Youth Sport

Dancer turned sailor off to Italy

Gold-medal winning Wanaka junior yacht club members Laura Erichsen, left, and Stellar Nepia.

"Sir Russell asked me if I wanted to go to the world championships. Of course I said yes''.

Schoolgirl eyes black jersey

Motueka High School student Risaleaana Pouri-Lane, 16, has been playing for the Black Ferns development rugby sevens ...

Is a Motueka schoolgirl New Zealand's next sevens star?

Golfers to compete in US

Noah Novacek, 9, (left) and Josh Harris,8, with their wad of medals at Frankton Golf Course.

Two young Kiwi blokes will be taking on the world's best young golfers in the United States in August, after cleaning up in the US Kids Tour finals on home turf.

Combined Roncalli confirmed

Roncalli College First XV have been allowed to combine with five other schools for the UC Championship.

Roncalli College First XV is allowed a combined team in the Crusaders Schools Championships, starting this season.

Garland against combined First XVs

Don Garland

Former Timaru First XV rugby coach Don Garland is opposed combined teams in the Crusaders Schools Championship.

Wanaka biathlete to race at junior worlds

Wanaka biathlete Louis Jones is training in Italy for the junior biathlon world championships.

Australian team support is helping keep Louis Jones' dreams of Olympic glory alive.

Tournament named after visiting baseball legend

Former Major League Baseball player Jim Kaat shows Ewan Mullett, 12 some ball grip tips during a training session with ...

A junior baseball tournament, held in Christchurch next month, will be named after MLB legend Jim Kaat.

Hansen set to compete on the Gold Coast

Ella Hansen riding in the North Island Championships in Cambridge in November.

North Canterbury's Ella Hansen is set to put her skills to the test at the Nerang International on the Gold Coast next year.

Clubs fight for juniors' right to win

Northern Bulldogs U10 Blue celebrate winning the grand final earlier this year.

Canterbury rugby league clubs successfully fought a decision to make the junior grades non-competitive next season.  

Cashmere HS look for cricket dynasty

Cashmere High School Girls cricket team.

Cashmere made a long awaited return to the national secondary school Girls' cricket champs.

Moulai breaks long-standing national record

Nick Moulai crosses the line to win the national senior boys 3000m title, and record a new under-17 national record.

Nick Moulai broke a record and nabbed one of 50 medals won by Canterbury athletes at the national secondary schools championships.

Karate kid kicks competition

Bruce Potter and daughter Morgan Potter, 15, practice karate at their Alexandra home on Tuesday.

15-year-old Dunstan High School pupil Morgan Potter won bronze at a recent world champs in Toronto.

Canterbury contingent impress in US

Rangiora's Mary Goulding.

Fifteen former Mainland Eagles Academy members are playing basketball at US colleges this year.

Christchurch school makes history

Heaton Normal Intermediate celebrate a wicket on their way to their fourth national title in the past five years.

Heaton Normal Intermediate made national primary schools cricket history in Christchurch at the weekend.

Heaton Normal win national title

Heaton Normal Intermediate won the national primary schools championship for the first time on Wednesday.

Heaton Normal Intermediate sealed their maiden national primary schools title with an eight-wicket win against Huntley School.

Waimea Combined to remain in UC Championship

Waimea Combined Schools square off against Nelson College in this year's UC Championshiop pre-match haka.

Waimea Combined Schools will remain in the UC Championship rugby competition for the next three to five years.

Roncalli remain in rugby champs

Roncalli halfback James Arscott makes break.

Roncalli College First XV will continue to play in the Crusaders Schools Championship as status quo holds sway.

Roncalli should stay in schools comp

Talented halfback James Arscott is likely to be targeted if Roncalli is not retained in the Crusaders Schools Championship.

OPINION: The Roncalli College First XV deserves their place in the Crusaders Schools Championships.

Stedman scoops Zonta Awards

William Stedman with his two Paralympics Games bronze medals.

William Stedman won big at the annual Zonta Sports Awards for Canterbuy's top secondary schools sports achievers.

Four Canty players in Junior Black Sticks

Phoebe Steele is one of four Canterbury players named in the Junior Black Sticks for the World Cup

The Junior Black Sticks will have a strong Canterbury flavour when at the World Cup in Chile later this year.

Sports contests back on campus

University of Canterbury hockey player Jason Hursthouse has been named in the New Zealand Universities team.

New Zealand universities are competing in the sporting arena again.

Canterbury's new rugby talent

Christ's College back Ngane Punivai on the charge during the UC championship semifinal against Shirley Boys' in August.

 Christ's College deputy head boy Ngane Punivai has been compared to Canterbury's Jordie Barrett.

Novice gets gold in Aussie video

Josh Tonga, 10, squares up at the Aranui A-Town Boxing Gym after winning the Australian Golden Gloves under-40kg novice ...

Ten-year-old Josh Tonga proved he knows how to pack a punch by winning his first fight - and a gold medal.

Success for Canty squash juniors

Canterbury performed strongly at the South Island junior age-group teams event.

Canterbury squash players impress.

New top-gun in town

Natalie Rooney (left) stands with Benjamin Tyson after he received his High Gun award.

A Lincoln teen has been named Canterbury's shooter of the year.

Sights firmly on weekend of rugby

Hornby Under13's are the winners of the Specsavers Ultimate
Investec Super Rugby Referee Training Session, with NZ ...

The Hornby Under 13s rugby team have been busy fundraising all year for their trip to their Festival of Rugby tournament in Queenstown – last week their efforts got a boost.

Christ's ready for new challenge

Canterbury Rams co-captain Marques Whippy has coached Christ's College to the national secondary schools championships ...

Christ's College will play their first ever game in the national secondary schools basketball championships next weekend.

Podmore shrugs off Rio crash

Olivia Podmore looks on after crashing out during the women's keirin first round at the Rio Olympic Games.

Olivia Podmore isn't letting an Olympic Games cycling crash get her down.

Cantabrians ready for 'fierce' Chinese

Charlotte Whittaker, left, and Esra McGoldrick in action during last week's South Island championships in Christchurch.

Canterbury basketballers Esra McGoldrick and Charlotte Whittaker will represent the Junior Tall Ferns against China this week.

Villa Maria players go out in style

Villa Maria College celebrate their maiden national secondary schools hockey title after beating St Cuthbert's College ...

After winning the national secondary schools title, the core of Villa Maria College's hockey team couldn't have asked for a better result in their last game for the school.

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