Top sportspeople honoured

Revill’s Boxing Club and Youth Academy was named club of the year at the Howick Sports Awards 2021. Photos Carmen Bird Photography.

Black Caps star Glenn Philips – out of the Pakuranga Cricket Club – was named Internationalist of the Year at the Howick Sports Awards 2021 on Thursday.

The awards evening, held at Pakuranga United Rugby Club, went “really well”, said awards organiser, Pakuranga United Rugby Club operations manager Amanda Dyason.  Around 160 people attended.

“Olympian boardsailor Barbara Kendall – who was raised in Bucklands Beach – was a great speaker and was lovely having her parents their too as well as Bruce (also an Olympian),” Dyason said.

“Hearing her challenges to get to the Olympics was a surprise for most in the audience as is her persistence to never let anyone feel like they lost because they win Olympic silver like she was made to feel.

“Wendy Meyer again did an excellent job as MC and the stand-out winners for me were Revill’s Boxing Gym as Club of the Year, Howick Pakuranga Hockey Premier Men’s as Team of the Year and (cricketer) Glenn Philips as Internationalist of the Year.  He wasn’t in attendance as he playing cricket in the UK.

“There are so many talented individuals in our community.”

Service to Sport and Volunteers were both categories in which all recipients were acknowledged. Porterhouse Grill in Pakuranga sponsored vouchers for the 11 volunteers awards.

Howick Local Board chair Adele White said, “What an honour it was for members of our Board to acknowledge the talent of our local sports people, and those coaches, administrators and volunteers who support our many sports clubs.

“We never fail to be amazed at the level of talent and commitment of the nominees at this annual event.”

Howick Sports Awards 2021 finalists and winners

Sportsman of the Year

Andrew Morrison

Howick Pakuranga Cricket Club

Wendell Stanley

Revills Boxing Gym

Kheva Potatau

Revills Boxing Gym

WINNER: Matthew Sinclair

Loaded Touch

Nat Turner

Loaded Touch

Sportswoman of the Year

WINNER: Amberly Parr

Howick Pakuranga Cricket Club

Coach of the Year

WINNER: Waisake Sotutu

Howick College

Mark Hodson

Howick College

Clive Daniels

Howick Pakuranga Hockey Club

Lance Revill

Revill’s Boxing Gym

Masters of the Year

WINNER: Steph Hoek

Mountain Raiders BMX

Service to Sport

Robyn Garner

Howick Pakuranga Netball Centre

Eddie Erik

Howick Pakuranga Netball Centre

Pauline Coultas

Howick Pakuranga Netball Centre

Official of the Year

WINNER: Seuseu Family

Pakuranga United Touch

Paul Burns

Fencibles United AFC

Club of the year

Howick Pakuranga Baseball Club

Howick Gymnastic Club

Howick Pakuranga Hockey Club

WINNER: Revill’s Boxing Club and Youth Academy

Mountain Raiders BMX

Galaxy Touch

Junior Team of the Year

Premier Mixed Touch

Howick College

WINNER: Premier Girls Rugby 7s

Howick College

MU20 NZ Road Relay Championship Team

Pakuranga Athletic Club

Team of the Year

WINNER: Premier Men

Howick Pakuranga Hockey Club

Birthcare Ladies Caro Bowl Team

Bucklands Beach Tennis Club

Junior Sportsman of the Year

Avraham Briones

Howick College

Demetrius Kilisimasi

Howick College

Daniel Neilson

Howick College

WINNER: Christian de Vaal

Pakuranga Athletic Club

Nicholas Rooney

Fencibles United AFC

Jack Chapman

Bucklands Beach Tennis Club

Junior Sportswoman of the Year

WINNER: Luisa Togotogorua

Howick College

Abby Lockhart

Howick College

Isabella Vukich

Howick College

Demi-Lee Morris

Howick College

Shelby Morris

Howick College

Imogen Barlow

Pakuranga Athletic Club

Lize-Mari Beer

Bucklands Beach Tennis Club

Administrator of the Year

Anna Findlay

Howick Pakuranga Baseball Club

Bridget McLaren

Howick Gymnastic Club

WINNER: Jeannine Melville

Fencibles United AFC

Primary/Intermediate School of the Year

WINNER: Bucklands Beach Intermediate

Volunteer of the Year

Cezanne Powell

Howick Rhythmics

Tim Nelson

Howick College

Jun Gamiao

Howick College

Chris Dyke

Howick College

Jason Mitchell

Howick Pakuranga Baseball Club

Stephen Holmes

Pakuranga Athletic Club

Michelle Savusa

Pakuranga Tennis Club

Derek Ready

Fencibles United AFC

Peter Donnelly

Pakuranga United Rugby Club

Diane Coultas

Howick Pakuranga Netball Centre

Brett Clarke

Bucklands Beach Tennis Club

Internationalist of the Year

WINNER: Glenn Phillips

Howick Pakuranga Cricket Club

Brooke Halliday

Howick Pakuranga Cricket Club

Matthew Sinclair

Pakuranga United Touch

Nat Turner

Pakuranga United Touch