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Harbour Sport Excellence Awards 2023

Celebrating our community achievements
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Friday, 24th November – Event Finda Stadium

Thank You to last years Sponsors!

Celebrating the achievements of North Harbour’s top athletes, coaches, referees/umpire, volunteers and community groups.

Our 3 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.

Excellence Awards

    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. This year we have introduced two new awards – Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion, and Community Impact Award.

    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 setlist of criteria.


    Tickets can be purchased per table of 8 or 10, or individually to be seated at a shared table.


    Adults – $149.00 incl. GST

    Youth (under 18) – $120.00 incl. GST

    Table 10 or 8 –  dependent on Adult/ Youth numbers

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     Congratulations to all our 2022 Winners

    Harbour Sport Sportsman of the Year

    Tom Saunders — Sailing

    Harcourts Cooper & Co Sportswoman of the Year

    Dame Lisa Carrington – Kayaking

    Cube Junior Sportsman of the Year

    Cameron Gray  Swimming

    Tass Print Junior Sportswoman of the Year

    Izzy Gaze – Cricket

    Honda North Shore International Team Performance

    Erica Dawson and Micah Wilkinson – Sailing

    Supa Water Regional Sportsman

    Greg Vukets – Volleyball

    Vista Regional Sportswoman

    Hannah Davenhill – Volleyball

    Harcourts Cooper & Co Regional Team of the Year

    North Harbour Wisden Cup Team – Badminton

    Sports Distributors Referee/Umpire of the Year

    Cameron Beeton – Gymnastics

    Deep Creek Brewery Coach of the Year

    Gordon Walker – Canoe Racing

    Eventfinda Stadium Sporting Event of the Year

    U12 Rowan Brown Water Polo Tournament

    Margin Gains Community Impact Award

    Harbour Hockey — Te Hononga a Iwi (Restoring Rosedale Park)

    Harcourts Cooper & Co Māori Sportsperson of the Year

    Shaun Stevenson – Rugby

    Harcourts Cooper & Co Club of the Year

    Pupuke Golf Club

    Margin Gains Volunteer of the Year

    John Kavanagh – Golf

    Insphire Community Coach of the Year

    Jan Lundon – Netball North Harbour

    Giesen Wines Sporting Acknowledgements

    Claire Watson – North Harbour Water Polo

    Trevor Smith – Harbour Softball

    Poppy Sancto-Jones – Artistic Swimming

    Stephen Bowden – Badminton North Harbour

    Tom O’Keeffe – AFL

    Sue Woods – Harbour Basketball

    Constance Hughes and Peggy Hughes –North Harbour Netball

    Eddie Figota – Northcote Tiger Rugby League

    Grant Richardson – BMX

    Haylee Ross – Gymnastics

    Jason Pocock – Mairangi Bay Surf Lifesaving Club

    Russell Fisher – East Coast Bays Football Club

    Kathleen Martin – Swimming

    Terry Moverley – Lawn Bowls

    Graham Doreen – Lawn Bowls

    Roger Brown – Kennedy Park Petanque Club

    George Koria – Volleyball

    Vaughan Wright – Albany United Football Club

    Bronwyn Coomer-Smit – Field Hockey

    A massive congratulations to our Harbour Sport Supreme Award Winner 2022

    Dame Lisa Carrington – Kayaking

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