Media Release

13 June 2008 | Nominations Called For Sir Richard Hadlee Sport Trust, 2008 Canterbury Sportsperson Of The Year Awards

Canterbury sports organisations have until Friday 11th July 2008 to submit nominations for the 2008 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 10 June 2008.

"Canterbury’s highest profile sporting awards, now into the 18th 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 2008," 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 2008 Canterbury Sportsperson of the Year Awards is:

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

Nomination forms are available here.

For more information please contact:

Pamela Lindsay PR South Ltd
Tel: (03) 3790-450