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SUPREME YOUNG ASICS ATHLETE OF THE YEAR NAMED...
ASICS New Zealand is thrilled to announce the supreme winner of the 2012 ASICS Sports Awards.
BERNADETTE DOYLE from Murrays Bay Intermediate on Auckland’s North Shore has taken the top honours in the national awards and will take on the role of ASICS Junior Elite Athlete for the duration of 2013. Bernadette will receive a generous product allowance and the opportunity to meet other ASICS-sponsored athletes over the coming year.
Bernadette is an exceptional all round athlete with a host of achievements across a number of sports, both in the water and on land, including athletics, volleyball, netball, triathlon, surf lifesaving, swimming and waterpolo.
She holds both national and regional titles across various sports, including North Harbour titles for high jump and Auckland 2011 and 2012 records for butterfly. Bernadette excels in surf lifesaving and holds the national title in run-swim-run for her age group. Among her personal highlights for the year is breaking two New Zealand Surf Pool Champs records within an hour of each other in October.
In May Bernadette was selected for the North Harbour netball A representative team, while in athletics she represented Auckland as a member of the 2012 Trans-Tasman Athletics Team, beating her Australian counterparts to win gold in both shotput and highjump. She is now preparing to travel to Australia for the 2013 Trans-Tasman games in Sydney in January.
Our congratulations go out to Bernadette and all of the talented young athletes who have won the term awards for their regions throughout the year. These athletes are the future of tomorrow’s sport and we’re thrilled to be able to recognise them and reward both the winners and their schools throughout the year.
On behalf of ASICS New Zealand, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support of the ASICS Sports Awards in 2012. These awards would not be possible without your nominations and commitment to rewarding New Zealand’s up and coming athletes.