Picnic atmosphere for the KBA awards
Story by Angelo Robinson, Photo by Paula Cowle
Hoop Club and Kapiti Basketball Association (KBA) made the most of the recent sunshine and had their annual picnic barbeque and KBA awards at Mazengarb Park.
Games of cricket, softball and a traditional egg throwing contest was interspersed with the KBA awards for a number of very talented local athletes and officials.
Plenty of well-earned awards
The KBA awards for the 2016 season were:
~ Coach of the Year, Graeme Cowle, sponsored by Grafic Limited
~ U15 boys player of the year, Andrew Tiatia, sponsored by Beach Osteopathic Centre
~ Team of the year to the U15 Boys, sponsored by Downtown Cinema (This was first ever Kapiti team to make it to nationals.)
~ Referee of the year, Amy Parker, sponsored by Coffee+
~ Chairman Award to Tim Upton for outstanding contribution as a volunteer
~ U13 Boys player of the year, Marcus Gedding, sponsored by Service Printers
~ U13 Girls player of the year to Amelie Weicherding, sponsored by Angelique Monaghan
~ Men’s Player of the year to Kristian McLeod, sponsored by On 2 It Decorators: and
~ U15 Girls player of the year to Aurelie Bray.
A great day was had by all.