- Publish Date
- Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 11:19AM
Get your votes in for the Hits People's Choice Award at the Forsyth Barr Hawke's Bay Sports Awards May 25th!
Rower Emma Twigg - Born in Napier, the Napier Girls High School old girl has successfully represented New Zealand in the Women's Single Sculls. Twigg competed at both the Beijing 2008 and the London 2012 Olympic games. Having a break for the last few years, Twigg recently announced a return to the sport and her aim to get on top of the dais at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The 2014 Single Sculls World Champion, Twigg was the Hawke’s Bay Sportsperson of the Year in 2005 and 2007 and is up for the 2000 – 2009 Hawke’s Bay Sportsperson of the Decade at the 2019 Forsyth Barr Sports Awards.
Hawks basketballer Jarrod Kenny - The captain of the Hawke’s Bay Hawks was instrumental in the Hawks run to the playoffs in the 2018 season. Following an outstanding 2017 season, Kenny averaged career-best numbers with 12.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 7.5 assists over the 15 games. He resigned with the franchise for 2019 and has continued where he left off recently recording 15 assists, 10 rebounds and 5 points in the Hawks win over the Southern Huskies. His 2018 form meant he played a role in the bronze medal effort for the New Zealand Tall Blacks at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. A regular in the Tall Blacks set-up sine debuting in 2011, Kenny has continued o be a crowd favourite for the Hawke’s Bay basketball community.
Magpies rugby player Brad Weber - The former Napier Boys' High School player and one test All Black, Weber continues to be a shining light both on and off the field. Weber has played his 100th first class matches, and has been an integral member of the Magpies and Chiefs sides in the 2018 and 2019 seasons. The 20111 IRB Junior World Championship winner, Weber went on to captain the Super Rugby side in the 2018 match against the touring British and Irish Lions and has been an inspirational captain for both the Waikato and Hawke’s Bay provinces during his career.
White Ferns cricketer Rosemary Mair - The 20-year-old Central Hinds player made her Women’s Twenty20 International cricket debut in the victorious New Zealand side that played India in February 2019. Mair claimed 1 wicket for 31 runs in the 23-run win. This performance propelled her to go on and represent New Zealand against Australia in a one day international at the famous WACA in Perth. Mair claimed 2 wickets for 35 runs off 7 overs in the close loss. The former Taradale High School ‘A’ grade squash player has had a meteoric rise to the national side after captaining the Central District Under-21 team in 2018 to playing against power houses Australia and India in 2019.
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Entries close Midnight May 23rd.
For more information on the awards evening May 25th click HERE.