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Cambridge sportspeople recognized at Awards

Cambridge cyclist Sam Gaze was named as the Waipa’s 2017 Sportsman of the Year at the annual District Sports Awards held this week at the Te Awamutu Event Centre. The 21-year-old was recognized for his…

Cheerleading dedication pays off

St Peter’s School’s senior and prep cheerleading squads came away from the national Cheer ‘N’ Dance Rave competition with spectacular results, with the senior team winning their division and the prep team placed second in…

Cambridge sailor joins Spithill

It was a race to remember for Cambridge sailor Micah Wilkinson at the 2017 Coastal Classic yacht race, winning the event as part of the Frank Racing team and racing alongside sailing legend Jimmy Spithill….

Mighty 11 rider in winning team

Every young BMX rider soon learns about the ‘Mighty 11’s’ and aspires to be one when they turn 11 years old. The fastest four boys and four girls are selected in a trial to represent…

Dawkins claims bronze in World Cup track cycling

Team Sprint World Champion and Cambridge local Eddie Dawkins continued his strong early season form with a bronze medal on the final day of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Poland on Monday. As…

BMXer back from San Fran

A Cambridge BMXer raising in the ranks of the professional scene has just touched down in New Zealand after a whirlwind trip in the United States. It was Josh de Reus’ fourth trip to America…

Sporting talent rewarded

The Perago Trust, a Cambridge organisation supporting local athletes to reach elite level, announced the recipients of their biannual funding round last month – Ellesse Andrews, Ben Kirsop, Jordan Woodall and Sam Cooke – receiving…

Fitness parents take to the stage

Cambridge parents Danny and Mel Burt took part in the ‘Mums and Dads’ segment of the 2017 New Zealand Fitness Model Search on the weekend. “We had a fantastic weekend surrounded by like-minded people,” said…

Cyclists on track for Oceanias

Cycling New Zealand’s elite riders will take valuable pedal strokes towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as they take on the Aussies at the Oceania Championships in Cambridge next month. Among them will be Cambridge’s Rushlee…

Physique champ eyeing Mr Universe

A former Cambridge resident now based in Perth has made his mark on the body building stage being named Mr Sports Model Australia and gaining his pro card in the process. Jos Dekker, who moved…

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