Whanganui Secondary Schools Sports Awards


The Whanganui Secondary School Sports Awards are held in school term four each year to celebrate the sporting achievements of secondary schools across the Whanganui, Rangitikei and Ruapehu districts during the time period 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2018. The Awards are a great way to recognise our region’s young people as athletes, coaches and volunteers. While the awards ceremony celebrates top performances, it is also about recognising student coaches, officials and their contribution to sport. As well as the awards ceremony itself, guests will be treated to drinks and nibbles and entertainment by guest speaker Rachel Māia, 1st International NZ Paraclimber.

Paraclimber Rachel Māia fought back from a life changing setback to reach the top of her sport. At the age of 16, Māia fell and shattered one ankle and broke the other, leaving her with permanent lower limb damage. After 18 years away from climbing, Māia made a triumphant return, becoming the first NZ representative in her sport after less than a year of training and setting 3 NZ records at the recent World Championship.

“Anything’s possible. Adapt. Defy. Learn by failing, learn by trying.” – Rachel Māia

When: Wednesday, 31 October
Time: 5.15pm – 8.00pm
Where: Whanganui High School
Tickets: Tickets on sale now from the Sport Whanganui office – 40 Maria Place Extension. $10 per person. FREE for nominees.