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The Marlborough Sports Hall Of Fame

Thursday 18 October 2012, 6:06PM

By Marlborough District Council

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MARLBOROUGH

The district’s Sports Hall of Fame ‘Book of Recognition’ was established in 1993 by Sport Tasman to honour outstanding local sporting figures and to provide a permanent record of their achievements. This book is held at the public library in Blenheim.

The Marlborough District Council hosts the annual event and the Mayor makes the presentations. It is a way of celebrating the sporting triumphs of Marlborough.

There are two categories of acknowledgement for our sportspeople, coaches and officials; the Hall of Fame and the Roll of Honour. All names are entered in the Book of Recognition.

To be selected for the Sports Hall of Fame, a sportsperson must be living here and selected as a full New Zealand representative and endorsed by their sport’s national governing body.

To be entered on the Roll of Honour, a sportsperson must also be a local resident who achieves any kind of national representative honour, through the age grades and competing at international level.

Sport Tasman has discretion to consider nominees outside the criteria in exceptional circumstances.

This year’s Sport’s Hall of Fame awards were announced last Friday by Mayor Alistair Sowman at a reception at the Marlborough District Council Chambers.