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Nominations open for Wellington Sportsperson of the Year

Nominations are now open for The Dominion Post Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards 2014


Nominations are now open for the annual The Dominion Post Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards. Organised by Sport Wellington, the prestigious awards are now in their 45th year and aim to celebrate sporting excellence in the Wellington region. Nominees must reside in the Wellington Region, represent a Wellington-based sports team or be widely regarded as a Wellingtonian.

Nominations are open from April 1st to May 5th and recognise successes between the dates of April 2nd 2013 to April 22nd 2014. Nominations are welcomed from the general public, sports organisations and the media in the following 12 categories;
Sportsman, Sportswoman, Coach, Team, Disabled Sportsperson, Personality, Emerging Sportsman and Emerging Sportswoman, Club, Administrator, Volunteer, Official and Lifetime Achievement.

This year sees a slight change in the award categories with team of the year and club of the year included to increase the number of teams and clubs eligible for nomination.

The awards ceremony will once again see the induction of this years new Sports Legends of Wellington who once inducted, will have plaques honouring their achievements installed at the ASB Sports Centre in Kilbirnie.

The supreme award of Dominion Post Wellington Sportsperson of the Year 2014 is chosen from all category winners, apart from Personality of the Year and Lifetime Achievement. Last year Peter Taylor took the top honours after picking up a bronze medal in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Sport Wellington’s Event Director James King says that “there have been some strong performances in 2013/14 and these will no doubt be well represented in the nominations. Some notable efforts that spring to mind include Martin Knight winning the NZ squash Champs, Samantha Lee’s performances at the German Cup for Surf Lifesaving and the Wellington Rugby 7’s team winning the national title.”

“Sport Wellington cannot nominate so we are reliant on the general public, media, sports organisations and clubs to recognise their champions by nominating them in the awards. If you know of someone eligible, get your nominations in now and make sure they get the recognition they deserve” says King.

This year’s event will be held at the TSB Bank Arena on 12 June with ticket sales and table bookings available in early May.
Anyone can nominate at www.wellingtonsportsawards.co.nz or join the debate on Twitter by following @SportWgtn or using #DomPostSportsAwards. Nominations close on Friday 5 May at 5pm and finalists are announced on 16 May in The Dominion Post.

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