Unison Medal 2021

*ALL MEDAL CEREMONIES CANCELLED*

The Unison Medal ceremony is the opportunity to recognise one outstanding performer from every Taupō junior hockey and Hawke's Bay junior rugby, football, netball and hockey team, for their outstanding commitment in showing our three key qualities; fair play, great work ethic and discipline throughout the season.

With our photographer on-site to take a professional photo of each medal recipient, and Powerman making an appearance – this is a great evening to celebrate our star performers of 2021!




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Taupō Junior Hockey Medals
Combined with the junior hockey final nights, all Taupō junior hockey nominees will be awarded a Unison Medal!
Venue: Great Lake Taupo Hockey Club, A C Baths Avenue, Taupō
Maxi Grade: Friday 13 August, TBC start
Intermediate Grade: Wednesday 18 August, TBC start
Hawke's Bay Junior Football Medal Ceremony
All Hawke's Bay junior football nominees will be awarded a Unison Medal!
 
Date: Tuesday 31 August
Venue: Ascend Global Church, 1200 Omahu Road, Hastings
Time: 5pm start
Hawke's Bay Junior Hockey Medal Ceremony
All Hawke's Bay junior hockey medal nominees will be awarded a Unison Medal!

Date: Tuesday 7 September 
Venue: Ascend Global Church, 1200 Omahu Road, Hastings
Time: 5pm start
Hawke's Bay Junior Rugby Medal Ceremony
All Hawke's Bay junior rugby medal nominees will be awarded a Unison Medal by the Hawke's Bay Magpies!
 
Date: Wednesday 25 August
Venue: Ascend Global Church, 1200 Omahu Road, Hastings
Time: 5pm start
Hawke's Bay Junior Netball Medal Ceremony
All Hawke's Bay junior netball nominees will be awarded a Unison Medal!
 
Date: Wednesday 1 September
Venue: Ascend Global Church, 1200 Omahu Road, Hastings
Time: 5pm start

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Unison rewards excellence as the junior sports season closes

September 12, 2018
With the region’s junior winter sports season coming to an end, Unison’s annual medal ceremonies for rugby, netball, hockey and for the first-time, football, saw over 550 young players presented with medals.

Held over the past two weeks at the Bay Outreach Centre in Hastings, junior football players were the first recipients to take the stage to receive their Unison Medal, which recognises excellence in the values of work ethic, discipline and fair play – both on and off the field.

Football medals were presented by Hawke’s Bay United and New Zealand Under 20 International, Jorge Akers, who vividly recalled his experiences as a young player upon meeting the junior footballers in attendance.

“As a young player, you naturally believe that you can achieve anything – and it’s this belief in yourself which ultimately leads to how successful you are in the future.
“I was honoured to be a part of football’s first ceremony, and to see how proud these young players were when they received their medal,” he said.

Medal recipient, Harry Caldwell from Napier City Rovers, said he was excited to receive the medal and to have a photo with Jorge. “It made me feel happy and proud to get one of these special medals for my football – I love playing football.”

Unison Relationship Manager, Danny Gough, said through its support of all four sports – junior football, rugby, hockey and netball – Unison has been able to engage with around 10,000 children and their families this year.

“We’re passionate about supporting our local communities, and about keeping them safe around our electrical assets within the region. These partnerships are a great vehicle for us to deliver electrical safety messages to our young people.

“It is continually recognised that great players of any sport start at grass roots level, and we’re extremely proud that our partnerships are helping to encourage healthy, active children in Hawke’s Bay. The medal ceremonies play an important part in helping to shape these young players,” said Mr Gough.