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2020 Pakistan Trophy winner – Peter Cox

The Pakistan Trophy is awarded to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the administration of hockey in the previous 12 months.

At this year’s Hockey New Zealand awards, we acknowledged two Pakistan Trophy winners – both the 2019 and 2020 recipients of this prestigious award due to last year’s ceremony being cancelled.

Peter Cox was instrumental in getting Christchurch’s Nunweek Park redeveloped post the city’s devastating earthquake.

His leadership and drive meant hockey was well ahead of other sports, and ensured our hockey community got to keep playing the game they loved.

Cox has been a member of the Canterbury Artificial Surfaces Trust since 2000, spending 10 years as Chair. His management skills were also used by the North Canterbury Sports Trust to help with the Mainpower Waimakariri Turf which is a focal point for that community.

Our 2020 Pakistan Trophy winner has been a Nga Puna Wai trustee since its inception, helping to develop the venue into a cornerstone of the Canterbury hockey community.

He has been working recently to establish a turf in Rolleston to meet the area’s growing population, and by the end of the year they will have their own full-sized turf.

A Life Member of Canterbury Hockey, Cox has outstanding facilities knowledge and business nous which he is always willing to offer to secure the future of our ever-growing game.

A humble man, who doesn’t like to be recognised for his efforts, Cox always finds time for hockey despite sitting on numerous other boards.

Posted on Monday, 3 May, 2021 | CommunityFeature