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Awards honour our
World beater: Hawke's Bay Sportsperson of the Year for 2011, shearer Cam Ferguson accepts his award.
Right, pictured doing what he does best.
Masters sportsperson of the year: Ali Hollington.
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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 champion in 2010, took out the coveted
Hawke's Bay Sportsperson of the Year award,
after being named Senior Sportsperson of the
Ferguson, 27, also set a new strongwool lamb
world shearing record this year of 742 lambs in
Ferguson 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
wiggling'' 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 shear-
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, featured a moving tribute to
the late Ian Morris.
Reignier School pupils accompanied entertainer
Hammond Gamble on stage to sing the sports
anthem C'mon The Bay, written by Morris, who
died last October
Winners at the 2011 UnisonFibre Hawke's
Bay Sports Awards:
Hawke's Bay Sportsperson of the Year/
Senior Sportsperson: Cam Ferguson (Shear-
2010 double world champion title in the individ-
ual machine and team events. New world
strongwool record, shearing 742 lambs in 8 hours.
Runner-up at New Zealand Open Shearing Cham-
pionships and third in the New Zealand circuit
final. Member of New Zealand team that won
International Teams Challenge.
Junior Sportsperson: Star Timu (Rugby).
Member of the Junior All Blacks world cham-
pion side of 2010. Started in all five tournament
games, including the 62-17 victory over Australia
in the final.
Masters Sportsperson: Ali Hollington
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 mul-
tiple international and national age-group titles.
Junior Team: Hawke's Bay Under-18 Men's
Winners of the New Zealand U18 premier men's
championship title, the first Hawke's Bay side to
win a national title in 15 years. Coached by Todd
Senior Team: Rowland and Doug Smith
Set a new world record for two-stand strong
wool ewe shearing.
Coach: Greg Nicol (Hockey).
Coach of NZ U17 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 (Cycling).
Current Bike New Zealand Road and Track
Cycling vice president.
UnisonFibre Service to Sport award
Owen Bold (Badminton, Tennis and Squash).
Over 60 years' contribution to tennis. Winner
of New Zealand and Regional tennis titles.
Member of the International Lawn Tennis Club
of New Zealand. Winner of Hawke's Bay bad-
minton and squash titles. Twenty years'
coaching badminton, tennis and squash in clubs
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 Hibernian
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 president for 21 years. Surf sports controller
for more than 15 years.
Errol Hantz (Rugby).
Current Hawke's Bay Primary Rugby sec-
retary. Key driver behind recent Ross Shield
tournament. Established the Barefoot 7s tour-
nament, which has more than 2500 players, and
created the Beach 5s.
Jim Tobin (Athletics).
Fifty years' involvement as an athlete, official,
nationally and internationally. Attended 14
World Masters Athletics championships.
Awarded World Masters Athletics gold pin
award for sustained services.
June Sports Events
HB Junior Badminton Open
Hastings Sport Centre
4&5 Central Region U15 Girls Hockey Tournament
HB Badminton Queens Birthday Invitation
Hawks vs Otago
Pettigrew Green Arena
10-12. North Island Squash Champs
HB Squash Rackets Club
Hawks vs Waikato, PGA
For more information, go to www.sporthb.net.nz
The Choice to Change
By Daniel Evans Active Families coordinator
Sport Hawkes Bay
According to the Ministry of Health statistics, one
in four adults are obese and one in ve children
Whether we would like to admit it or not, New
Zealand is facing an ever growing problem
regarding health and weight control.
The good news is that you control your decisions
and your familys decisions to make a change
towards a healthier lifestyle.
Our programme educates families together
through groupsport, family cooking classes, learn
to swim, guest presenters and education sessions.
We work with the families to form a healthy pathway tobetter health.
Push play at least 30 minutes a day. The choice is yours.
An Active Families Success Story is ten year old Wiremu Panapa, who now
leads by example.
When Wiremu rst joined Active Families he was very shy as most kids
are but as mum, Lyn and Dad, Ropa continued to support their child his
condence grew and grew.
Lyn mentions Wiremus condence has grown and he is interacting with
the other kids a lot more.
Since joining the programme Wiremus condence has grown enough for
him to trial for the Hawkes Bay U13 badminton team where his hard work
paid oﬀ by being selected.
Congratulations Wiremu. Mums advice for other families is to encourage
without pushing and to be prepared to get out there yourself.
Keep up the great work!
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