Over 50 people came together to celebrate the Squash NZ National Awards, held at the Jet Park Hotel in Auckland last Friday. Squash NZ staff, Life Members, District Presidents, District staff and honoured guests were invited to celebrate the presentation of nine awards.
Club of the Year 2012: Devoy Squash & Fitness Centre
Volunteer of the Year 2012: Deb Boyd-Collins (Devoy Squash & Fitness)
New Coach of the Year 2012: Stuart Fraser (Eden Epsom)
Club & School Coach of the Year 2012: Murray Sutherland (Hawkes' Bay SRC)
District Performance Coach of the Year 2012: Carol Owens (Eden Epsom)
Chairman's Award 2012: Tauranga Squash Club Relocation Committee
Personality of the Year 2012: Butch Gifford
A special award was presented to Butch Gifford on behalf of Oceania Squash Federation as Butch was made a Life Member for more than 15 years of service to the organisation.
A special award was also presented to Leah Goodhew, President of Squash Northland, on behalf of Sport Northland as she won the Administrator of the Year Award but could not be there to collect the award as she was at the Squash NZ Awards instead!
Squash NZ would like to thank all the clubs and Districts for their nominations and would like to congratulate all those volunteers, clubs and coaches who were all nominated for their fantastic contributions to our sport, which made judging the awards a very difficult task for the various Judging Panels. And we would like to extend special congratulations to the award winners and to thank them for their work in 2012.
Photographs of the Awards can be viewed and downloaded from the Squash NZ Facebook page www.fb.com/squashNZ
More information can be found on the Squash NZ National Awards pages here
2012 Squash NZ Personality of the Year winner Butch Gifford (left) with previous winners of the same award
(L-R) Rob Walker, Aileen Buscke, Dame Susan Devoy, Carol Owens, Don Cotter and Murray Day