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Rowberry, Mehrtens tops Good Bastards Honours list

Rowberry, Mehrtens tops Good Bastards Honours list

World Cup winning netball captain Anna Rowberry and former All Blacks Andrew Mehrtens have topped the latest Good Bastards Birthday Honours list.

Mehrtens has been awarded the Good Bastards Sportsperson of The Year award.

He won huge support for staying with the Crusaders in Canterbury and resurrecting his career instead of going overseas.

They join last year’s recipients who included Robbie Deans and posthumously Possum Bourne.

The Good Bastards group was set up in 1993 by former West Coaster businessman Paddy Sweeney, now living in Australia. He releases an honours list twice a year, coinciding with the Queen’s Birthday weekend and the New Year’s honours list. Sweeney said Mehrtens on his game is a great playmaker and has won admiration for his positive and cheerful approach to the sport this year.

``The awards are to recognise all those who have given exceptional support to the Good Bastards or have been great favourites of those within the movement,’’ Sweeney said.

``The Most Recent Order Of Good Bastards” is the only organisation of any consequence who takes open and regular pot shots at those who promote and are politically correct. ``Let’s keep the Kiwi tradition exactly what it has evolved into. We are not politicians, just ordinary folk. It is within our honours list that people are recognised.’’ The Good Bastard of the Year for the greatest voluntary effort goes to Scottie Williams who is the prime mover in the Good Bastards Rugby World Cup for over 35s on August 21 and 22.

Good Bastards has its own beer label and an annual Good Bastards Day to coincide with the Melbourne Cup.

GB Weekend honours:

Good Bastards Coaches of the year: Alistair Hunt (tennis), Peter Sloane (rugby).

For contribution to rugby: Tony Brown, Brad Thorn, Byron Kelleher, Tana Umaga, Nathan Sharpe, George Gregan and Matt Burke. For contribution to rugby league: Paul Vautin, Peter Sterling (the Footy Show), Frank Endacott.

For contribution to cricket: Chris Harris

For contribution to golf: Greg Turner

For contribution to netball: Anna Rowberry, Belinda Colling.

They join last year’s recipients who included Robbie Deans, Gary Moore and posthumously Possum Bourne.

GB of the Year: Scottie Williams

Sport GB of the year: Andrew Mehrtens

GB Round Bar Table: Kerry Heveldt, Evan Birchfield and Neil Blanchfield.

Exceptional GB: (EGB) Geoff Milne, Dave Herring, Sydenham Cavaliers, Mark Rissman, West Coast.

The Order of Genuine GB (GGB):

Christchurch: Bobby Deacon, Don Bailey, Harry Stouers, Pat Blanchfield, Terry Huriwai, Graeme Prior, Ian Costello, Jono Hopley, Nick Jackman, David Thorpe, Cameron Foggo, Richard Attwood, Rocky Reeves, Pat McErlane, Michael Rea, Henry Fiave.

Auckland: Keith Hoggarth, Rob Waye, Chris Cochrane.

West Coast: Daryl Topp, Johnny Williams, Barry Wilson, Chris Howard, Malc Davies, Vern Abbott, Alan Absalom, Denis McLaren, Harry Collett, Charles Evans, Georgie Stuart, Rick McCobb, Brian Piner, Peter McCutchin, Ross Levett, Alan Routhan, Wayne Stuart, Gary McGill, Peter Campion, Russell Down,

Levin: Mel Jacobson.

Australia: John McEwen, David Pennell, Errol Woolcott.

Dubai: Paul Teen

Best women GB: Ruth Kerr (Taupo) Renata Blanchfield (Christchurch) Tracey Anderson, Rachel Teen, Bev Hutchison, (West Coast) Jane Teen (Dubai) Ends


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