interclub team.  

The Howick Pakuranga Cricket Club’s premier women took team of the year. Photo / Travis Conway

Team of the Year:  

Winner: Howick Pakuranga Cricket Club Premier Women (Llamas). 

Master’s Athlete of the Year:  

Winner: Rachel Penney (Athletics and Football). 

Junior Sportsman of the Year: 

Winner: Finn Wilson (Cycling). 

Nominees: Antonie Smal (Athletics), Ian Tauaika (Boxing), Jordan Jones (Golf), Noah Retford (Athletics). 

Junior Sportswoman of the Year:  

Winner: Olivia Rooney (Triathlon). 

Nominees: Ayaan Lambat (Cricket), Braxton Sorenson-McGee (Rugby League), Danielle Asiata (Swimming), Jessica Ready (Skateboarding), Lili Tokaduadua (Netball), Olivia Lin (Gymnastics). 

Sportswoman of the Year: 

Winner: Zoe Benson (Football). 

Nominees: Lili Tokaduadua (Netball), Olivia Rooney (Triathlon). 

Sportsman of the Year:  

Winner: Wendell Stanley (Boxing). 

Nominees: Huw Davies (Softball), Sander Waterland (Football), Toby Batchelor (Athletics).  

Club of the Year:   

Bucklands Beach AFC won the club of the year award. Photo / Travis Conway

Winner: Bucklands Beach AFC.  

Nominees: Howick Gymnastic Club, Howick Hornets Rugby League Football Club, Sunnyhills Tennis Club. 

Supreme Award: 

Winner: Wade Tresadern (Bucklands Beach Yacht Club). 

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