SPORTS AWARDS: Surf lifesaver/swimmer Laura Quilter (above left) collected the sportswoman trophy for the fourth year running at the 2017 Logans Sporting Excellence Awards. She also won the overall sportsperson title for the second time. She is pictured with David Wilson of sportswoman category sponsor Gisborne District Council.
Waikanae under-19 men’s double ski surf lifesaving crew of Zach Ferkins (with trophy) and Quaid Thompson won the junior team section. They are pictured with Wayne Spence of EIT Tairawhiti.
ENDEAVOUR RECOGNITION: Squash stalwart Audine Grace-Kutia was awarded the Parker Family Endeavour Youth Cup.
MMA potential: Aspiring mixed martial arts professional Nicholas Low won the junior sportsman trophy for his national age group success in wrestling. He is pictured with James Woochuk (also a wrestling coach) and Gavin Kernohan of Eastland Toyota.
DOUBLE WINNER: Surf lifesaver Olivia Corrin won The Gisborne Herald junior sportswoman and Plumbing World international sportsperson categories. She is pictured with Warren Banks representing Plumbing World.
leader by example: The Future Leader Scholarship was presented to Gisborne Boys’ High School first 15 captain and New Zealanad schools representative Quade Tapsell, pictured with Peter Dawson of the Rotary Club of Gisborne.
AMBER AGAIN: The Coates Associates official award went to hockey umpire Amber Church, who was unable to attend, so Kelsey Teneti received on her behalf from senior rugby referee Royce Maynard of Coates.
EVENT EXCELLENCE: Poverty Bay Hockey Association’s organisation of the 2016 North Island mixed secondary schools tournament won it the Turanga Health Event Excellence Award. Kelsey Teneti, on behalf of PB Hockey, accepted the award from Turanga Health’s Dwayne Tamatea.
MAKING WAVES: Gisborne Boardriders Club was named club of the year. With Peter Dawson, on behalf of category sponsor River Oaks Mews Ltd are GBC representatives Andrew McCulloch, Kelly Ryan and Andrew Vette.
COMMUNITY IMPACT: Swim For Life Charitable Trust manager Carl Newman (left) receives the Community Impact award from Pak’nSave Gisborne owner-operator Ewan Atherton.