Tana Umaga wins Coach of the Year

Counties Manukau Rugby won three awards at the 2013 Counties Manukau Sport Sporting Excellence Awards held last Friday night at the Vodafone Centre.

Steelers’ Head coach Tana Umaga collect the SportNZ Coach of the Year for the second year in a row.

Steeler Sherwin Stowers picked up the Drilltech Sportsman of the Year Award.  Stowers had a top year winning a World Title with the New Zealand Sevens team and the Ranfurly Shield with the Steelers.

The Steelers won the Manukau Courier Top Team of the Year Award for their history breaking efforts winning the Ranfurly Shield and making the semi-finals of the ITM Cup Premiership.

Olympic Gold Medalist and multi World Champion Valerie Adams has won the HEB Supreme Award.

Over 450 guests attended the evening that had Nigel Hurst as MC and Dame Susan Devoy as Guest Speaker.