When Connor Newton swept up a loose ball and hared downfield with a stiff breeze at his back, a five-year plan to end decades of disappointment was moments away from fruition at Rugby Park.
With Covid-19 restrictions eased, hundreds of Canterbury primary school pupils were finally able to test their sporting prowess in their annual winter sports tournament on Thursday.
Accomplished junior Canterbury cyclist Amelia Sykes distinguished herself at two national competitions this month, buoyed by the support of a local trust.
Former Burnside High School volleyballer Tasmyn Fahey refused to play the sport at first - but now it has opened up international career opportunities she intends to capitalise on.
The Rolleston Raptors have won the men's grade in the Hornby Action Indoor Sports basketball league.
Young Christchurch triathlete Morgan Flanagan won the under-16 girls category at the national secondary schools’ triathlon championships - and finished ahead of many boys in the process.
At the beginning of last year, young Christchurch rider Charlotte Spurway made a bold decision to give track cycling a go.
Talented young Canterbury cyclist Jenna Borthwick has moved a step closer to establishing herself as a world-class athlete.
Cashmere High School rowers found early season form at the South Island secondary schools regatta on Lake Ruataniwha near Twizel.
A group of Christchurch schoolboys have broken a world record and raised more than $21,000 for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand in the process.
Six months ago, up and coming Christchurch rower Ed Lopas’ promising career looked potentially sunk.
Hundreds of young athletes converged on Christchurch for the start of the South Island Colgate Games on Friday.
Hundreds of young athletes - including 331 from Christchurch - will compete at the South Island Colgate Games next week.
Top international rowing coach Gary Hay will go from the Tokyo Olympics to a Christchurch girls' school next year.