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Lance Revill of Revills Boxing Gym won the Supreme Award at the Howick Sports Awards on Thursday night. Photo Brad James

Lance Revill, a national boxing identity with a boxing gym in Pakuranga, picked up the Supreme Award at the annual Howick Sports Awards.

Revill, the former president of the NZ Professional Boxing Association and a former New Zealand professional boxer, also won Coach of the Year honours and Revills Boxing Gym clinched Club of the Year on Thursday.

Howick РPakuranga Community Sports Centre operations manager Matt Clark said Revill has been a stalwart in the Howick community for many years and is regularly is a finalist.

“This year was his year,” said Clark.

“Training multiple Commonwealth Games athletes and many, many New Zealand Golden Gloves winners, when awarded the trophy, this wasn’t even mentioned.

“Lance wanted to talk about the youth with learning difficulties and troubled upbringings who came through his door, and spoke of how important it is for us to take care of our youth and remember what’s important, the cherry on top of what was an outstanding night.”

Howick – Pakuranga Community Sports Centre was host to the Howick Local Board Sports Awards, an event celebrating the region’s local talents and their efforts over the past year on and off the field.

The night kicked off with the administration awards, appreciating all those who work behind the scenes bringing community sport to life, then moved to the long-standing service to sport awards and finally to the athlete awards.

“The whole night had a great ambience and feel to it with many inside the room being affected by Covid seasons,” said Clark.

“It was great to celebrate the effort that went into getting sport back under way. Long-time community hero and former rugby league star Richie Barnett was the guest speaker.

“He spoke beautifully on life’s difficulties and how normal they were. Speaking eloquently about some very real topics in life we face, everyone in the room was able to relate,” said Clark.

“Thank you to the Howick Local Board for always making this evening a priority.”

Winners:

Administrator of the Year: Andy Pullar (Bucklands Beach AFC)
Coach of the Year: Lance Revill (Revills Boxing Gym)
Official of the Year: Tyler Moran (Revills Boxing Gym)
Club of the Year: Revills Boxing Gym
Volunteer of the Year: Mike Hawkey (Fencibles United)
Junior Team of the Year: Howick Gymnastics Competition team
Team of the Year: Howick Pakuranga Hockey 3A Mens
Masters Athlete of the Year: Rodwyn Isaacs (Pakuranga Athletics Club)
Junior Sportsman of the Year: Zachary Saunders (Pakuranga Athletics Club)
Junior Sportswoman of the Year: Vivian Lu (Macleans College)
Sportsman of the Year: Waldo Singleton (West End Rowing Club)
Sportswoman of the Year: Valarie Adams (Pakuranga Athletics Club)
Supreme Award: Lance Revill (Revills Boxing Gym)

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