Phoenix up to scratch

Silky Phoenix striker Jeffrey Sarpong.

Goals an issue but you'd change little about the team.

Refugees and police in football battle

Junior All White Noah Billingsley works with Tai Hawkins, 11, from Naenae Intermediate during the kids skill session at the Youth Forum of the New Zealand Communities Football Cup.

The annual Communities Football Cup is on this weekend in Wellington.

Bulldogs bringing NRL to Welly

Bulldogs forward Tony Williams pops a pass during his club's last NRL match at Westpac Stadium in 2013.

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs will play an NRL competition game against the New Zealand Warriors at Westpac Stadium next year.

Tournament in balance after theft

Pelorus Trust Sportshouse staff declined to comment on a burglary while police are investigating.

Burglars pinched a laptop needed to access the programme ahead of a national football tournament.

Muscat leads way for Phoenix

Phoenix defender Manny Muscat, right, gives Sydney FC captain Alex Brosque the benefit of his wisdom.

A trademark fiery display from Manny Muscat was a highlight for the Phoenix against Sydney FC.

Firebirds face crucial Auckland clash

Matt Taylor produced with the ball and bat during the Firebirds' loss to Otago on Wednesday.

The Wellington Firebirds have to win to stay in the Twenty20 Super Smash finals mix.

Tongan Bear shows softer side

Loni "the Tongan Bear" Uhila wants to make an impact with his first Super Rugby team, the Hurricanes.

Loni Uhila plays rugby so his kids can have a better life than he did growing up.

Wellington confident for Interprovincial

Daniel Hillier, in action during the 2014 Interprovinvial, is confident Wellington can take the title home this year.

Wellington believe they have what it takes to win the Interprovincial golf tournament for the first time since 2010.

Phoenix draw with Sydney FC

Sydney FC's Michael Tavares pushes off the challenge of Wellington's Louis Fenton during their scoreless draw at Allianz Stadium.

The Wellington Phoenix will gladly take Thursday night's 0-0 draw with Sydney FC.

Seven days of sevens festival

Wellington Sevens ticket sales slumped in 2015 and police cracked down hard on bad behaviour, so in an attempt to lure back true rugby fans sevens organisers slashed ticket prices and changed the date and days of the 2016 event.

Wellington hosting a 'seven days of sevens' festival on the waterfront and civic square.

Thordon default adds tennis spice

Leela Beattie, currently ranked fourth in New Zealand, competes for Paraparaumu Beach Club in the Wellington interclub tennis competition.

Thorndon's default was bad news for Tawa-Lyndhurst as it pushed them into a relegation spot in Wellington interclub tennis.

Boxing no smiling matter

Irene van Dyk has been training for seven weeks for her battle with Belinda Sommerville at Fight for Life on December 5.

Former Silver Ferns great Irene van Dyk has been taking the knocks as she trains for next week's Fight for Life charity event.

Bargain buy race horse paying way for Taranaki syndicate

Stratford galloper Catwomandu wins at Awapuni on November 12/

A second-chance horse has come up trumps for a Taranaki syndicate.

Formula 1 of windsurfing arrives at Eastbourne

Laurence Carey, current New Zealand Slalom Champion and competing this week in the PWA event in Noumea, has also entered the windsurfing slalom event off Eastbourne on December 5 and 6.

The windiest city in the world is once again hosting New Zealand’s fastest windsurfers.

Volts beat Firebirds in T20

Wellington Firebirds' Matt Taylor sends down a delivery during his side's T20 loss to the Otago Volts at the Basin.

Otago move clear at the top of the Super Smash table after a comfortable 19-run win over Wellington.

College Sport

Dragster a champion at age 14

Sarah Ward, 14, with the Datsun 120Y she races around the corners and turns of circuits such as the Port Rd Sprints, and the junior dragster she won a national junior title with, and will race again at the Port Rd Drags on November 29.

Sarah Ward's success at motor racing might be considered a collision of three factors.

Davey fifth at under-19 World Duathlon

St Pat's Town student Christian Davey finishes fifth at the under-19 World Duathlon Championships in Adelaide.

Christian Davey has capped an outstanding year of multisport with a fifth placing at the under-19 World Duathlon Championships. 

Georgantas riding high on BMX track

Upper Hutt College student Caitlin Georgantas has had an outstanding year on the BMX track.

Caitlin Georgantas is happy with how her year in the BMX saddle has gone.

Samuel aiming for US basketball scholarship

New Zealand under-16 basketballer Taane Samuel goes for a layup against Australia in the Oceania Under-16 Basketball Championships in August.

Taane Samuel will look to keep impressing on the basketball court in the hope of securing a US university scholarship.

Power in the throw and the scrum

Sporting allrounder Ben Power will look to win the New Zealand Secondary Schools shot put title next month before turning his attention back to rugby.

Ben Power is a star in rugby and athletics, but says the oval ball game will take over when he leaves Hutt International Boys' School this year.

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