Inspiring youth wins the ‘big one’

Inspiring youth wins the ‘big one’

Cameron Thompson is Nelson Speedway’s youngest competitor to win the Hebberd Cup Sportsperson of the Year award since 1968. The Hebberd Cup is an overall award for all speedway classes in Nelson. Cameron has raced out of the Nelson club since he turned 12 but it...
Waimea dominate at Takaka Squash Open

Waimea dominate at Takaka Squash Open

Takaka’s brand new squash complex is fantasic. Late last year the club moved from their old and tired one court club into their shiny new facilities. As part of the new Takaka recreation centre, they now boast two modern courts and a booming membership. So it seemed...
Velodrome stages first winter race

Velodrome stages first winter race

The first open track cycling carnival to be held on the Saxton Velodrome was run by the Tasman Wheelers Cycling Club on Saturday, May 26. The organisers were very pleased with the event and Nelson’s sunshine helped to make this a great showcase for local velodrome...
Nelson tennis players unable to lift trophy

Nelson tennis players unable to lift trophy

Talley’s junior representative tennis team took on Marlborough juniors over the weekend in a bid to regain the Gardiner Trophy. Despite the home ground advantage, Nelson were not able to prise the trophy out of Marlborough’s hands, the final score 35–21 in...
Stars inspire upcoming players

Stars inspire upcoming players

Rugby’s always been our national sport and no longer is it mostly males playing, their female counterparts are proving they’re every bit as capable on the field and their participation in the sport continues to grow. So on Wednesday, May 23, there was great excitement...
Insight into Japan’s sport

Insight into Japan’s sport

Waimea College’s Physical Education teacher Gus Shirley is set to gain a deeper understanding of the sporting culture in Japan. Gus is one of ten physical education teachers selected from across New Zealand who departed on Saturday, May 19, to attend the Japan Sports...