SportNL 2022 Annual Provincial Awards (Finalists)
Sport Newfoundland and Labrador (SportNL) announced the finalists to be celebrated at the SportNL 2022 Annual Provincial Awards event taking place on Saturday, April 29, 2023, at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland. The event will celebrate the sporting successes and contributions of athletes, coaches, teams, executives, officials, and volunteers within the sports community from our province for their accomplishments in 2022.
SportNL is pleased to announce the finalists to be recognized for their outstanding performances in sport. A considerable number of nominations were submitted by Provincial Sport Organizations for consideration in the 10 Awards Categories including: Senior Male and Female Athlete of the Year, Junior Male and Female Athlete of the Year, Male and Female Coach of the Year, Team of the Year, Executive of the Year, Official of the Year, and Volunteer of the Year.
The 3 Finalists for each of the 10 Award Categories were selected, based on voting results, from a committee of sports and media professionals. The finalists for each category are listed below…
Junior Female Athlete of the Year (Margaret Davis Memorial Award)
Jaida Lee – Baseball
Emily Reglar – Karate
Abby Williams – Swimming
Junior Male Athlete of the Year (Joseph P. Mullins Memorial Award)
Liam Drover-Mattinen – Tennis
Gleb Evstigneev – Gymnastics (Trampoline)
Chris Weeks – Swimming
Executive of the Year (Graham Snow Memorial Award)
Sean Cadigan – Softball
Melissa Gale – Artistic Swimming
Greg Williams – Baseball
Volunteer of the Year (Frank W. Graham Memorial Award)
Kim Blagdon – Volleyball
Karen Gosse – Gymnastics
Thomas Walsh – Ball Hockey
Female Coach of the Year
Kristyn Coley – Baseball
Duffy Earle – Swimming
Allison Kirby – Gymnastics
Male Coach of the Year (John Drinkwater Memorial Award)
Chris Roberts – Swimming
Jake Stanford – Soccer
Jeff Thomas – Curling
Team of the Year (Edward P. Browne Memorial Award)
Holy Cross – Soccer
Galway Hitmen – Softball
Team Gushue – Curling
Official of the Year Award
Joan Butler – Swimming
Tara Jensen – Artistic Swimming
Kearney O’Keefe – Softball
Senior Female Athlete of the Year (Elizabeth Swan Memorial Award)
Kate Bazeley – Athletics
Maggie Connors – Hockey
Jane Pope – Soccer
Senior Male Athlete of the Year (Ferd Hayward Memorial Award)
Zach Dean – Hockey
Colin Walsh – Softball
Nathan Young – Curling
The finalists represent 13 sports from communities all throughout Newfoundland and Labrador demonstrating the strong talent and leadership that we have within the province’s sports community.
Softball NL Would Like To Take This Opportunity To Congratulate All Of The Finalists For The SportNL 2022 Annual Provincial Awards!
Softball NL Would Like To Take This Opportunity To Congratulate Softballers Sean Cadigan (Executive of the Year Finalist), Galway Hitmen (Team of the Year Finalist), Kearney O’Keefe (Official of the Year Finalist) And Colin Walsh (Senior Male Athlete of the Year Finalist) On Being Named Finalists For The SportNL 2022 Annual Provincial Awards.
Congratulations Sean, Galway Hitmen, Kearney And Colin!