OBC Cricket Club
The new cricket season is fast approaching with junior registrations and senior pre-season training just around the corner!
Men’s and Women’s pre-season training starts Sunday August 19th at 4pm at the Lincoln University Indoor Centre. For more details please contact:
Men’s Club Captain: Joseph Edgerton-Till – 0223671753
Women’s Club Captain: Adrian Simmons – 0275706732
Registrations open next week and close September 23rd, all details and forms will be available online from Monday August 19th at http://www.oldboyscollegians.com/join/juniors/
Junior registration day will again be held at Cricket Express, 210 St Asaph Street on Saturday 22nd September from 11am to 1pm.
If you, your child or someone you know is interested in playing cricket this season then please get in contact with the club. For any further assistance please contact Hayley Aburn – 027 320 3521
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Shirley Volleyball Club
2018 has been an awesome year for the Shirley Volleyball Club so far with multiple NZ players, coaches, and managers getting great results playing around the globe.
The U19 women travelled to Vietnam with players Chloe Mikaera and Leilani Wilcox-Nanai. Beating Aus 3-0 to get 9th in asia was certainly a highlight.
Charlie French and Sam Ryburn attended in the capacity of manager and coach respectively.
The U20 men was played well in Bahrain with players Jacob Ceelen-Thomas and Mana Placid. And Iran was covered with U17 men by player Troy Hulston and manager Mary Edmonson.
NZ women's team showed considerable promise on the ground with a great line-up consisting of Kim Smith (as captain), Gabby Edmonson, Luisa Giles-Baker, Katie Adamson, Makareta Rademakers, and manager Mary Edmonson.
NZ men’s made a great showing to featuring Jake Darling, Charlie Clague, as well as three former SVC players.
Well represented in Canterbury with a 5 in the U20 men’s team (2nd in NZ!!), 4 in the open mens, a phenomenal 11 In the open womens (1st in NZ!!), and 6 in the U20 women’s.
SVP is also sending 2 women’s and 1 men’s team to the national finals in Auckland in October, with the mighty women’s team Silverbacks looking to improve on last years 2nd place and top the nation once more.
All round a great time to be part of the Shirley Volleyball Club!
Elmwood Park Bowling Club
The Elmwood Park Bowling Club has had a great influx of new members and is doing everything they can to ensure these new members have an enjoyable and successful season.
The new club shirts are eye catching and members are being encouraged to wear them with pride.
An increase in schools, community groups and corporate utilising the bowling greens has been a satisfying development as bowls becomes more accessible in the local area.
The social side of the club is as strong as ever and attendance is encouraged with members able to attend as many events as they like. Everyone is more than welcome Fridays evenings upstairs at the club bar.
If you would like to have a go at playing bowls or even host a work/social function at the Elmwood Park Bowling Club please contact Erin via firstname.lastname@example.org.
HSOB Football Club
Another season is nearing an end for HSOB AFC with a number of competitions finished. A changeable season both in weather and form that yielded some strong results for a number of teams at different stages of the year. With the biggest challenge for several of these being scoring enough goals to be competitive. This means there is a lookout for strikers, particularly for those looking to be in the masters 48 years grades, if this description fits then HSOB AFC wants to hear from you. Reach out via www.facebook.com/HSOBAFC
“It has been pleasing to see everybody getting out each week to get a little fitter and enjoy some entertainment on the field and some competitive play” says Mike Whitty of the club “and as always it's good to reflect on the game with a social drink, under the hospitality of Erin and Dave, at The Elmwood Club.”
As with any club a lot is owed to the team managers for their hard work and dedication, especially as it ensures that everything runs smoothly each week for their teams. Darrin Mitchell and Phil Miles in their management capacity continue to play a critical role in keeping the clubs functioning and financially stable.
St Nicholas Netball Club
At the end of the season the annual prize-giving was held on Saturday 1 September (also finals day) with the club having many reasons to celebrate the 2018 season.
The Premier A team had some close games and showed their quality in each game. Meanwhile the Premier B team has moved up from Prem 2 to Prem 1 for the 3rd round of games. The teams in 2nd grade have had some tough games but with an strong feeling that progress has been made. Meanwhile the 3rd grade team has had many good results pushing them up towards the top of their section.
A phenomenal result from the U19 team whom have not been beaten all season. Jess Neale is a very strong coach and she has developed a team of players who are committed, and have played some outstanding netball this season.
The U17 team is also in a strong position with some amazing wins, have enjoyed being coached by “big Mo”. The U14 team has come together very well. After a player recruit boosted numbers a great team was made up resulting in a group that enjoyed practices and playing together.
The club has been fortunate to have 4 teams playing in U13 grade. The teams have moved sections within the grade during the season with a hope to seeing some teams make it to play-offs.
The U12 teams have had some excellent games, improving their skills during the season, while also growing their enjoyment of the game.
Banks Avenue School has been a strong partner with 2 teams playing in the Year 3/4 and Year 6 grades. These girls are starting out with netball along with the 3 teams also in Future Ferns.
With a great set of sponsors and partnership in 2018 St Nicholas are looking forward to working on these relationships for the 2019 season.
Canterbury Quakes Handball Club
This Winter has been a huge one for Canterbury Handball. Men's and women's indoor sides had really good showings at the Regional Champions. The men came in 4th place and the women managed to take the top spot.
Three times throughout the year a meetup was had with Otago Handball for a weekend of handball to play for the Southern Shield. The women won all three games (30-20, 34-13, 37-17) with the men also taking all three of their games (28-22, 33-18, 36,18). Which meant the Southern Shield was retained for the second consecutive year. On the back of these successes Jaclyn Parker and Josie Dixon from the women's team have been selected in the NZ Team to play in the Asian Champs in December this year.
Junior men also had a bumper season with a second place finish at the NZ Secondary School’s Champs. Wayo Whyte was top goal scorer and Alex Brown was best goalkeeper at the tournament. Five Canterbury players were picked for the NZ U18 side to play in the IHF Oceania Trophy (Gus Hamilton, Riley Flanagan, Alex Brown, Nathan Balmer and Wayo Whyte). The team managed to take the title going undefeated making this one of NZ Handball's most successful tournaments to date.
Following on from a very successful beach season last summer William Silcock and Peter Ellis were picked for the NZ Men’s Beach handball team competing in Kazan, Russia at the World Beach Handball Champs. The lads represented the country well and played tough against some really strong teams.
The upcoming beach handball season will again have the usual Monday night Social league. With a bonus due to popular demand there will be an open evening every Thursday for people who want to try beach handball. The open nights will start from the 11th of October at 6:30pm and anyone who wants to try the sport is encouraged to come along and give it a go.
Elmwood Croquet Club
A very successful winter season of indoor croquet has been had playing inside on a small court with billiard balls. A highly social group of players for golf croquet have met on Sunday afternoons and Tuesday evenings with the camaraderie lasting well after the games. The Association group have played on a Saturday afternoon along with members from the Edgeware Club.
The Winter Mahjong group and Tuesday Bridge Group have made great use of the space they have hired from the Croquet Club over the winter months, especially with good growth in their numbers from outside the club membership.
The summer season is about to start so the lawns are being pulled into tip top shape with weed and moss spraying, and the mower off for a servicing meaning that the club is ready to roll come opening.
Play opens on Wednesday the 12th of September with a shared luncheon and then play. After that play will be each week on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday with all sessions starting at 1pm.
HSOB / Burnside Hockey Club
The Prem team has had a good season spending most of it at the top of the table. Looking at the Div 1 and Div 2 teams they also have been at first and second on the table with little points dividing them from chasing teams.
Three Div 3 teams have been made up with the majority in the 14/15-year-old age group. These teams are graded and the top team in Level 1 is lying 3rd in a tightly fought division. The two other teams are playing at Level 2 and lying 2nd and 3rd. These grades are development grades and have strong and capable players coming through to feed the higher older aged levels.
The older players are playing in Mid Week Open on Tuesday nights, with the two teams at this level graded into competitive and social. MWO Blue, the competitive team, who won the competition last year are once again performing very well and leading the points table. The social team are lying 5th - midway on the table.
The Prem men are sitting in the bottom half of the competition for this season but hope to attract some more players for the 2019 season and change this. The Division 1 team are also in the bottom four but team numbers have increased through the year and things are looking better for the 2019 season. The Div 3 and Midweek open men are doing well sitting in the top four, and the grass grade men have 4 teams in the competition.
A large junior club is going strong with many coming through into the senior divisions next year so a large Div 3 grade in the club is likely. This year had five 11-a-side girls teams with many younger teams and the boys side of the club also growing.
Lincoln University Sport
A fantastic result, that has had supporters elated, with Lincoln yet again taking the Hawkins Metro Premier Trophy Final 2018 with a firm lead - Lincoln University 26 to New Brighton 7. This is the fourth consecutive year this has been taken by Lincoln and with some great play happening all round from the team who have been likened by New Brighton to the Crusaders for their relentless play style that leaves nothing to chance.
Lincoln University bounced back from their first defeat of the season with a comprehensive 78-36 win over Minties in the Canterbury Women’s Basketball Premiership. LU also had five players representing Waitaiha Canterbury in the U23 nationals last month. In the men’s premiership it wasn’t just LU that wanted to grab the win against Pioneer, but they also had Wolverines rooting for them as well. A Pioneer win on would have eliminated the Wolfpack from the playoffs but LU got the win 97-70. The LU U23 Bulls had a loss to UC back on the 14th of July but the side have had a good run of wins over Atami 95-66 and Pioneer 79-73 leading up to the latest win over Gators with two more rounds before the hopeful target of the semi-finals.
The LU U21 women are still undefeated in their grade with a 76-62 win over rivals University of Canterbury, led by Megan Ellis (26p 9r), Sam Irvine (20p 5r), Kersha Timpson (12p 13r 5a 5s) and centre Liv Clark (18 15r 6s 3b).
Last month the B side had a must win game to stay in the Senior Section 2 grade. They played against Marian College A side and came away with a fantastic 12 point victory 48-36. The C's have had a fantastic championship round having won all four of their matches in the Senior Reserve Section 1 grade. It has been a tough year for the LU D team but they are starting to peak at the business end of the season in the 2B section 1 grade. Suffering an initial loss in the first round they have since won the three matches in a row