Nominations are now open for the 2018 Franklin Junior Sports Awards.
Organised by the Counties Manukau Sports Foundation in association with the Franklin Local Board, the awards recognise outstanding talent in the community. Categories include; Under 19, Under 16 and Under 13 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year, and Team of the Year.
Youth that assist with optimising and supporting our talented young sports people are also in the mix, with awards for Junior Coach of the Year, and Junior Official/Administrator of the Year up for grabs. A special recognition award for Volunteer service is also included in the awards line up. The Volunteer Recognition award celebrates individuals who have made outstanding contributions to their sport.
Maraekaiti Nepia won the double at the 2017 Franklin Junior Sports Awards, taking away both the Under 13 Sportsman of the Year, and Junior Coach of the Year awards.
Nominations close on 23 February 2018, with finalists announced on 1 March 2018, and the awards ceremony taking place at Bledisloe Park Sports Centre on Wednesday 14 March, 2018. Head to the Counties Manukau Sport website to nominate someone you think is deserving.
With the wealth of sporting talent we have in our fantastic region, it’s bound to be a tough contest!