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Sportsmen and women receive excellence awards

25 November 2005

Super sportsmen and women receive excellence awards

The 2005 Sporting Excellence Awards recipients were announced at a Gala Dinner at Eden Park on Friday 18 November 2005. "Auckland City were very pleased and proud to be involved in the award ceremony through our sponsorship of the Service to Sports Awards," says Amanda Gilchrist, major events sponsorship and promotions.

The Overall Sporting Excellence Award was presented to joint winners Mahe Drysdale, Juliette Haigh and Nicky Coles (New Zealand Women's Coxless pair) - all who demonstrated excellence in rowing. Winners of the Auckland City Service to Sports Awards were:

* Malcolm Beehre - billiards
* Dick Brockliss - softball
* Lee-Anne Clark - netball
* Beverley Cooper - rollersports
* Gordon Craig - athletics
* Dave Hickey - rugby
* Liz Matthews - curling
* Shad McManus - rugby League
* Craig Nevatt - tenpin bowling
* Kay Noakes - hockey
* Brian Parr - rowing
* Michael Ranger - gymnastics
* Donald Sim - tennis
* Marnie Sterner - rhythmic gymnastics
* Louana Waenga - touch
* Graham Walton - cricket
* Ross Williams - basketball.


* Other category winners were : Meadowset Graphics Masters Achievement Dene O'Kane - pro snooker Lion Red Referee / Umpire of the Year Neil Fox - soccer He Oranga Poutama Maori Achievement Nathan Nukunuku - softball Lindauer Special Reserve Blanc de Blancs Team of the Year Juliette Haigh & Nicky Coles - NZ Women's Coxless Pair - rowing SPARC Junior Sportsman of the Year Hamish Baron - hockey Peter Snell Institute of Sport Junior Sportswoman of the Year Marina Erakovic - tennis Asics Sportswoman of the Year Hayley Moorwood - soccer 91.8 MoreFM Sportsman of the Year Mahe Drysdale - rowing Sport Auckland Special Recognition Award Chris Lewis - Tennis


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