Sports Award winner says it’s not about the recognition
Peter Sinclair is modest about being named winner of the Administrator/Volunteer of the Year Award, at this year’s Downer Tararua Sports Awards.
Not one to seek the ‘limelight’ Peter says while it is nice to be recognised he doesn’t do it for that, everything he does is because he loves sport, and seeing others enjoy it too.
Despite his busy role as the Tararua District Council, Plant and Property Group Contracts Supervisor, Peter has always found time for his sport and the many voluntary roles he has taken on that are part of it.
A keen sportsman, he says it was really when his son turned five, 24 years ago, that he became more involved and joined the primary hockey association committee and began coaching, as well as still playing cricket in the summer.
“I went right through coaching until he left school about 12 years ago, I then started playing hockey again myself in the same club team as my son and became player/manager of the team.”
Aside from hockey Peter also plays football and cricket, two other sports that he really enjoys. Although he says he is supposed to be retired.
Over the years he has taken on a number of voluntary roles, including manager of a local football club and cricket team, as well as numerous administrative roles that have seen him organising buses, preparing the cricket wicket for play, to name just a few.
Aside from his active involvement in the sporting community, Peter is also the Chief Fire Officer with the Dannevirke Voluntary Fire Brigade and a member of the Dannevirke Theatre Company.