Another year and another celebration of our sporting heroes.
OPINION: Of course I refer to last week's ILT Sports Awards held at the Ascot Park Hotel. There are so many pluses for people living in and around Invercargill, and throughout Southland for that matter, not the least of which is the wonderful selection of sporting facilities and venues at our disposal. It is, therefore, quite fitting that we are able to celebrate our sporting successes at an event as well run and well attended as the one I was fortunate to get a ticket for on Friday night.
Of course congratulations go out to all those nominated for awards and those who were very worthy winners but, on this occasion, I feel the need to plug those who made the evening a special one for everyone attending.
From the red carpet and photographers to the MCs, the sponsors and guest speaker, to the audience and the atmosphere they created to the dancing into the wee small hours; there was a small team working in the background to make this happen and happen like clockwork.
Big ups to the Ascot Park team for their impeccable delivery on a busy night and even bigger ups to the team at Sport Southland who, with a few challenges thrown in for good measure, did a superb job delivering another professional event for us locals - thank you.
- The Southland Times