Finalists announced for 2021 Hockey NZ Awards

We’re excited to announce the finalists for our 2021 Hockey NZ Awards!

All these people have made a massive contribution to the hockey whanau over the last 12 months and we can’t wait to honour them throughout the month of May as we award a record number of Service Awards, as well as inducting new Life Members, recognising our top Vantage Black Sticks, honouring some awesome coaches, and handing out the supreme Pakistan Trophy.

So make sure you keep an eye on the Hockey NZ social media feeds!


 2021 Administrator of the Year

  • Hailz Tweedale (Canterbury)
  • Allyson Gofton (Waikato)
  • Emma Sorensen-Brown (Marlborough)

 2021 Volunteer of the Year

  • Neil McCorkindale (Auckland)
  • Karen McConnell (Counties Manakau)
  • Craig Turner (Manawatu)

 2021 Community Umpire of the Year

  • Michael Marychurch (North Harbour)
  • Roseanna Porter (Canterbury)
  • Trevor Thomas (Auckland)

 2021 Club of the Year

  • College (Manawatu)
  • Hutt United (Wellington)
  • Otago University (Otago)

 2021 Technical Official of the Year

  • Kerry Dyson (Canterbury)
  • Jackie Tomlinson (Manawatu)
  • Paul Tessier (Wellington)

 2021 Community Initiative of the Year

  • Cello Communications Livestreaming Collaboration (Multiple Associations)
  • Hockey 9’s School Holiday Event (Auckland Hockey)
  • Outdoor Hockey Exercise Classes (North Harbour Hockey)

 2021 Sky Sport Most Outstanding Young Person of the Year Award

  • Darroch George-Bodle (North Harbour)
  • James Mountstevens (Canterbury)
  • Paige Blake (North Harbour)
  • Lochlan Hanser (Taranaki)
Posted on Tuesday, 5 April, 2022 | CommunityFeatureVolunteers