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Swimming champs return to Christchurch

Women 17 and Over 200m freestyle silver medallist Lucy Clough ( Ashburton), gold winner Ebony Maikuku (Jasi) and Tamara ...

A small boost to the length of Jellie Park pool have seen swimmers compete in Christchurch for the first time since the quakes.

Kiwi-Husky 'pumped' to play in Christchurch

Sam Timmins, centre, with Canterbury Rams coach Mark Dickel, left, and Washington Huskies coach Lorenzo Romar, right, ...

Timmins will play for the Huskies for the first time during their pre-season tour of Australia and NZ.

Cook-Green US bound

Joe Cook-Green leaves for Northwest Florida State College on August 17.

Joe Cook-Green joins a growing list of Canterbury players to land basketball scholarships in the United States.

Wium leads Canterbury to bronze

Goal-scorer Emily Wium & Maddie Wotton celebrate the winning goal against Auckland at the national under-18 regional ...

Junior Black stick Emily Wium scored nine goals to lead Canterbury to bronze at the national under-18 regional tournament in Palmerston North last week.

Canterbury dominate South Island tournaments

Canterbury celebrate their 32-0 win against West Coast in the South Island 17s final in Invercargill.

Canterbury's 17s and 15s both went undefeated on their way to South Island titles.

West beats East in All Star basketball fixture

West's John Quitiong shooting over East's Joel Jeffrey in the boys All Star game.

West have reigned supreme in the Canterbury Secondary School's All Star Basketball.

Basketballers ready to live their dream

US college bound basketballers Shou Nisbet, left, Tessa Morrison and Sam Lees.

Canterbury basketballers Shou Nisbet, Sam Lees and Tessa Morrison leave for the United States next month

Central represented in Otago rugby league

Representing Otago in rugby league at the South Island tournament at the weekend are: Sam Teal, 15, of Wanaka, Ben ...

Six Central Otago teenagers are representing Otago in rugby league at a South Island tournament on the weekend.

Four fencers to compete in Australia

Christchurch fencers Ross Shepherd, Sophie Kelly, Charlotte James and Ashleigh Goh will represent New Zealand at the ...

Four Christchurch fencers will compete in the Australian junior championships.

Big tournament looming at Christchurch Football Academy

Christchurch Football Academy players celebrate winning the Sydney International Cup in 2015.

Thirty-two teams will line up at the first Christchurch International Cup junior football tournament at the Christchurch Football Academy's Yaldhurst complex.

Many medals for cross country champs

Christchurch Girls' High Scool trio Amelia Persson, left, Lily Trotter and Akeira Worthington have won three national ...

Cantebury athletes dominated the regional relays titles and scooped plenty of medals at the national secondary schools cross country championships.

New track for city athletes

A Papanui Toc H athlete warms up on the track.

The days of travelling to Timaru for sprint training are over, thanks to a new six-lane track at Papanui High School.

How did he get that away? gallery video

Christ's College's Isaiah Punivai finishes off one of the most spectacular tries you'll ever see at school level.

Stirring hakas and a try of the year: Boys' High made it a sweet 16 at school grudge match.

Private school's open invite video

Prestigious Christchurch school looks outside school boundaries for additional prop for their rugby teams.

Prestigious Christchurch school looks outside school boundaries for additional prop for their rugby teams.

Teen bowlers turned away

Jessica Farmer said her first time playing bowls was fun and she hopes to continue the sport.

"Francis Douglas was turned away at the door. We just didn't have enough gear."

Next generation up-skill video

More than 200 junior rugby league players got to up-skill with the help of Australia's Penrith Panthers.

To the sound of the haka, the Penrith Panthers were welcomed by their Kiwi 'cousins'.

Winning start for Canterbury

Canterbury hockey player Dominic Newman was on target twice in the national under-21 tournament.

Canterbury Cats striker Phoebe Steel scored five goals in the first two games of the national under-21 hockey tournament.

Kayak trio Belarus-bound for U-23 world champs

The Christchurch kayaking trio who will represent New Zealand in the 2016 ICF Junior & U23 Canoe Sprint World ...

A Christchurch kayaking trio will compete in the 2016 ICF Junior & U-23 Canoe Sprint World Championship in Belarus this July.

'Nothing is out of their limits'

Brothers Celyn, 14, left, and Ieuan Edwards, 13, are competing together - and sometimes against each other - at this ...

If the Edwards brothers remain on track, they will soon join ranks with Sophie Pascoe and other medal-winning Kiwi paralympians.

Burnside defend volleyball title

Burnside's Alice Zeimann spikes the ball  during the national secondary schools final against Tauranga Girls' College A ...

The Burnside High School girls' volleyball team defended their national title in Palmerston North.

Christ's College claim glory video

Maadi cup winners Christ College celebrate their win, pictured on right are George Gould and Rowan Taylor

It was the first time in 18-years the school has claimed both the Springbok Shield and the Maadi Cup.

Hargest boys third at water polo

James Hargest College player Dean Grant, left, with John McGlashan's Luke Smith at the South Island secondary schools ...

James Hargest College finished third in the boys' section of the South Island secondary schools tournament in Invercargill.

Waimak duo gain national honours

North Canterbury's future football ferns Blair Currie and Macey Fraser have gained selection in the New Zealand ...

North Canterbury footballers Macey Fraser and Blair Currie will take on Australia's top junior talent.

Middle distance stars smash SI records

Mitchell Small (R) and Ari Graham (L) after winning national junior secondary schools cross country titles. Both bagged ...

St Andrew's College's Mitchell Small and St Bede's College's Nick Moulai were among nine Canterbury athletes in record breaking form at the South Island secondary schools championships.

NRL clubs to visit schools

Penrith Panthers chief Phil Gould (R) and former Kiwis coach Frank Endacott with young rugby league fans in Christchurch.

Organisers are hoping May's National Rugby League game in Christchurch will help promote schools rugby league in Canterbury.

Waimak women impress in Auckland

Waimak United striker Lucretia Taylor heads into the attacking zone against Dunedin Technical at the Auckland City FC ...

Waimak secured a top eight finish in their first outing at the prestigious  Auckland City FC Youth Tournament in Auckland at the weekend.

Strong hockey squads named for nationals

Catherine Tinning (R) who has played for the Canterbury Cats and the Future Black Sticks national team, will turn out ...

The Canterbury under-21 hockey teams have players with national league and international experience.

Canterbury hooker captains Junior Warriors

Sheldon Pitama, from the Junior Warriors, takes a tackle in a pre-season trial match.

One of Canterbury rugby league's most promising players, Sheldon Pitama, is enjoying life in Auckland as captain of the Junior Warriors.

Kids swim, cycle and run to medals gallery

Friends since birth, Sid Baichoo, left, and Lucas Minehan, both 9, competed as individuals and finished together at the ...

Hundreds of Canterbury children swam, cycled and ran their way to a medal at the annual Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon.

Twin titles for Graham as Canty athletes star

Canterbury's Lauren Bruce competing in the senior shot put at the national track and field championships in Dunedin. ...

Ari Graham's middle distance mastery was one of the highlights of a successful national track and field championships by Canterbury age-group athletes.

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