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Women softballers win Army's top sports award

09 March 2012

The New Zealand Army Women's softball team has won the Chief of Army's Sports Team of the Year Award.

Allison Heydon, Bex Dymock, Cynthia Ries-Rupapera, Jenni Mumm, Sue Harrison and Marion Kareko (AW-12-0309-1).
Winners from left; Allison Heydon, Bex Dymock, Cynthia Ries-Rupapera, Jenni Mumm, Sue Harrison and Marion Kareko (AW-12-0309-1).

Members of the team were presented with their trophy at an awards ceremony in Trentham on 8 March.

Touch player Warrant Officer Class Two Greg Mildon won the Chief of Army's Outstanding Sports Award, and New Zealand Army Hockey Team captain, Captain Craig Thorne was named Individual Sports Person of the Year.

Cyclist Lance Corporal Kim Chambers is the Young Sports Person of the Year. Cycling competitor and organiser Major Rob Te Moana was named Sports Official of the Year.

The Command Trophy went to the Army's Central Region.

The guest speaker at the awards was adventurer and author Kevin Biggar. Mr Biggar has taken part in the world's toughest endurance event, the Trans Atlantic Rowing Race, and has also trekked from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back.

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