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Michelsen and Tarrant take top awards

Michelsen and Tarrant take top awards

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<p>Stacey Michelsen and Blair Tarrant have taken supreme honours at the annual Hockey NZ awards dinner</p>
<p class=""><em>Photo: Karl Periam<br>
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Vantage Black Sticks stars Stacey Michelsen and Blair Tarrant have taken supreme honours at the annual Hockey New Zealand awards dinner.<br>
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The awards recognised high performance athletes as well as various members of the community for their outstanding contributions to hockey during the 2017 calendar year.<br>
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Vantage Black Sticks captain Stacey Michelsen was named Women’s Player of the Year while fellow captain Blair Tarrant took out Men’s Player of the Year.<br>
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Central midfielder Hayden Phillips won Men’s Under 21 Player of the Year while Midlands defender Frances Davies accepted Women’s Under 21 Player of the Year.<br>
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The Players’ Player of the Year was selected by other squad members to acknowledge contributions both on and off the turf, with Arun Panchia and Stacey Michelsen taking out the awards.<br>
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Along with community awards, the evening was highlighted by the acceptance presentation to Ramesh Patel who was voted in as a Life Member of Hockey New Zealand at last year’s AGM.<br>
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North Harbour’s Merv Huxford was honoured with the Pakistan Trophy to acknowledge his outstanding contribution to hockey.<br>
<strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><br>
LIFE MEMBERSHIP</span></strong><br>
Ramesh Patel<br>
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PAKISTAN TROPHY</span></strong><br>
Merv Huxford<br>
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<strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">HIGH PERFORMANCE AWARDS</span></strong><br>
Women’s Player of the Year – Stacey Michelsen<br>
Men’s Player of the Year – Blair Tarrant<br>
Women’s Under 21 Player of the Year – Frances Davies<br>
Men’s Under 21 Player of the Year – Hayden Phillips<br>
Women’s Players’ Player of the Year – Stacey Michelsen<br>
Men’s Players’ Player of the Year – Arun Panchia<br>
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COMMUNITY AWARDS</span></strong><br>
Administrator of the Year – Lyndal Marshall<br>
Volunteer of the Year – John Turner<br>
Performance Coach of the Year – TBC <br>
Community Coach of the Year – Cathy Baker<br>
Community Umpire of the Year – Anton Paulin<br>
Men’s Most Promising Umpire of the Year – Gareth Williams<br>
Women’s Most Promising Umpire of the Year – Rachel Murphy<br>
Men’s Umpire of the Year – Simon Taylor<br>
Women’s Umpire of the Year – Amber Church<br>
<strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><br>
BRONZE SERVICE AWARDS</span></strong><br>
Lindsey Jones<br>
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SILVER SERVICE AWARDS</span></strong><br>
Buck Rogers<br>
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GOLD SERVICE AWARDS</span></strong><br>
Kathy Norman<br>
Natasha Hey<br>
Lee Munt<br>
Gary Wilson<br>
Jannette Wilson<br>
Lorna Johnson<br>
Alex Duley<br>
Gavin Hawke<br>
Colin French<br>
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