Best Sportspersons of the Year honoured

Alysha Prasad, a renowned Netball player and Roy Krishna, who has made his mark as an ace Soccer player were honoured respectively with the Global Financial Services & Indian Newslink ‘Supreme Sportswoman’ and ‘Sportsman of the Year’ Awards at a gala Awards Presentation ceremony held in Auckland last week.

Ajay Kumar, Global Financial Services Limited (GFSL), Title Sponsor of the Indian Newslink Indian Sports Awards 2014 presented the Supreme Awards at the event held at Alexandra Park in Auckland’s Greenlane on April 9.

Earlier, Alysha received the ‘Best Netball Player’ Award from Rizwan Mohammed, Manager, Westpac (Papatoetoe Branch), while Bobby Chand received on behalf of Roy Krishna the ‘Best Senior Soccer Player of the Year’ Award from Hari Narayan of Food 4 Less Supermarkets, sponsors of the individual categories.

Increasing popularity

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Kumar said that GSFL was delighted to be Title Sponsor of the Awards programme that is increasingly gaining the attention of sports clubs and associations, players, coaches and administrators,

“This is a major initiative to encourage members of the Indian community to be involved in sports. While we have had the honour of scores of men and women who have made us proud with their achievements in various aspects of sports, it is important to motivate our young people, including school and university students to evince interest in the field,” he said.

Mr Kumar said that apart from boosting the morale and image of the community, involvement in sports keep people in good health.

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