The Halbergs

February 10th, 2012 at 7:31 am by David Farrar
  • Coach of the Year – Sir Graham Henry
  • Sportsman of the Year – Richie McCaw
  • Team of the Year – the All Blacks
  • Sportswoman of the Year – Valerie Adams
  • Emerging Athlete – Jacko Gill
  • Favourite Sporting Moment – the All Blacks
  • Disabled Sportsperson – Sophie Pascoe
  • Supreme Award – the All Blacks

It was the Al Blacks’ year. No arguments from me.

Also of note:

  • Sports Hall of Fame -┬áJohn Kirwan, Philippa Baker, Brenda Lawson
  • Lifetime achievement award: Bruce Cameron
  • Leadership award: Sir Murray Halberg

Halberg is now aged 78. He set up the Halberg Trust to help children with disabilities almost 50 years ago.

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7 Responses to “The Halbergs”

  1. slightlyrighty (2,448 comments) says:

    John Key’s turn as a presenter was great. He was presenting with Marc Ellis, the new More FM breakfast host, and asked him “How’s your radio show going, Marc, ‘cos I’m having some trouble with mine”

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  2. Rick Rowling (776 comments) says:

    Because no one deserves honouring more than people who get paid a lot to do what everyone does for leisure.

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  3. MT_Tinman (2,793 comments) says:

    Take the best players in the world, lose one World Cup, do your best to lose the second and get awarded as NZ’s best coach.

    The others must be bloody awful!

    Or are these awards simply a joke?

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  4. beautox (408 comments) says:

    For winning the RWC by a staggering one point.

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  5. Zapper (845 comments) says:

    MT_Tinman and beautox, please give christmas back…

    MT – Robbie Deans showed his international credentials with the Wallabies, get over it. And don’t ignore Henry’s overall winning percentage. The world cup is great but all internationals are meaningful, and your Wallabies would have loved to have the Bledisloe but haven’t had it for a decade now.

    beautox – Remarkably, they still give you the trophy even if you win by 1 point. You must have been disgusted by the Evers-Swindell gold medal in 2008. They barely even won!

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  6. mikenmild (8,894 comments) says:

    Zapper
    Well said.
    Why do so many hate the All Blacks?

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  7. Digmen1 (1 comment) says:

    The All Blacks only won by one point.
    And the forward who got the try never gets a mention.
    Sure they hung on for 20 minutes.
    But surely before you hang on for 20 minutes you would want to be at least a converted try ahead.

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