Alice Robinson won the Sky Sport Emerging Talent award for 2019 at the 57th ISPS Handa Halberg Awards, during a ceremony at Spark Arena in Auckland (NZL) last week.
The alpine racer, who has won two giant slaloms at the FIS Alpine World Cup level so far, edged out swimmer Erika Fairweather, cyclist Laurence Pithie and the sailing crew of Seb Menzies and Blake McGlashan. She was presented with a $10,000 cheque from Sky Sport.
The ISPS Handa Halberg Awards judges reviewed 70 nominations from National Sports Organisations to create the shortlist, for the country’s highest accolade for sporting excellence, recognising achievements from 1st December 2018 to 30th November 2019.
The Halberg Foundation then announced 26 finalists for six categories at the 57th ISPS Handa Halberg Awards – New Zealand’s pre-eminent event to celebrate and honour sporting achievements from 2019.
Alice was a finalist in the Emerging Talent category while fellow snow sports athlete Zoi Sadowski-Synnott (Snowboard) was in the running for Sportswoman of the Year and Freeskier Nico Porteous for Sportsman of the Year.