The inaugural recipient of National Tribute™ was legendary All Black rugby player and mental health advocate, Sir John Kirwan. Seven-hundred guests attended the occasion with the event televised live on Sky Sport.

In 2022 it was iconic All Black captain Sir Wayne Shelford who was honoured. Sir Buck is a revered leader and has led the charge campaigning for men's health for many years. National Tribute was seen live on Sky Sport and replayed on free-to-air on Prime TV.

Sports Inc. looks forward to celebrating and honouring many more inspirational New Zealanders in the coming years. 

“Congratulations to you and the Sports Inc. team on pulling together a fantastic tribute to another Kiwi sporting legend. So many highlights for me after gaining such amazing insight from the guests both present and overseas, a heartfelt delivery of Hallelujah and the rousing Haka to finish!”

-    Adrian Old, Consultant, Insentia