The Finn Lowery Award will be awarded on an annual basis to a player, manager, or coach who best demonstrates Finn’s qualities of courage and excellence and carries a monetary scholarship prize of $2,500.
Applications for the 2021 Award are now open. These will close on 1st May 2021. All applications can be made here.
2020 Winner of the finn lowery award - korban kirk
The Finn Lowery Foundation is delighted to announce that Korban Kirk is the winner of the inaugural Finn Lowery award and scholarship.
The trustees were impressed with Korban’s dedication to his chosen sport and standards of excellence achieved by him in both his performance in the pool and coaching and refereeing. The trustees were particularly impressed by Korban’s approach to challenges outside the pool, and to his commitment to furthering himself as a person. His qualities of courage and commitment were shared by Finn, for whom the award is named.
Korban has played water polo since he was 11 years old. His achievements and contributions in the sport include:
2020 North Harbour senior men’s team, under 20 and under 18 team member.
2019 NZ School Boys team – MVP
2019 North Harbour under 18 men’s National Gold medallist
2018 North Harbour under 16 men’s National Gold medallist and MVP
2017 /2018 Westlake Boys High School Premier team MVP
2018 National secondary schools’ championships– silver medallist and member of the tournament team
Since 2016 Korban has been a C grade referee and since 2019, he has been coaching the young elite North Harbour teams and players.