November 28, 2022
Timetable tough for Māori Sports Awards
The trust which runs the Māori Sports Awards is looking at changing the date because of changes to the sporting calender.
The awards were presented at a gala dinner at Turangawaewae Marae in Ngaruawahia this weekend, with the supreme award going to Olympic swimming finalist and Commonwealth games triple gold medalist Lewis Clareburt and the women’s title going to world squash number 4 Joelle King.
Te Tohu Taakaro o Aotearoa Charitable Trust executive director Dick Garratt says the October cut off date for nominations meant recent achievements by the Black Ferns, the All Blacks and the Kiwis didn’t get a look in.
“It’s not easy to get right. You’ve got all sorts of awards – they have the Halberg Awards in the February of the following year. Me might look at having ours as late as possible in December,” he says.