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7 August 2008 | Sir Richard Hadlee Sports Trust 2008 Canterbury Sportsperson of the Year Awards Finalists Announced

Finalists for the 13 categories for the Sir Richard Hadlee Sports Trust 2008 Canterbury Sportsperson of the Year Awards have been announced.

"The 18th year of the awards is again shaping up to be the biggest yet. The number of nominations received across the 13 categories has exceeded previous years, both in quality and breadth of sporting codes. As with the previous 17 years, this years' judging again highlighted the high standards of nominations and outstanding performances represented through Canterbury sporting codes," said John Campbell, chair of the awards 10 member judging panel.

The winners of each category and the overall winner will be announced at the 2008 Sir Richard Hadlee Sports Trust Canterbury Sportsperson of the Year Awards Dinner in Christchurch on Friday, 31 October 2008, at the Christchurch Convention Centre.

For the past 17 years the Canterbury Sportsperson of the Year Dinner has been Canterbury's most prestigious gala black-tie event, attended by a capacity number of guests to honour Canterbury's elite sporting talent.

Proceeds from the event go towards the Sir Richard Hadlee Sports Trust, which assists young Canterbury sports people in hardship and need to participate in their sport.

Tickets/Corporate table bookings can be made through contacting Ady Fox, PR South Ltd, phone 379 0450 or can be reserved via the ticket reservation form.

View the nominees and finalists for the 2008 Canterbury Sports Person of the Year Awards.

For further information on finalists or 2008 Awards Dinner contact:

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