2015 - Jeremy Thrush (Rugby)
Rugby player Jeremy Thrush was particularly recognised for his outstanding year in 2014, playing his way back into the All Blacks becoming Man of the March in the Scotland Test.
Thrush was also a loyal member of the Hutt Old Boys Marist Team that was the Bartercard Team of the Year and Coach Matt Lee was a finalist in the Pak n Save Coach of the Year category.
2014 - Stephen Jenness (Hockey)
Blackstick Jenness, from the Hutt Club came off a stellar year in 2013. The twenty-three year old was a member of the team that was runner in the World Hockey League, New Zealand best international result since the memorable 1976 Olympic Gold in Montreal.
To cap his year Jenness scored twice in his 100th Test against Japan in November and capped it by being voted Player of the Day.
2013 - Rhys Casley (Softball)
Rhys Casley had a softball season he will never forget. The St Bernard’s College old boy overcame a serious shoulder injury to play in the World Series. Despite doubts about his fitness, he hit the crucial home run to win the final. He was then similarly influential in helping Dodgers win the national club title.
2012 - Piri Weepu (Rugby)
The popular Wainuiomata halfback returned to rugby in 2011 after suffering a nasty leg injury. Such was his form, he was included in the All Blacks and was one of their best players as they won the Rugby World Cup. With the All Blacks suffering a number of injuries, his role in their win was crucial. His success lead to a popular t-shirt saying Keep Calm Piri is On. He was the man of the match against Argentina. A proud rugby player who has had a distinguished career for the Lions and Hurricanes.
2011 - Nick Willis (Athletics)
2010 Commonwealth Games bronze medalist in a world class 1500 metre field. Although some New Zealand athletes were reluctant to attend the Games due to security and organisational issues, Willis made it clear he was keen to attend and represent New Zealand. In March 2011 he also won the New Zealand 5000 metre title.