Wellington Sports Person of the Year Awards


Wellington Sports Medicine is delighted to be involved in the 2016 Wellington Sports Awards, as Category Sponsor for the Wellington Sportswoman of the Year Award. Personally for me it’s been an annual event not to miss since it first began. It’s the one night in Wellington each year when able and disabled athletes, teams, coaches, past ‘sporting  legends’, administrators, volunteers and personalities get rewarded for their efforts on the national and international stage. There are also some amazing contributions from local Wellington youth on the night, in choirs, barbershop quartets etc.

Over nearly 3 decades of working full time in sports medicine here in Wellington, I have had the absolute privilege of working with many of the athletes and support people who’ve been nominated and /or received awards for their efforts, many of them who’ve become long-time friends. It’s always been wonderful to be able to reconnect with many of them who return for the Annual Awards night.

We all know Wellington is an awesome city to live in. Wellington produces a huge number of extremely talented athletes across a huge array of individual and team sports. It’s also been able to boast huge numbers of coaches, administrators, volunteers that go onto national and international level participation in their particular sporting involvement. This event celebrates all those from participants through to the people who help them get there and it is fantastic. The line-up of nominations for the various awards once again this year is awesome and we know it’ll be a terrific night. Good luck to all nominees.

Dr Ruth Highet | Medical Director & Sports Physician | Wellington Sports Med

Wellington Sports Med Sportswoman of the Year Finalists:
Kayla Imrie – Kayaking | Mary Fisher – Para-Swimming | Ruby Tew – Rowing | Sophie Devine – Cricket | Samantha Lee – Surf Life Saving & Swimming




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