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Congratulations: WILLIE THOW
winner of a $30 HARVEY NORMAN voucher
(to assist with the cost of photo development or the purchase of camera accessories)
Player: JAMES HARPER Team: 5th GRADE HRS EAGLES
Photograph: courtesy HRS Sportsground website
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Ferguson fleeces Bay sport awards
World beater: Hawke's Bay
Sportsperson of the Year for 2011,
shearer Cam Ferguson accepts his
award. Above, pictured doing what
he does best.
Hawke's Bay's world record-
breaking sheep shearers took
home three of the major gongs at
the 2011 UnisonFibre Hawke's
Bay Sports Awards in front of 500
people in a black-tie affair at Pet-
tigrew Green Arena on May 28.
Waipawa's Cam Ferguson, a
two-time world shearing cham-
pion in 2010, took out the coveted
Hawke's Bay Sportsperson of the
Year award, after being named
Senior Sportsperson of the Year.
Ferguson, 27, also set a new
strongwool lamb world shearing
record this year of 742 lambs in
He seemed almost apologetic in
winning the major award, but put
his achievements into context
when he revealed his world record
was the equivalent of running two
marathons and lifting a wig-
gling'' 20-kilogram bag of spuds
every five minutes for eight hours.
Hawke's Bay brothers Rowland
and Doug Smith took out the
senior team award for their new
world record for two-stand
strongwool ewe shearing.
The pair sheared 1066 ewes
over eight hours, surpassing the
previous record of 986 sheep,
which had stood for 11 years.
The night, hosted by television
personality Andrew Mulligan, fea-
tured a moving tribute to the late
Reignier School pupils
Hammond Gamble on stage to
sing the sports anthem C'mon The
Bay, written by Morris, who died
Winners at the 2011 Unison-
Fibre Hawke's Bay Sports
Hawke's Bay Sportsperson
of the Year/Senior Sports-
person: Cam Ferguson (shear-
2010 double world champion
title in the individual machine
and team events. New world
strongwool record, shearing 742
lambs in eight hours. Runner-up
at New Zealand Open Shearing
Championships and third in the
New Zealand circuit final. Mem-
ber of New Zealand team that won
International Teams Challenge.
Junior Sportsperson: Star
Member of the Junior All
Blacks world champion side of
2010. Started in all five tourna-
ment games, including the 62-17
victory over Australia in the final.
Masters Sportsperson: Ali
Age-group title winner at the
ITU World Triathlon long-
distance championships. Fourth
in 45 to 50-year age group at the
World Triathlon Corporation
Hawaiian Ironman. Holder of
multiple international and
national age-group titles.
Junior Team: Hawke's Bay
under 18 men's hockey team.
Winners of the New Zealand
under-18 premier men's cham-
pionship title, the first Hawke's
Bay side to win a national title in
15 years. Coached by Todd Astill.
Senior Team: Rowland and
Doug Smith (shearing).
Set a world record for two-stand
strong wool ewe shearing.
Coach: Greg Nicol (hockey).
Coach of NZ under 17 women's
Youth Olympic bronze medallists.
New Zealand women's Black
Sticks assistant coach in test
series against Japan and India.
New Zealand Junior Academy
assistant coach. Head coach of the
Kelt Capital Hockey Academy and
Hawke's Bay senior men's coach.
Official: Chris Pollock (rugby).
Hawke's Bay's leading rugby
referee. Two international
appointments including United
States v Russia and Italy v
Argentina, and assistant referee
for the Australia v Ireland and
Wales v Australia tests.
Administrator: Ivan Aplin
Current Bike New Zealand
Road and Track Cycling vice
UnisonFibre Service to
Sport award recipients:
Owen Bold (badminton, tennis
More than 60 years' contri-
bution to tennis. Winner of New
Zealand and regional tennis titles.
Member of the International
Lawn Tennis Club of New Zea-
land. Winner of Hawke's Bay bad-
minton and squash titles. Twenty
years' coaching badminton, tennis
and squash in clubs and schools.
Bill Dick (football).
Captained Napier City Rovers
and Hawke's Bay football sides.
Coached Napier City Rovers to
Chatham Cup semifinals twice.
Established football in Napier
Marist School. Coached Colenso
High School to New Zealand
secondary schools national title.
Instrumental starting Napier
Marist Football Club and the
Bob Dickson (surf lifesaving).
Life member of Surf Life Saving
New Zealand and Surf Life Saving
Hawke's Bay. Waimarama Surf
Life Saving Club life member
since 2008. Ten years as Hawke's
Bay District chairman and presi-
dent for 21 years. Surf sports con-
troller for more than 15 years.
Errol Hantz (rugby).
Current Hawke's Bay Primary
Rugby secretary. Key driver
behind recent Ross Shield tourna-
ment. Established the Barefoot 7s
tournament, which has more than
2500 players, and created the
Jim Tobin (athletics).
Fifty years' involvement as an
athlete, official, nationally and
internationally. Attended 14
World Masters Athletics cham-
pionships. Awarded World
Masters Athletics gold pin award
for sustained services.
Allan Potts (athletics)
Recipient of NZ Order of Merit.
Coach of numerous athletes at
Olympic, World Champ and Com-
monwealth Games level. Past
president of Athletics NZ and
Hastings Athletics Chair. Life
member of both Athletics NZ and
Hawke's Bay/Gisborne Athletics.
Unison Hawke's Bay Sports
Hall of Fame Inductees
Veteran of 148 tests for the NZ
women's hockey team between
1999-2008. Attended Sydney and
Beijing Olympic Games. Attended
World Cup and Commonwealth
Games in 2002. Central Hockey
representative for six years.
Hawke's Bay senior women's
hockey representative for eight
years including player/coach of
winning team in 2004. Three-time
winner of the National Hockey
Played for the NZ Black Sox
softball team between 1984-2000.
World Series winner in 1996 and
runner-up in 1992. Chubb was
pitching coach for the 2000 and
2004 World Series-winning NZ
teams, and has resurrected this
role in 2011 for the NZ Black
Socks North American Tour.
Inducted into the NZ Softball Hall
of Fame in 2004 and recipient of
the NZ Order of Merit in 2005.
Chubb has won three provincial
titles and four national club titles.
Best Club Operations:
Hawke's Bay Mountainbike Club.
Best Club Performance:
Hawke's Bay Multisports Club.
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