Sports

Giving back to the community

Grace Robertson (11) and Fynn Robson (10) were among dozens of children who took up the opportunity to learn from Southland's top junior mountainbiker Josh Burnett (centre), who ran a skills session last Sunday. The...

Harriers go cross-country

RUNNERS are at last racing. The Southland Harriers cross-country season got under way last Saturday with the first of the Shoe Clinic Handicap series runs around Fosbender Park. The lockdown hit all sports hard, cross-country running...

Jamie’s a sharp shooter

SOMETIMES it may be a flash as the bullet hits the metal target, sometimes just the sound of a faint tink. Sometimes, long-range rifle shooter Jamie Hudson does not hear the bullet hit. One kilometre is...

The heartbeat of football in the south

PEOPLE such as Adrian Cocker are the heartbeat of Southland Football. Cocker was a hockey player, a code in which he played one game for Southland. He had only played a few games of social...

Golfer stays on course of success

MORE than half a century since she first picked up the irons, Southlander Robyn Boniface has been acknowledged at a national level for her support to the game. Boniface was recently named as New Zealand...

Outstanding sports stars nominated

THE finalists have been announced for this year's ILT Southland Sports Awards. Southlanders achieved outstanding feats at national and international level with finalists in 13 sporting codes, ranging from mountainbiking to motorbike racing. Southland Amateur Sports...

Volleyball players back in action

VOLLEYBALL became the first community sport in Southland to get under way after the easing of Covid-19 restrictions. ILT Stadium Southland general manager Nigel Skelt said it was great to have the energy provided by...

Experienced trio lead Stags

TWO former Southland Rugby stalwarts have been named as assistant coaches of the Southland Stags. SIT Zero Fees Southland Stags head coach Dale MacLeod will be joined by Jason Kawau and newly appointed David Hall. MacLeod...

Cycling career on hold

WORLD champion track cyclist Corbin Strong is back in his hometown of Invercargill after Covid-19 put his international career on hold. In March, 20-year-old Strong went to the Netherlands with his SEG eRacing Academy team...

Funding still available for sports clubs

SPORT and recreation clubs have just more than a week to get their applications in for their share of more than $300,000 in resilience funding. Sport Southland is administering the Southland portion of the Sport...
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