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Supreme Award-winner Seth Rance with the Senior Personality of the Year award presented by Ryan Monastra from Back in Action at last year’s Wairarapa Times-Age Sports Awards. PHOTO/FILE

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Wairarapa Times-Age Sports Awards.

Organised by the Wairarapa Times-Age the awards celebrate the achievements and dedication of Wairarapa’s sporting community and have been held by the Times-Age for close to 40 years with the support of businesses.

It also recognises the huge contributions made by sports administrators, clubs, and the hundreds of volunteers who give their time for free to make all this possible.

Last year’s awards had members of the public send in hundreds of nominations for the award categories.

Times-Age editor Grant Harding said, “For many of us, sport is an important part of our lives. Lifetime friendships are forged on training and playing fields.

“These awards not only honour those who excel in their chosen sport, but those who selflessly give of their time to ensure that the competitors experience is optimised.

“Wairarapa is blessed with many talented sportspeople, particularly among the younger age groups. The Times-Age looks forward to bringing all the best together for another great night.”

The awards cover sporting achievements in 18 categories for the year from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019.

Categories include Senior Sports Personality of the Year, Youth Sports Personality of the Year, Junior Sports Personality of the Year, Disabled Sports Personality of the Year, Administrator of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Official of the Year, Junior Official of the Year, Coach of the Year, Junior Team of the Year, Youth Team of the Year, Senior Team of the Year, Club of the Year, College of the Year and Primary School of the Year

The winners of all categories will automatically become finalists for the Supreme Champion award.

There will also be a Lifetime Achievement award and a People’s Choice award.

Nominations can be made through a form which will be published in the Times-Age over the next few weeks or by emailing your nomination to [email protected] Closing date is Friday, April 12.

The awards night will be held on Wednesday, June 19, at Copthorne Hotel and Resort Solway Park.

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