The event attended by the members of the local sporting federations as well as invited guests rewarded the athletes and officials for their effort in the 2018 season.
Bowler Taiki Paniani and swimmer Kirstein Fisher-Marsters won the major awards – the Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year, respectively.
However they were not present on the night to pick up their awards.
The Sportsman and the Sportswoman of the Year 2017 Brett Baudinet (tennis player) and Patricia Taea (athletics – sprinter) were the guest speakers at the event.
They spoke about their career and their experiences representing the country at the various international events.
Pa Enua Sports Association of the Year – Mangaia Sports Association
Pa Enua Sports Achievement Award – Enuamanu School Sevens Team
Women in Sports Trophy – Basketball Women 5 on 5
Sports Achievement of the Year Award – Lawn Bowls
Sports Technical Official of the Year – John Pareanga
CI Football, Sports Administrator of the Year – Pauline Dean –
CI Football, Sports Coach of the Year – Darren Piri - Tupapa Maraerenga,
Fair Play Award – Basketball Men’s 5 on 5
Junior Sportswoman of the Year – Jade Tierney
Junior Sportsman of the Year – Bede Aitu
International Olympic Committee Sports Personality Award – Hugh Graham
Sports Team of the Year – Lawn Bowls
Sportswoman of the Year – Kirstein Fisher-Marsters
Sportsman of the Year – Taiki Paniani
Services to Sport – Brian Baudinet.http://128v2.com