Persistent Rain

Athletics From The Sports Desk

Athletics Otago Interclub Meeting (02.02.19)Athletes from left Jorja Gibbons of Taieri (2214), Maddy Spence of Hill City (2285), Liz Mitchell of Hill City (1231) and Sophie Miller also of Hill City (1405) compete in the Women’s 100m during the Athletics Otago track and field interclub meeting held at the Caledonian in Dunedin, on Saturday, October 12th, 2019.- Buy Continue reading Persistent Rain

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10.07.19

From The Sports Desk

Southern v Zingari Richmond (06.07.19)Caleb Stevenson of Zingari Richmond shows his determination to score Zingari Richmond’s second try during the Dunedin Premier club rugby match between Southern and Zingari Richmond played at Bathgate Park in Dunedin, on Saturday 6th July, 2019. ©  – Buy

Football: Chatham Cup

The draw for the Chatham Cup and Kate Sheppard Cup have taken place with the fixtures taking place on the weekend of 3-4 August for the Chatham Cup while the semi-finals of the Kate Sheppard Cup will be held on 24-25 August.

The match details are yet to be confirmed, but Dunedin’s Caversham  AFC will be at home and will host Auckland’s Bay Olympic on the weekend of the 3-4 August. The match will  be the only quarter final played in the South Island and will no doubt be a strong test for Caversham’s young squad.

ISPS Handa Chatham Cup Quarter-Finals
Caversham vs Bay Olympic
Onehunga Sports vs Wellington Olympic
Melville United vs Christchurch United
Napier City Rovers vs Albany United

NZ Football Foundation Kate Sheppard Cup Semi-Finals
Hamilton Wanderers vs Eastern Suburbs
Wellington United vs Coastal Spirit

Here are more images from the 4th clash between Caversham and Roslyn Wakari played at Ellis Park in Dunedin, on Sunday 7th July, 2019.

Roslyn Wakari vs Caversham (Chatham Cup, 07.07.19)
Chatham Cup: Caversham v Roslyn WakariBuy

Roslyn Wakari vs Caversham (Chatham Cup, 07.07.19)
Chatham Cup: Caversham v Roslyn WakariBuy

Roslyn Wakari vs Caversham (Chatham Cup, 07.07.19)
Chatham Cup: Caversham v Roslyn WakariBuy

Roslyn Wakari vs Caversham (Chatham Cup, 07.07.19)
Chatham Cup: Caversham v Roslyn WakariBuy

Roslyn Wakari vs Caversham (Chatham Cup, 07.07.19)
Chatham Cup: Caversham v Roslyn WakariBuy

Roslyn Wakari vs Caversham (Chatham Cup, 07.07.19)
Chatham Cup: Caversham v Roslyn WakariBuy

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Leisure: Surfing

Here are a few recent images from the coast and beaches as the temperatures rise then fall then settle again.


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Rugby: Club Rugby

The representative season gets underway this weekend with Otago defending the Ranfurly Shield against Thames Valley in Wanaka before Otago travels to Oamaru to play North Otago in the second shield defence of the season on Friday 26th July.

Here are some more images from last weekend

Southern v Zingari Richmond (06.07.19)
Mackenzie Haugh of Southern during the Dunedin Premier club rugby match between Southern and Zingari Richmond played at Bathgate Park in Dunedin, on Saturday 6th July, 2019. © – Buy

Southern Premier 2 v Zingari Richmond Premier 2 (06.07.19)
Action from the Dunedin Premier 2 club rugby match between Southern and Zingari Richmond played at Bathgate Park in Dunedin, on Saturday 6th July, 2019. ©  – Buy

Southern Premier 2 v Zingari Richmond Premier 2 (06.07.19)
Action from the Dunedin Premier 2 club rugby match between Southern and Zingari Richmond played at Bathgate Park in Dunedin, on Saturday 6th July, 2019. ©  – Buy

Southern v Zingari Richmond (06.07.19)
Chris Bell of Zingari Richmond during the Dunedin Premier club rugby match between Southern and Zingari Richmond played at Bathgate Park in Dunedin, on Saturday 6th July, 2019. ©  – Buy

Southern v Zingari Richmond (06.07.19)Zingari Richmond coach Karina Nafatali before the Dunedin Premier club rugby match between Southern and Zingari Richmond played at Bathgate Park in Dunedin, on Saturday 6th July, 2019. ©  – Buy

Southern Premier 2 v Zingari Richmond Premier 2 (06.07.19)
Louis Tili of Southern during the Dunedin Premier 2 club rugby match between Southern and Zingari Richmond played at Bathgate Park in Dunedin, on Saturday 6th July, 2019. ©  – Buy

Southern Premier 2 v Zingari Richmond Premier 2 (06.07.19)
Nox Taufua of Zingari Richmond during the Dunedin Premier 2 club rugby match between Southern and Zingari Richmond played at Bathgate Park in Dunedin, on Saturday 6th July, 2019. ©  – Buy

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Football: Chatham Cup

Caversham defeated Roslyn Wakari 3-2 in extra-time to win the fourth round Chatham Cup match played at Ellis Park in Dunedin yesterday. With the scores locked at 2 all after 90 minutes, the match went into extra time with Caversham’s Kaleb de Groot-Green scoring the match winner to put his side a head 3-2 and into the national quarter final draw.

It was Kaleb de Groot-Green who got Caversham on the board early after 9 minutes slotting a goal from a corner before team mate Conner Neil extended the lead to two nil 12 minutes later for the Caversham side. Roslyn ensured they were on the board before halftime however as Luke Clissold slotted a goal to make the score 2-1 at halftime. In the second half, it was Nathan Wilkie who got the equaliser for Roslyn on the 57 minute mark, which is were the scores stood until full time.

With 7 minutes to go in extra-time Kaleb de Groot-Green scored for the Caversham side, slotting his second for the match to grad Caversham a 3 -2 win.

Roslyn Wakari vs Caversham (Chatham Cup, 07.07.19)
Action from the Chatham Cup 4th Round match between Roslyn Wakari and Caversham played at Ellis Park in Dunedin, on Sunday 7th July, 2019. © John Caswell – Buy

Roslyn Wakari vs Caversham (Chatham Cup, 07.07.19)
Action from the Chatham Cup 4th Round match between Roslyn Wakari and Caversham played at Ellis Park in Dunedin, on Sunday 7th July, 2019. © John Caswell – Buy Continue reading Football: Chatham Cup

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Wonderfully Warm & Hot

Sunshine

Another weekend, another track meet.

The conditions where wonderfully warm and hot yesterday for the local track meet at the Caledonian. A total of 89 athletes turned out for their club and for the annual Ness Cup handicap race which is held over a distance of 1 mile. This year’s race was won by Ariki’s Aaron Anderson, 2  seconds clear of Rachael Turner of Winton with William Scharpf of Hill City University coming in third. 

If you’re after the results from yesterday’s athletic meeting then here’s where you can find them once they’re posted. Checkout all the athletics results here.


Athletics Otago Interclub Meeting (09.02.19)

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Hitting For Harry Part 2

More From The Spartan 10’s

The Tape, the boots and the beer.
The conditions couldn’t have been better yesterday at the Green Island Rugby Club for the Spartan 10’s. I was there for a few hours in the morning for the end of the first session and games in the second session, in particular the clash between Harry’s Hero’s and The Spartan’s. My apologies if I didn’t manage to capture your team during the time I was there.

Please visit https://givealittle.co.nz/fundraiser/help-harry-to-walk-one-day to read about Harry’s story and donate to this great cause.

See the full gallery with options to purchase here.
All proceeds from image sales go towards the “Hitting for Harry’ fund.
More images will be added to this gallery on Sunday afternoon. 

Spartans 10’s (02.02.19)

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Hitting For Harry Part 1

Spartan 10’s

The Tape, the boots and the beer.
Plenty of tape was rolled out, the boots were dusted off and a few beers were shared after the final whistle at the Spartan 10’s this afternoon. Here is a quick gallery of people and faces from the tournament which was held to help get raise funds for youngster Harry Finch.

Please visit https://givealittle.co.nz/fundraiser/help-harry-to-walk-one-day to read about Harry’s story and donate to this great cause.

See the full gallery with options to purchase here.
All proceeds from image sales go towards the “Hitting for Harry’ fund.
More images will be added to this gallery on Sunday afternoon. 

Spartans 10’s (02.02.19)

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Regular Programming

At The Track

It kinda felt like …..
…. we were back to regular programming today at the track in Dunedin as over 100 athletes turned out for the Otago interclub meeting. With the Classic Series being on around the country recently, a number of athletes have been away competing at other events but with those now complete,the numbers have returned.

The sun was out, it was warm,  there were plenty of athletes and very little wind which made it a pretty nice afternoon to be at the track. 

If you’re after the results from today’s athletic meeting then here’s where you can find them once they’re posted. Checkout all the athletics results here.

Athletics Otago Interclub Meeting (02.02.19)

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Pre-Season At The Grassroots

Club Rugby Premier 2 Final: West Taieri v Dunedin (03.08.18)

Pre-season Training

Late January is always the time of year when clubs start gearing up into action. As January turns into February many clubs have already started their preseason training and the clubs that haven’t, won’t be too far away from getting underway. By now, preseason fixtures are locked in and while most recruiting for all levels in the 2019 club season  has already been done, there are the usual invitations to anyone who is interested to come along and have a look.

With the pre-season getting underway, I had a scan across the club websites and Facebook pages to see what’s going on. Here’s an overview of what I have found is happening across the clubs in Otago.

If a club doesn’t appear here then I could find any information relating to pre-season. Some of this information might have changed since the time of writing. 

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Mixed Grill

Quiet

By the time 1:00pm rolled around.
I really didn’t think we would get any sport in today with how the morning was. Sure, I knew the weather forecast said it was meant to clear but up until around 11:00am the sky looked along way from clearing. However, by the time 1:00pm rolled around the rain had past and it turned out the met service were right after all. 

If today was  on a menu it would probably be called a mixed grill with rain this morning, fine spells in the afternoon for some athletics, a decent swell at the beach for those who were searching for some waves and fairly clear evening.

If you’re after the results from today’s athletic meeting then here’s where you can find them once they’re posted. Checkout all the athletics results here.


Athletics Otago Interclub Meeting (26.01.19)

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Athletics

Light Rain

Running between rain drops!
Light rain, holiday plans and other events around the country meant a modest number of athletes gathered at the wet Caledonian ground this afternoon. Rain always brings with it nice flat light which can be a welcome change from the glare that shooting in bright sunshine brings during summer. Despite the rain and modest number of athletes, there were still some decent performances to draw interest. 

Side Note: Southern United defeated Hamilton Wanders 3 – 1 this afternoon at Forsyth Barr Stadium


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