2016 Hawkes Bay Awards of Excellence finalists named

Friday, 13 May 2016

The Hawke's Bay region is getting set to celebrate the Surf Life Saving season and its members' achievements at this year's awards ceremony.

The 2016 Hawke's Bay Awards of Excellence will be held at the Napier Old Boys Marist Clubrooms on Sunday May 22.

Congratulations to all of the award finalists...


Coach of the Year
• Cian Jefferson, Westshore
• Kieran Kruger, Ocean Beach Kiwi
• Bertie Bassett-Foss, Waimarama

Lifeguard of the Year
• Jamie Hammond, Pacific
• Andrew Callinicos, Ocean Beach Kiwi
• James Laver, Waimarama
• Sean Meagher, Westshore

Outstanding Sportsmanship Junior Surf
• Kaitlyn Cotter, Westshore
• Katelyn Garbes, Ocean Beach Kiwi

Outstanding Contribution to Junior Surf
• Trina Wills, Westshore
• Karen Greenslade, Pacific
• Ben Doggett, Ocean Beach Kiwi
• Jason Broome, Waimarama

Instructor of the Year
• Brian Quirk, Westshore
• Jess Bennett, Ocean Beach Kiwi
• Brendan Hamilton-Gibbs, Waimarama

Surf Official of the Year
• Denys Carpenter, Pacific
• Trina Wills, Westshore

Most Improved Athlete (Humes Cup)
• Hadlee Dyer, Ocean Beach Kiwi
• Jade Wills, Westshore
• Bella Bassett-Foss, Waimarama

Most Outstanding Beach Athlete - Male
• Devon Flanders, Westshore
• Wesley Akeripa, Ocean Beach Kiwi
• Ben Cross, Waimarama

Most Outstanding Beach Athlete - Female
• Georgia Rathbone, Waimarama
• Amiria Bates, Ocean Beach Kiwi

Legend Ironman
• Kieran Kruger, Ocean Beach Kiwi
• Bertie Bassett-Foss, Waimarama

Volunteer of the Year
• Anne Cooper, Pacific
• Jimmy Bowden, Westshore
• Neil Galland, Westshore
• Jess Bennett, Ocean Beach Kiwi
• Tony Pattison, Waimarama

Sports Person of the Year
• Kaitlyn Cotter, Westshore
• Georgia Rathbone, Waimarama
• Scott Bicknell, Ocean Beach Kiwi

Sports Team of the Year
• Waimarama Open Men's Canoe Crew
• OBK Open Men's Canoe Crew
• Westshore Senior A IRB Crew

Outstanding Contribution to Powercraft
• Helen Jackson, Pacific
• Jaime Cox, Waimarama

For more information, please contact:

Debbie Moodie, Hawke's Bay Club Support Officer or 0274 213 506