Sport and Recreation Awards 2020

17 February 2020

Winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner in Hamilton on Monday 15 June 2020.


Every year, individuals and organisations throughout New Zealand make outstanding contributions to enrich people’s lives through sport and recreation.

The New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards, hosted and organised by Sport NZ, highlight the very best of this work, celebrating excellence and leadership in community sport and recreation.

Entries for 2020 closed on Friday 14 February. The winners will be announced at the New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards Dinner, to be held in Hamilton on Monday 15 June 2020.

Event Excellence Award

Awarded for best practice event planning and delivery in the sport and recreation sector.

Community Impact Award

Awarded to a project which positively impacts children, young people and their whānau

Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion Award

Awarded to an innovative initiative which supports diversity and inclusion within sport and recreation, such as access, participation, leadership and community connection.

Commercial Partnership Award

Awarded to an organisation which has formed an exceptional partnership with a commercial organisation for the benefit of sport and recreation.

Future Leaders Scholarship

Awarded to an individual, aged 40 or under, who has a proven track record of leadership and potential to make a major contribution to the sporting sector.

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