PREVIOUS WINNER: 2022 NELSON SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Adventure racing legend Nathan Fa'avae was the Nelson Sportsperson of the Year in 2022. He is presented his trophy by Sport Tasman's Ryan Edwards.
Sportsman of the Year - Nathan Fa'avae
Sportswoman of the Year - Niamh Fisher-Black
Sport Team of the Year - Nelson Giants
Junior Sportsman of the Year - Zefa Fa’avae
Junior Sportswoman of the Year - Maia Jones
Junior Sports Team of the Year - Nelson Rowing Club’s women’s senior coxed eight
Coach of the Year- Mike Fitchett
Masters Sportsperson of the Year - Joeline Jones
Maia Jones in action for the Nelson Sparks at the national 3x3 competition where she was the top scorer. She was awarded the Junior Sportswoman of the Year.
Founded in 1959, and originally called the Nelson Marlborough Sportsman of the Year Awards, the Awards were designed to recognise outstanding performance in the field of sport within the Nelson and Marlborough Districts.
Now called the Nelson Sport & Recreation Awards, (Marlborough now have their own event), they continue to recognise outstanding performance and contribution by the region’s sportspeople as well as recognise individuals and projects that have a positive impact in our community through active recreation and sport.
The Awards has become a premier sports event for the Nelson and Tasman districts. Over their course many local, national and world champions have been honoured for their achievements and their impact on our community.
Sport Tasman is pleased to be able to continue to bring this event to life to honour our outstanding sportspeople.
The ultimate accolade of the evening is the Nelson Sportsperson of the Year who is determined to be the overall winner from the winners of the performance awards.
GoldenEdge Sportsman of the Year
Bowater Toyota Sportswoman of the Year
Nelson App Sports Team of the Year
Tasman Pine Forests Junior Sports Team of the Year
Johnston Assciates Emerging Talent Award (1 of two emerging talent awards)
CNX Emerging Talent Award
Rutherford Hotel Coach of the Year
NBS Community Impact Award
Rata Foundation Diversity and Inclusion
Lifetime Services to Sport
FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER 2023
RUTHERFORD HOTEL, NELSON
Key Dates :
Nominations open: 1 September 2023
Nominations close: 13 October 2023
AWARDS DINNER: FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER
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