Nominations open for 2022 BOP Sports Awards

Kelly Hudson - 2021 Bay of Plenty Official of the Year. Supplied photos.

Nominations are now open for the 2022 Forsyth Barr Bay of Plenty Sports Awards.

Sport Bay of Plenty is anticipating a high calibre of nominations following a reinvigorated domestic and international sporting calendar over the last 12 months.

Sport Bay of Plenty’s community sport and recreation general manager Nick Chambers says the local sporting community has proudly represented the region at numerous tournaments this year, and he looks forward to the community coming together to celebrate that success.

“The Forsyth Barr Bay of Plenty Sports Awards is an opportunity for schools, clubs and regional sports organisations to nominate volunteers, coaches, officials and athletes from throughout the region who have achieved exceptional results in the last 12 months.”

The qualifying period for nominations is October 1, 2021, to September 30, 2022.

Nominations close noon Friday, October 8.

Bailey Conlon - 2021 Bay of Plenty Young Disabled Sportsperson of the Year.

Award categories for 2022 include junior and adult sportsman, sportswoman and disabled sportsperson of the year, teams, coach and official of the year awards and an innovation in sport award for any individual or organisation who made a significant contribution to sport through a pioneering initiative.

Forsyth Barr Tauranga branch manager and investment adviser David McConnochie says the firm is excited to sponsor the awards for a second year.

“Forsyth Barr has a longstanding commitment to supporting schools, clubs and community organisations across the country. Supporting the Bay of Plenty Sports Awards is a way for us to acknowledge and honour the fantastic contributions made by many hard-working people across the region.

“The awards night is a great way to bring the sport and recreation community together for a night of celebration, connection, sharing and learning, and we’re really excited to once again support an event that means so much to the Bay of Plenty.”

Hayden Wilde - 2020 Bay of Plenty Young Sportsperson of the Year.

Nominations can be submitted online at

The 2022 Forsyth Barr Bay of Plenty Sports Awards will be held on Friday, November 25, at the Rotorua Energy Events Centre.

Tickets for the event go on sale on Wednesday, October 26.

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