by Greta Yeoman
Temuka will celebrate its sporting stars later this month.
The annual Temuka Sports Awards will be held on March 22, covering awards categories across various age groups and roles.
Those nominated for the awards must have been involved with their respective sporting activities between February 1, 2018 and February 1, 2019.
The categories include junior sportsperson (under-14), intermediate sportsperson (for those aged 14-18) and open sportsperson for those over 18.
Other nominated categories include junior sports team and senior sports team, along with awards for coaching and the volunteer/administrator of the year.
The 2018 Temuka Sports Awards evening will be held at the Temuka Golf Club on March 22, starting at 7pm.
The guest speaker will be Black Fern Sevens player Ruby Tui.
Tui, who has been with the Black Ferns since 2012, was part of the New Zealand women’s sevens rugby team that won the Women’s Rugby World Cup in 2017.
The team was also named the World Rugby team of the year that year – the first women’s team to gain the international achievement.
Last year’s supreme award winner in the Temuka Sports Awards was athlete Ryan Bagrie, and the 2016 overall award went to speed skater Tyla Smith.