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NORTHERN OUTLOOK, JUNE 29, 2013
under-17 netball team is
hopeful a step up in grade
will provide the perfect prep-
aration for July's national
championships in Hastings.
The team will travel to
Blenheim after today's club
commitments to contest the
Top of the South tournament.
Entered in the senior
division, the girls will face
three tough challenges from
Nelson under-19 and senior
representative sides from
Motueka and Marlborough.
The much-needed court
time comes as a huge relief to
the team, after its two
previous tournaments were
cancelled because of the
will be the teams' last before
the national championships
in three weeks.
Country under-17 coach
Lisa Armstrong said playing
three 40-minute games
against open grade teams
would be tough but would
Despite lacking game time,
the team had been training
WATER LOGGED: Waimak United's Caleb Baker, in white, beats his man to the ball during the washout match at Trafalgar Park in Nelson.
PHOTO: MARC PALMANO/SHUTTERSPORT.CO.NZ
Team focused on winning
By MAT KERMEEN
WAIMAK UNITED is hopeful it
will be third time lucky in Nelson
The club's third round Chatham
Cup football match against Nel-
son College was abandoned
because of dangerous pitch con-
ditions at Trafalgar Park on June
15.After torrential rain soaked the
pitch, the match was called off at
halftime when the second division
North Canterbury side held an
unlikely 2-0 lead over Nelson Col-
A rematch was scheduled for
seven days later, but last week-
end's polar blast closed the Lewis
Pass and the game was deferred
for another week.
Unfortunately for Waimak they
will travel without key players
after being hampered by injury
and players being unavailable.
Key players missing include
Shayne Ewen, Brad Stuart and
goal scoring ace Tom Chadwick.
A distracted build-up with wet
weather closing grounds has also
not helped Waimak's cause.
Waimak coach Dave Lay is not
dwelling on the changes. He
described the match as an exciting
chance for the young players who
have been called into the side.
Lay said despite the losses, lit-
tle has changed from the June 15
match. They will carry the same
confidence as when they stunned
Nelson College with a sublime
first half two weeks ago.
We're not going up their to
lose. We have a lot of belief and if
we go up their and play positively
with passion and attitude we can
come back winners.''
The first year coach said his
side is looking forward to finally
taking the field and playing a
quality game of football''.
Olympic campaign on
EQUESTRIAN FAME: Equestrian rider Annabel Wigley of Amberley clears a
jump in training on her horse NRM Enzo before leaving for Britain to begin her
campaign for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games.
NORTH CANTERBURY eques-
trian Annabel Wigley leaves for
Britain tomorrow to begin her
Olympic campaign for the 2016
Games in Rio de Janiero.
She will be based at Newmar-
ket, at the stables of New Zea-
lander Caroline Powell, formerly
of Ashburton, as she prepares for
her Olympic debut.
Annabel has a lot of support
from fellow equestians in North
Canterbury, who include Peggy
Burrows, principal of Rangiora
High School, where Annabel helps
to train the equestrian team.
This will be the second time
Annabel Wigley has been over-
seas. As a 23 year old, she and her
mount Black Drum were first res-
erve for the New Zealand team to
compete at the Beijing Olympics.
But none of the New Zealand
team fell over on that occasion, so
it's unfinished business, really,''
said her mother, Sally Wigley of
Dairachrie Downs near Amberley.
Now 29, Annabel said she has
two horses she will be taking with
her: Frogrock (named after the
well-known landform in the Weka
Pass), and Cotswold (named after
the district in England where she
used to be train).
She has sponsorship for her trip
from NRM, which has added its
initials to the names of her horses.
It's all very exciting, but also
scary, not knowing how I will go
in Britain,'' she said.
She will train with her own two
horses and also get to ride three of
Caroline Powell's mounts while
she is away.
Annabel will be back home in
October to sort out her visa for
Britain and to compete at
Puhinui, Auckland, in December,
where she will ride NRM Enzo.
Seniors play colts as
weather plays havoc
NORTH CANTERBURY rugby
followers will get to see the up-
and-comers battle the incumbents
at Mandeville tomorrow.
In an effort to secure much
needed game time, North Canter-
bury's senior rugby side will
square off against their colts coun-
terparts at 1pm.
After a frustrating start to the
representative season that has
been hampered by wet weather,
the match has been added to the
schedule to give both teams a run.
Wet weather caused last
Wednesday's senior match against
South Canterbury to be cancelled.
To try to compensate, both sides
are hopeful Sunday's match will
be a chance to work on combina-
tions before their belated cam-
paigns get underway on
The senior North Canterbury
side play Marlborough at Kai-
koura at 2.35pm and the colts
travel to Westport to play a Buller
Selection at 7pm.
The Colts squad has been
named as: Ryan Demmocks, Nick
Hobbs (Amberley), Scott Barber,
Tom Devereux, Beau Gregory-
Hunt, Simon Heerink, Bertie Hop-
kin (Ashley), Matthew Daly (Glen-
mark), Richard Earl, Digby
Heard, Ethan Vincent (Hurunui),
Jordan Toa (Kaiapoi), Malcolm
Muliaga (Ohoka), Stuart Feary,
Conor Mitchell, Blain O'Loughlin
(Oxford), Ricky Allin, Scott
Bignold, Jackson Campbell,
Nathan Goodwin, Johnny
Turnbull (Saracens) David Proc-
A North Canterbury under-16
squad to prepare for their annual
clash against Ellesmere has also
been named: Matt Cooke, George
Gardner, Brendan Maw, Bailey
Mechen, Rhys Smith, Ben Wick-
steed, Naaria Wilson-Bairds (Ash-
ley) Ben Matthews, George Smith,
Nathan Walker (Kaiapoi) Conor
Churchill, Karl Derrick, George
Howat, Oscar Howat, Ryan
McCallum, Declan McCormack,
Brodie Terris (Ohoka), Jono
Nikolaison (Oxford), Robbie Sal-
ton (Rangiora High School), Kalen
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