Canterbury Sports Awards

2017 Nexia New Zealand Canterbury Sports Awards

Friday 3 March 2017

Wigram Airforce Museum

Dress code: Cocktail dress or business attire


Before dinner drinks from 6:15pm

Awards ceremony commences 7pm



Expected finish time 10:30pm

What is the Nexia New Zealand 2017 Canterbury Sports Awards?

The Nexia New Zealand 2017 Canterbury Sports Awards is a celebration of Canterbury’s outstanding sporting achievements, from the grass roots to elite levels of performance. Administrators, officials, coaches, teams and athletes are acknowledged in a very special evening of celebration. Two new Sporting Legends will also be inducted into the Sporting Legends of Canterbury Hall of Fame. Over 700 guests attend the prestigious event.

How are sportspeople nominated for the Nexia New Zealand Canterbury Sports Awards?

Sport Canterbury sends out nominations for 14 different categories to the Regional Sporting Organisation (RSO). The Regional Sporting Organisation (RSO) then decides on a nominee in the respective category or categories. Only one person per category from a sport can be nominated. Sport Canterbury has selected an independent panel of judges including – Brian Ashby (NZME), Scott Higgins (HPSNZ), Lesley Murdoch (Newstalk ZB) and Tony Smith (The Press). Sport Canterbury facilitates the judging process.

Nominations closed on Thursday 1 December, with the judging taking place on Tuesday 13 December 2016.

Finalists will be announced early January 2017.

How do you purchase tickets for the Awards?

Sports Tickets can be purchased from your Regional Sports Association, Sports Tickets are $90 per person, which includes: dinner, drinks on arrival and entertainment.

How do you purchase a corporate table?

Purchasing a corporate table at the awards is an excellent way to raise awareness with organisations passionate about sport in this region. It's a fantastic way to show your support for Canterbury's dedicated sportspeople, teams, coaches, officials and volunteers.

Corporate Table Prices - $1,500 for a table of 10 guests.

This includes; dinner, drinks and entertainment

To enquire about a corporate table please contact  or 03 373 5043

What is a Sporting Legend of Canterbury?

Every year Sport Canterbury inducts two sporting icons into the Sporting Legends Hall of Fame.

The definition of a Legend is someone who:

  • Is an acknowledged icon in their Sport and has contributed something special through their sporting career (competing, administration, coaching)
  • Holds Legendary status
  • Has made an indelible impact on our community through accomplishments and the legacy they have left.
  • Is from the Canterbury region (West Coast, Mid or South Canterbury)

With any questions regarding the Nexia New Zealand 2017 Canterbury Sports Awards please contact Sport Canterbury Business Manager Jonny Kirkpatrick, 03 373 5043.

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