Sports Awards


The growing importance of people of Indian origin in various sports encouraged us to launch the Indian Newslink Indian Sports Awards in 2012. These Awards were the first of its type for the Indian community in New Zealand.

For more than 16 years, Indian Newslink has been reporting the achievements of our sports personalities in a number of fields, including Soccer, Cricket, Tennis, Netball, Hockey, Golf, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Boxing and Kabaddi. While some of them have risen to the national level playing for the country in international matches and tournaments, until five years ago, there was no avenue to celebrate the achievements of many others as a community.

In instituting the Indian Newslink Indian Sports Awards, we hope to fill the void in this area. These Sports Awards will recognise and reward not only established players and veterans but also young aspirants.

Awards Categories

Our Sports Awards Scheme has 12 individual categories this year.

They are as follows:

  1. Best Senior Division Cricket Player of the Year
  2. Best Under 18 Cricket Player of the Year
  3. Best Veteran Soccer Player of the Year
  4. Best Senior Division Soccer Player of the Year
  5. est Under 18 Soccer Player of the Year
  6. Best Rugby Player of the Year
  7. Best Rugby League Player of the Year
  8. Best Netball Player of the Year
  9. Best Hockey Player of the Year
  10. Best Golfer of the Year
  11. Best Under 18 Player of the Year- Other Sports
  12. Best Over 18 Player of the Year- Other Sports

 Best Sportsman of the Year

Best Sportswoman of the Year

(Winners of individual categories will be automatically entered)

Entry Process

  1. Entries can be nominated by Sports Clubs, Sports Associations, Coaches, Umpires, Referees, Parents, Teachers and others well known to the recommended candidates.

Conditions of Entry

  1. Entries must be in electronic format sent by email. Those sent by post, fax or other means will not be accepted.
  2. A panel of judges, independent of Indian Newslink will evaluate the entries, select the finalists and winners and announce their names at the Awards Presentation and Dinner Night to be held in June 2016, details of which will be announced in Indian Newslink (, this website and on the Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards website (
  3. The decision of the judges would be final and no correspondence will be entertained in this connection. The management and staff of Indian Newslink and the supporting and sponsoring organisations are not eligible to enter the Awards.

Forms from this Website

  1. Download Entry form from or write to
  2. Completed entries must be sent on or before Sunday, May 15, 2016 to
  3. Winners will be presented with Awards at a Gala Dinner on 20 June 2016 in Auckland, details of which will be announced later.

Sponsorship Opportunity

  1. We invite commercial organisations and others with a passion for sports to avail of the sponsorship opportunities and enhance their image in the market. The Indian community is one of the most significant segments of the economy and such Awards programmes accrue considerable benefits to sponsoring organisations.
  2. Further details can be obtained from on (09) 5336377; (09) 3910203

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