Sports

New junior football academy overwhelmed by interest

WITH 50 children already signed up for next term, Tracey and Ryan Marshall say they are ‘‘overwhelmed’’ by the amount of interest in their new junior football academy. They started the Shooting Stars Junior Football...

Bubble balls prove popular

THE first Bubble Ball Smash Out social league — the unique game created by ILT Stadium Southland staff and played indoors on a full-size basketball court — has come to an end. During a game,...

Game on this weekend

ALTHOUGH it’s been a tough year for Central Pirates in division three of this year’s Southland-wide club rugby competition, the season is looking to end on a high note. The team racked up its first...

Clean sweep for team

IT was a clean sweep for James Hargest College at the South Island Secondary School Squash Championships in Nelson this month, with both the girls’ and boys’ teams winning gold. The boys’ team, seeded number...

Mates pair up for match

JOSH Curran and Kane Bates have been mates for years, and now they are looking out for each other in the wrestling ring. The pair joined Invercargill’s new Southern Pro Wrestling (SPW) School at the...

Future looks bright for club

TE ANAU Rugby Club is on the way to reaching one of its goals in division one of this year’s club rugby competition. Club president Roger Foote said at the start of the year the...

DLS on the rebuild

DRUMMOND Limehills Star (DLS) is charging on in division one of this year’s Southland-wide club rugby competition. Coach Chris McIlwrick said it had been a rebuilding year for the club, which lost nine players from...

Dawkins takes top honours

NEW Zealand track cyclist Eddie Dawkins took top honours in the 2015-2016 ILT Southland Sports Awards on Friday night. He was recognised for his performance in powering the New Zealand sprint team to world championship...

‘Sports taster’ for pupils

PUPILS from throughout Southland took part in a ‘‘sports taster’’ last Thursday at the ILT Stadium Southland. Special Olympics New Zealand South Otago and Southland sports co-ordinator Michelle Greenwood said each term a different ‘‘sports...

Newcomers win at scarper event

IT was a successful meet for Southland sled dog racing newcomers David Fosbender and Georgie Galloway at the Southland Sled Dog Association’s 20th anniversary Scarper at Sandy Point over Queen’s Birthday Weekend, club member...
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