Sports awards hit the right note

Amanda Dyason, one of the key organisers out of Pakuranga United Rugby Club, has branded the Howick Local Sports Awards are great success.

“It was nice that so many finalists came on the night and that they were all recognised,” she said.

I think if we can keep the momentum going it will get better each year.  It was nice to see lots of smaller sports, individuals and clubs recognised in the nomination process.

The calibre of nominations in this area was amazing and it is a great thing for the Howick Local Board to run each year so that the sporting community can come together to acknowledge and celebrate individuals, clubs and schools.

The start of the 20-plus year service awards was received well and appreciated by those receiving them.

Sportsman of the Year Pakuranga Athletic Club Peter Wheeler
Sportswoman of the Year Mountain Raiders BMX Shelley Selina Pfister
Coach of the Year Howick College – Netball, Touch, Sevens & Volleyball
Adelita Sotutu
Masters of the Year Pakuranga Athletic Club Nick Pannett
Official of the Year Bill Potter
Club of the year Mountain Raiders BMX
Junior Team of the Year Howick College Sevens Senior Open Girls
Team of the Year Bucklands Beach AFC Men’s First Team
Junior Sportsman of the Year Macleans College Golf Jimmy Zheng
Junior Sportswoman of the Year Howick College – Touch, Sevens, Rugby Abby Lockhart
Administrator of the Year Cockle Bay Tennis Club Deirdre Frankle
High School of the Year Howick College
Volunteer of the Year Tamaki Lightning American Football Club Shiraz Soysa
Internationalist of the Year Pakuranga Athletic Club Dylan McCullough

Service to Sport
Linda Mitchell, Pakuranga Athletic Club.
Tamaki Lightning American Football Club, Jason Matamua.
Pakuranga Athletic Club, Botany College, Alan Taylor.
Pakuranga United Rugby Club, Rob Neil.
Pakuranga United Rugby Club, Michael Biddick.
Botany Swarm Ice Hockey, Grant & Elizabeth Hay.
Pakuranga Rugby League, Cherie Waters.
Pakuranga Rugby , Rawinia Mana.
Revill’s Boxing Gym, Lance Revill.
Pakuranga United Touch, Bill Potter.
Howick Softball, Deborah Douglas.