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55th Halberg Awards winners

9 February 2018

As a key sponsor of the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation (the Foundation), we would like to express our warmest congratulations to the winners of the 55th Halberg Awards - the nation’s pre-eminent event to honour and celebrate sporting achievements by New Zealand athletes, teams and coaches.  The awards were announced at a gala dinner on Thursday 8 February 2018 at Spark Arena, Auckland. 

The Buddle Findlay Coach of the Year Award was presented to Gordon Walker (pictured below with Buddle Findlay National Chair Paul Beverley and Board member, Jennifer Caldwell) for his contribution to canoe racing.  At the 2017 ICF World Kayak Championships Gordon coached four boats achieving two gold, one silver and one bronze medal.

Buddle Findlay became a key sponsor of the Foundation in November 2016.  The Foundation was founded by Sir Murray Halberg on the belief that all people, regardless of their ability, should have equal opportunity to enhance their lives through sport.  Since 1963, the Foundation has worked hard to make Sir Murray's vision a reality for physically disabled New Zealanders.