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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.

Football Report Football Report

The Waimak United in-house football leagues started this weekend, on a brisk but sunny morning. The youngest Waimak United members have had to wait a while to get their seasons underway, but they did it with great enthusiasm. In the Canterbury United development leagues, there were big wins, 8-1, for the 13th and 14th grade teams over their FCTwenty11 counterparts, while the 15th grade were defeated 1-5 by Cashmere Technical.  The 18th grade girls continued ...

Basketball tips off Basketball tips off

The basketball ball season tipped off in the weekend for a few grades. For the North Canterbury Club, it was only the Premier men in action against University of Canterbury.  The match saw both teams going almost basket for basket, but it was the UC team that began to dominate and took the win 79-66.  The top scorer for the North Canterbury side was Nat Connell with 23 points. Next weekend sees the beginning for ...
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Summerfield slides out of lockdown to win Summerfield slides out of lockdown to win

The Autosport Car Club held their first rally since lockdown in the weekend, at Mt Alexander, in Waikari.  This was a great opportunity for the rally enthusiasts to get their cars back out racing.  Mt Alexander Road is 4.5kms of undulating gravel road, with a hard base. The first half is relatively open with a very long straight, two small fords and a bridge crossing. The course then becomes twisty and along the side ...

Frosty start gives way to freezing finish Frosty start gives way to freezing finish

Football was the first of the big winter codes to get underway this weekend.  The Waimak United competition junior grades kicked off on a beautiful but frosty winters morning, and it was obvious they were all excited to get their seasons started. In the Canterbury United Youth Development Leagues, the Waimak 15th grade had a 0-3 loss to Selwyn. The 14th grade overan their opponents, Halswell, 9-1, and the 13th grade had a 3-0 win ...
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Sport is coming Sport is coming

As we shifted to Alert Level 2, sport moved tantilisingly closer.  Most of the major codes, and other sports are following the Government and Sport NZ recommendations, which involve a phased approach to returning to sport. Phase One – Get Ready.  This means clubs are planning and preparing to get back underway, including hygiene practices, and contact tracing.  As clubs and sporting bodies get these systems in place, trainings will be able to get underway ...

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