2022 NZ Sport and Recreation Award Categories

Commercial Partnership: awarded to an organisation which has formed an exceptional partnership with a commercial organisation for the benefit of sport and recreation.

Community Impact: awarded to a project which positively impacts children, young people and their whanau at a national/regional level or a local/community level

Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion: awarded to an innovative initiative which supports diversity and inclusion within sport and recreation, such as access, participation, leadership and community connection

Māori Participation: He tohu hei whakanuia i te tangata, te rōpū rānei i whakatīnanahia i te kaupapa i akiaki ai i te mana o te tangata. This award acknowledges an outstanding individual, group or organisation that contributes to whānau, hapū, iwi, Māori Wellbeing through physical activity.

Susie Simcock Future Leaders’ Scholarship: awarded to an individual leader, aged 40 or under, who has proven leadership skills and is committed to further development.

Key dates

Awards portal closes for nominations – 27 June

Finalists announced – mid-September

New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards Night – Monday 31 October

Nominations are easy. Check out the awards portal for more information on how to submit an entry and to learn more about each of the award categories for 2022.