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Kirby Heath Receives National Youth Sports Award

18 February 2005

Blenheim's Kirby Heath Receives National Youth Sports Award

Winner Kirby Heath and Bek Scherp, Regional Manager of Tasman Netball

12-year-old netballer Kirby Heath was last week officially honoured as the MILO GO SportsKid of the Year 2004 in a ceremony hosted at Stadium 2000 in Blenheim. Bek Scherp, the Regional Manager of Tasman Netball, presented Kirby with her winner's certificate, MILO prize pack and $750 Rebel Sport voucher.

"I have seen Kirby come through the ranks and she really is an awesome player. She is an extremely focused, dedicated and well-motivated young lady," said Scherp.

"She has outstanding skills for her age. In fact she is quite an all-rounder and is also very good at basketball and softball. We are just glad she has chosen netball!" said Scherp.

Nestlé New Zealand developed the MILO GO SportsKid of the Year award as part of its GO Sport Programme. GO Sport was designed as a vehicle to ensure a stronger support mechanism for youth sports in New Zealand.

Nestle New Zealand has been committed to supporting youth sports in New Zealand for decades, investing significantly in grassroots sports sponsorships.

The MILO GO Sport Programme encapsulates all of MILO's historical individual sport sponsorships of netball, rugby, soccer, kilikiti and cricket.

The award is designed to honour youth who strive to develop their skills and potential, and who demonstrate the core values of sport, such as sportsmanship, effort, teamwork, commitment and perseverance.

ENDS

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