Sports

Surfer urges women to get on board

RIVERTON resident Marama Pou has had her feet firmly planted on a surfboard since she was a child. Now she is pushing for other Southland women and girls to come along for the ride. "I want...

Southern Steel gets ready to fire

As Southern Steel prepare to take to court again in the modified ANZ Premiership competition, Southland Express editor Karen Pasco was courtside to see the team in action at practise this week. TUESDAY afternoon at...

Challenge entries to open

ENTRIES for the 2020 Rakiura Challenge will open at noon on Monday. Up to 250 runners will have the opportunity to race the 32km in the event's second year Rakiura Great Walk usually takes two...

Sport Southland Board shows diversity

INVERCARGILL business adviser and project manager Bevan Ellis has been appointed to chair an expanded Sport Southland Board. Ellis, who has been a trustee of the regional sports trust since 2018, replaces Steven Kennedy, who...

Tennis clubs keen for restart

SOUTHLAND'S tennis players are enjoying the return to the court following a two-month hiatus due to Covid-19 restrictions. Tennis Southland operations manager Jo Grimwood said while some Southland tennis clubs reopened earlier this month, coaching,...

Funding for sports clubs still on offer

SOUTHLAND sporting organisations have benefited to the tune of about $160,000 but Sport Southland is still keen to allocate money before funding is pulled on June 19. Sport Southland chief executive Brendon McDermott said about...

On your marks, get set, go!

THE Southland senior club rugby competition could start as early as June 20, if Government guidelines allow numbers to increase. Rugby Southland club rugby development officer Bob Cullen said yesterday guidelines from the New Zealand...

Basketball coach looks to next level

LEYTON Haddleton aspires to be part of the Tall Blacks management squad one day but it's the impact his mentors in another code had on him which helped shape the way he approaches basketball...

SPW to offer look inside the world of wrestling

SOUTHERN Pro Wrestling (SPW) founders have noticed an increase in people wanting to take part in wrestling shows. So it will instigate a try-out day for anyone wanting to get involved in the wrestling world,...
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