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NORTHERN OUTLOOK, APRIL 27, 2013
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Club hosting top amateurs
GOLDEN HOPEFULS: Hosea Watson
14, Logan Ritchie 16, Richard
Robinson 25, and Greg Gadsby 11
with the Jack Grant Memorial
interclub belt Waikuku currently
holds. All four fighters are hopeful of
lining up in the Golden Gloves.
By MAT KERMEEN
GOLDEN GLOVES will be on the
line at the Kaiapoi Working Men's
Club next month.
More than 100 amateur boxers
from around the South Island will
contest the 2013 South Island
Golden Gloves on May 25 and 26.
The event is being hosted for
the first time by the Waikuku
Waikuku coach Nick Watson
said the club is very excited about
hosting the premier event for
amateur boxing in the South
I think it could be the first time
the Golden Gloves has been held
in Kaiapoi and the first time in a
number of years it is being con-
tested in Canterbury.''
Winning a Golden Gloves title is
a huge achievement, and fighters
know the history and the honour
that comes with winning.
The Waikuku club has enjoyed
a remarkable success rate since
its inception in 2002, with a hand-
ful of Golden Glove titles already
on the honours list.
Waikuku is going through a
changing of the guard after sev-
eral senior elite fighters recently
Two of those -- Sam McArthur
and Daniel Devlin -- were nation-
ally ranked and had fought at
multiple national championships.
It is unknown how many figh-
ters from Waikuku will take the
Getting fights is not easy for
young athletes, but it is hoped
four or five fighters from the club
will be entered.
Further information is on the
Waikuku Boxing Club Facebook
page or by calling 03 327 3599 or
03 312 7409.
General admission and corpor-
ate tables are available.
Hinemoa-Kaiapoi had two strong
showings and a cancelled match
in early rounds of the Canterbury
club hockey season. Last Friday at
Nunweek Park the under-18 girls
drew with Hornby 2-2, and the mid-
week ladies had a 1-0 victory over
Hornby on Tuesday. Unfortunately
heavy rain forced the
postponement of last Saturday's
women's grass match that was
scheduled to take place in
Rangiora motorcyle racer Jake
Lewis is back in action in the
European Junior Cup this
weekend. Lewis will start as one
of the favourites at Assen,
Netherlands after winning the first
round in Spain two weeks ago. The
competition will be hot -- the next
five riders all finished within 0.7
seconds of Lewis in the opening
Bulldogs notch up season's first win
in mud and rain after full-on contest
WET WIN: Kyle Reuben passes from
dummy half off the rain-soaked
Crosbie Park during Saturday's first
It feels really good to get the
monkey off the back and get
that belief in the guys.
KYLE REUBEN was exhausted
after battling 80 minutes of tor-
rential rain on Saturday, but his
smile told a story.
The Northern Bulldogs scored
their first victory in the Canter-
bury Rugby League premiership --
against the Riccarton Knights
24-22 at Crosbie Park -- but it was
the way they did it that gave the
player-coach cause to smile.
After two close losses to start
the season, Reuben called on his
side to turn the ledger in the tight
games and it was mission
accomplished against Riccarton.
It was so important for our
season to hang on there, not just
It feels really good to get the
monkey off the back and get that
belief in the guys.''
The Bulldogs defence was
superb in the later stages of the
match, clinging to their two-point
lead despite countless Riccarton
attacks on their line.
Northern started strongly with
first half tries to Steve Maat,
Remy Adair and Jermahl Carroll,
but let Riccarton back in the game
with two tries before the break.
Lucuster Mati and Ben Creagh
scored second-half tries, but Ric-
carton refused to throw in the
Reuben acknowledged it was far
from a perfect performance from
the Bulldogs, but the game was
played in terrible conditions as
the rain pelted down on Crosbie
It's difficult to look into it too
much when you play in those kind
of conditions, but it gives us some-
thing to work with.''
The Bulldogs travel back into
the city today to play last year's
champions Hornby at Leslie Park.
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