18 Dec Finalists announced for the 2018 Brian Perry Waikato Regional Sports Awards
The 2018 Brian Perry Waikato Regional Sports Awards celebrates and acknowledges sporting excellence and service in the greater Waikato region. The event finalists showcase achievement from local grassroots clubs through to high performance level, and were selected from the winners and judges’ recommendations of all the nine District Sports Awards held throughout November.
Sport Waikato CEO Matthew Cooper explained a high calibre of finalists within the categories came from another busy sporting year for the Waikato region.
“What a year we’ve had as a region. The Commonwealth Games were a real highlight, and our awards finalists are a reflection of the success our athletes have had this year. We have some outstanding achievements both locally, nationally and internationally and our sportspeople and supporters can be extremely proud to be nominated for these awards,” Cooper said.
World champion athletes, international and world class coaches, administrators and officials feature in this year’s finalist list. Sport Waikato Regional Capability & Events Advisor Gilly Alexander commented on the tough job the judges had this year.
“The judges have included additional finalists in some categories this year as they found the judging exceptionally hard – finding a winner with such a high standard of finalists is not easy and I commend them for their hard work,” Alexander said.
Winners will be announced on Friday 1st February, 2019 at Claudelands Conference & Exhibition Centre, Hamilton. Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased online from www.sportwaikato.org.nz or Sport Waikato, 51 Akoranga Road, Hamilton, Ph. 07 858 5388.
View the full list of Finalists here: