Krishna wins Wellington Sportsman of the Year Award
June 20, 2019 6:25 am
Fiji Football Captain Roy Krishna walked away with another award last night at the Wellington Sports Awards.
Krishna walked away with the Kapura Sportsman of the year award.
Krishna was given the award for his role in helping the Wellington Phoenix return to the A League plays offs for the first time since the 2014/15 season.
He finished as the top goal scorer for both the club and the A League with 18 goals in 25 games breaking the previous record of 16.
Krishna also capped of a career vest season by winning the Johnny Warren medal, the honour for the competition’s best player.
“It’s an honour to be given this award especially at this time as I leave Wellington. The city has been my second home as I’ve spent five years here.
As a Wellingtonian, we share the spirit of hard work and perseverance to represent Wellington in the best our of abilities.
What an honour to be recognised by the city that has accepted me as one of its own. Looking at the nominees I didn’t think that I stood a chance of winning the Wellington Sportmans of the Year Award. Thanks @WgtnPhoenixFC for all that you’ve done for me. Thank you Wellington 🙏 pic.twitter.com/Et63yTkGXn
— Roy Krishna 🇫🇯🇳🇿 (@RoyKrishna21) June 19, 2019
“The Wellington community is always united as they cheer us on and encourage us to win so it’s a privilege to be recognized by my community right here in Wellington,” says Krishna.
He was nominated alongside golfer Daniel Hillier, Yachtsman Daryl Wislang, Cricketer Devon Conway, Rugby League Player (Melbourne Storm) Nelson Asofa-Solomona and rugby player (Hurricanes Super Rugby) TJ Perenara.