• 07 November 2022

2022 Marsden Sports Awards

We celebrated the best of Marsden's sporting moments at our 2022 Sports Awards on Thursday evening, honouring the achievements of an amazing group of athletes and supporters.


Our champion Underwater Hockey Team scooped the pool, winning Team of the Year, Coach of the Year and Volunteer of the Year. NZ Champion swimmer Molly Player, won Sportsperson of the Year, for her incredible work ethic, talent, and dogged determination that have helped her reap the rewards.

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Team of the Year - Underwater Hockey

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Coach of the Year Abigail Burdon and Volunteer of the Year Natasha Kenyon

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2022 Sportsperson of the Year Molly Player

Guest speaker, sports journalist Kate Wells, shared her high-performance sports journey, culminating in a career behind the microphone as opposed to one on centre stage. We heard about the trials and tribulations of chasing one’s dreams and the resilience required when not everything goes to plan. The highs and lows of sport prepare a young person for the inevitable bumps in life’s journey. 

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Sports Journalist Kate Wells with Crusaders Coach Scott Robertson

Congratulations to all our award recipients, see list below (in presentation order):


Sport Recipient 
Service to Sport Colours
Hockey Tilly Dassanayake
Kate Wallace 
Underwater Hockey Amy Harvey-Green
Grace Cinque
Netball Harriet Abbott
Laura Hausmann
Annabelle Hillie
Tennis Ella Robertson
Basketball/Netball  Lauren Healy
Charlotte Jones
Junior Colours 
Rugby Union and Rugby League Ilo Lui-Fa'i 
Swimming Alyssa Bai
Asha Todd
Cricket/Indoor Cricket Carys Seddon 
Athletics Ava Bowmaker
Charlotte Masters
Hockey Yasmin Rodda
Cheerleading Julia Choquette
Cross Country  Emma Lowden
Alyssa Bai
Underwater Hockey Milliann Lim
Long Term Commitment to Sport
Underwater Hockey

Emma Egley
Amy Harvey-Green
Tiffany Kenyon
Jade Stapleton
Charlotte Stewart
Grace Cinque
Eleanor Berry

Rowing Amy Harvey-Green
Swimming Molly Player
Tilly Dassanayake

Shenaya Rajasekera
Yuki Man
Anoushka Ganesan
Becky Ngan

Volleyball Francesca Lynch
Lauren Healy

Kate Wallace
Tilly Dassanayake
Jayda Hudig
Lulu McIver
Pippa Fletcher

Netball Laura Hausmann
Harriet Abbott
Eva Whitfield
Tennis Ella Robertson
Touch Rugby Lauren Healy
Lulu McIver
Jayda Hudig
Football Lili Solomon
School Colours
Athletics Analin Rudd
Kate Yu
Diving Kade Bacon-Bootham
Cricket Esme Olney-Boyd
Fencing  Wynter Tickle
Football Sofia Gray
Phoebe Gray
Hockey  Emily Allen
Charlotte Merwood
Indoor Cricket Esme Olney-Boyd
Futsal Phoebe Gray
Lacrosse Anoushka Ganesan
Yuki Man
Netball  Sarah Guiney
Macy Mahoney-Studd
Eva Whitefield
Emily Wong
Rowing Amy Harvey-Green
Sailing Grace Cinque
Shooting Kate Yu
Analin Rudd
Surf Life Saving Grace Masters
Swimming Grace Masters
Molly Player
Volleyball Francesca Lynch
Emily Wong
Waterpolo Macy Mahoney-Studd
Siobhan Costello
Lily Johnston
Underwater Hockey Grace Cinque
Emma Egley
Eleanor Berry
Amy Harvey-Green
Tiffany Kenyon
Liliana O'Connell
Catherine Rombel
Mila Smith
Jade Stapleton
Charlotte Stewart
Emily Swarbrick
New Zealand Representatives  
Swimming Molly Player
Sailing Grace Cinque
Netball Sarah Guiney
Fencing Wynter Tickle
Samoan Representative
Rugby League
Ilo Lui-Fa'i
New Zealand Honours  
National Champions Underwater Hockey Emma Egley, Kate Harvey-Green, Tiffany Kenyon, Liliana O-Connell, Catherine Rombel, Mila Smith, Jade Stapleton, Charlotte Stewart, Emily Swarbrick, Grace Cinque, Eleanor Berry
National Champions  
Swimming Molly Player 200m Backstroke
Sailing Grace Cinque Mixed crew 420 Sailing
Marsden Sports Cups  
Fran Hesp Coxswain's Trophy Isabella Sharp 
Carr-Smith Cup for Rowing  Harriet Mills 
Marsden Rower of the Season Amy Harvey-Green
Netball Club Cup for Contribution to School Netball Harriet Abbott
Senior A Netball MVP  Eva Whitfield
Jackson Cup for Contribution to Hockey Raiha Kawiti
Proctor Cup for MVP Hockey Tilly Dassanayake
Emma Humphries Cup for MVP Football Sofia George
Burdon-Keating Cup for Underwater Hockey Mila Smith
Sarah Molisa Cup for Basketball Lauren Healy
eSports Cup Kade Bacon-Bootham
Miller Cup for Waterpolo Macy Mahoney-Studd
Warmerdam Cup for Volleyball Francesca Lynch
Parent Association Cup for Contribution to Junior Sport Phoebe Gray 
All Rounder of the Year Finalists  Amy Harvey-Green for Underwater Hockey and Rowing
Phoebe Gray for Athletics, Volleyball, Futsal, Netball, Cross Country
Emily Wong for Netball and Volleyball
Macy Mahoney-Studd for Netball and Waterpolo
Sarah Guiney for Netball, and Volleyball
All Rounder of the Year  Phoebe Gray 
Volunteer of the Year Finalists  Natasha Kenyon - Underwater Hockey
Scott George - Football
Miriam Dassanayake - Hockey
Warren Player – Swimming
Greg Lynch - Basketball
Volunteer of the Year Natasha Kenyon 
Coach of the Year Finalists Kaley Ward – 1st XI Football
Bjorn Dix – 1st XI Hockey
Abigail Burdon – Underwater Hockey 
Coach of the Year Abigail Burdon
Team of the Year Finalists Senior A Underwater Hockey
1st XI Hockey
1st XI Football 
Team of the Year Underwater Hockey 
Western Cup for Sportsperson
of the Year - Finalists
Molly Player - Swimming
Wynter Tickle - Fencing
Grace Cinque - Sailing
Sarah Guiney - Netball
Western Cup for Sportsperson
of the Year
Molly Player


If you put your head down, work hard and stay positive, opportunities will come.
Kate Wells, sports Journalist

Congratulations to all our award recipients, and to all who gave sport a go this year. Thank you also to our incredible stable of hardworking and loyal volunteers for your mahi, as sport simply could not happen without your passion and commitment.