Media Release

08 October 2007 | Winners Announced For Canterbury's Most Prestigious Sporting Awards

The winners of the Sir Richard Hadlee Sports Trust 2007 Canterbury Sportsperson of the Year Awards were announced on Friday 5th October 2007 at Canterbury's most prestigious Sporting Awards Dinner held in Christchurch. Category winners were:

  1. Hadlee Kippenberger Most Outstanding Junior Female (joint winners) – Sophie Pascoe – Swimming and Sophie Devine – Hockey/Cricket
  2. Christchurch Casino Most Outstanding Voluntary Administrator – Brent McConchie - Cricket
  3. NewstalkZB Most Outstanding Professional Administrator – Avril Enslow - Gymnastics
  4. Pace Project Management Most Outstanding Junior Male – Liukanasi Manu - Rugby
  5. HSBC Most Outstanding Sports Team – Aaron Goodmanson and Alister Rowlands – Yachting
  6. The Graham Condon Most Outstanding Disabled Sportsperson or Team – Sophie Pacsoe - Swimming
  7. Pope Print Most Outstanding Sportswoman – Joanne Kiesanowski - Cycling
  8. Pacifica Transport Group Most Outstanding Sportsman – Richie McCaw - Rugby
  9. D A Lewis & Co Most Outstanding Sports Personality – Julie Seymour - Netball
  10. Harcourts Phoenix Real Estate Most Outstanding Junior Sports Team – Rangi Ruru Girls’ School U18 Four – Rowing
  11. Samsonite Most Outstanding Coach – Phil Prescott – Rugby League
  12. Bryan Andrews Auctioneers – Most Outstanding Referee or Umpire – Mandy Nottingham - Netball
  13. Pernod Ricard Most Outstanding Event/Promotion – 2006 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships

The Supreme award went to – Richie McCaw – Rugby

The Awards, now in the 17th year are run by the Sir Richard Hadlee Sports Trust with funds raised from a celebrity auction at the Awards' Dinner going towards assisting young Canterbury sporting individuals under 25 in hardship or need of financial support.

A special performance was held by the ChristChurch Cathedral Choir, directed by Brian Law. The formal black tie Awards Dinner was attended by a number of prominent Canterbury sportspeople, companies and individuals who enjoyed another entertaining evening celebrating sporting excellence in Canterbury.

Further information phone: Pamela Lindsay, 3790 450