Qualifying period: 1 March 2016 – 1 April 2017
Tall Poppy Kapiti Legend Of Sport: Selected by a panel as a Kapiti Sport Hall of Fame Recipient. Sponsored by Tall Poppy Kapiti
Sportsman of the Year: Open to any male who has excelled as an individual or in a team. Amateur and professional athletes are eligible for this Award. Sponsored by Simpson Grierson
Sportswoman of the Year: Open to any female who has excelled as an individual or in a team. Amateur and professional athletes are eligible for this Award. Sponsored by Undercover Secrets Lingerie
Emerging Sportsman of the Year: Aged 13 to 20 as at 1 April 2017 who has excelled as an individual or in a team. Sponsored by Kapiti Observer
Emerging Sportswoman of the Year: Aged 13 to 20 as at 1 April 2017 who has excelled as an individual or in a team. Sponsored by KCP Physiotherapy Kapiti
Club of the Year: Open to any sports club which displays good practice/strengths in the areas of: planning, leadership, financial management, volunteer strategies and membership. Sponsored by Kapiti Coast District Council
Team of the Year: Teams will comprise at least two or more persons from a club, school, regional association or franchise. Sponsored by
Athlete of the Year with Disabilities: Open to any male or female who has excelled as a sportsperson with disabilities as an individual or in a team. Amateur and professional athletes are eligible for this award. Sponsored by Pritchard Civil
Coach of the Year: A current coach who during the qualifying period has produced outstanding success in individuals or a team. Sponsored by Mitre 10 MEGA Kapiti
Sports Volunteer of the Year: An individual who has provided significant service to a sport or sports over a number of years including at club, association, college or international level and could include a parent and not necessarily be a club member. Sponsored by Coastlands Shoppingtown
Official of the Year: Outstanding performance or service by a referee, umpire, judge etc during the qualifying period. Volunteers, paid staff, amateurs and professionals are accepted. Sponsored by Streetwise Coffee – Rimu Rd, Kapiti Rd, Otaki.
Administrator of the Year: Paid or unpaid – to acknowledge significant administrative service during the qualifying period. Sponsored by Creative Plan.
Personality of the Year: An individual whose actions have gone the extra mile to promote their sport on and off the field, or through perseverance is acknowledged as an individual special in the sport. Sponsored by Beach FM
Sportsperson of the Year
Selected from the winners of Sportsman, Sportswoman, Disabled Athlete, Emerging Sportsman and Emerging Sportswoman. Sponsored by PAK’n SAVE Kapiti