• Central Hawke's Bay Sports Awards moved online due to Covid-19

Central Hawke's Bay Sports Awards moved online due to Covid-19

The 2021 CHB Mail Central Hawke’s Bay Sports Awards has been moved to an online celebration due to Covid-19 restrictions on large gatherings. 

Sport Hawke’s Bay CHB Community Sport Advisor, Nicki Heremaia said the online awards presentation provides the opportunity for more people to celebrate the performances and contributions from sport codes and local high achievers. 

The awards will be screened on Facebook and YouTube. The awards finalists will be announced on Thursday, October 14.

“The aim is to build a large audience for the awards ceremony, and we will be doing a range of promotions to build the hype”.

All categories will be part of the online awards. The Hall of Fame inductees will not feature as part of the awards.

In 2020 Sport Hawke’s Bay presented the Forsyth Barr Hawke’s Bay Sports Awards online due to the ongoing impact of Covid.

Sport Hawke’s Bay General Manager Ryan Hambleton said the awards in 2020 is one they will "all remember".

"It was important for the team at Sport Hawke’s Bay to recognise some of the outstanding sportspeople, volunteers, coaches, and organisations in the region. The 2021 Central Hawke’s Bay awards evening date is being shifted to allow time to prepare the online format, with more information to follow in the coming weeks”

“Sport in Hawke’s Bay is in a healthy state but continues to face uncertainty due to the impact of Covid-19. It is great that we are able to continue to celebrate the achievements of so many and we
hope our community can join us online."