Official of the Year
Open to an outstanding referee / umpire / judge within the qualifying period. Achievements by nominees will only be considered if they have occurred during the qualifying period of 18 April 2019 to 18 April 2021.
Referee / umpire nominations are open to all on field / off field / court officials e.g. referees, umpires, sideline assistants, score bench officials, road marshals, commissaries
Only individual nominations will be accepted
Volunteers, paid staff, amateurs and professionals are eligible
Nominees under consideration for the awards must be a ‘Wellingtonian’ as per the criteria (a), (b), or (c) below:
(a) Through residency in the greater Wellington region during the qualifying period
(b) Through representing the Wellington region or a Wellington based club in their chosen discipline during the qualifying period
(c) Through being commonly acknowledged as a Wellingtonian (including the Wairarapa, Kapiti, Porirua and Hutt Valley) although not regularly resident in the region due to the demands of their sporting career.