The outstanding achievements of athletes in the Far North have been recognised at the FNDC Far North Sports Awards held at the Tuner Centre in Kerikeri on Friday evening.
Another fantastic year of achievements saw All Black, Jack Goodhue win the ASB Code award for rugby, followed by the Top Energy Sportsman of the Year and ultimately the FNDC Supreme Award. Jack was unable to attend the awards, but his Father Bernard Goodhue was present to accept the awards on his behalf.
Other award winners were Black Fern Te Kura Ngata Aerengamate for both the ASB Code award for Women’s Rugby and the Top Energy Sportswoman of the year. The ASB Junior Sportsperson of the Year was won by the talented Alex Edwards for her outstanding achievements in Spearfishing and the Tailored Legal Solutions Disabled Sportsperson to Alexander Goldsack for his achievements in Equestrian (Special Olympics).
The Fullers GreatSights Team of the Year went to the Herberts on Tour (Waka Ama) and the ThermaTech Junior Team of the Year, for a second year in a row, to Helena Sanderson and Jack Honey for their achievements in sailing.
A new addition to the awards this year was the Achievement Beyond Our Region Award which was won by James Fisher – Harris, Rugby League. The award recognises achievements by those that no longer live in the region however still consider the Far North home.
A number of sport volunteers were also recognised through the FNDC Contribution to Sport awards and the Ray White Service to Sport awards which recognises those who have given over 20 years’ service to sport.
The Far North District Council Far North Sports Awards is the premier awards evening for the Far North and was presented with 160 guests in attendance at the Tuner Centre Kerikeri. This year’s gifts of Kauri blocks were awarded to all major winners.
Sport Northland Far North Community Connector and organiser of the event, Cheryl Smith says “it was a wonderful evening acknowledging our talent here in the Far North”.
Full list of winners follows:
FNDC FAR NORTH SPORTS AWARDS WINNERS 2019
ASB YOUTH CODE WINNERS
Basketball TuKaha Cooper
Netball Dannielle - Rose Dephoff
Rugby Mia Anderson
Rugby Tseard Van Der Mei
Spearfishing Alex Edwards
Swimming Archie White
ASB JUNIOR SPORTPERSON OF THE YEAR
Alex Edwards (Spearfishing)
THERMATECH JUNIOR TEAM OF YEAR
Jack Honey & Helena Sanderson (Yachting)
FULLERS GREATSIGHTS TEAM OF THE YEAR
Herberts on Tour (Waka Ama)
PACIFIC MOTOR GROUP MASTERS SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Tony Urlich (Powerlifting)
TAILORED LEGAL SOLUTIONS LTD DISABLED SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Alexander Goldsack (Equestrian, Special Olympics)
ACHEIVEMENT BEYOND OUR REGION AWARD
James Fisher-Harris (Rugby League)
SHACKLETONS PHARMACY COACH OF THE YEAR
Georgia Grimme (Equestrian)
FIRECO OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR
Jaco Cronje (Rugby)
CONBRIO SPORT LEADERSHIP AWARD
Mike Edmonds (Kaikohe Rugby Football and Sports Club)
FNDC CONTRIBUTION TO SPORT
Bronwyn Fulton (Football)
Arona Tipene (Netball)
Richard Hodge (Netball)
Delwynne Stevenson (Rugby)
SPORT NZ COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD
Kaitaia Basketball Association
RAY WHITE SERVICE TO SPORT
George Smith (Basketball & Softball)
Manuera Riwai (Basketball)
Raymond Jujnovich (Rugby)
Bill Mackey (Rugby League)
ASB SENIOR CODE AWARDS
Darts Brian Steed
Special Olympics Alexander Goldsack
Powerlifting Dan Brockbank
Rugby Jack Goodhue
Rugby League Peter Prime
Yachting Blair Tuke
Basketball Linda Johnson
Darts Jo Steed
Equestrian Julie Flintoff
Kick Boxing Quinita Hati
Netball Tina Takimoana
Rugby Te Kura Ngata Aerengamate
TOP ENERGY LTD SPORTSWOMAN:
Te Kura Ngata Aerengamate
TOP ENERGY LTD SPORTSMAN:
FNDC SUPREME WINNER
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