55th Halberg Awards Winners

2017 Halberg Award (supreme) Winner

Emirates Team New Zealand

High Performance Sport New Zealand Sportswoman of the Year Winner

Lisa Carrington
Lisa Carrington claimed medals in all her four events at the World Kayaking Championships - including two gold.

Sportsman of the Year Winner

Tom Walsh
Shot Putter Tom Walsh won gold in the Men's Shot Put at the 2017 IAAF World Track and Field Championships - the first New Zealand male to ever win an IAAF Track and Field Championship.

Halberg Disabled Sportsperson of the Year Winner

Sophie Pascoe
Sophie Pascoe set six world records in 2017 at the New Zealand Short Course Championships.

Team of the Year Winner

Emirates Team New Zealand
Emirates Team New Zealand won the 35th America's Cup, beating Oracle 7-1 in the America's Cup match.

Buddle Findlay Coach of the Year Winner

Gordon Walker
At the 2017 ICF World Kayak Championships Gordon Walker coached four boats achieving two gold, one silver and one bronze medal.

Emerging Talent Award Winner

Ellesse Andrews
Track cyclist Ellesse Andrews won the individual pursuit and set a world record at the UCI Junior Track World Championships.

New Zealand's Favourite Sporting Moment Winner

Mitchell Hunt
Mitchell Hunt drops a stunning last minute drop goal securing the win for the Crusaders during the Super Rugby season. (Crusaders vs. Highlanders, Christchurch)

Sport New Zealand Leadership Award Winner

Steve Hansen

Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Morrie Chandler

New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame inductee Winner

Rob Waddell