College Sport Auckland’s Young Sportsperson of the Year (YSPOTY) Awards have been held since 1991 to celebrate the outstanding sporting achievements of Auckland secondary school students. The 29th Annual Young Sportsperson of the Year Awards were held Thursday at Eden Park. Over 500 people attended to celebrate the outstanding sporting talent of our Auckland secondary school students.

Congratulations to Angelina Revell-Lewis of Avondale College who won the Aktive Student Official of the Year.

Yvonne Mullins, Executive Director of OAA, wrote the following reference to support Angelinas’ nomination:

Angelina has been an active Technical Official for the Oceania Athletics Association for a number of years. She is one of our youngest and yet most mature Technical Officials and is a welcome addition to our Technical Officials’ Panels in the Oceania Area. In 2018 Angelina joined us at the Polynesian Championships in Tahiti where she officiated on as a Technical Judge. In 2019 Angela was appointed as a Judge to the Pacific Games in Apia, Samoa.

It is unusual for the Oceania Area to appoint a Technical Official as young as Angelina however her dedication to the sport and her mature personality means that she is a natural to have on our Technical Officials’ Panel. In addition to Angelina’s Oceania sporting commitments, she is also an active and accredited member of the Athletics New Zealand Technical Panel where she volunteers at both Club and National Level.

In a time when volunteering is not all that usual amongst many young people, it is encouraging to see Angelina volunteer in the sporting environment. I would have no hesitation in recommending Angelina for this Award she is an extraordinary young woman who has shown that she is not afraid to spend her personal time in assisting others to achieve their goals.

We wish Angelina all the best with her studies – we know she has a very bright future in the sport of Athletics.