Annesbrook Church, Stoke, Nelson

Nelson Sports Awards

Date:     25/11/2016

Venue:  Annesbrook Church, Stoke, Nelson



Olympic gold medal rowing great, four-time world rowing champion and world record holder Eric Murray was the highlight at this year's Nelson Sports Awards.  We congratulate all our nominees and winners and wish you continued success this coming year.


For a list of this year's winners click here or see below.

The Nelson Sports Awards is our signature event of the year and recognises outstanding performance and service to sport by people of the Nelson region.  We understand the importance of recognising and celebrating successes in sport to inspire excellence in our region.


Programme Highlights

Guest speaker Eddie Dawkins - Olympic gold medal rowing great, four-time world rowing champ and world record holder

MC for the evening, well known sports commentator Jason Pine

Our local Olympians and Chairperson for Paralympics New Zealand, Selwyn Maister joined us at the Awards Dinner

We recgnised our newest Olympians: George Bennett, Julian Matthews, Brook Robertson and Kelsey Smith as well as our newest Paralympian, Liam Malone. 

Miles and Margaret Jackson entertained us with background music during dinner


Award Categories:

  • Nelson Pine Industries - Sportsman of the Year
  • Bowater Motor Group - Sportswoman of the Year
  • More FM Nelson - Sports Team of the Year
  • Sport Tasman - Junior Sportsman of the Year
  • Hirepool - Junior Sportswoman of the Year
  • Fairfax Media - Junior Sports Team of the Year
  • ASB - Coach of the Year
  • Speedy Print - Masters Sportsperson/Sports Team of the Year
  • Rata Foundation - Lifetime Contribution to Sport


Image courtesy of Guy Swarbrick/Cycling NZ


    Image courtesy of Dianne Manson                 


The event has been running since 1959. Click here to view the winners history.  For a list of 2016 winners click hereClick here to view a full list of the 2016 nominees.


More Information

For more information please contact Rita Merriman, Events Manager


Phone:  03 923 2311


Thank you to our sponsors:


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Pablo Picasso


Rita Merriman
Events Manager
03 923 2311