Christine Tustain Sports Award

Christine Tustain Sports Award

An annual award of over $1,800, provided for an athlete in the Western Bay of Plenty who is excelling in their chosen sport, to assist with preparation for international competition.

This award is handed out by Sport Bay of Plenty in November of each year. 

For more information, contact Sport BOP on 07 578 0016 or at

About Christine Tustain: 

Born in England, Chris and her family emigrated to New Zealand when she was five years old, settling in Whangarei. At 16, she began working at the National Bank in Whangarei and continued to work for the bank at Te Puke and Tauranga branches for most of her working life in New Zealand.

Chris set off on her first overseas trip at the age of 24, igniting a serious passion for travel, and has since visited no less than 80 countries.

Upon retirement from the bank, Chris joined the St John volunteer team, working as a Friend of the Emergency Department at Tauranga Hospital.

Chris is an avid tennis player, being involved at the Otumoetai Tennis Club since 1980, where she has been treasurer and club captain at different times. She enjoys keeping fit with cycling, walking and swimming.
She is passionate about animals and the environment and has been an incredibly generous supporter of performing artists and budding young sportspeople. She has provided many awards in those areas over the years.

Chris Tustain’s support for those who excel in classical music and sports in the Western Bay of Plenty will continue for generations to come.

Christine Tustain Sports Award

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