Nominations open for 2020 South Taranaki Sporting Hall of Fame
We’re on the hunt for two new inductees to join the South Taranaki Sporting Hall of Fame.
“We are looking for the next two inductees to join the seven fantastic sports people we have inducted over the past three years,” says Council Community Events Coordinator, Hayley Old. “Some of the great sporting talents in our country have come from South Taranaki and we want to acknowledge that.”
A nominee must meet at least one of the following criteria to be considered for the Sporting Hall of Fame;
- Achieved international success by winning Gold, Silver or Bronze at either the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, World Championship or an officially approved elite level event; or
- Been a senior athlete or a significant contributor of a national representative team at an elite international level; or
- Made a significant contribution and distinguished service to elite sport which has brought credit to South Taranaki.
As well as these criteria, inductees must have a strong association to South Taranaki and have spent a significant period of their life living in the District.
“Anyone who hasn’t been chosen in the past is still eligible to be nominated for the 2020 round, so get in and nominate someone you think is deserving!” says Hayley.
The Sporting Hall of Fame is a partnership between the Hāwera Rotary Club - the main funders, and the South Taranaki District Council. The selection committee is made up of Mayor Phil Nixon, Councillor Jack Rangiwahia, Rotary Club members Selwyn Metcalfe and Malcolm Greenhill, and community representative Lionel Shaw.
Nominations close on 31 July.
For more information contact Hayley Old on 0800 111 323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inductees of the Sporting Hall of Fame
|James 'Jimmy' Hunter||Rugby||2017|
|Graeme West||Rugby League||2019|