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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.

Four Cantabs in Junior Black Sox softball squad

Canterbury's four New Zealand Junior Black Sox players, (from left) Bailey Hamilton, Callum Bishop, Reilly Makea and ...

Four young Canterbury softballers are in the New Zealand Junior Black Sox team for the world under-19 championships.

Lake makes NZ squad

Promising Canterbury footballer Rebecca Lake with New Zealand under-17 coach Gareth Turnbull with the Oceania ...

Marian College student Rebecca Lake says there is no need to move to Auckland to make the national under-17 girls football squad.

Garbett ready for Australia's top tennis players

Tennis player Jamie Garbett on court during the under 18 Canterbury Open final against Jack Tiller

Jamie Garbett is lucky enough to have played in the Melbourne Park tennis venue before, so when he steps onto the court at the Australian Junior Championships, he won't be overawed by his surroundings.

Kobori relaxed before interprovincials

Cantebury golfer Momoka Kobori has enjoyed a stellar 2015 playing in tournaments around the world.

If Momoka Kobori is feeling any pressure about playing at number one for Canterbury in the interprovincial championships next week, she clearly has been working on her poker face as well as her golf swing.

Green school teams burn rubber

Jacob Reeves, 15, of Rangiora High School, negotiates a slalom course during 
EVolocity 2015, an electric motorsport ...

Petrol made way for electricity at Mike Pero Motorsports Park on Saturday, with EVolocity 2015

Broken leg ends Bowers' season

Papanui's Luke Bowers in action during their Labour Weekend Open softball tournament match against PCU Devils at Saxton ...

Luke Bowers will be out of action for six months after breaking his leg in a club softball game.

Canterbury feature for Future Black Sticks

Catherine Tinning's strong performances for Canterbury have been rewarded with a call up to the Future Black Sticks

Canterbury's strength in junior hockey has been rewarded with seven players called up to the men's and women's Future Black Sticks.

Wairau fast tracked to Indiana basketball scholarship

Laken Wairau has found herself making last minute preparations to join the University of Indiana Hoosiers in December

Timmins ready to step up

Canterbury basketball player Sam Timmins looks at home in his University of Washington colours ahead of joining them on ...

Canterbury basketball player Sam Timmins has become used to being the exceptional one, the best among his peers, but he knows there is plenty of hard work to do if he wants to stay in that position when he joins the University of Washington.

Mainland Football looks to expand school league

Canterbury United Youth's Renta Yamamoto (L) lines up and shoots with Sho Mathieson in support during their match ...

Mainland Football will expand the school's competition in 2016, after successfully moving the competition to a Wednesday night in 2015.

Heap picks up top scholarship

Canterbury tennis player Connor Heap has had a stunning 2015 and has been rewarded with a scholarship to a top US college.

Promising young Christchurch tennis player Connor Heap is heading to the United States next year to take up a lucrative sports scholarship of up to five years at the University of California, Berkeley.

Hole in one for Kobori

Kobori grabs her ball after sinking a hole in one on Christchurch golf course

Canterbury's women golfers were aided in their quest for a win over Wellington last weekend when teenager Momoka Kobori scored her first ever hole in one, as Canterbury took out the tie 12-0.

Baseball out to build profile

Baseball New Zealand national development officer Daniel Tan at a Christchurch trial.

Baseball is beginning to make its mark in Christchurch with a small junior club scene operating at Avonhead Park.

Marryatt enjoys first Tour of Southland

Christchurch cyclist Jake Marryatt, 19, on his first Tour of Southland with Team Cromwell.

Competing in his first Tour of Southland, Christchurch cyclist Jake Maryatt has gained a huge amount of experience by riding in one of New Zealand's most famous bike races.

Stedman aims for world championship finals

Para-athlete William Stedman will compete in the 200m, 400m and Long Jump at the IPC World Athletics Championships at ...

Christchurch teenager William Stedman hopes to gain some vital experience as he attends the International Paralympic Committee's World Athletics Championships for the first time at the end of October.

Johnson surfs to silver

Seb Johnson cuts a smooth line in the Gisborne surf to win silver in the boys' Longboarding division

Silver medal for Canterbury surfer at National Scholastic Championships

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