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Sport NZ acknowledges achievements of 2018 Sport and Recreation Award winners

Sport NZ acknowledges achievements of 2018 Sport and Recreation Award winners
May 31, 2018

Sport NZ has acknowledged the achievements of the winners of the annual New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards, held in Wellington on Tuesday evening.

Sport NZ Chief Executive Peter Miskimmin advised “it’s vital that we recognise the work and people that support and encourage New Zealanders to be physically active and to win on the world stage, and for me this is a highlight of the year.

“It’s always a very special evening and this year was no exception. The awards ceremony brings together leaders from across the sector to recognise the top achievements and to acknowledge leadership and lifetime achievement.”

“Tonight also saw us award our inaugural Future Leaders Scholarship. This category was introduced to recognise the top emerging leaders. These people represent the future of the sport and recreation sector.”

The Awards coincided with Sport NZ’s annual Connections Conference for leaders from the sport and recreation sector which this year was presented under the conference theme of ‘A world of opportunities’ and featured presentations from a range of national and international experts spanning disciplines including business, education, trade and technology.

2018 Sport and Recreation Awards winners:

Commercial Partnership: Surf Life Saving NZ and BP
Community Impact: Just Shift It - The Shift Foundation
Event Excellence: World Masters Games 2017
High Performance Campaign: Black Ferns’ Women’s Rugby World Cup Campaign 2017
Innovation Excellence: Athletics NZ - Vertical Pursuit 2017 and Beyond!
Lotto New Zealand Sport Maker Award: Sarah Shand
C.K. Doing Leadership Award: Dean Murphy
Future Leaders Scholarship: Joe Hitchcock
Lifetime Achievement Awards:
David Abercrombie
Cushla McGillivray
Bill Main OBE

Image: Surf Life Saving NZ and BP won the best Commercial Partnership award. 

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