The Taranaki Daily News Sports Person of the Year is Sport Taranaki's annual premier event. At this awards dinner Sport Taranaki acknowledges the excellence of Taranaki's sporting talent over the following categories:
Sportsperson of the Year
Sportsman of the Year
Sportswoman of the Year
Senior Sports Team of the Year
Junior Sportsman of the Year
Junior Sportswoman of the Year
Junior Sports Team of the Year
Master of the Year
Coach of the Year
Game Official of the Year
Volunteer of the Year
Important Dates for 2017
Nominations Open: Monday 14 August 2017
Nominations Close: Friday 20 October 5pm
Awards Function: Friday 24 November 6pm
Tickets for the awards dinner will be on sale from October 2017 and can be purchased from the Sport Taranaki Office.
For more information about the Taranaki Daily News Sports Person of the Year contact our office on (06) 7590930 or e-mail [email protected]
The awards recognise outstanding performance and service to sport by individuals and teams in the Taranaki region for the achievement period 1 October 2016 to 30 September 2017.
The nominee/s must have either: lived in the Taranaki region during the achievement period; or have represented Taranaki in their chosen discipline during the achievement period; or be commonly acknowledged as a Taranaki resident.
Nominations will be accepted from regional sport organisations, clubs, schools and the general public.
Information presented in the nomination form must be clear, concise and accurate as it will be used by the judging panel to make an informed and final decision on finalists and winners. Please ensure you include all relevant information, under the correct headings, listing their highest achievements first. Please provide in-depth information on achievements as if the selection panel knows nothing about the sport.
Selection of category winners will be made by an independent panel of judges. The judging panel's decision is final and no further correspondence will be entered into.
Taranaki Daily News Sports Person of the Year 2016 Winners
Taranaki Daily News Sportsperson of the Year - Beauden Barrett (Rugby)
Tenderlink Sportsman of the Year - Beauden Barrett (Rugby)
Silks Audit Chartered Accountants Sportswoman of the Year - Gayle Broughton (Rugby Sevens)
Hassall Homes Senior Sports Team of the Year - North Taranaki Indoor Bowls Men's Rep Team (Indoor Bowls)
TSSSA Junior Sportsman of the Year - Zac Reid (Surf Lifesaving/Swimming)
Shell Todd Oil Services Limited Junior Sportswoman of the Year - Olivia Eaton (Surf Lifesaving/Athletics)
Timberco Junior Sports Team of the Year - Taranaki Scholastic 2016 Surfing Team (Surfing)
Clelands Construction Master of the Year - Joy Baker (Triathlon)
WR Phillips Coach of the Year - Larry O'Byrne (Athletics/Surf Lifesaving)
Eftpos Specialists Game Official of the Year - Richard Kelly (Rugby)
Lotto Volunteers Volunteer of the Year - Blair Riddick (BMX)