Basketball Clinics

 Pioneer are hosting two basketball clinics in the holidays, one for Boys 8-15 and one for girls 8-15, for details see the links below:

Girls with Game clinic- click here
Boys- I Got Skills clinic- click here

Triathlon, Swimming and Athletics

Ezra crossing the finish line at Pegasus in the PSC Triathlon
Ezra crossing the finish line at Pegasus in the PSC Triathlon
 Triathlon: Last Wednesday was the Primary Sports Canterbury Triathlon at Pegasus. Our team did very well with a number of top 20 finishes. Full results are on the PSC Website and our results are below.

Swimming: We have a team of 9 representing us at the Primary Sports Canterbury Swimming Champs at Wharenui. All the best to them!

Athletics: We have a team of 8 going to Nelson on Friday for the weekend to compete in the South Island Secondary Schools’ Athletic Champs – our first ever athletes at this level.


PSC Triathlon Results:

9 years Girls (73 finishers)

47 Grace Wood

52 Kate Copeland

59 Eva Stark

9 years Boys (79 finishers)

14. Luke Mitchell

51. Ephriam Stocks

10 years Girls (78 finishers)

19 Bonnie McLister

20 Jemesa Landers

38 Frankie Morrow

57 Sarai Dyck

11 years girls (51 finishers)

23 Samantha Fairhall

26 Megan Ellis

29 Hayley Buckley

11 years Boys (67 finishers)

53 Joshua Walker

12 years Girls (60 finishers)

6 Savannah Wilson

17 Lily Kingdon

 12 years Boys (54 finishers)

15 Farran Landers

24 Renzo Childs

32 Ezra Dyck

Amazing Athletes!

The day got better for the Hillview athletes at the Canterbury Secondary Schools’ Athletic Finals with some brilliant performances as the afternoon went on….

1st: JAYZIN CLEGHORN Boys Under 14 Shot Put

2nd: DAENA VAS VIEGAS Girls Junior (Under 15) Shot Put

2nd: DAENA VAS VIEGAS Girls Junior (Under 15) Discus

3rd: GIRLS UNDER 14 4 x 100m RELAY TEAM (Jemima Ganderton, Isabella Stringer, Bethany Walters, Paris Croy)

5th:  JUNIOR GIRLS (UNDER 15) 4 x 100m RELAY TEAM   (Caitlin Steele, Gabby Hay, Gemma Reid, Summer Anderson)

7th: LATHAM FAIRHALL Boys Junior (Under 15) 800m

Hillview Year 7/8 Cricket team – so close and yet so far…..

This is the final report for our Hillview-Opawa Year 7 and 8 cricket team. It proved a beautiful morning for a game of cricket. We delayed the start by 15 mins until 9.45am because of the heavy dew. Hillview won the toss and chose to field as the co-captains decided they wanted to put Heaton under a bit of pressure. Very quickly they were 10 for 2 and Hillview were right on top. At drinks, after 10 overs, they had moved through to 39 for 2. Hillview continued to bowl well and when Renzo took an excellent catch to dismiss one of their top batsman it appeared we may restrict them to around the 90 mark. Sadly the fielding fell away a bit in the last four overs with a couple of dropped catches, albeit hard ones, and a few fumbles which gave away easy runs that we didn’t want to have. They ended up at 111 for 3 after they had batted their twenty overs. To be only chasing 111 seemed too good to be true. I had expected they would score 140 plus. I knew that it wouldn’t be easy though as they have an excellent bowling attack – three of the fastest bowlers around and two very good spin bowlers.


We made a slow but safe start and with two balls to drinks we were 39 without loss but Riley, after a very good innings, was clean bowled so we weren’t quite so buoyant as we might have been. Paul came to the wicket and immediately started running short singles and both he and Will continued to put away the loose balls just as Riley had done so well in the first half of the innings. At the end of 14 overs they had moved the score through to 70 for one. At this stage we were right on top and they were struggling in the field. If Will and Paul had continued to bat the scoring of 41 runs off the last six overs would have been a relatively straightforward task. Sadly Paul lost his wicket at 70 and when Will was bowled with the score on 78 the task had become much more difficult. For a brief time it looked like Paul and Mona might get us back in the game but that wasn’t to be and after a brief flurry from Josh and some good running between the wicket from Renzo we ended up at 90 for 9 at the end of the 20 overs.


The boys have worked so hard and to run a team like Heaton so close was an outstanding achievement. While disappointed, we can look back at a job well done. The boys now know that in life anything is possible. On the way out to the game I said to the boys that the difference between a very good  sportsperson and a great sportsperson is that a very good one performs excellently against weaker opposition but the great one achieves when the challenge is the hardest. We didn’t achieve greatness this time but hopefully the boys will learn from the experience and maybe next time  when they have their backs to the wall they will come through triumphantly.


A huge thank you to our parents who have ensured the boys have attended the  practices. Altogether we have had in excess of ten practices for our three games. I have enjoyed working with the boys and my reward is seeing the improvements that have been made. The coach of Heaton is an ex Canterbury player, Brendon Donkers. I selected Brendon in primary school representative teams in North Canterbury more than 20 years ago. Brendon said to me after the match that he was most impressed with the performance of our team and passed on to me that our first four batters have very bright futures in the game. He then asked me if Will is my son. So this is a very happy 40 year old signing off!