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Pam Fraser

Pam FraserI have been around sport all my life and am an avid photographer.  Having completed a degree in communications, became a sports administrator. I also enjoy coaching.  Recently I decided to follow my passion and join the freelance world, in photography and journalism.  My husband and I have three children and enjoy watching their sport, and travelling.

Kian Grenfell scores for Waimakariri United FC

Good early season form Good early season form

The Waimak United men’s CCL team continued their early season form, defeating Burwood 3-1 at English Park. The match started with both teams trying to keep possession and build some dominance over the other, and it was Burwood who managed to score first, midway through the first half. Despite going down a goal, Waimak continued to play to the game plan, but were lucky not to go down a second goal when Burwood were awarded ...
Bailey McCleary of Waimakariri United FC

Waimak win first CCL match Waimak win first CCL match

Waimak United had a good start to the new CCL football season with a 3-0 win over St Albans Shirley. They dominated possession early on in the match and passed the ball around well. The first goal came from a corner that was saved initially, partially cleared, saved again, before the keeper parried the ball to Bailey McCleary who hammered it home.  Waimak continued to retain the ball and put more pressure on the SAS ...
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St Patrick’s Day – Pegasus parkrun #236 St Patrick’s Day – Pegasus parkrun #236

Well, as was expected The Geoffrechaun was present at Pegasus parkrun today, it was fortunate that Pegasus was unable to celebrate St Patrick’s Day on the 17th - as, magical creature though he is, the Geoffrechaun had to negotiate events in the homeland, travel via rainbows and manage avoidance of all isolation/quarantine requirements (not too difficult for a mythical being), mischievous imp that he is, he dropped in to my house, picked up the ...
Sienna Watson sets a new record un U15 girls Triple Jump

Nine Canterbury Secondary School Titles Nine Canterbury Secondary School Titles

North Canterbury secondary school students and athletics club members took home nine Canterbury Secondary School athletics titles at the Championships held at Nga Puna Wai. This also included setting two new records Canterbury Secondary Schools records. Jess Hendren, representing Rangiora High School, won the U16 girls high jump with a height of 1.75, breaking a long-standing record held by Bernice Mene in 1990, by 3cm. Jess jumped 30cm higher than her nearest rival. She also ...
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Podium placings for athletes Podium placings for athletes

The Canterbury Children’s Athletics Championships were held at Nga Puna Wai last weekend. North Canterbury had a large contingent of athletes competing with several achieving podium placings, including seven first placings. Farai Musesengwa was 1st in 100m, 200m, and high jump, as well as 2nd in 60m, and 4th in shotput. Farai was named overall boys grade 9 Champion. Mya Phillips placed first in her discus, Sienna Watson was first in her long jump, Jake ...

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