Final late entry for award
The Hawke’s Bay Sports Coaches’ Association has accepted a ﬁnal late entry for this year’s Hawke’s Bay Sportsman of the Year award to bring the ﬁeld to 11 candidates.
The entry has come from the Hawke’s Bay Rowing Club which has nominated sculler, Tony Bone.
Bone was a candidate in the ﬁrst year of the award in 1966.
Bone, who has been a leading light in Hawke’s Bay rowing for a number of years, was beaten by 10 feet for the national single sculls title during the last season.
Highlight of the year for Bone came, however, when he won the singles at the Australian – New Zealand rowing test in Christchurch.
In addition to this, Bone won the Wellington, Wanganui, Hawke’s Bay and Rotorua singles titles.
The award, for a trophy and miniature donated by The Daily Telegraph, will be announced at a presentation dinner to be held at the Farmers’ Tearooms, Hastings, on Friday, November 15.
Photo caption – Tony Bone