Gross presses claims for World Cup

Geena Gross, 18, and the New Zealand under-20 women's football team have qualified for the FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Geena Gross will have to wait a few more months before finding out whether she has made the cut for the FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Reps victorious at South Island tournament

Nelson Royal 12th grade player Ethan Skinner in action against Canterbury.

A "talented bunch" of Nelson rep football players have taken out the South Island 12th grade title for the first time in 15 years.

National football returns to Guppy Park

Nelson Marlborough Falcons forward Kevin Obed in action during a warm up match against a Nelson Suburbs selection at Guppy Park.

The Nelson Marlborough Falcons will take on Heartland Wairarapa at Guppy Park on Sunday afternoon.

Edwards focusing on club cricket this season

Ryan Edwards, pictured here batting against Canterbury Country last year, isn't playing for Nelson this season.

The Nelson representative cricket team will need a new skipper this season.

Nelson riders hit form at SI champs

Oscar Perks, 17, finished second in the under-20 boys downhill section.

Oscar Perks has reason to feel positive about the summer downhill season.

Women kick off Nelson interclub tennis season

Hope's Liz Ewins at the ladies interclub doubles tournament at Hope tennis Club on Monday.

The Nelson Building Society Tennis Interclub season kicked off this week with the Monday morning ladies doubles competition.

Team Seagate's world championship campaign under way

Team Seagate's Nathan Fa'avae, left, Sophie Hart, Chris Forne and Stuart Lynch won the Iron Bound Challenge in Malaysia at the weekend.

World champion adventure racing team Seagate are on track to defend their title in the Pantanal region of Brazil, in November.

Ussher continues her dominance at Motu Challenge

Nelson's Elina Ussher completes the kayak leg during her eighth Motu Challenge title success.

Elina Ussher has continued her stranglehold on the Motu Challenge multisport female title.

SI supreme on domestic rugby scene

Makos fullback Robbie Malneek's path is blocked by two Canterbury defenders. Could the two South Island teams meet in this year's NPC final?

The South Island is the centre of the New Zealand rugby universe this weekend with five teams in national provincial rugby playoffs.

Fulton snatches final stage victory video

Karen Fulton celebrates after crossing the finish line in first place during the final round of the Calder Stewart Cycling Series in Selwyn.

Karen Fulton likes to remind herself, and the opposition, that she's still got it.

Tasman edge Canterbury in junior tennis clash

Nelson's Holly Mace was part of Tasman's winning lineup against Canterbury in Blenheim at the weekend.

Over the weekend Nelson junior players joined forces with Marlborough at Pollard Park in Blenheim to play an annual fixture against Canterbury.

Codgers given a good workout

Henry Jaine of Nelson during Sunday's XC round three race at Codgers MTB Park.

The volunteers who gave their time to reconstruct the Codgers Mountainbike Park after it was decimated by a storm in April last year were appreciated by many riders this week.

Nelson hockey teams fight for minor placings

Francesca Williamson (R captain of Canterbury makes a pass under pressure by Ruby Roberts of Hawkes Bay during the Canterbury vs Hawkes Bay Collier Trophy U13 Girls Hockey Final at the Manawatu Hockey Stadium in Palmerston North on Saturday the 10 October 2015. Copyright photo by Marty Melville /

The Nelson girls have finished 16th and the Nelson boys 21st at their respective Collier Trophy and Hatch Cup national primary schools hockey tournaments.

Falcons suffer worst ever defeat

Falcons striker Joshua Lis scored his second goal in as many games during Sunday's 7-1 defeat to Auckland City.

The Nelson Marlborough Falcons have suffered their heaviest defeat of all-time, hammered 7-1 by Auckland City.

Mitchell Hunt heading home

Former Nelson College First XV captain, Mitchell Hunt, is excited about the prospect of returning to Nelson from Auckland.

Mitchell Hunt is genuinely excited about starting the latest chapter of his rugby career with the Tasman Makos.

Keane awarded life membership of Tasman

Kieran Keane, now a life member.

It has been a pretty special couple of days for Tasman rugby coach Kieran Keane.

Stoke-Nayland and Wanderers take early control to start club cricket season

Nelson College batsman Ben Hazlett attempts to clip the ball through midwicket as Wakatu wicketkeeper Lawrence Kirdy reacts at Greenmeadows on Saturday.

Two games are already well advanced although newly-promoted Nelson College were making encouraging overtures on the opening day of the Car Company Nelson premier men's two-day club cricket competition.

Nelson riders on the world stage

Enduro mountainbike rider Anka Martin.

Nelson's mountainbike trails are among the best in the world and so too are the riders.

Another tough road trip awaits Falcons

Nelson Marlborough Falcons player Omar Guardiola has been handed his first start for the team.

Omar Guardiola has been handed his first start of the season as the Nelson Marlborough Falcons aim to make it two-from-two.

Nelson quartet heading to Kona

Carol Cooper, left, Britta Martin, Wayne Leighton, Eileen Searle are ready for Kona.

Four Nelson triathletes face one of their biggest challenges when they take on the lava fields of Kona in the Ironman World Championships on Sunday.

Tasman Makos break drought

Taranaki's Mitchell Croswell taken in a tackle by Tasman's Shane Christie.

All Tasman eyes will now focus on Pukekohe on Saturday after the Makos secured a record 35-17 NPC win over Taranaki.

Tasman bounce back in style

Taranaki's Angus Ta'avao attempts to break through the Tasman defence during his side's 35-17 loss in New Plymouth.

Tasman have given themselves a chance of hosting one of next week's NPC semifinals.

Lis on target for Falcons

Coastal Spirit forward Josh Lis, in action against Nelson Suburbs during their Mainland Premier League match at Saxton Field.

Joshua Lis has made an instant impact on his return to the Nelson Marlborough Falcons.

Richmond import gets national league gig

Ben Harris in action for Richmond Athletic.

Team Wellington have snapped up Richmond Athletic's Ben Harris for the upcoming ASB Premiership season.

Mitch Hunt comes home to Makos

Mitchell Hunt, pictured here playing for New Zealand against England in the U20 World Cup final, is returning to Nelson.

Former Nelson College star Mitchell Hunt is coming home, after signing a three-year deal with the Tasman Rugby Union.

Nelson club cricket under way this weekend

Allrounder Josh Clarkson will be expected to play a key role for Athletic College Old Boys this season.

The 2015-16 Car Company Nelson premier men's club cricket season starts tomorrow with the opening round of two-day matches.

Nelson teams working hard at national hockey tournaments

Nelson age group hockey teams continue their national tournament campaigns.

A crucial 2-0 win over Marlborough has meant middle eight qualification for Nelson after day three of the primary schoolgirls Collier Trophy hockey tournament in Palmerston North.

Black Sticks and India level after two tests

Kane Russell, the Black Sticks' solitary goalscorer in their loss to India in Nelson on Wednesday.

India level their four-test series after beating Black Sticks 3-1

Tasman prop cops one-week ban

Tasman's South African prop Ross Geldenhuys has copped a one-week ban.

Ross Geldenhuys handed suspension for striking a player during loss to Canterbury last weekend.

Volunteers needed for Black Caps games

Volunteers at the 2015 Cricket World Cup earlier this year in Nelson.

Sport Tasman are calling for cricket fans to volunteer at Black Caps matches at Saxton Oval this summer.

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