Manawatu Toyota Grassroots Sport Awards

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The Manawatu Toyota Grassroots Sports Awards are a celebration of all our fantastic Volunteers (Sport Makers) and Sports Organisations  that work hard to make sport happen here in our region.

This year sees a change to the categories open for nominations with the inclusion of two new categories; Youth Volunteer and Volunteer Development Initiative of the Year. Organisation categories, Event of the Year and Participation Initiative of the Year are only open to organisations with no paid staff. Organisations with paid staff/without paid staff are eligible to be nominated for Volunteer Development Initiative of the Year and Business Partner of the Year.

The period for consideration is 1 July 2016 – 30 June 2017

Nominations are now open!

Nominations close: 31st October, 2017

Organisation Categories

Volunteer Development Initiative of the Year

Event of the Year 

Participation Initiative of the Year 

Business Partner of the Year 

Volunteer Categories:

(Please attach any photos of volunteer nominees you may have as a JPG file)

To nominate for either of the following please click here:
+ Behind the Scenes Volunteer of the year
+ Frontline Volunteer of the year
+ All round Volunteer of the year
+ Youth Volunteer of the year


Purchase tickets here


Ticket prices: $20pp for a group of 6+ or $25 pp
Awards: Friday 17th November Doors open at 6 and starts at 6.30
Convention Centre, Palmerston North
Cash bar and Light meal provided.