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Leamington fundraiser for Freshy

The Leamington Rugby Sports Club is putting on a special fundraiser for one of their players who was involved in a near-fatal traffic collision towards the end of last year. Matt Kennedy, or “Freshy” to…

Cambridge rowers earn 20 medals

St Peter’s School’s 77-strong team of rowers proved their worth at the 2019 North Island Secondary School Championships at Lake Karapiro over the weekend – winning the Derbyshire Shield for overall champion school with 61…

Bond back in the boat

Hamish Bond is switching back from bike to boat as he vies for selection into the New Zealand men’s eight crew. The double-Olympic gold rower has spent the past two years cycling at national and…

Record number qualify at Zonal Athletics Champs

A team of St Peter’s students competed in the Zonal Athletics Championships at Porritt Stadium earlier this month, securing the school’s record-number of athletes to qualify for the Waikato Bay of Plenty Championships. 39 young…

Four national titles for family at national track champs

Around 220 riders from around New Zealand were at the Avantidrome over March 8-10 to contest age group titles during the four-day National Age Group Track Championships. Cambridge teenager Jack Carswell secured a new national…

Squash star makes quarter final

Joelle King made it through to the quarter final of the PSA Squash World Championship earlier this month, succumbing to Frenchwoman Camille Serme 7-11, 8-11, 4-11 in 37 minutes. Fourth-seeded King traded shots with the…

Student named vice-captain of NZ Deaf Basketball team

At just 16 years of age, Tuhua Taikato-Litz is the youngest player in the New Zealand Deaf Basketball team. Not only that, he is also the team’s new vice-captain. The Cambridge student’s selection was announced…

Fun run a hit

The Waipa Fun Run attracted more 10km runners than ever before this year, when the eight annual instalment took place at Victoria Square over last weekend. Organisers of the Lugtons Waipa Fun Run were rapt…

Softball success leads to European tour

Tyrone West will represent the country at the Joudrs International Boys Cup in Prague in May, an under 18 softball tournament which will attract more countries than the ISC World Series. As his first time…

Softballers to represent NZ

The Kevin Herlihy Softball Tournament at Tom Voyle Park on Sunday doubled as a fundraising event for two Cambridge softballers hoping to make the trip of a lifetime this year. The Tom Voyle Sports Club…

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