Finalists Announced for NZ Sport and Recreation Awards

February 19, 2016

Sport NZ has announced the finalists for the 2016 New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards.

Sport Canterbury is pleased to recognise the selection of the Marriotts Sport Leadership Programme amongst the "Community Impact" finalists.

The winners will be announced at the New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards dinner on 11 April 2016. The judging panel were Peter Dale (Chair), Sir John Wells, Jennifer Gill, Selwyn Maister, and Peter Miskimmin.

Commercial Partnership

  • Badminton New Zealand and SKYCITY
  • Sport Northland and Top Energy
  • Winter Games New Zealand and Audi NZ

Communication Excellence 

  • She Loves Golf, New Zealand Golf
  • The North Face, NZ Freeski Open, Snow Sports NZ

Community Impact 

Event Excellence

  • FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015, New Zealand Football
  • ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, New Zealand Cricket
  • The Ultimate Waterman 2015, Surfing New Zealand

Innovation Excellence 

  • Crossing the Line, Sport Bay of Plenty
  • The Ultimate Waterman 2015, Surfing New Zealand
  • Virtually on Track, Sport Bay of Plenty

High Performance Campaign Award

  • All Blacks 2015 Rugby World Cup, New Zealand Rugby
  • Lisa Carrington – World Championships 2015, Canoe Racing New Zealand
  • Peter Burling and Blair Tuke – World Championships 2015, Yachting New Zealand

C.K. Doig Leadership Award

No finalists named – winner to be revealed at the New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards dinner.

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