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Timaru Bike Polo are bringing international acclaim to the region, while at the same time building community and encouraging physical activity.
Kathlene Cook, Trustpower Community Relations Representative

Timaru Bike Polo have won the Supreme Award at the 2016 Trustpower Timaru District Community Awards.

 

The Awards were announced and presented tonight (Tuesday 5 July) at a function at the Timaru District Council Chambers.

 

For winning the Supreme Award, Timaru Bike Polo received a framed certificate, a trophy and $1,500 prize money. Timaru Bike Polo now have the opportunity to represent the district at the 2016 Trustpower National Community Awards, which are being held in Rotorua in March 2017.

 

In total, Trustpower has given away over $5,000 to various community groups through tonight’s Awards.

 

Trustpower Community Relations Representative Kathlene Cook says that Timaru Bike Polo are working hard towards their dream of seeing Timaru as the sporting capital of New Zealand. “

 

Timaru Bike Polo are bringing international acclaim to the region, while at the same time building community and encouraging physical activity.

 

The group has come a long way from some mates sitting around having a drink and deciding that bike polo sounded like a bit of fun. They have established a unique, active and embracing activity and community for the whole area to enjoy.

 

We are so looking forward to having Timaru Bike Polo attend the Nationals weekend in March 2017, when they represent the Timaru District,” says Miss Cook.

 

Timaru Bike Polo also won the Sport and Leisure category at tonight’s awards.

 

 

Other winners at tonight’s Trustpower Timaru District Community Awards were:

 

Heritage and Environment

Winner: Geraldine ANZAC Commemorations Trust

 

                 

Health and Well Being

Commendation: Plunket – Giving People Support Home Visiting Services

Runner-Up: Aoraki Migrant Centre

Winner: Incredible Edibles Geraldine

 

 

Sport and Leisure

Runner- up: South Canterbury Mountain Bike Club

Winner:  Timaru Bike Polo

 

 

Education and Child/Youth Development

Joint Winner: Mid-South Canterbury Life Education Trust

Joint Winner: English Language Partners Aoraki

 

Supreme Winner

Timaru Bike Polo

 

Youth Spirit

Joint Winner: Emily McBride from Opihi College

Joint Winner: Annabel Mulligan from Geraldine High School

 

 

 

Please find attached a full citation for all recipients.

 

The Awards are being presented at a function this evening, Tuesday 5 July, at the Timaru District Council Chambers, starting at 6pm.  Media are welcome to attend.