Legends of Sport

The Legends of Sport is our way of recognising the sporting achievements of people from our region.

Every year, as part of the Sporting Excellence Awards, we recognise ‘legends’ of our region by unveiling new additions to this ‘hall of fame’. We have also chosen to add the sports people recognised in Pride of Gisborne’s Famous Faces initiative to the Legends of Sport hall of fame.

Kristen Willock

Trampolining Read more >
Ben Hutchings

Ben Hutchings

Surfing/Surf Life Saving/Kayaking Read more >

Heather Booth

Golf Read more >

Darcy Heeney

Boxing Read more >

John Hill


Stan Parker


Graeme Hansen

Equestrian Read more >

Barry McLean

Surf Life Saving

Chris White


Norma Wilson

Athletics Read more >

Guy Dalrymple McGregor

Hockey Read more >

James Joseph (Jimmy) Mill

Rugby Read more >

W.J. (Jim) Burton

Archery Read more >

Ron Robertson

Athletics Read more >

Grant Bramwell

Kayaking Read more >

Peter Briant

Jet Sprinting Read more >

Sandra Edge

Netball Read more >

Leigh Gibbs

Netball Read more >

Tom Heeney

Boxing Read more >

Joe Hogan

Croquet Read more >

Cory Hutchings

Surf Life Saving Read more >

Ian Kirkpatrick

Rugby Read more >

George Nepia

Rugby Read more >

Maz Quinn

Surfing Read more >

Alan Thompson

Kayaking Read more >

Richard White

Rugby Read more >

Wai Taumanu


Warwick Stegall


Merran Hain


Bill Carson


John Gisby


Kelly Evernden


Rico Gear


For more information, please contact:

Debbie Hutchings

Events Advisor

06 868 9943 ext 724 | 027 258 8338
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