Youth Sport

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.

Willows prospects to tour Asia

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A number of Canterbury's highly promising secondary school players are in for the cricket experience of their lives next month.

SA test for polo players

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Savile Cup polo. Rangitikei v Cambridge

Cambridge player Jean Paul Clarkin

Christchurch will be treated to some international polo this weekend as a Kiwi schools team take on a touring South African team.

McGregor ready to show flair

TALENT: Courtney McGregor is off to the US.

Christchurch gymnast Courtney McGregor has accepted a scholarship to train and compete in the United States.

Garcia-Knight thrilled with effort

Carlos Garcia-Knight checking the quality of his silver medal in China.

Carlos Garcia-Knight has won a silver medal at the junior snowboard world championships.

Bruce to face Aussie idol

Black to the future: New Zealand Black Jack Tayla Bruce in 2008 with Australia's Kelsey Cotterell.

Tayla Bruce will be hoping to have success on her home green this week.

Kobori relaxed about China mission

IN THE SWING OF THINGS: Momoka Kobori playing in the Faldo Series qualifier at Clearwater in February.

Momoka Kobori said she will just enjoy playing at the Asia Final of the Faldo Series next week, after a good year playing for Canterbury.

Welcome boost for school hoopsters

HELPING HAND: Canterbury Rams player Shou Nisbet could be on court for Burnside in a new weekday competition.

High school basketball in Canterbury has received a welcome assist with a new Tuesday night competition to be launched.

Sisters doing it for themselves at SI champs

STRONG SHOWING: Canterbury's Ari Graham in action at the South Island schools' cross-country champs last year.

Canterbury showed its depth in schools' triathlon and duathlon, scoring 15 podium spots at the South Island Championships at Oamaru last weekend.

Canty pair make world series squad

CALL-UP: Mikayla Werahiko has been named in the Junior White Sox team for the world under-19 girls' softball championships.

Mikayla Werahiko and Amy Begg named in Junior White Sox team for world under-19 girls' softball champs in Oklahoma City in August.

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