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Top gongs for Black Sticks captain Hull – World news

Top gongs for Black Sticks captain Hull – World news
Black Sticks co-captain Megan Hull has been named Tararua sportsperson of the year.

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Black Sticks co-captain Megan Hull has been named Tararua sportsperson of the year.

Black Sticks co-captain Megan Hull has reigned supreme at the Tararua Sports awards.

Hull was named the supreme sportsperson of the year during an online ceremony on Friday night and won the sportsperson-of-the-year award.

The Pongaroa woman was part of the Black Sticks squad that finished eighth at the Tokyo Olympics last year.

The defender also played in the trans-Tasman series against Australia in Palmerston North last year, against Australia in Perth.

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The team of the year was the Ngāti Kahungunu ki Tāmaki Nui a Rua under-15 boys basketball team, which won the under-15 Māori title last year.

The team was unbeaten at the championships and beat Ahuriri in the final.

In other awards, the junior sportswoman of the year was all-round sportsperson Abby Treder and has represented Tararua regionally and nationally in cricket, squash and hockey.

Treder was in the Manawatū development, secondary schools, under-15 and under-18 cricket teams, as well as the Central Districts under-17 team.

Junior sportsman of the year was boxer Connor Anderson, who won the Manawatū championships, the North Island Golden Gloves and New Zealand Golden Gloves titles and won the national title.

Anderson’s coach Adam Jones won the coach-of-the-year award. He is the owner and coach at BAMS Boxing Club in Dannevirke.

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The official of the year was netball umpire Ken Metekingi, who has been selected to officiate at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

The administrator-volunteer of the year was Bexx Brown, who has been involved with Bush senior rugby since 2018.

Two new categories were added this year to showcase the work the community has done in response to Covid-19.

The first is the community play-active recreation initiative of the year, which went to Bush Multisport Trust for its Loose Parts Play Park, which is part of the multisport facility.

The Covid-19 response of the year was won by the Central and Southern Hawke’s Bay Show Jumping Club, which held a pop-up show in November in response to many event cancellations.

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