Key Dates - Nominations close Wednesday 21 April - Awards Night Wednesday 23 June
Celebrating their 41st year, the Wellington Sports and Active Recreation Awards (previously Sportsperson of the Year Awards) serve to acknowledge, promote, and celebrate the contribution that sport and active recreation makes to the wider Wellington community.
The awards are organised by Nuku Ora, formally Sport Wellington and have been named one of the most prestigious events on the Wellington sporting and social calendar.
The 2021 awards seek to recognise excellence and dedication to Wellington sport and recreation during the time period from 18 April 2019 - 18 April 2021. Nominees must either reside in the Greater Wellington region, represent a Greater Wellington-based sport and recreation organisation or be widely regarded as a Wellingtonian. There are 14 categories recognising sport and recreation excellence of athletes, teams, volunteers, officials and coaches.
The awards ceremony will once again see the induction of several new Legends of Wellington Sport who, once inducted, will have plaques honouring their achievements installed at the ASB Sports Centre in Kilbirnie.