Eligibility

The information below outlines the eligibility rules for each of the Major Award Categories (including the supreme Halberg Award, Sportsman, Sportswoman, Disabled Sportsperson, Team and Coach).

General Eligibility

  • Only sporting achievements within the dates of 1 January to 30 November 2018, are eligible.

  • Sporting achievements in New Zealand and overseas are eligible.

  • The supreme Halberg Award winner is chosen from the winners of the Sportsman, Sportswoman, Para Athlete/Team & Team award categories.

Sportsman & Sportswoman

  • Must be a New Zealand Citizen, or hold a Resident or Permanent Resident Visa.

 (An athlete in a team is eligible for the Sportsman/woman category).

Para Athlete/Team

  • Must be a New Zealand Citizen, or hold a Resident or Permanent Resident Visa.

  • Must hold a national or international classification in a Para sport, as an individual athlete or team. A team must be either:

1. A New Zealand representative team (ie representing a NZ NSO), or

2. A team that is a registered New Zealand entity.

(Two or more people competing in the same single event are considered a team, eg a rowing pair).

(Classified disabled athletes are only eligible for the Para Athlete/Team and the Emerging Talent awards - not Sportsman, Sportswoman or Team). 

Team

  • Must be either:
    1. A New Zealand representative team (ie representing a NZ National Sports Organisation), or
    2. A team that is a registered New Zealand entity.

(Two or more people competing in the same single event are considered a team, e.g. a rowing pair).

Coach

  • Must be a New Zealand Citizen or hold a Resident or Permanent Resident Visa. (New Zealanders coaching athletes/teams from other countries are eligible).