Media Release

5 July 2007 | Nominations Called for 2007 Canterbury Sportsperson of the Year Awards

Canterbury sports organisations have until Friday 13th July 2007 to submit nominations for the 2007 CANTERBURY SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR AWARDS, says to the organising body, The Sir Richard Hadlee Sports Trust.

Event Manager for the Awards, Pamela Lindsay, said nomination forms were sent to all sports associations on 14 June 2007.

"Canterbury’s highest profile sporting awards, now into the 17th year, highlight exceptional achievements that exemplify Canterbury’s outstanding success. The Awards are widely recognised as the most prestigious honour on the sporting calendar." said Ms Lindsay.

"Recognition gained from these awards provides an excellent opportunity for profiling outstanding achievements of all sports represented. Our judging panel actively encourages sports organisations to submit entries based on best performances of the year, in all categories.

Last year was a record year for nominations and we would like to exceed this number in 2007," she added.

Awards will be made for 13 categories of Most Outstanding Sportsman, Sportswoman, Team, Coach, Referee/Umpire, Volunteer Administrator, Professional Administrator, Junior Male, Junior Female, Junior Team, Disabled Sportsperson/Team, Event/Promotion and Sports Personality. Judges will choose an overall winner from these categories.

The judging panel for the 2007 Canterbury Sportsperson of the Year Awards is:

John Campbell (Chairman), Brian Ashby, Graham Condon, Liz Douglas, Malcolm Ellis, Karen Hadlee, Coen Lammers, Lesley Murdoch, Vance Stewart and Nick Tolerton

The Hadlee Trust is to present Awards at the 2007 Canterbury Sportsperson of The Year Black Tie Dinner on Friday 05th October 2007. Canterbury’s most celebrated Awards’ Dinner is attended by a capacity number of guests.

Previous winners of Canterbury Awards Sporting Hall of Fame can be seen on the Hadlee Website at www.hadlee.org.nz.

Nomination forms are available here.

For more information please contact:

Pamela Lindsay PR South Ltd
Tel: (03) 3790-450
Email: pam@prsouth.co.nz