SNZ Awards 2024


SNZ AWARDS - 17-973

Nathan Nukunuku is a dedicated and successful coach for the Mt Albert Premier men’s team, and the Auckland NFC squad. His coaching lead Mt Albert Ramblers to a clean sweep of victories across all competitions and tournaments that they were entered in this season, including the Auckland Premier competition, Vic Guth Tournament, Rock Chote Tournament, Northern Intercity and SNZ Open Club Nationals, coaching the team to their 13th title and becoming the first team to win five (5) consecutive Open Club titles.

This season, Nate coached Auckland’s NFC men who claimed top spot as winners of the National Fast Pitch Championships. On top of this, he was also an integral member of the Auckland Softball Association, assisting in the administration of the Premier competition whilst mentoring younger players in local clubs. He has shown commitment to building talent from grass roots, and was a major contributor to the Auckland Mā development team at NFC. Nathan is a very deserving recipient of both the SNZ Domestic Coach of the Year award, and the Softball New Zealand 'Softballer of the Year' for 2024.

Softball NZ Community, Official, Player and Coach Awards for the 2023-2024 season:

Administrator of the Year - Tunisia Anderson

Volunteer of the Year - Steve Sila

Personality of the Year - Lucy McIntyre

Domestic Coach of the Year - Nathan Nukunuku

Scorer of the Year - Tracee Topia

Umpire of the Year - Mark Porteous

Club of the Year - Otautahi Softball

Association of the Year - Canterbury & Counties Manukau

Player of the Year Awards for 2023 - 2024:

Female Emerging Player of the Year - Mckenzie Bailey-McDowell

Male Emerging Player of the Year - George McCarroll

Female Pitcher of the Year - Tyla Morrison

Male Pitcher of the Year - Liam Potts

Female Player of the Year - Shyah Hale

Male Player of the Year - Cole Evans


Jeremy England
His accolades and administrative roles are many, but he has contributed significantly to the development of our sport. Read more

Marie Byrne
To say that Marie is a dedicated scorer within softball is an understatement. To give a little perspective, she has scored 3050 games for her Club team the PCU Devils. She has scored 241 International games, 87 games as a Canterbury representative team scorer... Read more