Norwood Rural Sports Awards Nominations

Harness Racing New Zealand is thrilled to announce that we have nominated four of our industry participants for this year’s New Zealand Norwood Rural Sports Awards.

The awards are held to celebrate sports with animal and rural backgrounds in conjunction with the Ford Ranger New Zealand Rural Games in Palmerston North on March 14 and 15, the Norwood Awards are to be held on Friday 13 March at Awapuni Racecourse.

This year we have nominated Sarah O'Reilly for the Young New Zealand Rural Sportsperson of the Year Award. Sarah won the 2019 NZ Junior Driver Championship and also the 2019 Australasian Young Drivers Championship. 

Ricky May has been nominated for the Lifetime Legacy category.

The award is for sportspeople who have consistently delivered at the elite level in their sport – fitting for a seven time New Zealand Cup winning driver, with strong rural roots through his ‘other’ career in farming.

The final nomination is in the Outstanding Contribution to the New Zealand Rural Sports Award where we have nominated Ginger Woodhouse and Lionel Sinnamon for their contribution and hard work for many years at the Omakau Racecourse. 

Harness Racing New Zealand congratulates all our nominees. We will make an announcement if any of our four nominees move through to be finalists in their respective categories. 

Full information on the Rural Games can be found at www.ruralgames.co.nz

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