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Selwyn Times: April 18, 2017

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22 Tuesday April 18 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Jones takes South Island modified sprint title • By Warrick Korstanje SPRINGSTON driver Courtney Jones capped off good recent form by winning the Circle Track Racing Association South Island Title in the modified sprint class at Ellesmere Speedway. Jones had put in a lot of promising runs leading up to the event but had not had the final bit of luck needed to win. However, she put in one of her best performances at her home track to win the South Island title. With the field boosted by four Riverside Speedway cars, Jones had some work to do. A fifth in the first race was followed by a win next time out and in the feature Jones used the last five laps to build up the momentum and find the most suitable track line to complete the winning pass on Ben Gilmore on the final turn. Kate Warren kept the women to the fore, finishing third in the feature. Mini stocks saw the Driven By You class dominated by Glen Redmond. Against 13 other drivers, Redmond secured the title with three race wins. Nic Ross collected enough points to take second place ahead of Paul Archbold. LEADING: Courtney Jones took out the Circle Track Racing Association South Island title in the modified sprint class at Ellesmere Speedway. ​ SPORTS Value Cars Warehouse quarter midgets raced for their own sashes and it was a great confidence boost for Dylan Forsey. Luck has not always been with him this season but at Ellesmere, Forsey took three race wins and finished ahead of Oscar Harcourt and Cameron Sidaway overall. Ron Koole won all three races in the Production Saloons class. Greg Prattley did enough to hold out Alan Bailey for second place in the title round up. The Bill Stephens Truck Refinishing motocross was a battle between the Korstanje brothers, with Nic finishing first and Jason second. PLENTY OF PACE: Bronze medal winning Rio Paralympian William Stedman will be at Sports Canterbury’s Active Kids programme in Rolleston on April 26. ​ William Stedman to visit Rolleston SELWYN TIMES NEW ZEALAND’S youngest Rio Paralympian William Stedman is to give Selwyn children a school holidays highlight. Double bronze medalist Stedman (men’s 400m T36 and men’s 800m T36) will visit Sport Canterbury’s Active Kids holiday programme at Rolleston on April 26 at 11am. Stedman, 17, will bring his medals, join in on the morning athletics session, challenge the kids to a running race and talk about his career path into the world of Paralympics. Sport Canterbury Active Kids manager Jules Wilke said children would have the chance to ask Stedman about his performance at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games. “William will lead the athletics ‘run, jump, throw’ session and is looking forward to meeting kids who, much like himself, started out with dreams of representing New Zealand,” Wilke said. Stedman is known for his remarkably quick ascent to international competition. “William was inspired in 2012 watching the London Paralympic Games from a trackside seat as a 12-year-old fan from Cashmere – that’s where the dream began,” Wilke said. Stedman returned to Christchurch, made a commitment to training and, within four years, earned two Paralympic medals of his own at the age of 16. DESIGNER FASHION AT OUTLET PRICES SMART BRANDS SMARTER PRICES HORNBY 409 Main South Road | Open 10am–5pm, 7 days

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Tuesday April 18 2017 23 Sport club jumps at chance to bring basketball to Selwyn • By Tom Doudney BASKETBALL WILL be the next sport offered to Selwyn residents by the newly-formed Waikirikiri Sport club. The club was formed last year to bring hockey and other sports to the district. It is already taking registrations for hockey and will have teams playing from next month. Waikirikiri Sport head of basketball Craig Craig Crawford Crawford said the club aimed to have teams entered into the 2018 Canterbury basketball competition. There are no basketball clubs currently based in Selwyn in spite of a growing number of children wanting to play the sport. At present they can only play through their school or by joining a Christchurch club. “The need for a basketball club [in Selwyn] is to take the interest of juniors and youth and give them somewhere to play as they develop into seniors,” Mr Crawford said. “The great thing is there are so many good facilities out here for basketball with the high schools IN DEMAND: While schools and high schools in Selwyn offer basketball, those wanting to play for a club have to travel to Christchurch. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN and the local gyms, the community facilities going in – there are plenty of places to play.” Waikirikiri Sport president Lyndal Marshall said the club was happy to be able to give more Selwyn residents the chance to play another sport. “There will be other sports coming in future as well, we’re just trying to give more people the opportunity to play sport locally,” she said. The club has confirmed Lyttelton Port of Christchurch sponsorship, which will go towards court hire and uniform costs for basketball, as well as hockey equipment and first aid kits. •Waikirikiri Sport wants to hear from anyone interested in joining its operations team to help get basketball up and running. Email waikirikiri. THE INAUGURAL Hazlett Rural Ltd Canterbury Plains secondary schools rugby tournament, featuring two Selwyn teams, will start next month. The tournament will be held over three rounds between Ellesmere College, Darfield High School, Geraldine High School and Mount Hutt College. Ellesmere College head of physical education Sam Forward said the tournament was a result of several teachers from the various schools coming together and looking at an appropriate format which allowed students to represent their school in rugby and play in a competitive tournament. “Hopefully, the tournament will create some friendly rivalry SPORTS CHALLENGE ACCEPTED: The Ellesmere College rugby team will play three other high schools, including Darfield, in a new rugby tournament. Selwyn high schools in new rural competition between these schools this year and in the future,” Mr Forward said. Hazlett Rural Ltd has come on board as naming sponsor, and has donated a trophy for the winner and some funds for travel. Round one will see Darfield hosting Ellesmere and Mount Hutt hosting Geraldine on May 31. In round two on June 15, all teams will gather at Geraldine High School with Ellesmere going up against Mt Hutt and Darfield meeting Geraldine. The final round will be played on June 21 with Ellesmere hosting Geraldine and Mount Hutt hosting Darfield. All kick-off times and venues can be obtained from the schools closer to the time. fall in Love with your favourite furniture all over again. 30 YEARS EXCELLENT RANGE OF FABRICS BEFORE EXPERIENCEFREE Recover your couches and chairs and save money! AFTER QUOTES Somerfield Upholstery Ltd FURNITURE RECOVERY SPECIALIST 10 Calgary Place, Hornby | Ph 021 251 6200 | 349 0456 VISIT OUR SHOWROOM | QUALITY WORKMANSHIP GUARANTEED OPEN DAY Paul Tainui H ORNBY WORKINGMEN’S CLUB «WHAT'S ON« FRIDAY 21 APRIL, 8PM «COMING UP« Mother’s Day Buffet Sunday 14th May LUNCH from 12pm & DINNER from 5pm $30 LIVE MUSIC: NEVILLE BARRIE Every Mother goes in the draw to WIN one of two Gift Baskets! CHALMERS RESTAURANT Bookings Essential WELCOME! OUR DOOR IS OPEN Monday 8 May • 10.30am – 1.00pm • The Principal’s address will be at 11.45am For further information, please contact Lizzie Dyer, Registrar 03 353 2563 or 12 Winchester St I Merivale I Christchurch I JUNIOR, MIDDLE & SENIOR SCHOOL FRIDAY 21st APRIL, 8PM Tickets $20 on sale at the club office. SATURDAY 22 APRIL, 8PM THE C-BAY BAND SUNDAY 23 APRIL, 1.30PM, $6 ENTRY ANNETTE’S HEART OF THE COUNTRY Club CAFE OPEN 7 DAYS LUNCH & DINNER Gluten Free & Vegetarian options Chalmers Restaurant Early Bird Special 5.30pm – 6.30pm FRI & SAT Roast (4 Choices) and Free Desserts still only $20.50 Unbeatable value including your choice of fresh Veges and Salads Hornby WMC | ph 03 349 9026 | 17 Carmen Road | Hornby | Members, guests & affiliates welcome