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Oxford-Rangiora roll Sefton in T20 Cricket final

The Canterbury Country T20 cricket final was played between Oxford-Rangiora and Sefton on a cool Friday evening, on the 6th of March, at Mainpower Oval. Recently returned NZ U19 Cricket World Cup representative, Rhys Mariu, showed his batting class, opening for Oxford-Rangiora. He batted through, scoring 101 not out, off 71 balls, including 11 fours.  Oxford-Rangiora put a total of 147/5 on the board, from their 20 overs.  The best of the bowlers for Sefton ...

New National Champion

North Canterbury has a new National Champion for 2020.  Fourteen year old Jess Hendren, won the National Under 18 High Jump title, at the NZ Athletics Championships, at Nga Puna Wai, over the weekend. Starting at 1.58m, Hendren didn’t miss a jump through to her winning mark of 1.74m.  Her closest rivals, Olivia Power, Claudia Knight and Jenna Johnston, all went out at 1.66m.  Hendren heads to Australia soon, to represent NZ Secondary Schools. Rangiora ...

Captivating Canterbury Futsalers Reach Final

The Canterbury United Futsal Pride were in Wellington from the 14th-16th February, defending their National SuperLeague Futsal title.  This year, the squad of 14 consisted of four current Waimak United players; Sophie Williams, Madi Silcock, Macey Fraser, and Lily Fisher, along with 3 former North Canterbury players; Tahlia Herman-Watt, Hannah Hegarty, and Rebecca Lake, and the non-travelling reserve, Freya Lodge-Whitham was also a Waimak United player.  An incredible feat for the district, which is ...

Impressive haul for North Canterbury youth at Colgate Games

The North Canterbury Athletics Club had a team of 21 athletes competing at the South Island Colgate games from the 16th-19th January.  The new home of Canterbury athletics, Nga Puna Wai, hosted the 2020 games, which attracted close to 1000 under 14 athletes, from across the South Island, along with a few North Island participants, and a team of Queensland development athletes. The under 10’s were competing for ribbons and pennants in non-graded divisions, ...

Inaugural OxMan triathlon attracts over 400 competitors

Over 400 people participated in a new long-course triathlon hosted at Geoff Spark’s irrigation lake in Eyrewell on 16th December. The event, which was sponsored by Waimakariri Irrigation Limited (WIL), turned out to be a huge success for attendees and supporters. Geoff says when event organiser John Newsom first approached him about hosting the triathlon, they imagined that around 250 people would enter the event. “We were blown away by the amount of interest the event ...