ILT Southland Sports Awards
Where: Ascot Park Hotel, Invercargill
The ILT Southland Sports Awards celebrate the south's top sportspeople, coaches, administrators and officials.
2016/2017 ILT Southland Sports Awards
The ILT Southland Sports Awards celebrate the very best of sport.
Recognising and celebrating excellence across Southland's sporting sector, the awards are a chance to acknowledge the region's top athletes, teams, coaches, administrators and officials.
The 2016/2017 ILT Southland Sports Awards will be held on Friday June 9 at the Ascot Park Hotel, from 6.30pm.
On the night
The awards function itself promises a night of entertainment and celebration.
Guests will not only get to enjoy the awards ceremony itself, but also an excellent three course meal, some beverages provided to the table, a quality guest speaker - yet to be announced - and entertainment until the small hours.
The categories are:
- ILT Senior Sportsperson of the Year
- Vodafone Junior Sportsperson of the Year
- Southland Kia Team of the Year
- Ricoh Southland Coach of the Year
- BDO Administrator of the Year
- Creation Signs Official of the Year
- NZME Masters Achievement of the Year
- Sport Southland Services to Sport
The aims of the ILT Southland Sports Awards are to
- Inspire the Southland sporting community
- Recognise and honour outstanding achievements and performances
- Recognise and honour our top coaches
- Recognise and honour the services of our top officials and administrators
- Promote positive sporting role models for Southlanders
Make a Nomination
Nominations are now open
Nominations close at 5pm on Wednesday 26 April.
The qualifying period is 1 April 2016 - 31 March 2017
CLICK HERE to read the Nomination Criteria and Important Information
CLICK HERE to make a nomination in the Senior, Junior, Team, Coach, Administrator and Masters Achievement categories
CLICK HERE to make a nomination for the Services to Sport category
Online nominations are preferred, however if you require a manual entry form you can download them here:
CLICK HERE for the nomination form for Senior, Junior, Team, Coach, Administrator and Masters Achievement categories
CLICK HERE for the nomination form for the Services to Sport category
A huge thank you to our sponsors who help to make the ILT Southland Sports Awards possible.
We ask that, where possible, you look to support them.
- Invercargill Licensing Trust
- Southland Vehicle Sales
- Ricoh Southland
- Creation Signs
Congratulations to all of the winners in the 2015/2016 ILT Southland Sports Awards
ILT Senior Sportsperson of the Year:
Eddie Dawkins - Cycling
Genevieve Behrent - Rowing
Laura Thompson - Cycling/Para-Cycling
Lima Sopoaga - Rugby
Shannon Francois - Netball
Alanna Column - Downhill MTB
Vodafone Junior Sportsperson of the Year:
Emma Cumming - Cycling
Jack Beaumont - Athletics
Bradly Knipe - Cycling
Atipa Mabonga - Athletics
Sammy Murrell - Football
Flynn Thomas - Rugby
Elizabeth Reid - Alpine Ski Racing
Southland Kia Team of the Year:
SIT Zero Fees Southland Sharks - Basketball
SGHS First XV - Rugby
Southland U21 Women - Touch
Southland Women's Masters - Golf
Ricoh South Coach of the Year:
Paul Henare - Basketball
Dave Beadle and Sid Cumming - Cycling
John O'Connor - Rowing
Dennis Thompson - Touch
Karl Watson - Cycling
BDO Administrator of the Year:
Greg Sheppard - Tennis and Tom O'Connor - Boxing
Karyn Flett - Squash
Creation Signs Official of the Year:
Kristie Simpson - Netball
Wayne Shieffelbein - Motorsport
NZME Masters Achievement of the Year:
Erin Criglington - Cycling
Gail Kirkman - Athletics
Simon Callaghan - MTB
Debbie Telfer - Athletics/Cross Country
Tickets to the awards function will be on sale immediately following the announcement of finalists.
Tickets will initially be on sale exclusively to finalists and Regional Sports Organisations, before being opened to the general public.