Massey University Harbour Sport Excellence Awards

Honouring Sporting Excellence in Our Region
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 9-17 Byron Ave, Takapuna Beach

Friday, 15th Nov 2019

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2019 Massey University Harbour Sport Excellence Awards


Harbour Sport are proud to announce that nominations for the 2019 annual Massey University Harbour Sport Excellence Awards are open. The awards recognise exceptional performances and contribution to sport in the North Harbour region. This is a great opportunity to showcase the outstanding sporting talent in the region. Previous winners include Andy Maloney, Lydia Ko, Shaun Johnson, Lisa Carrington, Tom Abercrombie, Tony Woodcock and Jacko Gill.

This year’s awards are being held on Friday, 15th November 2019 at Spencer on Byron. Finalists are listed below.

A great night out for corporates to celebrate local sporting excellence. Contact the Events Team to reserve your corporate table.

For further information, please contact Sophie Wood via email, or phone 09 415 4652.

The Sport Excellence Awards consist of three award categories;

  • Sport Acknowledgment Awards

The Sport Acknowledgement Awards give each sporting code in the North Harbour region the opportunity to acknowledge an individual who has excelled in their commitment to their sport.

  • Sports Excellence Awards

The Sport Excellences Award categories highlight the outstanding performances by individual athletes, teams, coaches, referees/umpires, volunteers and events in the North Harbour region. This category recognises the achievements from one sporting year.

  • Legends of Harbour Sports Hall of Fame

The Legends of Harbour honours athletes who have achieved excellence at the highest level and have also given back to sport in the Harbour Region. These nominations were put before an independent judging panel and selected based on a set list of criteria.

We received over 120 nominations across various sports across the region. The nominations were judged by an independent panel of experts representing sport, media and business, and finalists were chosen in each category.

The category winners will be announced at the Massey University Harbour Sport Excellence Awards. See below for finalists.


O’Neills Sportsman of the Year

Ashton Reiser (Canoe sprint)
Cameron McTaggart (Olympic Weightlifting)
Michael Brake (Rowing)
Bradlee Ashby (Swimming)
Isaac Fotu (Basketball)
Dan Slater (Yachting)

Physio Connect Sportswomen of the Year

Tyla Nathan-Wong (Rugby sevens)
Elise Beavis (yachting)
Danielle McKenzie (Surf Lifesaving)
Portia Bing (Athletics)
Zoe Hobbs (Athletics)
Lisa Carrington (Canoe Racing)
Pia Tapsell (Rugby)

Cube Junior Sportsman of the Year

Edward Lau (Badminton)
Zephyr Lovelock (Snowboarding)
James Catlin (Waterpolo)
Seb Menzies & Blake McGlashan (Yachting)

Harbour Sport Junior Sportswoman of the Year

Shaunna Li (Badminton)
Gina Galloway (Swimming)
Aneka Mittendorff (Football)
Emilia Shearer (Basketball)
Jaimee Wyatt (AFL)
Clodagh Weir (Waterpolo)
Lucia Doak (Waterpolo)
Anna Leat (Football)

Harbour Sport Junior Team of the Year

Harcourts Cooper & Co North Harbour U19 (Badminton)
Westlake Boys High School Premier Badminton Team
Westlake Girls High School Premier Volleyball Team
420 Yachting Team- Seb Menzies & Blake McGlashan

Masey Universtiy International Team Performance

Logan Dunning Beck & Oscar Gunn
North Harbour U18 Hawaii team
Paul Snow-Hansen & Dan Wilcox (Sailing)

Deep Creek Brewing Co Regional Sportsman

Winner to be announced on the night

Deep Creek Brewing Co Regional Sportswoman

Christine Adamson (Athletics)
Chelsea Herbert (Motorsport)

Honda North Shore Regional Team of the Year

Harcourts Cooper and Co North Harbour Badminton
Tiger Turn North Harbour Men Hockey
Tiger Turn North Harbour Women Hockey
Harbour Raiders Men’s Volleyball team
North Harbour Senior Women Water Polo

Harbour Sport Referee/Umpire of the Year

Heloise Welch (Football)
Zak Middleton (Netball)
Cory Nicholls (Netball)
Ryan Jones (Basketball)
Cameron Beeton (Gymnastics)
Tim Stevens (AFL)
Simon Taylor (Hockey)

Zeffer Cider & Co Coach of the Year

Fanny Megahwati (Badminton)
Hamish Willcox (Sailing)
Mark Howard (Sailing)
Richie Patterson (Olympic Weightlifting)
Dave Kosoof (Hockey)
Sam Bartholomew (Hockey)
Gordon Walker (Canoe Racing)

Tass Print Sporting Event of the Year

2019 Golden Homes Swimfest
2019 North Shore Open
Upper North Island Secondary Schools Netball Tournament

The Spencer on Byron Hotel Maori Sportsperson of the Year

Bryn Hall (Rugby)
Pia Tapsell (Rugby)
Tamara Otene (NH Volleyball)
Tyla Nathan- Wong (Rugby Sevens)
Zoe Hobbs – (Athletics)

Harcourts Cooper & Co Club of the Year

Mairangi Bay Surf life Saving Club (Surf life Saving)
North Shore Amateur Swimming Club (Swimming)
North Harbour Water Polo Club (Water polo)
North Harbour Gymnastics (Gymnastics)

 Giesen Wine Volunteer of the Year

Garry Trewin (Football)
Richard Wong (Olympic Weightlifting)
Grace Campbell (Surf Life Saving)
Paul Conroy (Athletics)
Sharon Williamson (Hockey)

Massey University Innovation in sport

Hungerball ltd (Sports events)
Northern Football Federation (Football)

Legends of Harbour Sports Inductees 2018

Greg Yelavich

Jan Shearer and Leslie Egnot


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