Orienteering Opportunities

There are some after school orienteering sessions coming up that you might be interested in, four are in the Beckenham/St Martin areas – see below – coaching available and all suitable for beginners and beyond. $2 for a map (can be shared)
Tuesday 21st August Beckenham School – meeting place near the cricket pavilion in Beckenham Park -start times from 3:15pm-4:30pm finish before 5pm
Wednesday 22nd August Christchurch South Intermediate  -start times from 3:15pm-4:30pm finish before 5pm
Sunday 26th August Bromley park event –  Parking at Canterbury Indoor Bowls,  25 Kearneys Rd, Wainoni (Just off Pages Road before Cowles Stadium) Register from 10am, start 11am
Tuesday 28th August Hagley Park – meet in the car park on the northern side of Riccarton Ave (near tennis courts)  -start times from 3:30pm-4:30 pm finish before 5pm
Tuesday 4th September – Thorrington School  -start times from 3:15pm-4:30pm finish before 5pm
Thursday 6th September Hansen Park (meet in the playground besides the sport clubrooms)    -start times from 3:30 pm-4:30 pm finish before5pm
Thursday 13th September Bottle Lake visitors centre off Waitikiri drive  start times from  3:30pm-4:30 pm finish by 5pm

Y5-8 South Zone Winter Sports Tournament Result – 5 wins!

Well done to our Year 5-8 A teams at the South Zone Winter Tournament at South Hagley Park. We had five teams who won their sports today – out of eight sports in total – a super effort:

Year 7/8: Rugby, Hockey and Football were winners – all teams undefeated!

Year 5/6: Rugby and Hockey were winners – both undefeated also!

Thanks to the parents who helped out with teams and also to the parents who came along to support us!

All of theses teams have qualified for the Primary Sports Canterbury Winter Tournament on Thursday 23 August, 11am-3.00pm at South Hagley Park.

Year 5/6 Winning Hockey Team
Year 5/6 Rugby team in action

Willow 3rd in Climbing and Y5-8 South Zone Tournament

Well done to Willow Cook who took 3rd place in the latest round on the Climbing Nationals series in Auckland over the weekend. Great work from her sister, Isla, who took 7th in her grade too!

On Monday we have the Year 5-8 South Zone Tournament at South Hagley. For the draws and info., please click here: DRAWS

Team are here: South Zone Teams

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Willow Cook (on the left) takes 3rd place in the latest National Climbing series event in Auckland



Aims Games Hockey Team Training

Our Aims Games Hockey team had a great training session today at the Sydenham Turf. The team will be playing against 55 other teams at the Aims Games Hockey tournament in two months time in Tauranga. They will be the only team from the South Island playing in the Six -a-side mixed competition. For a list of the 56 teams entered, please click here: Hockey-6-Aside-Registrations-Anchor-AIMS-Games

Our training today was led by Callum McGregor, the Southern United Year 7/8 Div. 1 Coach and assistant Hatch Cup Coach and Premier Grade Hockey player. Mr Norton, Mrs Phanpho and Mr Fairhall also had input.

We finished up with a game where the Year 7/8 team snatched a last second goal victory to beat the Aims Allstars Supporters Team 3-2 – we will have revenge next Wednesday 2.00-3.30pm!

Hillview Christian School Aims Games Year 7/8 Team: 3 : Matthew Fairhall (C), Josiah Beale, Caleb Davel, Joel Weir, Joel Blalely-Clark (Goalie), Grace Norton, Kavanah Lene, Meg Regnault, Eva Bader and Willow Cook (all play for the Southern United Hockey Club except Caleb who plays for Marist)

Allstars Supporters: 2: Callum McGregor, Paul Norton, Stacey Lene, Fiona Phanpho, Amelia Bader (Goalie), Craig Fairhall and Cameron Fairhall

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South Island Success

On the first weekend of the holidays we had some success in two South Island events.

Cycling: In Timaru, Elliott Perrett had a successful time on the roads – claiming two Bronze medals in the South Island Schools Cycling Road Championships. On the Saturday he was third fastest in the time trial and followed this up with a third in the scratch road race the next day.

Time Trial Results here: SISS Cycle Champs Time Trial

Road Race Results here: SISS Road Race Results

Cross Country: Also on Saturday, Silas Jones won the Grade 10 Boys South Island Cross Country Championships and Sam Meecham took the Silver in the Grade 14 race. Matthew Fairhall and Zachary Landers were 4th in their age groups with Rennah Meecham and Max Blockley taking 7th in their age groups.

SI XC Results here: SI XC 2018

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Elliott on the Podium for one of his Bronze Medals
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Elliott in the Road Race in 4th at this stage – he ended up 3rd only one second from 1st!