Otaki Axewoman Takes Top Honours
For 2010 Sportsperson Award
9th May ..2010
Alma Wallace,of Otaki, has outclassed 12 other finalists to become 2010 Sportsperson at the annual awards dinner at Southwards Museum in Paraparaumu.
Alma, who is a mother of three and manages 180 dairy cows, also won the top sportswoman in her event – wood chopping and sawing.
She received her prize at a star-studded event sponsored by Kapiti Pak ‘n Save and the Lions Club of Kapiti.
A true amateur, Alma has had to make her way without sponsorship and has to pay all her own travel expenses for trips in NZ and overseas.
She trains six days a week and is a keen member of the Waikanae Axers Club, where she’s been given great support in her road to the top.
Last year she was rated second in the world in her event – and she’s now No. 1 Axewoman in New Zealand., unbeaten in the 11-inch underhand championship.
But competition for the top award, and 11 other awards, was fierce.
The other winning contestants are:
|John Hook||Paekakariki||Surf Lifesaving|
|Jo Forster||Raumati South||Swimming|
|Gavin Rolton||Paraparaumu||Wheelchair Rugby|
|John Turner||Raumati Beach||Athletics|
|Mary McElligott||Paraparaumu Bch||Tennis|
|Christie Osborne and||Waikanae||Sailing|
|Reyon Kay||Paraparaumu||Speed Skating|
|Alma Wallace||Otaki||Wood chopping and Sawing|
|Alma Wallace||Otaki||Wood chopping and sawing|