Sports

Surf life saving a family focus

SOUTHLAND siblings Sarah and Timothy Ball are humble characters. Even when nominated for Surf Life Saving New Zealand's Otago/Southland Awards of Excellence, they did not want to toot their own horn. Almost immediately after the pair...

Marist club ‘in good heart’

MARIST Club president Bill Dowling said the 2020 Marist team has the potential to win the club's eighth Galbraith Shield title. Marist was knocked out in the semi-finals last year when attempting to win its...

Celebrating our sporting excellence

SOUTHLAND sporting heroes Shakira Mirfin and Corbin Strong took out the top titles at this year's Southland Sports Awards. During the last two nights of the online awards held last week, Strong's outstanding first year...

Bluff early favourite for trophy

THE Bluff Rugby Club senior team is competing in the Division Two CJ Soper Trophy with five other clubs this season. After three weeks of competition, Bluff is the early favourite for the trophy. In round...

Club rugby action

Dave Loudon Photography captured Southland club rugby action last Saturday.

Important match-ups set for round 5 games

WOODLANDS appeared to have assembled an unbeatable squad for Southland's 2020 premier club rugby competition, but last Wednesday night the team was tripped up by the Eastern Northern Barbarians. However, the team regathered its form...

New softball clubrooms taking shape

THE $1.8 million Southland Softball clubrooms' build is making good progress. Southland Softball project manager Noel Eade said the framing for the 560 sq m building was going up, with different sections of the building...

Steel shooter out for rest of season

SOUTHERN Steel coach Reinga Bloxham is "absolutely gutted" for shooter Georgia Heffernan, who has been ruled out for the rest of the season. The 20-year-old suffered a serious knee injury in the round three match...

Teams try out 3×3 basketball

ABOUT 150 people tested their ball skills at a new 3x3 basketball event held on Sunday. Close to 30 teams took part in the "have a go" 3x3 Stadium Challenge held at ILT Stadium Southland. Southland...

Places limited for Kepler

RUNNERS will be ready with devices at 6.30am on Saturday to ensure they secure a place in this year's Kepler Challenge. Kepler Challenge committee member Toni Thompson said registrations would return to a "first come,...
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