Hundreds of Canterbury pupils turn out for annual winter tournament

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.

After two postponements, about 1200 students were involved in the event, which featured rugby, football, netball and hockey.

"After three attempts to actually have this large tournament, we finally managed to be able to have it in Covid level 1 as it was too large to run under alert level 2," a spokesperson said.

William Gallagher makes a strong run up the middle. Photos: Geoff Sloan
William Gallagher makes a strong run up the middle. Photos: Geoff Sloan

"Congratulations to the teams that participated in this tournament in Christchurch in excellent sunny and warm conditions. Your attitude was amazing.

"Many thanks to the co-ordinators – Matt Henry, Selwyn House, Penny Martin, assistant sports director; Chelsea Love, Halswell; Michelle Meaclem, Hoon Hay; Aidanfield; ShirleyAnne Collins and Pauline Howland – Life Members; Alison Field, Paparoa St; Stacey Hewson,

Queenspark; Karen Radovonich, Fendalton; Dan Ver Steeg, Somerfield; Chris, Middleton Grange - we appreciate your help."

Results:

SENIOR NETBALL
1 St Martins
2 Tai Tapu
3 St Andrew's

JUNIOR A NETBALL
1 Marshland
2 Thorrington
3 Westburn

JUNIOR B NETBALL
1 Merrin
2 Waimairi
3 Leeston

SENIOR RUGBY
1 Te Waka Unua
2 Kaiapoi North
3 St Francis of Assisi

JUNIOR RUGBY
1 Prebbleton
2 Marshland
3 Paparoa Street

SENIOR HOCKEY
1 St Andrew's
2 Selwyn House
3 St Francis of Assisi

JUNIOR HOCKEY
1 Prebbleton
2 Ilam Cheetahs
3= Elmwood & Kaiapoi North

SENIOR FOOTBALL
1 St Martins
2 Queenspark
3 Middleton Grange

JUNIOR FOOTBALL
1= Thorrington & Somerfield
3 Elmwood

Westburn player Toni Ielua proves hard to stop.
Westburn player Toni Ielua proves hard to stop.

Westburn's half-time team talk.
Westburn's half-time team talk.

 
 

 

 

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