WHY COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS?
Our sporting and active landscape has been blown apart by COVID-19, but our community champions remain. The volunteers, the record breakers, the innovators, the kids and the weekend warriors. They are adapting, performing, training, planning and working in a season like no other.
For that they deserve special recognition. So this year we are ‘benching’ the traditional Taranaki Sports Awards and celebrating our active community heroes in a new way. From June - November we'll be putting the call out for nominations and handing out awards to deserving winners from our active community across a range of categories.
It is a chance for us all to celebrate what makes Taranaki sport and our community so special – while supporting champions, battlers and local businesses along the way.
Our communities are about connection - making things better and giving each other a helping hand.
Each month we will celebrate three community champions, feature their stories and boost their causes or clubs with the help of a collection of awesome local sponsors. They could get some gear, some professional advice or in kind support or a bit of everything.