Sportsman of the Year
Open to any male who has excelled as an individual or in a team, in one or more sports whose level of achievement represented the Wellington region to the highest level / greatest achievement. Achievements by nominees will only be considered if they have occurred during the qualifying period of 18 April 2019 to 18 April 2021.
Regarding the achievement, was it in that sport’s ‘pinnacle event’ (eg Olympics, Paralympics, Rugby World Cup)
Regarding the achievement, was it a world record, or world ranking or recognition (eg ‘World Player of the Year’)
Regarding the achievement, the quality of the field / competition
The global nature of the sport
New Zealand’s capability and world ranking over a period of time in the particular sport
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.