Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Cambridge wins top sports club award

Cambridge wins top sports club award

Cambridge FC have been named Sports Club of the Year at the Waipa Networks District Sports Awards.

The award was announced at a Sports Waikato dinner at a packed Avantidrome on November 17, where a record number of nominees gathered to celebrate their district’s sporting achievements.

Cambridge chair Greg Zeuren was named Waipa’s Sports Administrator of the Year while retiring women’s captain Maria Anderton received a Services to Sport Medal, recognising her 35 consecutive seasons of competitive football.

Cambridge’s award tops a golden year for the club in which they were named WaiBOP Football Club of the Year, winning the Colin Bell/Ron White Memorial Trophy.

The club also won the Supreme Award at the 2014 TrustPower Community Services Awards for Waipa District, becoming only the second sports club to take the supreme award. Cambridge will be Waipa’s nominee at the national community services awards in Wellington next March.

Accepting the latest award, club president Peter Martens said it was apt that the club was based in Waipa which calls itself the “Home of Champions”, and said that Cambridge was becoming the home of many sports and his club wanted to become known as a “Home of Football”.

Chair Zeuren said the awards capped an “amazing” year and he thanked the club’s “support team” that made it possible.

The judges’ citation for his award said: “Greg has led a team to expand (the club’s) services, providing 562 senior coaching sessions and staging 141 senior competition games and enabling the club to be a significant contributor to football in the Waikato/Bay of Plenty region. Due to his strong leadership, Greg’s level of commitment and exceptional hard work as a volunteer has inspired others and epitomised the spirit of the Cambridge Football Club in a landmark year.”

Cambridge will become Waipa’s nominee for the Waikato Sports Awards to be held at Hamilton’s Claudelands Events Centre on January 29.

Cambridge Football Club has about 650 players and operates all-year from its grounds at John Kerkhof Park, Cambridge. During the winter football season, its teams play in the Waikato/Bay of Plenty competitions and in the summer, it’s the host ground for ASB Premiership side WaiBOP United.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 


Howard Davis Review: Tarantino's Pitch-Perfect Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood

Welcome back to the violent and misogynistic, yet always entertaining world of Quentin Tarantino, who this time around focuses his dyspeptic lens on Tinseltown's pimply backside. More>>


Westpac Exiting Cake Tin: Stadium Announces Naming Rights Agreement With Sky

Wellington Regional Stadium Trust (WRST) and Sky Network Television Ltd (Sky) have announced a new partnership that will see Sky secure the naming rights of the Stadium from 1 January 2020. More>>

ALSO:

ASB Classic: Serena Williams Confirmed For 2020

One of the biggest names in sport has confirmed she will be returning to the ASB Classic in 2020. Twenty-three time Grand Slam singles champion Serena Williams will return to Auckland’s ASB Tennis Arena to challenge for the ASB Classic title. More>>


Netball: Taurua To Coach Silver Ferns Through Two More Campaigns

Netball New Zealand has confirmed Taurua will guide the Silver Ferns as they take on the Australian Diamonds in October’s Cadbury Netball Series (Constellation Cup), along with the Northern Quad Series in late January. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland