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PARAFED CANTERBURY AWARDS NIGHT

ParaFed Canterbury celebrated another successful year at their Awards Function held at the Links Function Centre, Christchurch Golf Course on Saturday 30th November 2019.


Sophie Pascoe was named the 2019 ParaFed Canterbury Sportsperson of the Year for the 11th time after another outstanding year, including four gold medals at the World Para Swimming Championships in September.


Cherie Porter was awarded ParaFed Canterbury Life Membership after 20+ years of service to ParaFed Canterbury and wheelchair rugby. Kayne Tukapua was awarded the Phil Humphreys Most Valued Volunteer Award in recognition of his five years involvement working with our Para swimmers and Junior Team.


Over 140 guests were treated to a fantastic evening, including some onscreen highlights from the year and the world famous table quiz.


For the third year the event was sponsored by McDonald’s Canterbury, a family owned business who are a fantastic supporter of the Canterbury Community. An additional 11 local businesses supported individual sports awards throughout the evening.

Full list of award winners:


Sportsperson of the Year - Sophie Pascoe

ParaFed Canterbury Life Membership - Cherie Porter

Phil Humphreys Most Valued Volunteer Award - Kayne Tukapua

Graham Condon Scholarship Recipient - Cody Everson

Junior Sportsperson of the Year - Ella Benn

Emerging Talent of the Year - Montana Brown

Spirit in Sport Award - George Kohne

Powerchair Football Player of the Year - Luke Alderton
Wheelchair Rugby Most Valuable Player - Cody Everson

Boccia Club Player of the Year - Alisha Mill

Shooting Club Ultimate Shot Award - Ian Simpson

Club Cyclist of the Year - Stephanie Rattray
Club Swimmers of the Year - Lili-Fox Mason & Gabriella Smith

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2020 ACADEMY PROGRAMME

ParaFed Canterbury is pleased to announce the athletes, coaches and officials who will be part of our Academy Programme for 2020.


ACADEMY LEVEL 1

Celyn Edwards - Para swimming

Cody Everson - Wheelchair rugby

Scott Martlew - Para canoe

William Stedman - Para athletics


ACADEMY LEVEL 2

Luke Alderton - Powerchair football

Ella Benn - Para swimming

Ieuan Edwards - Para swimming

Lilian Exton - Boccia

Alisha Mill - Boccia

Mike Todd - Wheelchair rugby


JUNIOR ACADEMY

Montana Brown - Para athletics

Ben Gould - Para swimming

Zack Lappin - Para athletics

Lili-Fox Mason - Para swimming

Jasper Moss - Para athletics

Gabriella Smith - Para swimming


COACH SCHOLARSHIPS

Thomas Chin - Boccia

Alexander McIntyre - Para athletics

Kayne Tukapua - Para swimming


OFFICIALS SCHOLARSHIPS

Debra Edmonds - Powerchair football

Helen Tait - Para swimming


2020 ACADEMY PROGRAMME