Fiji Footballers Roy Krishna and Trina Davis leads the race for the 2018 Sportsman and Sportswoman award after they were amongst 91 nominations for the Fiji Sports Awards to be held on March 1st, 2019.
Fiji Sports Awards Chairperson Litiana Loabuka said they had received 91 nominations for the 11 categories for the Fiji Sports Awards.
Yesterday, Fiji Tattslotto Senior Administration Manager Sereana Brown also handed over a sponsorship cheque of $30,000 for the Sports Awards Night.
Olympians Sally Yee and Rusila Nagasau join New Mexico Military Institute graduate and overseas based Athletics rep Miriama Senokonoko, Swimmer Matelita Buadromo, Judoka Nathalyn Takayawa and Taekwondo's Anegha Narayan in the Sportswoman of the Year award.
While Swimmer Epeli Rabua, Apisai Baleloa and Prabhat Prasad of Taekwondo, Kameli Ravuci of Athletics and Tevita Takayawa of Judo have been nominated for the Sportsman of the Year award.
The Fiji Sports Awards first started in 2011 and was introduced by a partnership that involved the Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee, Fiji Sports Council and the Fiji National Sports Commission.
The awards are to recognised the contribution of athletes, administrators, journalists and photographers to sports in Fiji.
The categories for the Fiji Sports Awards are:
Fiji Sportswoman of the Year;
An individual female athlete whose performance and achievement is ranked the highest by their sport at either local or international level throughout 2018.
Fiji Sportsman of the Year
An individual male athlete whose performance and achievement is ranked the highest by their sport at either local or international level throughout 2018.
Young Female Athlete of the Year
An individual female athlete, aged 16 years or younger as at 31st December 2017, who has achieved outstanding results in 2018.
Young Male Athlete of the Year
An individual male athlete, aged 16 years or younger as at 31st December 2017, who has achieved outstanding results in 2018.
Sports Organisation of the Year
The sporting federation who has conducted their affairs in a fair and transparent manner for the benefit of their membership. The federation should have a proven record of consistent participation from club to international level and demonstrated sustainable development programmes for their athletes at all levels.
Sports Team of the Year
A sports team who has recorded outstanding performances either locally or internationally in 2018.
Administrator of the Year
The individual who has a proven record of administrative strengths that has advanced the goals of their sport during 2018.
Technical Official of the Year
An individual who has been an active Technical Official during 2018 having carried out officiating duties at competitions organized by their sport either locally or internationally showing evidence of the ability to interpret and execute rules in a manner that has benefitted their sport.
Volunteer of the Year
To acknowledge an individual’s outstanding voluntary work in the service of sports.
Coach of the Year
An individual who has had made a significant impact on the development and performance of athlete(s) having progressed them throughout the year with their achievements.
Sports Photograph of the Year
Still Photograph only – for most outstanding sports photograph either published or unpublished.