Sports Dinner 2018
The Spencer on Byron Hotel hosted the annual Kristin Sports Dinner Awards last night (Thursday 18 October) It was a fabulous celebration of sport. Guest speaker for the night was our very own North Shore star Eliza McCartney. She spoke passionately about the benefits of being active through sport, how to overcome challenges and always to look ahead and plan. Her key message was “always give 100% no matter the situation or how you feel”.
We were also privileged to have in attendance, Kristin alumni, Olivia and Cameron McTaggart. Our very own NZ representatives at the 2018 Commonwealth games. The 400 parents, students staff and friends of Kristin who attended were delighted to hear from Eliza, that Olivia had pushed her at training but also has been a great support to her.
This year the school added to the awards, the Peter Troake Cup, Peter a year 13 student who passed away last year and the family kindly donated this new cup in his memory. Peter loved representing Kristin in sport. Mason Orchard was the inaugural winner and was delighted to be presented this for his loyalty, commitment and honour to Kristin Sport.
The Firth Cup presented to our overall sportsperson of the year went to year 13 student Macsen Sisam. Macsen, has had an amazing year in tennis. He was selected in the NZ Davis Cup team, having been a finalist in the NZ Mens Open Championship. Following major surgery on his ankle, Macsen bounced back gaining his first ATP tour points following an impressive performance in Tunisia just last month. We wish him all the very best as he pursues a professional tennis career.
Congratulations to all of those that won awards. Well deserved and please do continue to play sport and be physically active.Thank you to the staff and parents for their continued support of Kristin sport. We are not big in numbers but we do “fight above our weight”.
Eliza McCartney reminded us of this, “Sport can be a challenge but that's why we compete in the sports we do, we love challenges and bouncing back or performing on the day, it is this that provides the greatest of all challenges”
Major Award Winners 2018
Firth Cup: Overall Sportsperson of the Year: Macsen Sisam
SS Sportsperson of the Year: Female - Greta Stewart
SS Sportsperson of the Year: Male - Macsen Sisam
MS Sportsperson of the Year: Year 9/10 Female - Izzy Gaze
MS Sportsperson of the Year: Year 9/10 Male - Jett Marshall
MS Sportsperson of the Year: Year 7/8 Female - Keira Spilling
MS Sportsperson of the Year: Male 7/8 Male - Leo Clancy
Photos from the Sports Award Dinner can be purchased online here>>