Youth Sport

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 event held at the Mike Pero Motorsport Park, Ruapuna.

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 Ballpark in Nelson.

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 a basketball scholarship in 2016.

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 against Auckland United

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 the end of October

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

Coaching helps Steele on the pitch

Phoebe Steele has worked up through the ranks in Canterbury and has earned a call up to the Junior Black Sticks team.

Junior Black Stick Phoebe Steele has found success on the sideline of the hockey pitch, coaching Canterbury's under 15 B Girls to a national title in her first regional coaching position.

Under 19 national rugby title was team effort

Marist Albion player Charlie Gamble took home the player of the tournament award at the under 19 national tournament in Taupo.

McLeod heads to track after nationals win

Rangi Ruru cyclist Sarah McLeod with the winners trophy after the points race at the National Secondary Schools Road Cycling Championships

Fresh off the back of her national title in the Secondary Schools points race on the road, Rangi Ruru student is headed to Invercargill and the Oceania Track Cycling Championships.

Tight finish at golf interprovincial tournaments

Matt Morris was part of the Canterbury team at the Interprovincial tournament in Cambridge.

The Canterbury Boys team had a very close battle with Otago in the final of the Boys Interprovincial tournament but narrowly lost out on the win at the Cambridge Golf Club.  

Forrest gets Swimming NZ Award

Kyra Forrest has been putting in hard yards in the pool and was recognised by Swimming New Zealand as an emerging talent.

Christchurch swimmer Kyra Forrest's medal-filled season has been rewarded with an emerging talent award from Swimming New Zealand.

CFA invited to Sydney International Cup

The CFA U-11 squad for Sydney, including coaches Mat Boon (back left) and Cvetan Ivanov (back right).

The Christchurch Football Academy will get its first taste of international competition this week at the Sydney International Cup.

Christchurch football academy head to Sydney

The Christchurch Football Academy under 11 team will head to Sydney and play teams from around Australia and even Brazil.

The Christchurch Football Academy will get its first taste of international competition this week at the Sydney International Cup.

Canterbury command cross country course

Heaton Intermediate year seven students head towards the Inter-Regional Cross Country Champs finish line led by Sophie Williamson

Canterbury's primary and intermediate cross country runners walked away with four gold medals at the 11th Inter-Regional Cross Country Championships last week in Blenheim.

Boys' High sprint for gold and silver at schools cycling

Louis Brown digs deep for Christchurch Boys' High School at the National Schools road cycling championships

Canterbury ready for Youth League campaign

Canterbury United will hope to better their third place finish in 2014's Youth League competition

Eternal winter for Porteous brothers

Miguel (L) and Nico Porteous (R) have spent the winter in New Zealand and will soon head to the northern hemisphere for the 15/16 season

New Zealand's freeskiing scene has a new set of brothers hot on the heels of the Wells family as Miguel and Nico Porteous look to make their step up to bonafide professionals and challenge for Olympic medals in the future.

Villa Maria pupil in Junior Black Sticks

Jessie Anderson was the winner of the senior girls category at the Canterbury schools road race and then went on to win the cross country and Canterbury schools hockey with Villa Maria

Kobori finishes second at Carrus Open

Rangiora golfer Momoka Kobori finished second at the Carrus Open in Tauranga

Rangiora Golfer Momoka Kobori finished second at the Carrus Open on Sunday after leading the tournament earlier in the week. 

Canterbury under 19 rugby team named for nationals

Canterbury Under 19 halfback Reuben Spicer passes off the back of a scrum while playing for Shirley Boys High School

McGoverne enjoying rugby after Magicians debut

18-year-old Olivia McGoverne plays for the Canterbury Senior Women's rugby team as well as the Canterbury Magicians.

Big Christchurch contingent at basketball nationals

Sam Timmins scores for Middleton Grange against Burnside in the South Island Secondary Schools Final

Five out of the six qualifying spots for the secondary schoolboy basketball nationals have gone to Christchurch teams.

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