Youth Sport

US move has Begg hopeful

Promising Canterbury softball pitcher hopes college scholarship will help her clinch place on Junior White Sox world champs team.

St Bede's out to impress

Team determined to surprise at their first appearance at the national secondary schools' sevens finals.

A racing ace at 14

Caleb Cross will be the envy of his classmates when he experiences the lifestyle of a V8s driver.

Rangiora rider signed up

Oceania and NZ u19 cross-country mountain bike champion Ben Oliver to join the NZXC racing team.

CBHS not holding back

Christchurch Boys' High will be gunning for a remarkable seventh national schoolboy cricket title in 10 years next month.

Skating finals tightly contested

Liam Currie

Consistency was king at the last weekend's Canterbury regional skateboarding finals at the Washington Way Skatepark.

Elworthy wants podium places

Hugo Elworthy

Winning a bronze medal at the world junior rowing champs has sparked Hugo Elworthy's hunger for more medals.

Brightest stars shine in school sport awards

Hugo Elworthy

Talented secondary school atheletes get night in the spotlight at 24th annual Zonta Canterbury awards.

Boys' High wary of College

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Place at the national cricket tournament on the line when Christchurch Boys' meet Christ's College at Hagley Oval today.

Chan proves too sharp

Wai Ling Chan

Burnside High School's Wai Ling Chan outwitted her rivals to become a national fencing champion at the weekend.

Goulding stands by decision

Mary Goulding

Mary Goulding's decision to quit netball and concentrate on basketball has paid dividends.

Lake in the money

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Mainland Pride's Rebecca Lake is the first recipient of the Connetics youth football scholarship.

McGregor clinches award

Anna Tempero

Canterbury gymnast Courtney McGregor has been named New Zealand women's artistic gymnast of the year.

Canterbury rural girls win crown

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Canterbury Country secured the spoils at the under-13 girls' basketball nationals in Dunedin on Saturday.

Second for St Margaret's

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St Margaret's College capped off a stellar netball season, achieving their highest placing at last week's secondary schools nationals.

Canterbury surfers impress

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Canterbury scholastic surf team had successful campaign at the national secondary schools championships in Taranaki.

Moore's World Cup goals

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Rising Canterbury football talent Meikayla Moore has ambitions to compete at a third World Cup by her 19th birthday.

Burnside, Rangiora impress

Tom Liu

Burnside High and Rangiora High exceeded expectations at last week's secondary schools basketball nationals.

Ogilvie does well in China

Sheldon Ogilvie

Cashmere High fencer Sheldon Ogilvie hopes strong effort at Youth Olympics will act as a springboard for success.

Oliver, Hope in dominant form

Ben Oliver

Teen riders Ben Oliver and Shannon Hope dominate at NZ secondary schools mountain bike champs in Dunedin.

Future All Black?

Boys' High centre plays game of his life

Tui Samuelu

Christchurch Boys' High's Tui Samuelu played the biggest game of his young rugby career alongside his former schoolmate.

Fitting end to Allen's journey

Natalie Allen

Natalie Allen has been able to witness St Andrew's College's transformation as a netball force first-hand.

Canty U19 in top form

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Canterbury head into the inaugural Jock Hobbs Memorial national under-19 rugby tournament in top form.

Highs and lows for teams

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Canterbury secondary school students have been flat out at national and South Island winter tournament week.

St Margaret’s too good

St Margaret's senior A

Senior A netball team confident they can bounce back from last year's poor showing at national secondary school championship.

Boxing champ a gentle giant

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He's more than two metres tall and ripped with muscles, but 16-year old Tim Unwin is an intelligent, soft-talking gentle giant.

Two titles in two days

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St Margaret's College's senior A netball side have pulled of a rare achievement - winning trophies on consecutive days.

Unity crucial to success

Alex Nankivell

Christchurch Boys' High vice-captain Alex Nankivell credits a unified team culture as the key to their stellar rugby season.

ID system to foil grade-hoppers

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Sneaky school rugby teams who boost lower grade sides with better players could be caught out.

An eye on the NRL

Nu Brown

A proposed new Christchurch-based player academy will better prepare young SI players for moves to NRL clubs.

Determined to end drought

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Christchurch Boys' High captain Sean Forster hopes it will be third time lucky in a college rugby final on Saturday.

Powerlifter aims to break records

Andrew Thomas

Andrew Thomas is on a triple-goal mission. He wants to win a world title, break a world record and bench press three times his body weight.

Timaru Boys' embrace semifinal test

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Switch off and you'll be punished. That's the message Timaru Boys' High first XV rugby coach Shane Enright is trying to send.

Twelve in a row for St Margaret's


St Margaret's College have built a hockey dynasty after again winning the Canterbury premier schoolgirls' title.

School's forward pack quiet achievers

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Christchurch Boys' High's diminutive forward pack have been integral to the side's unbeaten journey to Saturday's Press Cup rugby semifinals.

Medals galore at Games

Anton Cooper

Canterbury athletes performed strongly at Glasgow and many have been graduates of The Press' youth sport page.

Boet's golfing holiday

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A 16-year-old from St Andrew's College played in two US golf tournaments over the school break.

Prendergast, our golden girl

Grace Prendergast

Avon Rowing club member wins women's coxless pair title at the under-23 world championships in Italy.

Contract a confidence booster

Kyle Jamieson

At 2.03m tall and with the ability to hurtle a ball at 135kmh, Kyle Jamieson is an intriguing Canterbury cricket prospect.

Under-19 women take title

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The stellar inside and outside play of the Canterbury Metro basketball team was the secret to its success.

Gymnasts bag scholarships

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Two talented young Canterbury male gymnasts have been awarded junior development scholarships.

Canty's revenge over Midlands


Triumph at the under-18 national hockey tournament was extra sweet for the Canterbury men's team.

A true sporting all-rounder

Cam Bailey

Most people dream of representing their country in one sport, but Cam Bailey has aspirations to make it in three.

Mixed bag at netball nationals

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There were varied results for Canterbury sides at last week's age-group netball nationals in Dunedin.

Elliott shines at Oceania champs

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Rangi Ruru's Rosie Elliott captures gold and silver at international event in Rarotonga.

Flanagan on track for world champs

Rosa Flanagan

Rising track star Rosa Flanagan has set herself a goal of making the final at the world junior champs in Oregon.

Stac claim national titles

Mitchell Small and Ari Graham

St Andrew's College beaming after two of their students won junior titles at the national cross country champs.

Canterbury trio to feature

Dominic Newman, Catherine Tinning and David Brydon

Three of Canterbury's top young hockey players are ready to embrace the sport's exciting new format at August's Youth Olympics.

Williamson hopes to wow judges

Millie Williamson

Christchurch gymnast Millie Williamson credits her Youth Olympics selection to training regularly with older competitors.

Shields: Great feeling to win in US

Catherine Shields

Catherine Shields has helped Ohio State University win the National Collegiate Athletic Association rowing champs.

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