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Sports Awards

The Logans Sporting Excellence Awards is a prestigious event that offers our region the opportunity to acknowledge and pay tribute to the many fine sporting achievements by the Tairawhiti sporting community over the last 12 months. Last year we celebrated our 25th anniversary for Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti and made this a prominent theme throughout the 10th Sports Awards event.

We take this opportunity in 2017, to acknowledge exciting times ahead as we host the inaugural NEW sports awards. The Sporting Excellence Awards brings greater recognition to a sector of our community that is so incredibly important to the wellbeing of our region. It brings new categories, allows individuals codes to recognise their own heroes and have them take the main stage to be included in formalities of trophy awards.

Let us show you how the awards will take shape – What’s New?

  • Location: Farmers Air Showgrounds Event Centre
  • Date: Friday 10 November
  • Format: Buffet Dinner $65 per ticket excluding refreshments

Nominations Open: 30 June  |  Nominations Close: 18 August  |  Awards Dinner: 10 November

Nominate now

Awards Night

The main Sports Awards this year will take place at the Showgrounds Event Centre as we move the format away from cocktails and awards to a full buffet and ceremony. We see the need to offer a far more celebratory occasion to recognise and reward our sports heroes, sports administrators and volunteers. The region has produced some special talent over the years and we acknowledge that this place we call home has a remarkable track record of Olympians.

What you will receive:

  • Complimentary drink on entry
  • Full buffet dinner with dessert platters
  • Cash bar with eftpos available
  • Doors open 6pm
  • Awards night ends 11.30pm
  • Celebrity Master of Ceremony
  • Live entertainment

Ticket $65 person incl. GST Tickets are available as singles or table of 8 or 10 seats. Tickets to the event will be available from Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti or by contacting:

Prue Younger
Public Impressions
Event Manager
021 2765484
Email Prue

Categories

Code Awards

Certificated individuals & teams
Codes are asked to put forward nominations for two or three outstanding recipients (male or female).
These awards will recognise the achievements of athletes who have shown excellence, dedication or improvement in their code.
* Note: If the recipients meet the criteria, they will subsequently be put forward into the trophy awards and the major awards. Codes that do not provide the organisers with this information are still entitled to put forward a separate nomination for the premiere award categories.

As part of our Code Awards, we have created the Athletes with Disabilities Award, that will celebrate Para and Special Olympics athletes who have been recognised by their respective organisations for their achievement, dedication or improvement in one or more sporting disciplines.

Trophy Awards

These awards are for all categories important to the world of sport, including coaches and volunteers, players and teams. These nominations can be submitted independently and the winners of the codes will also be automatically put forward in their appropriate field.


Official of the Year
Open to any Administrator, Referee or Umpire who has made a significant contribution to a sport.

Services to Sport
Open to both men and women, in recognition of their long service (must have a minimum of 20 years service) and dedication to a club, organisation or sport. Achievements from outside of the qualifying period can be included in this category. Note: Only one nomination per sport. Those who have previously received this award will not be eligible.

Parker Family Endeavour Cup
Rewards a dedicated, committed and time served athlete, coach, official or administrator

Junior Sports Team of the Year
Open to any junior team where the members are under the age of 19, See point 7 in conditions for clarification of eligibilty.

Junior Sports Woman of the Year
Open to any female under the age of 19, who has excelled as an individual or as part of a team in one or more sports.

Junior Sports Man of the Year
Open to any male under the age of 19, who has excelled as an individual or as part of a team in one or more sports.

Club of the Year
Open to a sport organisation / sports club who has had an outstanding performance on models of best practice. There are four components:

  • Improvements made over the past 12 months
  • The clubs impact on the community
  • Effectiveness of Managing: Members and Volunteers e.g. upskilling and recruitment, facilities, and finances
  • Performance/Results –local, regional, national and international

Include comparative data from the past three years of membership, coach and offical numbers, along with strategic planning and outcomes.

Coach of the Year
Open to any Coaches that have made a significant contribution to a sport at either or both grass roots and HP level.

Sports Team of the Year
Open to sports teams, who, through collective effort, have had outstanding performance(s) recognised by an award.

International Sports Person of the Year
Recognising the athletes that have performed internationally at the highest level. This award is aimed at those who frequently have to compete internationally to excel in their sport, and to acknowledge their local roots.

Elite Awards

Sports Woman of the Year
Open to any female under 19 years of age, who has excelled as an individual or as part of a team in one or more sports – see point 7 in conditions for clarification of eligibility.

Sportsman of the Year
Open to any male under 19 years of age, who has excelled as an individual or as part of a team in one or more sports – see point 7 in conditions for clarification of eligibility.

Masters Sports Person of the Year
Open to any male or female over 30 years of age, who has excelled as an individual or as part of a team in one or more sports – see point 8 in conditions for clarification of eligibility.

Sports Person of the Year
Open to any male or female, who has excelled as an individual or as part of a team in one or more sports.

Special Awards

Community Impact Award
Awarded to a project which positively impacts community sport and recreation.

Event Excellence Award
Awarded to a sport or recreation event displaying best practice.

Tairawhiti Legend of Sport
‘Tairawhiti Legends of Sport’ recognize and acknowledge outstanding achievements and performances by an athlete, coach or administrator at an international and national level. To define this level of success, inductees will have demonstrated a proven ability at the highest level over a considerable period of time.

Sponsorship

This year, there is a change in sponsorship opportunities to support the increase of experience and standard of our awards campaign. We are keen to see that we maintain affordability of attendance and at the same time offer sponsorship value and a higher level of recognition at this more formalised awards ceremony. To enquire about a sponsorship package, email event manager, Prue Younger.

Code Awards

Value: $250 + GST
Promotion

  • Name of sponsor assigned to the code of choice
  • Mention on the night
  • Finalist supplement
  • Logo on Certificate (finalists & winner)
  • Post award supplement
  • Website
  • Facebook

Additional:

  • No complimentary tickets to awards

Trophy Awards

Value: $1250 + GST
Promotion

  • Logo assigned to the trophy of choice
  • Mention on the night
  • Presentation of award on stage
  • Finalist supplement
  • Logo on Certificate (finalists & winner)
  • Post award supplement
  • Website
  • Facebook

Additional:

  • No complimentary tickets to awards
  • Second row table seating
  • Complimentary bottle of wine / 6 bottles beer at table

Elite Awards

Value: $2500 + GST
Promotion

  • Logo assigned to the elite award of choice
  • Mention on the night
  • Presentation of award on stage
  • Finalist supplement
  • Logo on Certificate & Trophy (finalists & winner)
  • Post award supplement – discount 50% banner advert 10 x 8
  • Website
  • Facebook

Additional:

  • Two complimentary tickets to awards
  • Front row table seating
  • Complimentary bottle of wine / 6 bottles beer at table

Elite Awards - Naming Rights

Value: $10,000 + GST
Promotion

  • Logo & name assigned to the entire event throughout all publicity and promotion
  • Mention on the night
  • Presentation of award on stage with 2 min speech
  • Finalist supplement
  • Logo on all Certificates & Sportsperson of The Year Trophy (finalists & winner)
  • Post award supplement – free banner advert 10 x 8
  • Website
  • Facebook

Additional:

  • Four complimentary tickets to the awards
  • Front row table seating
  • Complimentary bottle of wine / 6 bottles beer at table
  • Citation on the night read out by MC 100-150 words

Special Awards

Value: $1,000 + GST
Promotion

  • Logo assigned to the award of choice
  • Mention on the night
  • Presentation of award on stage
  • Finalist supplement
  • Logo on all Certificate (finalists & winner)
  • Post award supplement
  • Website
  • Facebook

Additional:

  • No complimentary tickets to the awards
  • Complimentary bottle of wine / 6 bottles beer at table
Judging & Process

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Nominations close:
18 August 2017

Qualifying period:
1 April 2016 to 30 June 2017
Electronic copies of this nomination form can be downloaded from www.sportgisborne.org.nz

CONDITIONS OF NOMINATION

  1. The qualifying period for year of performance is 1 April 2016 to 30 June 2017.
  2. Nominations must be endorsed by the club and signed as accurate and true.
  3. Sports/Clubs submitting more than one nomination in any category MUST rank their athletes based on overall performance. In the Code Award nominations, a club can submit up to three names but must also rank them 1-3 with an elected winner.
  4. In the Services to Sport category only ONE nomination per sport can be submitted (see Service to Sport nomination criteria for more info).
  5. The judging panel can only assess each nomination on the information recorded on these nomination forms. Please ensure enough information is provided to give those without an indepth knowledge of your sport a clear understanding of the significance of the achievement(s).
  6. Selection of finalists and winners will be made by an independent panel of judges. 7. The judging panel’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  7. Juniors are athletes who are under 19 years of age at 30 June 2017 or in a school team. Any nominees who are within the junior age group (teams included) are applicable for the junior category only. Please note, under 19 years during the qualifying period means 18 years or younger up until 30 June 2017.
  8. Masters are athletes who are over 30 years of age (during qualifying period). Nominees in the Masters category MUST have competed in a sanctioned event as a Masters participant. Nominees who are within the masters age group can choose to be nominated for either the Open or Masters category.
  9. Sportsperson of the Year – this award will be selected from the winner of the Junior, Open, Master Sportsman and Sportswoman categories.

NOMINATION CRITERIA

Candidates under consideration for awards must meet the nomination criteria under (a) and (b), (c), or (d):

a. Nominees respect the spirit of fair play and act accordingly at all times.
b. Nominees must be a financial member of a club, school or organisation in the Gisborne/Tairawhiti region.
c. Nominees have represented and competed for that body for the entire qualifying period 1 April 2016 to 30 June 2017.
d. Because of the nature and/or demands of the chosen sport, the nominee lives and/or works out of the Gisborne/Tairawhiti region to gain further training and competition, but promotes him/herself as a Gisborne/Tairawhiti athlete.

Services to Sport

Achievements from outside of the qualifying period can be included in this category. Those who have previously received this award will not be eligible. Must have a minimum of 20 years’ service to an organisation/sport. Only one nomination per sport. Compliance with the Privacy Act By returning these forms and any additional information you are consenting to Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti using these details for the purpose of administering the Logans Sporting Excellence Awards 2017, and acknowledge your right to access and correct the information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993.

JUDGES’ CONSIDERATIONS:

  • Was it in that sport’s ‘pinnacle event’
  • Was it a world record, or world ranking or recognition
  • Difficultly of qualification
  • The global nature of the sport - (International standard of the sport)
  • Time spent: up skilling, developing others, coaching or officials duties
  • Skills used while making an impact on your sport Team / athlete achievements (N/A – Officials)
  • High Performance appointments e.g. rep teams / national teams
  • Improvements made over the past 12 months
  • Impact on the community
  • Effectiveness of Managing Members and Volunteers (e.g. up skilling & recruitment, facilities and finances)
  • Participation, Awards, High Performance selection / appointments

The judges shall have discretionary rights to consider a nomination that may fall outside the criteria but is perceived to be a performance(s) deserving of recognition.

Tairawhiti Rising Legends

Tairawhiti Rising Legends

The Logans Tairawhiti Rising Legends (TRL) recognises, acknowledges and supports the development of talented young athletes within Tairawhiti.

The programme is sponsored by local company Logans Print. As part of the programme, aspiring athletes receive a $1,000 scholarship and lots of exclusive mentoring and development opportunities to improve their skills.

Since the TRL programme began in 2007, our Tairawhiti Rising Legends have been high achievers in the sporting world, producing New Zealand Champions, World Champions and, in 2012, our first Olympian.

The Rising Legends inductees will be our support crew on the night at the Awards.

For more information, please contact:

Debbie Hutchings

Events Advisor

06 868 9943 ext 724 | 027 258 8338
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