About the Trust

The Sir Richard Hadlee Sports Trust was a non-profit charitable trust established by Sir Richard Hadlee in August 1990, immediately after his retirement from a professional cricketing career. The trust ceased to operate in 2019 after almost 30 years of operation.

The primary focus of the Sir Richard Hadlee Sports Trust was to ensure that young Cantabrians were given the opportunity to fulfill their cultural and sporting goals.

From 1990-2019 the trust made hundreds of financial grants to assist young Cantabrians where hardship prevented them from fulfilling their cultural or sporting endeavours.

Like many charitable organisations, the Trust was reliant on ongoing financial assistance in order to make grants available to young Canterbrians in need. The trust oversaw and ran numerous fundraising events including Charity Golf Days and The Canterbury Sportsperson of the Year Awards Dinner from 1991-2011.

Charity Golf Day

The Sir Richard Hadlee Sports Trust's Charity Golf Day was one of the successful fundraising events of the trust and was run between 2016 and 2018.

The Canterbury Sportsperson of the Year Awards

The Canterbury Sportsperson of the Year Awards Dinner was the annual fundraising event of the Sir Richard Hadlee Sports Trust for 20 years. The annual dinner ran from 1991-2011 to recognise Canterbury's sporting success with significant support from many Canterbury corporate bodies, sports associations and finalists each year.

The previous winners of The Canterbury Sportsperson of the Year Awards and The Marriotts Hadlee Sports Awards can be viewed from 1991 up to 2016.

Trustees

  • Patron - Sir Richard Hadlee
  • Chairman - John Campbell
  • Karen Hadlee
  • Pamela Lindsay
  • Nick Hadlee