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Leon Clyde

Coach of the Year

Leon was instrumental to the success of the Waipu Reserve side in 2019. His dedication to the entire B squad was second to none and because of this the side was able to get through the season when times were tough, as well as when things were going smoothly. Leon’s ability to work with players, both on and off the field, was fantastic. He worked tirelessly with players on the training and playing field but it was also his commitment to finding, sorting and organising players, off the field, that was brilliant. The reserve team didn’t have it all their own way during the season - but week after week, Leon had a squad of players turn up to play with enthusiasm and pride. When times were tough, and numbers were tight, he got players to training and/or to games to make sure the reserve side not only set the scene for the premier game, but also to ensure the premier side had a good strong side for their match. Without a doubt, Leon was the catalyst to the reserves winning their competition - yes, of course the players were the ones that played and lifted the trophy, but Leon was the person that supported and developed each and every player, both on and off the field, to ensure the club was as strong as it could have been. He is a staunch Waipu man and I, as well as many others, acknowledge the commitment he showed to our club and he thoroughly deserves his nomination for the coach of the year.

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Graham Dewes

Coach of the Year

Graham is a magnificent Coach who exudes the qualities which drive success. He started with Waipu 5 years ago as a player, and transformed into a player-Coach, then a Coach-Player and this season was a Coach who did the business as a front row Prop for the team on a couple of games when his service was desperately required. Team-First is his philosophy to this respect. Sacrifice for the greater good is another character trait. He was a major part of the success for the whole Senior squad over the years, culminating in Premiership victory for the Club in 2019. But Graham is more than just wins on the field - he brings Mana and mutual respect with his dealings. It is always a player first basis for action, but the hard decisions which are needed, still get made when required. He understood and values the importance of history & community with his Coaching. Waipu's Scottish & Maori heritage is an important part of the fabric when putting the squads together - the purpose for the quest for success. He was a large part of putting together a big kick-start to the team and Community in 2019 - a Waipu rugby and Takahiwai League pre-season hit-out which was well-attended and received by all. He was smart and dedicated enough to complement his strong technical skills with qualifications gained at the elite level with NZ Rugby. We all watch his progress with much interest - this is surely a Coach destined for BIG things at the very top level. We are proud he is such a BIG part of our Club and Community.

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Stuart McDonald

Coach of the Year

Nomination for Coach of the Year – Stuart McDonald Bream Bay United Stuart McDonald has coached the Bream Bay United Women’s football team for the least 3 seasons. His coaching has taken them from the bottom team in Northland to 2 Northland trophies and 3 rd in the Premier League in the 2019 season. Stuart hails from the north of Scotland and started playing football in 1970 aged 4. He got involved with football locally as soon as he arrived in NZ in 2010. He was one of the first coaches to help introduce the whole of football plan (first kicks/fun football) to change how kids are introduced to football and coached from aged 5 and up. He coached at Maunu and then Bream Bay after moving his family to One Tree Point. Stuarts first coaching role was in 1995 where he was player/coach for an amateur team in Scotland taking them from second bottom to 1 point off promotion in less than one season. Stuart also coached an American youth team whilst he lived in Germany, passing on his passion for the game and giving his players a new appreciation for the game. In the last 3 years Stuart has coached the Bream Bay Women as well as a youth team (helping them to win their first ever trophy). He is the Club President, Senior Co-ordinator and still tries to play, as a member of the Bream Bay 2 nd Division team. If you ask Stuart, why he still plays he will tell you it’s simply for the enjoyment of being part of a team and to try and help the young players coming through. If you ask the young players, they will tell you how much they enjoy and learn from playing alongside Stuart. You’ll have guessed that this is a football mad Scotsman. Stuart was working in Auckland and would work longer hours on a Monday to Wednesday to get off work early on a Thursday to drive north. He would coach the youths from 4.00 to 5.30 and the women from 6.00 to 8.00 pm every week. Stuarts focus and main success over the last few years has been with Bream Bay Women who won the Bream Bay Senior Team of the Year Award in 2018. In his first session with the Women’s team he asked them what they wanted to achieve? “Not lose by 10 or 11 – nil every week” was the response. He quickly worked out that they needed structure and that he could improve them by playing to each players strengths, regardless of ability. They lacked any form of structure and didn’t really know what they were doing in each game. There was no plan. In that first season (2017), they won the Northland Plate competition having only won one game in their previous 4 years. The team won 6 games including beating Onerahi in the semi final (who have gone on to be the Northland Premier Champions over the past 2 seasons). In 2018, BBU Women had a vast improvement in results by dropping from 85 goals conceded in 2017 to 39 goals, however scoring goals was a challenge and whilst the team had a vast improvement, they didn’t have huge progress in the league. Stuarts view was that the building project was over 3 years and that 2019 was the year to really push on – and he was proved right. The team saying became “We believe!” and this is the culture Stuart instilled into this team. In the last 3 years his players have learnt structure, discipline, playing as a team, with a game plan, understanding their respective roles in the various formations, whilst having fun along the way. His philosophy is that everyone must be positive and encouraging and he also talks to each player individually giving them inspiration and motivation through encouragement. Its all about the team and it’s all about trying your hardest. Stuart often used a 4-2-3-1 formation, which is where the team is defensively strong and hitting teams on the break. During 2019 Stuart also added 4-1-4-1 and 4-1-3-2 as formations to push the team into a more attacking team, which by his own admission made him quite nervous at times. The statistics for 2019 make impressive reading, especially if you consider the team’s starting position. Played 20 Won 13 Drew 1 Lost 6. Goals for: 58 Goals against 25. 30 goals scored more than in 2018 and conceded 60 fewer goals than in 2017. Northland Plate Winners, beating Central Brown 2-0 in the final at Stan Semenoff Stadium (their 2 nd win in 3 years). In the last 8 games of the season they didn’t concede a single goal which is an amazing achievement at any level. That’s 720 minutes without conceding a goal!! Some of the other highlights included beating Kamo 3 times having never had better than a draw against them previously and scoring 15 goals against Kaitaia; 15 – 0 (which is even more remarkable considering the two strikers were both injured that day). Stuart maintained that they should have been top two had they managed to get some pre-season friendlies under their belt which didn’t quite happen and resulted in a slow start to the season, followed by an amazing run in the back end of the season. These achievements were the result of huge improvements in the players, the team and how they played week in week out. Stuart will always say that it is the players that win games, however his players will tell you that they would never have achieved what they have without their inspirational Scottish coach. Stuart has become well known in Northland football circles and is well respected. Everyone knows that when you play Bream Bay Women you play against 12 because he kicks every single ball and is constantly motivating and cajoling his players from the sidelines as he paces up and down. Only the Bream Bay Women seemed to understand what this crazy Scotsman was shouting from the sidelines and whatever he was saying worked. If Stuart was quiet the players would ask him to get more animated as it gave them inspiration to go harder in each game. Stuart’s coaching style is about having fun, having a strong, simple structure that his players understand with the motivation coming from his people management skills, by bringing the best out of each player, regardless of fitness or ability level. He is less of a ‘technical coach’ from a skills perspective and prefers to make training based on match day scenarios and how he wants his teams to play. He maintains that every good team must have a strong spine… dependable goalkeeper, strong and fast centre backs, centre midfielders who can stop opposing teams and start the play off again and strikers who know how to score goals. His preferred style is about pressing teams back into their own half and stopping them from playing their own game. Here is what some of the team had to say about Stuart as their coach: Anna Liddington: “Stu’s love and passion for the game is inspiring. His caring nature and total commitment to the players fosters a positive team environment.” Monique Wilson, club captain 2017-2018: “Motivational big-hearted Scotsman who sees nothing but potential and shares his love for the game with the team that he has moved and transformed.” Nadya Worthy Club Captain 2019 said simply “Best coach I’ve had - ever!” Other quotes from the team; “He has got us playing great football and transformed us from a bottom of the table team to a trophy winning side!” “Stuart’s encouragement, passion for the sport, dedication and belief in us has helped us reach our potential while maintaining a thriving caring culture.” Final say from the manager and goalkeeper Helen Robinson, who was so inactive in some games she nearly got hypothermia; “Stuart McDonald is one of the most amazing coaches I know. He has helped drive and inspire our team to amazing achievements beyond our dreams. His charm, wit and passion for football provided us with inspiration to grow, perform and believe in ourselves both as individuals and as a team. Under his direction and football knowledge we truly became Bream Bay United..” Sadly, Stuart has stepped down from coaching the Women’s team, due to work and family commitments. This award would be fantastic recognition for all that Stuart has given and achieved as a coach and especially for women’s football at Bream Bay and across Northland.

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Bruce Paton

Coach of the Year

Bruce Paton coached the mixed collegiate hockey team (they came second at the North Island Mixed Collegiate Tournament) and also won the Mixed/boys Greenwood Shield tournament beating Mahurangi, Rodney and Otamatea for the first time in many years which was quite amazing as the team included several young players and girls.

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Toni Sturt

Coach of the Year

She took 6 secondary school weightlifters to the secondary school nationals in Wellington and two of them won first placings.

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Waipu Cove Surf Lifesaving Club

Community impact award

Waipu Cove SLSC impacts our local Bream Bay community, as well as the wider Northland community in a positive and engaging way. From educating the community in water safety through social media and promoting Waipu Cove through national video promotional competitions such as Vote the Boat, where we were the Northern Region finalist this year. To supporting the community with a safe place to swim, participating in beach safety sessions at Uretiti for crab fisherman, or running beach education at Langs, to actively participating in and supporting other community initiatives such as Winter in Waipu, Christmas Parade, Caledonian Games, Child Mobility fun runs, Easter Carnival. We are proud to be part of such a strong community, and thrive on helping to promote it as a positive place to foster growth in our youth. Waipu Cove SLSC has been recognized by MahiTahi Hauora as being a place with strong leadership, mentoring, family orientated, scaffolded learning, structured, supported, gateway into adulthood. They recognised our model / concept as one that produces confident, responsible well rounded, community minded healthy young people. Our members get a lot out of Surf Life Saving, which in turn benefits the community. They come away with recognised employable skills and qualifications. For example first aid, VHF radio, leadership, beach management, coaching, peer support. Waipu Cove SLSC won the CSE Genesis Innovation of the Year award at the Northern Region Surf Life Saving Awards of Excellence in 2019. This was for our Surf Life Saving Education Tour and Beach Education. We used positive PR to help spread the Beach Safety message and prevent drownings. In 2019 we toured 7 unpatrolled Northland beaches over the high season. (January 2019 and Decmeber 2019) , Demonstrations were held at at Kai Iwi Lakes, Matai Bay, Cable Bay, Taupo Bay, Matapouri, Langs Beach and Uretiti. Flotation Devices have since been sponsored by locals and installed at Langs Beach, Ding Bay and Waipu Cove. We liaised with locals and SLSNR to identify which beaches to visit. Contact was made with Operation Floatation, a Far North initiative aimed at reducing drowning. The tour included five sessions, 2.5hours duration. Each session included rescue tube, board and IRB demos, first aid demos and education, rip identification and education, and junior surf activities. Over six days hundreds of people had instruction on the above. After the water demonstrations and junior surf activities, on land education stations were set up around the gazebo for people to rotate through first aid, choking, rip and beach education and general questions. The Waipu Cove Northland Tour group consisted of 4 Junior Surf members, 5 Junior Lifeguards, and 6 Senior Lifeguards. Our gear included rescue tubes, rescue board, 1x IRB, Adult child and infant manikins, demo Defib, gazebo, loud speaker system, rip posters and pamphlets, and a selection of Beach Ed handouts. People of all ages witnessed or participated in all aspects of the training. While many people had come from local communities there were also many holiday makers from across the region and country, as well as international visitors. Within the tour group our own junior surf and junior lifeguards gained much confidence talking to the general public, sharing information, and demonstrating skills with professionalism. They also appreciated the opportunity to see other beach environments. They were also instrumental in engaging the younger population with junior surf activities. They were fabulous ambassadors for Surf Life Saving. The tour was great training and development for all involved (junior and senior members), not only in lifeguarding skills, but teaching and PR skills as well. Beach, Surf and Water Safety messages were spread through these mediums – face to face, word of mouth, TV One 6pm news, Te Hiku online media news, Te Hiku Radio (Targeting Maori), The Northern Advocate Newspaper and ZM radio, who all reported and promoted this tour and message, along with social media promotion on community FB pages we visited, and flyers at campgrounds and local shops. Further engagement and discussion has progressed with Operation Flotation, Northland Councils, Surf Life Saving Northern Region & Surf Life Saving New Zealand regarding moving forward with beach education and safety at non-patrolled beaches. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503450&objectid=12187158 https://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503450&objectid=12188908 https://tehiku.nz/te-hiku-radio/taumatahanga/8986/surf-life-saving-northland-tour https://tehiku.nz/te-hiku-tv/haukainga/9064/the-fatal-beauty-of-northland-beaches https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/surf-life-savers-in-force-educating-kiwi-beach-goers-water-safety We strive to continue to impact the community in a positive and engaging way to keep our people safe, and all those who visit our beaches. We also hope to impact our own people by giving them opportunities in leadership, developing their skills as sports people, growing a community mindset, and teaching them to give back – which will continue to foster a wonderful Bream Bay area as the place everyone wants to be.

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Northpine Limited

Community impact award

As a local business that takes its "corporate responsibility" very seriously in the community sense, it is not only a major employer in Bream Bay but Northpine contributes hugely to the financial well being of many sports clubs in the area. Northpine recognizes that the health of the community, both from a mental and physical position is a part of its role as a local business leader. Northpine is proud of its many associations with the Sporting Clubs in Bream Bay. Listed below are some of the sponsorships over the past year. Waipu Rugby and Squash Club Takahiwai League Club Bream Bay United Soccer Club - Senior Men Waipu Cove Surf lifesaving Club Northland Women’s Golf Team Waipu Lawn Bowls Waipu Fishing and Boating Club Bream Bay Swim Club – Skins event Waipu Golf Club – Bream bay Classic Ruakaka Races – Waipu Cup Cycle way fund raising Waipu Highland Games Northland Equestrian Whangarei Dog Training Association One Tree Point Yacht Club – replacement deck

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Junie Shelford

Community impact award

Junie was identified and selected to be the Manager of the New Zealund Under 16's Rugby League Team that played Toa Samoa Under16's. As well as this she is involved in the NZRL high performance programme training camps. Junie is the HOD of Maori at Bream Bay College and also manages the Colleges rugby league team in the Adam Blair Competition. On top of all this she still finds time to play senior netball for the Takahiwai team.

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Shay Aull

Junior Sportsperson of the Year

Shay placed first at the NZ secondary schools championship two years running. On top of that, this year he won an award at the ASB sports awards for the up and coming sports person on the year. He has been a delight to coach and is a very kind and caring young man.

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Jarod Cook

Junior Sportsperson of the Year

Jared Cook (Waipu junior player) - Jarod played for Waipu U13 and was a Northland representative player in the Roller Mills competition. He was a stand out performer in his side’s Taniwha Cup win at their tournament played at Waipu. He is a tough, uncompromising player who has Bracewell blood running through his veins (he is the grandchild of the ex-black cap Brendon Bracewell and nephew to current black cap Doug Bracewell) so there is no doubt he has the skills and competitiveness to go much further in his rugby

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Madi Dackers

Junior Sportsperson of the Year

Madi Dackers represents Active Attitude in Whangarei and attended 6 competitions around the North Island in 2019 to qualify to represent Northland in Aerobics at the New Zealand Gymnastics Championships in Auckland in November 2019. Madi won Gold for her group performance, Silver for her pairs routine and 4th out of 20 athletes for her individual routine.

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Maddie Greatorex

Junior Sportsperson of the Year

Maddison is the current north island pony Grand Prix Champion she is also currently sitting 3rd in the national pony Grand Prix series . Maddy is also placing in the top 8 in the national horse 7 year old series and the national junior rider series. She is currently the top northland pony show jumping champion for the 2nd year and is also currently highest ranked hack rider in northland. Maddy also won the ASB Sports Northland award for her code and the Dux Ludorum for the highest performing athlete at a national level and international level, Maddy was also selected to represent Nz in the Taupo international invitational teams event this season.

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Thomas Jacobson

Junior Sportsperson of the Year

Thomas Jacobson for footballing achievements: school, 16th Grade, Senior Div1 and international rep in Australia for the NZ Cross Whites. Details to come for Thomas’ nomination.

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Jayde van Gelder

Junior Sportsperson of the Year

Jayde won first place at this years NZ secondary schools championships, she then won the ASB sports awards for her sport and then won the outstanding junior sportsperson of the year for Bream Bay College

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Tea-Rani Woodman-Tuhoro Takahiwai RLC

Tea-Rani Woodman-Tuhoro

Junior Sportsperson of the Year

Tea-Rani, played for the Takahiwai Under 17's team in the Rugby League Northland competition and was the top goal kicker and points scorer in this comp. He was identified and selected to play for the Future Warriors Under 16 team and after attending training camps with the NZ Warriors in Auckland played against the Newcastle Knights U16's and Auckland Vulcans. He was also selected and played for the New Zealand Under 16 team against the Toa Samoa Under 16's. Tea-Rani has been signed to the NZ Warriors on a four year deal

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Abby in action on the football field

Abby Wright

Junior Sportsperson of the Year

National Age Groups Swimming qualifier- Wellington, April. Member of the Northland National Age Group Swimming Team. New Zealand placings for 15yr Girls 12th 200 breaststroke, 16th 100 breaststroke & 18th in 50 Breaststroke. 1st Bream Bay College Intermediate Athletics Championships. 2nd Bream Bay College Intermediate Cross Country. 5th Northland Cross Country Champs. 1st Bream Bay College Intermediate Swimming Championships. Best All Round Sportsperson Award Bream Bay College Senior school. Nomination ASB Awards. Captain of the Northern Lights Futsal Team @ Nationals, and recipient of the Most Valuable Player Award for the Northern Team. Captain NZ U16 Girls Crosswhites team to Australian Nationals – Silver Medal, recipient of the Golden Boot Award for the most goals scored, and chosen for Tournament team. Captain of the Northern Lights U16 Girls Futsal team at Nationals – Wellington, July. Captain of the Northern Lights U16 Girls Football team at Nationals – Wellington – December. Winners of National Gold Medals. Member of the Northland Women’s Football team. Winners of the Auckland Federation One Cup. Member of the Bream Bay Ballet Senior Ballet Troop. 1st place Northland Triathlon Teams event. Member of the BBCollege girls football team & winners of the 2nd Division Nthld Secondary School Champs. Member of BBCollege Volleyball Team & Cricket Team Bream Bay College Football trophy. NZ Secondary Schools Open Water Championships 17th placing – U19 Girls. Paihia to Russell Open Water Swim – 3rd in U19 Girls. Member of the Ruakaka Surf Lifesaving Patrol.

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Bream Bay Blues Bream Bay Cricket Club

Junior team

• Unbeaten in B Grade in 18/19, winning both competitions. • Won the A competition pre-Christmas in 2019. • We are a team of great kids that play as a team. • We got hammered a few seasons ago but have built up and are a good strong team, who play fairly and to the spirit of the game. They are very supportive of other teams and players and acknowledge other players and their efforts/performances. • The kids train hard and enjoy developing their games, as well as supporting each other. • The kids are very self-sufficient at trainings and they just love playing as mates. • The parents are awesome – they are a huge part of the team – and having their support is huge for the Bream Bay community. 3 of the boy’s in this team are grandchildren of 2 former Black Cap coaches and players, Bob Cunis and David Trist have both coached the Black Caps and also played for New Zealand.

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Bobcats Bream Bay Under 16 Football Team

Junior team

The team almost didn't exist, after struggling to get enough players at the beginning of the season. We managed just 11 registered players which, for an 11-aside game, is very difficult to manage. No reserves for illness, injuries or absences, and no substitutes on game day. Despite this, the 11 core players made a season commitment to the team, and turned up reliably for practices and game days despite any sickness or niggly injuries. With the excellent support of the BB Football Club, on game days we were frequently able to scrounge an additional player or two from other grades teams, but many of the games we only had 11, and on occasion had only 10 players fielded at the start of the game. Within the first few games the dedicated goalie injured a rib and could no longer play in goal, so the goalie position was rotated through players - sometimes given to the player carrying an injury. Most of the core 11 players also played for the Bream Bay College 1st - 11 team playing on Wednesdays, as well as the BBFC senior men's teams where they would play a second game to on Saturdays, and contributed to an excellent year for the clubs senior teams. Fortunately and timely, an additional player joined us from Mangawai in the last 1/3 of the season the season taking the team to 12 players. A newspaper article was run on this team: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/premium/news/article.cfm?c_id=1504669&objectid=12241841 The Northland under 16 division had 9 teams, including very talented and competitive teams from Kamo, Marist, and Kerikeri. The Bream Bay Bobcats played 15 games for the season. They won 13, drew 1, lost 1. They scored an average of 7.5 goals per game, and also had the best defensive record conceding the least number of goals. They won the division. The BBFC are very proud of this team and what they achieved. There were some incredible displays of commitment and determination, particularly with games where the team had no subs playing against the tops teams that had four or more subs with which to rotate players. Some of the goals scored were, quite simply, spectacular. The team captain was Josh Lansdown. Hopefully he will be able to attend the function as a representative for the team. The attached photo shows Tai McCullum during a top of the table clash against Marist. Tai was our the Player of the Year, and was given the title after playing every game with commitment and endless energy. Any further questions please give me a call.

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One Tree Point School Netball Club - OTP Devils Team OTP Devils Team

Junior team

I am nominating One Tree Point School Netball Club, OTP Devils Team as I have had the pleasure of managing this team throughout the netball 2019 season. The OTP Devils comprises of year 5 and 6 girls who attend One Tree Point School. Their skillset ranged from never playing netball before to 2/3 years experience. We started training in March this year, with out first game in May at the Whangarei Netball Courts and every Saturday until August. The OTP Devils played a total of 11 games and never lost a game, placing as the top team in the Junior netball league. Throughout the season, we had players injured and unable to play on game day, but the team never lost their spirit and the injured players shouted encouragement from the side lines. They are such an amazing group of girls and they always supported one another, helped each other improve their skills and never argued or had any dramas - true team spirit. They simply love playing netball and showed true commitment and dedication week after week and although they won every game, they fought very hard to achieve this result, often loosing the game to pull it together and take the win. They always showed true sportsmanship, being kind to other teams and their players and never took a win for granted. I was honoured to manage the OTP Devils team and feel that they totally deserve to win Junior Team as their hard work, commitment and effort certainly showed on the Court and at training sessions every single week.

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Takahiwai warriors Under 11's

Junior team

This year has been an a great season for the Takahiwai Warriors under 11's because of the following achievements: Our team played and won all 16 games in the Northland Rugby league competition without losing any games. Our team played and won against Auckland Maori under 12's which I believe was one of the highlights for our team. Our team played and won a tournament that was held in Auckland which again was another big achievement against the big guns. I enter most of the team who go to Ruakaka primary school in a one day tournament which was held at One tree point primary school and we managed to win this tournament as well. Unfortunately we only registered one lost against the another Auckland team which we invited there whole club to play at Takahiwai. But nonetheless, I believe this team deserve some sort of recognition for what they have achieved this year. Thanks Ed

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Sharon giving safety instructions at the Mobility foundation Fun Run and walk in December

Sharon Carroll

Leadership in Sport

Sharon is a tireless worker in the field of sports management and organisation in Bream Bay. She applies her excellent organization skills across a wide range of activities with her trademark energy, understanding and people management. Among Sharon’s various fields of endeavour are: Organiser of the Lions 10 10 10 Mobility Foundation 5 & 10Km Run & Walk. Organiser of the Bream Bay College Fun Run & Walk. Sports facilitator at Bream Bay College 2 days a week to organise lunch hour sporting activities. Bream Bay Swim Club core instructor and camp organiser. Swimming Northland - Events committee and meet director. Helps to organise & run the BBCollege Swimming Days & Athletics Day Work for Parafed Northland with a goal to encourage disabled people to increase participation in sporting activities and to enable them to have more active lifestyles.

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Kath Manning

Leadership in Sport

Leadership award- Kath Manning Kath is Waipu Cove’s Club Captain and Administrator. Kath leads by example. She is fully engaged promoting surf skills and sport involvement for the young and older members of our club. Kath always has a warm smile on her face, she is always thinking of the members and how to support them to achieve their best. She is a positive, encouraging enabler. She is incredibly organised, motivated and is respected by all who know her. Kath became involved with her children 6 years ago and we cannot imagine the club without her. Kath is one of those people who raises the bar of everyone around her, ensuring everyone is positively engaged and improving everyone’s ‘best’. This in turn has ensured the Waipu Cove Surf Life Saving Club has great membership, is well resourced, and is represented across all surf sports competitions from IRB Racing, Junior surf, Senior carnivals and Masters competition. Kath’s list of leadership examples over the last 12 months include · Club Captain includes: patrol lists, rosters, patrol captain education and supervision, sport development, awards, equipment, monthly committee meetings, strategic planning, club development and maintenance · Administrator role of secretary duties, newsletters, encouraging and entering members onto courses, communication, IRB instructing admin, organising club day events, rosters for community fundraising events · Given training to our Patrol Captains pre season regarding their roles and responsibilities · Junior Surf coordinator 2018/ 2019 season & mentor of 9-10 year olds in January-April 2019. This season (November-onwards) co- coaching 12 & 13yr olds. Mentoring our new junior Surf Coordinator · Kath as won $7.5K funding for Waipu Cove SLSC through BP video competitions · She has used social media and Facebook page and groups to promote Safe swimming, Surf Life Saving and Waipu Cove club · Started Instagram page for club to engage teenagers and younger members · Created Sponsor videos to thank current sponsors and encourage new sponsors · This past season she has assisted with instructing new lifeguards – 18 qualified this season · Organised lifeguards (high school students) to speak at their School assemblies to promote Surf Life Saving and encourage new members to join. · Created promotional videos and flyers for local primary schools and local high schools · Organised annual team building weekend · Participates at Club Fundraisers, and community events eg annual Waipu Highland Games· Led a One News article promoting Surf Life Saving and beach safety January 2019. · Made and distributed 10 x social media safety videos for a BP promotion, used by Surf Life Saving New Zealand · Call Out Squad co-ordinator and member- Called out on Christmas day 2019 for three hours to assist with drowning tragedy · PR Officer · Patrol Captain Mentor · Life Saving Advisory Group Member- A Surf Life Saving Northern Region committee position. · CIMS 4 course trained and following up with EOC training. This is Civil Defence Coordinated Incident Management training and Emergency Operation Centre training. Awards Kath received this season Waipu Cove Surf Life Saving Club 2019 Prize giving – · Awarded the Des Barchard Memorial Award for all around involvement in the club and patrol duties during the current season (voted by all patrolling members) · Awarded the Bill and Dulcie Beeston Memorial Trophy for services to First Aid. · Patrol of the Year Award- Orca Patrol (Patrol Captain Mentor)

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Truman McCarthy

Leadership in Sport

Truman McCarthy (Waipu Premier Team Manager) - Truman is instrumental in the success of the men’s premier team. The endless hours of work and dedication to supporting the players, coaches and club is exceptional. He ensures that players are always supported off the field and his genuine interest and empathy in player well-being is fantastic. His man management of people is very good - he is someone that gets things done and he finds a way to come up with solutions. He is no-nonsense and is someone that can be totally relied on. He is an exceptional administrator and manager.

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William Brown

Masters

William has just recently won the Australian masters crossfit games at the age of 71. An outstanding achievement

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Fiona Southorn

Masters

Gold and NZ record in the 2km pursuit at the NZ track Nationals. Gold in the 2km Pursuit at the Waikato/BOP track champs. Won the Drome masters track endurance cup with 2 golds, silver and bronze at the velodrome in Cambridge. 1st in the Para duathlon world champs in Spain. Winner and fastest time in the woman's 80km event at the Lake Taupo cycle challenge.

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Kallan Brooks- Owen

Referee of the Year

Bream Bay United runs a Youth Referee Development program to encourage young players into refereeing with a focus on providing referees for our junior/youth home games. Kallan completed his NZF Club Based Referee course in 2017 and started refereeing our junior 9th-12th grade games, and after gaining experience, was also refereeing our 13th-17th grade games. In 2018 Kallan achieved his Level 1 Referee certification which enabled him to referee senior mens/womens games, and in 2019 he continued on the NZ Football Referee pathway to complete his Level 2 Referee accreditation. Over the last three seasons Kallan has refereed numerous junior, youth and senior mens/womens home games at Bream Bay United. Kallan joined the Northern Football Federation Referees register and has refereed Senior Mens and Womens games across Northland; Auckland/Northern Federation Metro and Conference youth (top competitions across these regions); the National Weir Rose Bowl Junior competition in Cambridge (three years); NZ Secondary School Tournaments in Whangarei; and the NZ Football National Age Games Tournament in Wellington. Kallan plays and referees football. He is a success story of having the love of playing football, as well as giving back for others to have the same enjoyment. Bream Bay United are very proud of Kallan's achievements in refereeing, and are continually appreciative of his time and energy in refereeing for us. While we may be losing him to Auckland this year we hope we will be able to draw him back occasionally to be the centre of attention [in uniform] on our fields this season.

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Jean Tafa

Jean Tafa

Referee of the Year

2010 – returned to Waipu after 50 years away 2011 – began playing Golf Croquet at Waipu CC 2015 – Northland rep at Upper North Island Teams Event @ BoP and realised the need for more a more professional standard of refereeing in Northland. 2016 – qualified as a GC Referee and then as an Examining referee 2017 – trained and qualified 6 more players to referee at UNITE 2018@ Whg 2018 – Tournament Referee for UNITE 2018 2019 – Selected as a Referee for the WCF Womens’ GC World Tournament @ Heretaunga. This involved Players from 10 countries. Egypt won. 2019 – refereed at CNZ Nationals @ Auckland GC = Golf Croquet WCF = World Croquet Federation CNZ = Croquet NZ

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Waipu Premier Rugby

Senior team

The Waipu Premiers have enjoyed a stellar 2019 season which has been many years in the making - from promotion in the Championship 5 years ago, the team has made strong and steady progress with semi-final appearances for the Premiership in 2016 & 2017 and beaten finalists 2018. The team was the best side throughout the 2019 season with just the one loss, winning the normal season rounds, before a 50 point semi-final win and a Grand-Final triumph at Semonhoff Stadium in front of a boistorous and large crowd. The team produced 5 Taniwha representatives and 1 International selection. It wasnt just wins which were important, with the team basing a strong community culture with positive club spirit and a Professional manner to get the best performances.

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Bream Bay Reserve Women's Hockey team, Bream Bay Hockey

Senior team

The Bream Bay Reserve B women’s hockey team began the season with one goal in mind – to win their grade and progress to the next level, Reserve A (one below Northland’s premier league). The reason for this is game times – Reserve B games were always played on a Saturday afternoon and Reserve A games on a Friday night. Most of the women had young children playing on the Saturday morning, so a Saturday afternoon game was inconvenient and interfered with family time and their weekend. They approached each game with steely determination, and winning each one except for one draw. The goal differential at the end of the season between them and all the other teams in their grade was spectacular. They won their round robin comfortably and sped through the finals. The final against second-ranked Old Girls was a hard-fought match with both sides giving it everything and refusing to give up. Old Girls scored first, Bream Bay equalised to make it 1-1 at half time. Bream Bay scored again but OG came right back. At full time the score sat at 2-2. No goals were scored during the drop-off golden goal period, so it went to shoot outs and Bream Bay emerged the winner, 3-2. After winning the final, they faced Parihaka, the lowest ranked team in the Reserve A grade in a promotion-relegation match, played after the season ended in mid-September. Parihaka fought fiercely to keep their ranking but couldn’t find an answer to Bream Bay’s determination. Bream Bay won 3-0. With three team members out pregnant this season, the team are looking for new members – including a goalie (goalie Helen Robinson also plays football which is also now on Friday nights rather than Sundays).

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Rosebowl Winners 2019

Waipu golf club Ladies Rosebowl team

Senior team

The team was make up of the winners of our ladies club championships: Kylie Jacoby Julie Gordon Lynne Causer These ladies played in the Champion of Champions competition on the Waitangi golf course in November. Kylie won the Silver division retaining her title of Northland Champion. Julie won the Bronze division with Lynne runner up. The team won the Rose Bowl for Waipu making this 3 consecutive years that we have won this prestigious award.

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Takahiwai Warriors Premier Team

Senior team

The Takahiwai Warriors Premier team went through the season unbeaten to take out the Rugby League Northland Premiership Shield. Along the way they won the Harry Clyde Challenge Cup and then defended it against all challengers. They were also awarded the Graham Pitts Trophy, the Anthony Murray Memorial Trophy and the Johnny and Martha Wells Memorial Trophy. On top of all of these achievements they also won the pre-season 9's tournament held in Dargaville

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Ken Crawley

Service to Sport

Ken Crawley - Services to Sport Ken Crawley and his wife Pam relocated to Bream Bay from the UK 14 years ago. Since that time they have both given selflessly to the community of Bream Bay. Ken’s coaching style allows his students to develop both in karate and in life purpose. It’s through this commitment to the development of the student as a person both in terms of karate as in life that the true benefits of Ken’s strength lies. Ken began his Karate training over 45 years ago, gaining his first Black Belt in 1989. His skills in Karate and self defence were further honed during his training with the British Army. Since arriving in Bream Bay in 2006 Ken has volunteered his time to the community through running the Bream Bay Karate dojo. The dojo began in 2006. With further classes starting in Waipu in 2007, and Maungaturoto in 2018. The majority of his volunteer work has been training the younger members of the community. When the need has arisen Ken has also run self defence and fitness classes for adults, usually as part of a fundraiser for another community group or person. Additionally Ken has provided self defence classes for female students at Bream Bay College. To his students he is known as Sensei Ken. Sensei is a Japanese word which is an honorific for someone who has much knowledge and skill, essentially one who has gone before. Ken is known as both a fair and firm guide in the development of his students. He shows them respect and expects it in return. That’s not to say there is not a light side to Ken. One of the favourite parts of each dojo session is the games at the end where both students, parents and mentors all get to have fun. In his dojo Ken takes on guiding his students from when they start , often as 5 year olds, all the way through as far as they wish to go which could be their late teens and 20s. This is different to many other sports where a coach only has direct influence on his students for a short part of their lives. To date over 15 students have gone on to complete their first Black Belt with many more receiving instruction over multiple years. In the Bream Bay dojo students are coached and taught the necessary karate skills to pass through the different grading levels leading up to the ultimate goal of a Black Belt. Alongside this Ken develops their social and life skills from as basic as shaking hands, to showing respect for others and self, to sharing the gift of skill and knowledge with others. As the students grade toward their first Black Belt they are encouraged to volunteer to assist those who are less skilled. It is a mentoring approach similar to the Māori concept of tuakana teina where typically the mentors (tuakana) share their experiences, and their knowledge as well as provide information and guidance to the mentee (teina). This social development which underlines Ken’s teaching enables the students to have confidence in themselves, have a developed sense of giving back to others without expecting reward themselves, and respect for others. All this they take out into the community and into their future roles in society which truly make them the future leaders of Bream Bay. It’s this long term commitment to his students which I believe is why Ken Crawley truly shows leadership for our community as well as a service to the sport of Karate.

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Lisa Jones

Service to Sport

Lisa Jones has been instrumental in hundreds of people, young and old participating in Rugby and Touch Rugby within Bream Bay. Lisa's passion for seeing people, particularly youth into sport is amazing. This year for the fourth year Lisa helped co-ordinate not only a Touch Tournament but she also assisted in making Wheelchair Turbo Touch available, which is the first time an adaptable version of Turbo Touch has been part of a Touch Tournament. Lisa organised everything, from the booking of the grounds to timetabling each team, sending out weekly updates and following up teams to ensure everything runs smoothly. Lisa and Dylan (Lisa's husband's) are behind more than just this touch Tournament. They are also a huge part of the Waipu Rugby Club where again that passion for providing as many sporting opportunities for all comes through. I don't think you will find a more worthy winner than Lisa.

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Steve McClure

Service to Sport

Steve McClure (joint winner of our volunteer/supporter) - Steve is one of those people that gets things done. He is Waipu RSCs Club Captain and is someone who is there for the club, wherever and whenever needed. He has the thankless task of managing the sideline during home games, which is an extremely difficult proposition when it comes to passionate sideline supporters from both Waipu and other teams. He is the first there on Saturday morning and is usually last to leave on Saturday night - directing players and supporters get home safely and sensibly. He is back at the club on Sunday morning cleaning and tidying the changing rooms and dealing with any other day to day issues that might have arisen. He sets up the ground every home game, ensures opposition teams are welcomed and supported and he also looks after referees in the same manner. He also coordinates the after-match proceedings. Steve is the person who does the jobs others don’t really want to do - the tough jobs that others would rather delegate - but he finds solutions to problems or issues and is vital to the club’s success. He is a true unsung hero!

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Des McLean

Des McLean

Service to Sport

Des McLean was a member of the Waipu Amateur Athletic Club 1958 to 1964, competed in the 440 yards to three-mile events and represented Northland in athletics in 1959. He played rugby at the Waipu Rugby Club from 7th grade to senior for 13 seasons and played in the Otamatea squad as a 4th grader. He was a member of the Waipu Golf Club for 20 years and served on the committee for two years. He helped to develop the second 9 holes. He is a life member of the Waipu Caledonian Society. He served on the committee for 28 years. He was Chief of the Society for 5 years from 1990 to 1995 and was Heavyweight Steward for the New Zealand Highland Heavyweight Championships for 12 years. He helped select, groom and shape most of the current cabers used at the Waipu Highland Games and re-designed the sheaf poles. He was the fix-it man at the Waipu Caledonian Park for 20 years. He started the Highland Heavyweight events at the Paeroa Games and took the Waipu Heavyweight gear down to them for the first 4 years. He helped the Hororata Highland Games Committee establish Heavyweight competition events for their first 4 annual Highland games from 2010 and judged caber and Heavyweight competitions for them for 2 years. From 1985 he played bowls at Waipu for 9 years, served on the Waipu Bowling Club committee for 2 years and on the match committee for 2 years. He joined the One Tree Point Bowling Club in 1994 and served on their committee from 2000 – 2017. He was the One Tree Point Bowling Club green keeper from 2001 to 2008. He was President of the One Tree Point Bowling Club for two years. He coached bowls for a year or two and played bowls for the Northland Juniors in 1998. He joined the Northland Bowling Centre Board for two years and managed the Northland Men’s team to New Zealand provincial tournaments. He was President of the Kitty Hawk charitable bowling club for two years and served on their committee for five years.

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Rick Stolwerk

Service to Sport

Service to sport Rick Stolwerk Rick is a champion for Surf Life Saving in the community, and across the region and country. He advocates that surf life saving, patrolling, sport and environment at Waipu Cove are all interrelated. Rick joined Waipu Cove SLSC in 1978. Gained lifeguard award in 1979 and has actively volunteered, competed and held committee or leadership positions, locally, regionally and nationally in surf life saving ever since. If there was ever someone that deserved recognition for their service to sport in the Bream Bay Community it is Rick Stolwerk. Presently Waipu Cove Surf Life Saving President. Junior Surf co-coach for 12/13yr olds. On 24 hour rescue call out squad. Competitor in local, regional and national Surf Canoe and Surf Ski events - Masters age group- and coach for younger teams. Past Waipu Cove Surf Life Saving positions include Chairman, Chief Instructor, Club Captain, Junior Surf Coordinator. Delegate to Northern Region Surf Life Saving Association, Surf Club rep for Waipu Cove Reserve Board Regionally Rick has served as Surf Life Saving Northern Region Chief Examiner 1993-95 Nationally Rick has served as a Surf Life Saving Board Member 2014-2016 Internationally – 1st over 200 age group Surf Canoe at World Masters Surf Life Saving Championships in 2017 Service to sport at Waipu Cove Life Membership awarded 2006 Rick has instructed hundred’s of people aged 4 upwards with surf swimming, surf sports, surf life guard awards, IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) training and racing competition, surf canoe training and general personal and craft surf skills. In addition to coordinating canoe teams for over 20 years he has coordinated the training, travel, funding, accommodation and entry for junior and senior competitors- at junior and senior, local and national competition events. He has mentored people into leadership, training and committee roles enabling others to take on positions of responsibility, which has enabled the club to grow from strength to strength. Continues to compete in Surf Canoe & Surf Ski Events, since he began competing in 1979 and instructing younger teams as required. Competed in numerous IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) carnivals in his youth and medalled on occasion. Supports competitors at numerous carnivals financially, physically and as a cheerleader. Seeks out sponsorship and builds relationships with sponsors and life members. Facilitates and collaborates with members and wider community to integrate community, surf and surf sport skills,– eg • annually providing or organizing beach education, water safety activities, games and surf sports with mulitple school camps at Waipu Cove since 1985, however also, • Working collaboratively with the camp and other Waipu organizations to bring out of town camps and work conferences to Waipu –ensuring financial return and viability for maintaining the club, its assets and most importantly - training opportunities for members to compete and gain qualifications. These opportunities are undoubtedly useful outside of surf life saving- e.g. first aid qualifications, entry onto leadership programmes, coaching courses, travel experience and competition exposure. • Co-ordinating the Caledonian Games gate keepers. • combining the clubs annual Mid Winter swim to be part of Winter in Waipu programme. • Langs Beach Surf Life Saving Demonstrations • Helping Constable Martin Geddes with the intial Uretiti Beach Safety Day • Organisor Annual Club Day Langs – to Waipu Cove 3km Swim. • Implemented the inaugural Northland tour in 1989. • Influential in Supporting 2 further Northland tours • Initiated the Waipu Primary School school/ camp and community dune restoration programme at Waipu Cove in 1999. This successful project continues • Junior Surf coach/cordinator and now coach since 2000- this year teacing 12/13 yr olds • Has been on the 24hour rescue call out squad since 1993 Rick thoroughly deserves this award, as recognition for his lifetime of service to sport and surf life saving. His dedication to fostering growth in this community is second to none. His commitment to the well being of our youth, and the development of skills not only in sport but in life skills of all our members is exemplary. He is to be commended for his efforts, we are all very proud and honoured to have him as our club President and one of our most longstanding and enthusiastic sportsman!

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Mike Hauraki

Sports Man of the Year

Mike was a member of the Takahiwai Warriors premier team and played a vital role in them going unbeaten all season. He was rewarded for his efforts with the Player of the Year Trophy as well as also receiving the prestigious Players Player of the Year award from his peers. To top off the season he was selected and played for the Northern Swords team, that narrowly missed out on winning the North Island Championship.

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Tem Mayanavanua

Sports Man of the Year

Temo has enjoyed a ground-breaking year. This is hs 2nd year with Waipu Premiers and he has taken on a leadership role within the Club, both on and off the field. His comittment to his sport and his team-mates is second to none. This resulted in him becoming a regular starting member of the Northand Taniwha and the highlight of the year - International selection for the Flying Fijian's againat the Barbarians played at Twickenham. Temo deserves all his success and we would look forward to many years of watching him at the top of his sport.

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Sam McNamara

Sports Man of the Year

Sam was the winning captain of the the Waipu Premier rugby team. He lead the team to their first Northland-wide premiership win in 146 years. He was the heart and soul of the premier team and his selfless leadership style supported the entire squad - there was never any fanfare from Sam; he was just a tough, uncompromising player that led from the front and inspired his teammates. Sam was contracted with the Northland Mitre 10 Cup team and he played every game throughout the season for Northland. Commentators and other media showed high praise for his style of play and were very receptive to his never-say-die attitude. Rugby supporters throughout Northland sung Sam’s praises and the NRU has seen what impact he has on the team - extending his contract for another three years. Sam played his blazer game for Northland this season and there was no more worthy recipient. He also supports junior teams and players at the Waipu RSC by way of coming to training sessions and supporting various coaches. He supported the Taniwha Cup tournament that Waipu RSC hosted - with no promoting from the club or contractual obligations from the NRU, by coming along and encouraging players, as well as getting behind the bbq! For the Waipu RSC, Sam is a fantastic sportsman on the field, but his humble and generous nature certainly sees him regarded as a true sportsman off the field as well. There is no more worthy sportsman of the year.

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Wayne Wrack

Sports Man of the Year

Lawn Bowls Part of team that Won Club Open Championship Triples 2018/19 Won Club Open Championship Singles 2018/19 (This was the 10th consecutive year that he has won a club open championship singles.) Was part of team that won the Northland Open triples Won Northland Open singles becoming the first player to wina Northland centre title 40 years after winning the same event. Won the North Harbour Open Singles, 2018/19 - became the first player to win both the Northland and North Harbour open singles in the same year. Won the Northland Champion of Champion Singles 2018/19. This gave Wayne his 65th singles title. Was part of the runner-up North Harbour Open Fours Championship team, 2018/19 This was a season of milestones and records that have never before been achieved in Northland bowls.

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Kylie Jacoby

Sports Woman of the Year

2019 Winner Waipu Stroke Play Championship 2019 Winner of the Waipu Matchplay Chamionship 2019 Winner of the Northland Champions of Champions Tournament at Waitangi 2019 Winner of the New Zealand Mixed Foursomes National Title with Husband Nathan 2019 Northland Woman's Interprovincial Team Representative and Captain

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Emma Mclean

Sports Woman of the Year

Emma began the season as a striker, scoring goals, and ended the season saving goals. Being our lead fullback, with amazing reach, speed and tackling, she kept strikers at bay throughout the season and helped the team to win all but one of their games (which they drew).

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Fiona Southorn

Sports Woman of the Year

Gold and NZ record in the 2km Pursuit at the NZ Nationals. Gold in the 2km Pursuit at the Waikato/BOP track champs. Won the NZ Drome masters track Endurance cup with 2 golds, silver and bronze at Cambridge Velodrome. 1st in the Para duathlon world champs in Spain. 1st and Fastest time in the open woman's 80km event at the Lake Taupo cycle challenge.

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Sonia Tompkins

Sports Woman of the Year

- 2nd year growing our gym BHP Functional Fitness with husband Dave. Based in Takahiwai, we offer small group classes. My offerings are as coach for the Functional Fitness, my speciality classes are the BoxCon (all over body conditioning with boxing also). Our product called 'Your Care Package' helps people who are rehabilitating after injury/surgery or who have had chronic pain/immobility issues. We work closely with them in the gym and my Massage work with them in the clinic. - Competed in my first Crossfit competitions. Masters League ..1 x individual, 1 x pairs comp. - Facilitated 2nd year of a Social Beach Volleyball League. Encouraging locals to get out and try something new and stay active. - Facilitated a School Holiday Programme in the Term 3 holidays. Kids aged 6-13, Beach Sports including Beach Volleyball, football and touch rugby. - Began the 2019/20 New Zealand Beach Volleyball season. The national tour being played all over NZ. By the end of 2019 was sitting in the top 3 NZ female teams alongside our 2 Olympic qualifying teams. (Still 4 tournaments to be played in the beginning of 2020) - Participated in the first Female category of the Waipu Highland Games (149 years). Won the event !

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