The Franklin Junior Sports Award are back, and nominations are now open. Each year, the awards recognise the local Franklin individuals and teams with outstanding achievements and contributions in sport.
This year the categories are:
Junior official/administrator of the year, Junior coach of the year, Team of the year. U13 sportswoman of the year, U13 sportsman of the year, U16 sportswoman of the year, U16 sportsman of the year, U19 sportswoman of the year, U19 sportsman of the year, Junior rising star, Sporting excellence of the year and Volunteer Recognition Ceremony, which has previously been a separate event.
The awards night will be held at Franklin: The Centre on Friday 16 March and nominations close on Friday 23 February.
Last year’s awards saw a range different sports recognised of winners from gymnasts, footballers, surf life saving, swimming and hockey among others.
For more information or to nominate an individual or team, go to http://www.sporty.co.nz/cmsport/Events/Junior-Sports-AwardsSince you’re here… we have a small favour to ask. More and more people want the Post than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Post’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. With investigative reporting, we often don't know at the beginning how a story will unfold and how long it might take to uncover. This can mean it is costly – particularly as we often face legal threats that attempt to stop our reporting. But we remain committed to raising important questions and exposing wrongdoing. And we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as NZ$5, you can support the Post – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Post