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Podmore rides for supporters

Olivia Podmore has signed a sponsorship deal with car dealership Miles Continental as she aims for success at the junior track world championships.

Track cyclist Olivia Podmore's motivation to succeed at the World Junior Track Championships isn't just about getting medals. It's also a heady mix of financial help and naysayers that drive her forward.

Jack Goodhue focused on ITM Cup for Cantabs

Jack Goodhue has had a busy year, winning the Under 20 World Cup, playing for the All Black sevens and representing Canterbury in the ITM cup

Fresh from lifting the Under-20 Rugby World Cup trophy in Italy, Jack Goodhue is now fully focused on becoming a regular feature in Canterbury's ITM cup starting line up.

Cashmere check in for junior world orienteering

Junior World Orienteering Championships representatives on a recent training day in North Canterbury.(L-R) Sophie Harrison, Ed Cory-Wright, Katie Cory-Wright, Sonia Hollands, Nick Smith

A strong local orienteering scene is what four Cashmere High Schools students say is behind their selection to the New Zealand team heading to the World Junior Orienteering Championships (JWOC) in Norway.

Canterbury awash with US scholarships

Burnside High School's Matt Prest, who came second at the Canterbury cross country championships, will head to the USA on a full scholarship.

A number of Canterbury athletes have had their dedication to sport rewarded in the past few weeks having gained scholarships to US Colleges to continue their education and look for sporting success in the highly competitive US school arena.

50 point haul for Burnside basketballer

Burnside High School student Paige Willman, 15, scored 50 points for her Gators basketball team in her second premier grade match.

Paige Willman's future in basketball looks bright after she scored a mammoth 50 points for her Gators Basketball team in their regular season win over Minties WP.

Sailor Scheiwe fundraising to represent NZ

Zachary Scheiwe out on the water, he hopes to represent New Zealand in Antigua later this year.

Promising sailor Zachary Scheiwe hopes to raise enough money to head to Antigua and represent New Zealand in at the North American Optimist Championships later this year.

Pat Barwick Shield adds fire to hockey rivalries

Alice Batt and Sarah Allan hold the Pat Barwick shield after defending it against Rangi Ruru in their first challenge of the season.

The addition of the Pat Barwick Shield to the New Zealand Secondary School girls hockey trophy cabinet has given the competition an extra edge in Christchurch as the schools compete to win it off current holders St. Margaret's College.

Boys' High trounce Christ's College

Christchurch Boys' High fullback Will Jordan goes over for one of his four tries during his team's record-breaking 80-0 win over Christ's College in their rugby interschool on Thursday.

Christchurch Boys High set a new record for their inter-school rugby match against Christ's College winning 80-0 at Straven Rd on Thursday.

Boys' High v Christ's College

Christchurch Boys' High School fans taunt rival Christ's College supporters at the annual rugby fixture between the schools.

About 2000 footy fans have gathered at Christchurch Boys' High School for the annual 1st XV fixture against Christ's College.

Thirteen medals for Forrest family

Kyra Forrest brought home nine medals from the NZ age group championships in May 2015. The 14 year old was the most successful swimmer from Canterbury.

It was a busy week for Kyra and Gordon Forrest as they added 13 medals from individual events at the New Zealand age group swimming championships to their trophy cabinets.

Gebremedihim and Anderson win Hagley Road Race

Goiteom Gebremedihim in the lead bunch before breaking away to win the senior boys Canterbury Schools' road race, held in North Hagley Park.

Papanui High School's Goiteom Gebremedihim broke away to cross the finish line in Hagley Park alone and win the win at the Canterbury Secondary Schools' road race.  

Motukarara mud run returns

Four St Andrew's College students get to grips with the Mud Run at Motukarara Racecourse in 2014.

Secondary school students across Canterbury are again counting down the days to their favourite event of the year.

Rangiora rower heading to Rio

Rangiora High School and New Zealand junior rower George Howat on the water in the double sculls heats at the 2015 Maadi Cup.

George Howat seemed to be in a slight state of shock after making the New Zealand coxed four boat that will head to the World Junior Championships in Rio later this year.

Chamberlain and Benton secure first Fulton scholarships

Batsman and Fulton Scholarship recipient Harry Chamberlain survives a close appeal at the crease for Canterbury Country.

Harry Chamberlain and Jeremy Benton have been chosen as the inaugural recipients of the Fulton Scholarship which has been started by Canterbury captain Peter Fulton.

Canterbury golf do the double at South Island champs

Canterbury's junior men's golf teams have won their respective South Island tournaments, but in very different ways.

Turnbull hopes for Oceania squash success

Frost brings footie to Lincoln

A group of sportsmen are making history as they try to kick-start a new football team at Lincoln University - complete with rugby jerseys.

St Margaret's dominate South Island eight

Rowing New Zealand has announced the North and South Island under 18 crews that will go head to head on Lake Karapiro at the end of this week.

Win underscores Dobbie's potential

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Middleton Grange student Satori Dobbie's hard work is paying off after he took home the 100m open butterfly race at the Canterbury schools swimming championships.

Marshall catches winning waves

Surf life saver

Christchurch surfer Max Marshall claimed the under-20 title at the South Island championships last weekend.

Canterbury capture Kittyhawk titles

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Canterbury bowlers swept the board at the Bowls New Zealand Kittyhawk national under 21 singles championships in Auckland.

Ogilvie grabs national title

A new facility in Tuggeranong is home to minority sports. Left to right are: Corena Sheridan,  bocce; Brideen Allen, of badminton; Wen Ung, of table tennis; Tom Makin, of fencing; Jacob Briggs, of trampolining; Zoe Law, of floorball and; Jamie Coleman, of archery.

Christchurch fencer Sheldon Ogilvie has grabbed a gold medal at the national under-15 and cadet fencing championships in the under-17 men's epee event.

Pio trades pool for volleyball

Nicky Pio, left, with her NZ and Burnside volleyball team-mate Alice Zeimann

Nicky Pio didn't have much time to enjoy Burnside High School's success at the national schools volleyball championships.

Ruiz scores emerging talent award

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U19 Korfball team heading to netherlands for world champs.
Rangiora High school students:
Kendall Moratti (girl)
Jakob Edder
James Bolton (black socks)

Chelsea Ruiz scores emerging talent award at Korfball World Cup in Netherlands.

Kiwi judokas push Rio claims with medals

Commonwealth Games judo medallists Moira de Villiers and Jason Koster have returned from South America with six medals.

Kiwi korfballers to test skills at World Cup

BIG CHANCE: Rangiora High School Students Kendall Moratti, James Bolton and Jakob Edder are all heading to the World Cup.

New Zealand will be represented at the under-19 Korfball World Cup in the Netherlands over the Easter weekend by a team largely drawn from Canterbury.

New Zealand squares polo test series

New Zealand and South Africa both scored a win last weekend but the aggregate score meant South Africa claimed the series trophy.

BMX star Hansen's Rio Olympics dream dashed

DREAM OVER: A serious spinal injury has thwarted BMX rider Tahlia's Hansen's hopes of making the Rio Olympics next year.

Three-time world BMX Champion Tahlia Hansen's dreams of competing in next year's Olympics are all but over.

Class foes push Flanagan to world champs qualifier

HER TIME HAS COME: Canterbury runner Rosa Flanagan has qualified to represent New Zealand at the World Athletics championships in August.

Canterbury runner Rosa Flanagan has broken her New Zealand under-20 record for the fourth time this season.

New Zealand team sent to Korfball world champs

Rangiora High school students Kendall Moratti, left, Jakob Edder and
James Bolton are part of the Under-19 korfball team heading to the Netherlands for the world championships.

As we send our first Under-19 team to the world Korfball championships, hands up who knows what it is.

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