2019 Halbergs



  • https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/118141908/world-champion-silver-ferns-among-nominees-revealed-for-57th-halberg-awards

    Wouldn't mind the Silver Ferns winning it.

    Actually, I wouldn't mind if our national Bowls runner up gets it either.



  • The Silver Ferns and Taurua will win although the other categories will be harder to pick.



  • Eugene Bareman should easily be coach of the year. However I doubt they'll make the correct call.



  • 57th ISPS Handa Halberg Awards Nominations Announced

    The Halberg Foundation has announced 70 nominations have been received for six categories at the 57th ISPS Handa Halberg Awards – New Zealand’s pre-eminent event to celebrate and honour sporting achievements from 2019.
    
    Twenty-eight sporting codes are represented in the nominations, submitted by National Sporting Organisations and an independent Nominations Board, recognising achievements from 1 December 2018 to 30 November 2019. 
    
    The ISPS Handa Halberg Awards judges will now review the nominations to shortlist into finalists who will be announced in January 2020.
    
    The 57th ISPS Handa Halberg Awards ceremony will be held on Thursday 13 February 2020 at Spark Arena in Auckland and televised free to air on Prime TV and the broadcast will include closed captioning. 
    

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    High Performance Sport NZ Sportswoman of the Year
    Nominees
    Abby Erceg (football)
    Avalon Biddle (motorcycling)
    Courtney Duncan (motorcycling)
    Danielle McKenzie (canoe racing)
    Katrina Rore (netball)
    Kelly Brazier (rugby)
    Laura Langman (netball)
    Lisa Carrington (canoe racing)
    Luuka Jones (canoe slalom)
    Michelle Montague (mixed martial arts)
    Phillis Meti (golf)
    Ruby Tui (rugby)
    Sarah Hirini (rugby)
    Tyla Nathan-Wong (rugby)
    Zoi Sadowski-Synnott (snowboarding)

    Last year's winner :
    Lisa Carrington

    ISPS Handa Sportsman of the Year
    Nominees
    Campbell Stewart (cycling)
    Israel Adesanya (mixed martial arts)
    Kane Williamson (cricket)
    Kieran Read (rugby)
    Lewis Clareburt (swimming)
    Michael Venus (tennis)
    Nico Porteous (freeskiing)
    Paul Coll (squash)
    Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (rugby league)
    Scott McLaughlin (motorsport)
    Tom Sexton (cycling)
    Tom Walsh (athletics)

    Last year's winner :
    Tom Walsh

    ISPS Handa Para Athlete/ Team of the Year
    Nominees
    Cameron Leslie (Para swimming and wheelchair rugby)
    Eltje Malzbender (Para cycling)
    Emma Foy and Hannah van Kampen (Para cycling)
    Lisa Adams (Para athletics)
    Sophie Pascoe (Para swimming)
    Wheel Blacks (wheelchair rugby)

    Last year's winner :
    Adam Hall

    ISPS Handa Team of the Year
    Nominees
    BLACKCAPS (cricket)
    Black Ferns Sevens (sevens rugby)
    Kiwi Ferns (rugby league)
    Grace Prendergast and Kerri Gowler (rowing)
    Zoe McBride and Jackie Kiddle (rowing)
    Silver Ferns (netball)
    Olivia Loe and Brooke Donoghue (rowing)
    Women’s Eight (rowing)
    Women’s Team Pursuit - Holly Edmondston, Bryony Botha, Kirstie James, Rushlee Buchanan and Michaela Drummond (cycling)

    Last year's winner :
    Black Ferns Sevens

    Buddle Findlay Coach of the Year
    Nominees
    Allan Bunting (rugby)
    Cory Sweeney (rugby)
    Dale Stevenson (athletics)
    Dame Valerie Adams (athletics)
    Damian Wiseman (Para cycling)
    Eugene Bareman (mixed martial arts)
    Gary Hay (rowing)
    Gary Hollywood (swimming)
    Gary Stead (cricket)
    Gordon Walker (canoe racing)
    Michael Bland (Para cycling)
    Noeline Taurua (netball)
    Roly Crichton (Para swimming)
    Ross Machejefski (cycling)
    Shane McLeod (hockey)
    Simon Mayne (Para swimming)
    Steve Hansen (rugby)

    Last year's winner :
    Gordon Walker

    Sky Sport Emerging Talent Award
    Nominees
    Alice Robinson (ski racing)
    Celyn Edwards (Para swimming)
    Erika Fairweather (swimming)
    Hamish Macdonald (motorcycling)
    Jessie Smith (BMX cycling)
    Kanah Andrews-Nahu (weightlifting)
    Kyle Glogoski (baseball)
    Laurence Pithie (cycling)
    Liberato Cacace (football)
    Marcus Armstrong (motorsport)
    Seb Menzies and Blake McGlashan (yachting)

    Last year's winner :
    Maddison-Lee Wesche

    New Zealand's Favourite Sport Moment
    Nominees
    Finalists will be announced in January 2020.

    Last year's winner :
    Anna Leat

    2019 Halberg Award Supreme
    Nominees
    Nominees for the Sportswoman, Sportsman, Team and Para athlete/team categories are all eligible for the supreme Halberg Award.

    https://www.halbergawards.co.nz/57th-isps-handa-halberg-awards/nominees/



  • How did Read get a nomination this year? Seems more like a career performance nomination (like Pacino for Scent of a Woman).



  • @Nepia same with Hansen. Pretty low bar.



  • Yeah, I'm surprised NZR nominated them. Ardie I could understand.

    I don't expect either to make the finalists.



  • Rugby players/teams/coaches don't win Halberg Awards often, do they?



  • @Stargazer

    ABs have won seven of a possible 32. The next best have three (the Evers-Swindell twins, Bond-Murray and Team New Zealand). Auckland's npc team also won it once.



  • @Stargazer
    The Halbergs tend to favour Olympic sports, World Champions (ABs, Silver Ferns, etc) and Americas Cup winners.

    All here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halberg_Awards



  • @Bovidae said in 2019 Halbergs:

    @Stargazer
    The Halbergs tend to favour Olympic sports, World Champions (ABs, Silver Ferns, etc) and Americas Cup winners.

    All here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halberg_Awards

    ABs aren't anywhere near World Champions ATM!



  • 57th ISPS Handa Halberg Awards Finalists Announced
    The Halberg Foundation has announced 26 finalists for six categories at the 57th ISPS Handa Halberg Awards – New Zealand’s pre-eminent event to celebrate and honour sporting achievements from 2019.

    Finalists for New Zealand's Favourite Sporting Moment of 2019 Announced
    The Halberg Foundation has announced ten sporting highlights for New Zealand’s Favourite Sporting Moment of 2019 – the only category voted for by the public at the 57th ISPS Handa Halberg Awards.

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    Sportswoman of the Year

    • Courtney Duncan (Motorcycling) - won the 2019 Women's Motocross World Championship (WMX)
    • Laura Langman (Netball) - captained the Silver Ferns to the 2019 Netball World Cup title in Liverpool
    • Lisa Carrington (Canoe racing) - claimed two world titles in 2019 the K1 200 and K1 500
    • Zoi Sadowski-Synnott (Snowboarding) - produced New Zealand’s first Snowboarding World Championships gold medal in 2019

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    Sportsman of the Year

    • Israel Adesanya (Mixed martial arts) - was the 2019 UFC Middleweight Champion title winner
    • Kane Williamson (Cricket) - led the Black Caps to the ICC Cricket World Cup final
    • Scott McLaughlin (Motorsport) - claimed a maiden Bathurst 1000 title at Mount Panorama in 2019
    • Tom Walsh (Athletics) - is a finalist for the ISPS Handa Sportsman of the Year after placing first overall in shot put at the 2019 IAAF Diamond League

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    Para Athlete/ Team of the Year

    • Cameron Leslie (Para swimming and wheelchair rugby) - claimed two golds and a world record at the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships and a bronze with the Wheel Blacks at the Asia Oceania Wheelchair Rugby Championships
    • Emma Foy and Hannah van Kampen (Para cycling) - claimed two world titles in 2019
    • Lisa Adams (Para athletics) - earnt her first shot put gold at the World Para Athletics Championships in 2019
    • Sophie Pascoe (Para swimming) - won four gold medals at the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships

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    Team of the Year

    • Black Ferns Sevens (Sevens rugby) - claimed the World Sevens Series in 2019
    • BLACKCAPS (Cricket) - were ICC Cricket World Cup finalists in 2019
    • Silver Ferns (Netball) - won the Netball World Cup in 2019
    • Women's Double - Olivia Loe and Brooke Donoghue (Rowing) - excelled in the world's double sculls at the World Rowing Championships
    • Women's Eight (Rowing) - in a first for New Zealand, the Women's Eight won gold and became world champions at the 2019 World Rowing Championships

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    Coach of the Year

    • Eugene Bareman (Mixed martial arts) - coached Israel Adesanya to his UFC Middleweight Champion title in 2019
    • Gary Hay (Rowing) - supported the Women’s Eight and Women’s Pair teams to gold respectively at the World Rowing Championships in 2019
    • Gordon Walker (Canoe racing) - supported Lisa Carrington and the NZ Sprint Kayak team to four world titles in 2019
    • Noeline Taurua (Netball) - guided the Silver Ferns to claim the Netball World Cup in 2019
    • Roly Crichton (Para swimming) - coached Para swimmer Sophie Pascoe to four gold medals at the World Para Swimming Championships

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    Emerging Talent Award

    • Alice Robinson (Ski racing) - won a FIS Alpine World Cup in Giant Slalom
    • Erika Fairweather (Swimming) - earned the 200m freestyle gold at the FINA Junior World Championships
    • Laurence Pithie (Cycling) - claimed two World Championship titles at the UCI Junior Track World Championships
    • Seb Menzies and Blake McGlashan (Yachting) - gained gold at the Youth Sailing World Championships

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    New Zealand's Favourite Sport Moment

    • Zoi Sadowski-Synnott (Snowboarding) - wins New Zealand’s first ever snowboard FIS World Championships gold medal - (Park City)
    • Lisa Adams (Para athletics) - breaks world record to win shot put gold at World Para Athletics Championships - (Dubai).
    • Silver Ferns (Netball) - winning Netball World Cup – (Liverpool).
    • Martin Guptill (Cricket) - throw to run out M.S Dhoni to get New Zealand into the Cricket World Cup final – (London)
    • The BLACKCAPS (Cricket) - Super Over against England in the Cricket World Cup final - (London)
    • Women's Eight (Rowing) - winning gold at the World Rowing Championships – (Ottensheim)
    • Israel Adesanya (Mixed martial arts) - winning UFC Middleweight title – (Melbourne)
    • Scott McLaughlin (Motorsport) - winning Bathurst – (Bathurst)
    • Alice Robinson (Ski racing) - winning World Cup season opening giant slalom race – (Sölden)
    • TJ Perenara (Rugby) - Try against Namibia in Rugby World Cup – (Tokyo)


  • Hope it's Adesanya/Bareman. Love Kane but he isn't a world champ.



  • It's good to see that the ABs weren't rolled out just because. TJ's try was fooking amazing but that's about it from last year. I could see Razor in as coach of the year, the threepeat pretty special, maybe even team. They'll be well on when they probably do it again this year



  • @Machpants I think only teams & individual sportsmen/women/coaches that represent NZ can be nominated for a Halberg Award.



  • @Stargazer said in 2019 Halbergs:

    @Machpants I think only teams & individual sportsmen/women/coaches that represent NZ can be nominated for a Halberg Award.

    Good point!



  • Bit disappointed Laurel Hubbard isn’t there for her results in the pacific games .



  • @jegga said in 2019 Halbergs:

    Bit disappointed Laurel Hubbard isn’t there for her results in the pacific games .

    Would have been a ballsy move to nominate her/him/them.



  • Carrington/ Adesanya/ Taurua/ Black Ferns for the main awards for me.



  • @JC said in 2019 Halbergs:

    Carrington/ Adesanya/ Taurua/ Black Ferns for the main awards for me.

    Scott Mclaughlin is a good shout too. Best ever season in the v8s.



  • @Cyclops said in 2019 Halbergs:

    @JC said in 2019 Halbergs:

    Carrington/ Adesanya/ Taurua/ Black Ferns for the main awards for me.

    Scott Mclaughlin is a good shout too. Best ever season in the v8s.

    I thought the criteria was impact on the world stage. I could be wrong though.

    Regardless, a good season in a minor regional competition doesn't cut it for me.

    If it was F1 or Indycars he'd have a shot.





  • @Bovidae said in 2019 Halbergs:

    An interesting and informative read about the politics of the Halbergs.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/opinion/119268269/keeping-the-faith-in-the-halberg-awards-is-a-tough-when-the-voting-is-so-secret-squirrel

    I love the Halbergs, for better or for worse. That was a very interesting article and while Romanos clearly has his own agenda with that piece, it would be very interesting to know more about why they went from panel decisions to secret ballot. I can understand the reasoning for the secret ballot (that article makes a reasonably good case actually, since its basically all people lobbying for their pet favourites).

    But at the end of the day, it's great way to raise money for a good cause and celebrate NZ's sporting success, and we probably shouldn't worry too much as the inevitable wierd decisions come out from time to time. Comparing sports is a thankless chore and there will inevitably be guys who are long term legends but always get beaten out by guys who have a single spectacular year. Perhaps they should add an award for sustained performance (say best over the last five years) but that brings its own pitfalls.



  • @Cyclops said in 2019 Halbergs:

    @Bovidae said in 2019 Halbergs:

    An interesting and informative read about the politics of the Halbergs.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/opinion/119268269/keeping-the-faith-in-the-halberg-awards-is-a-tough-when-the-voting-is-so-secret-squirrel

    I love the Halbergs, for better or for worse. That was a very interesting article and while Romanos clearly has his own agenda with that piece, it would be very interesting to know more about why they went from panel decisions to secret ballot. I can understand the reasoning for the secret ballot (that article makes a reasonably good case actually, since its basically all people lobbying for their pet favourites).

    But at the end of the day, it's great way to raise money for a good cause and celebrate NZ's sporting success, and we probably shouldn't worry too much as the inevitable wierd decisions come out from time to time. Comparing sports is a thankless chore and there will inevitably be guys who are long term legends but always get beaten out by guys who have a single spectacular year. Perhaps they should add an award for sustained performance (say best over the last five years) but that brings its own pitfalls.

    I recall back in the day Brendan Telfer talking (pontificating ?) about the change.

    He was a contemporary on the panel with Romania apparently.

    I seem to recall he mentioned some of the sports stars felt "bullied" in the panel discussion so got it changed. (I got the impression he felt they were being a but precious. Perhaps "triggered" may be the word we'd use today.)

    But from the description in the article you can see how that would work if you went in with preconceived preferences and they got challenged by fact and logic.



  • Surprised no one has posted these yet:

    Supreme Halberg Award: Silver Ferns

    Sportsman of the year: Israel Adesanya
    Sportswoman of the year: Lisa Carrington
    Para athlete/team of the year: Sophie Pascoe
    Team of the year: Silver Ferns
    Coach of the year: Dame Noeline Taurua

    Emerging talent: Alice Robinson
    Moment of the year: Silver Ferns' Netball World Cup win.

    Lifetime achievement award: Yvonne Willering
    Leadership award: Dame Noeline Taurua
    Sports Hall of Fame inductee: Sid Going

    Stoked for Izzy. Very Silver Ferns heavy?



  • @mofitzy_ said in 2019 Halbergs:

    Surprised no one has posted these yet:

    Supreme Halberg Award: Silver Ferns

    The Halberg's are only interesting to the public when they go wrong.



  • Pretty interesting to have a UFC fighter as NZ Sportman of the Year. I'm probably alone here, but I fucking hate UFC, I think it's barbaric and shit. I don't for a second doubt the guys are very courageous and fit and athletic and all that. But I can't bear watching it, and can't understand how so many can.

    In a world where we have most major contact sports leagues fighting the fallout of increasing numbers of players battling the long-term effects of head injuries, I find it very strange to be lauding someone in this type of "sport".



  • @voodoo
    Is MMA worse than Boxing, Rugby, American Football for CTE or concussions?



  • @mofitzy_ said in 2019 Halbergs:

    @voodoo
    Is MMA worse than Boxing, Rugby, American Football for CTE or concussions?

    Depends on how you measure it?
    In total numbers then probably not, but in a ratio of ‘games’ to concussions then for sure.
    I get what @voodoo is saying. In rugby for instance, any contact with the head is being heavily policed yet in fight sports it is cheered.
    It’s not a sport that I “get” either.

    On a different note the Halberg ‘emerging’ award has once again gone to someone that has already emerged and is doing very well. Emerged onto their blinkered radar perhaps?



  • @mofitzy_ said in 2019 Halbergs:

    Sportsman of the year: Israel Adesanya

    He gave a good speech too. Pointed out NZ's strong history in combat sports and the Halbergs history of ignoring boxers, kick boxers, mma fighters. It's largely class based gatekeeping. He did it in a way that didn't shit on other sports.
    Then he thanked people like Jimmy Peau, David Tua, Ray Sefo, Joseph Parker and Eugene Bareman etc



  • @Duluth yeah I liked his speech, was good he kinda pointed out despite all his blag he can still be humble and about our tall poppy syndrome.





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  • I don't really see the problem with a "secret" ballot. The words are so obviously an attempt to trigger people off. It's an anonymous vote, so what? Netball won, Israel won, lots of individual athletes have won. So it's not a jack up by NZ rugby after all



  • @Duluth Amazing how those two big shots came with him far off balance



  • @Crucial said in 2019 Halbergs:

    @mofitzy_ said in 2019 Halbergs:

    @voodoo
    Is MMA worse than Boxing, Rugby, American Football for CTE or concussions?

    Depends on how you measure it?
    In total numbers then probably not, but in a ratio of ‘games’ to concussions then for sure.
    I get what @voodoo is saying. In rugby for instance, any contact with the head is being heavily policed yet in fight sports it is cheered.
    It’s not a sport that I “get” either.

    From what I have read and heard, it's the action of the brain rattling that does the damage, and hence boxing is worse than MMA where the gloves are lighter/thinner, and where the elements of wrestling/jiu jitsu and leg kicks etc. mean head hunting isn't the only way to win.

    I'm curious if similar comment would have been made had Parker become a world champ.



  • @mofitzy_ said in 2019 Halbergs:

    @Crucial said in 2019 Halbergs:

    @mofitzy_ said in 2019 Halbergs:

    @voodoo
    Is MMA worse than Boxing, Rugby, American Football for CTE or concussions?

    Depends on how you measure it?
    In total numbers then probably not, but in a ratio of ‘games’ to concussions then for sure.
    I get what @voodoo is saying. In rugby for instance, any contact with the head is being heavily policed yet in fight sports it is cheered.
    It’s not a sport that I “get” either.

    I'm curious if similar comment would have been made had Parker become a world champ.

    Some would as boxing is seen by many as barbaric as well. Good point though that there are probably a chunk of people that have come to accept the 'Art' of boxing but, like me, just see trained street fighting with MMA. The big image difference for me is that you don't keep hitting someone when they are down in boxing and certainly don't use things like elbows and kness to the head.



  • @mofitzy_ said in 2019 Halbergs:

    From what I have read and heard, it's the action of the brain rattling that does the damage, and hence boxing is worse than MMA where the gloves are lighter/thinner

    Plus longer fights, shorter rounds, 10 counts, fights with standing 8 counts etc. Those are all things than contribute to the damage being prolonged.
    Mma tends to end quicker and appear more violent. The refs generally do a very good job of protecting the fighters

    Personally I enjoy boxing and mma. I hope they both co-exist for a long time. I do understand that people may have a subjective dislike of mma.
    I also understand the violence complaint as long as it is applied equally to all sports.



  • I prefer a quality boxing fight to MMA. But then a good MMA fight is better than a boring boxing match.

    Mayweather was the reason I stopped getting PPV because his fights were all the same. Great skill sure, but shit entertainment. You generally don't get that in the big MMA fights I have watched.

    It's great that a fighter is recognized at our major sporting awards though, he's achieved something amazing and deserves the recognition.



  • @Duluth said in 2019 Halbergs:

    @mofitzy_ said in 2019 Halbergs:

    From what I have read and heard, it's the action of the brain rattling that does the damage, and hence boxing is worse than MMA where the gloves are lighter/thinner

    Plus longer fights, shorter rounds, 10 counts, fights with standing 8 counts etc. Those are all things than contribute to the damage being prolonged.
    Mma tends to end quicker and appear more violent. The refs generally do a very good job of protecting the fighters

    Personally I enjoy boxing and mma. I hope they both co-exist for a long time. I do understand that people may have a subjective dislike of mma.
    I also understand the violence complaint as long as it is applied equally to all sports.

    Meh, the "barbaric" tag gets thrown at Rugby from some sections of society too.


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