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Selwyn Times: July 18, 2017

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10 Tuesday July 18 2017 Latest Christchurch news at SELWYN TIMES News Cup to honour football great FOOTBALL great Steve Sumner will be remembered at the Christchurch Casino Golden Oldies Sports Celebration 2018, with teams to play for a trophy in his name. The inaugural Steve Sumner Cup will be unveiled at the week-long Golden Oldies World Football Festival, as part of the overall event that will run throughout April. Golden Oldies Football manager for the event and former All Whites captain, Earle Thomas, said it was a privilege to be the first event to honour Sumner’s contribution to football. “We are extremely grateful to Steve’s family for allowing us to name the cup for the first division competition at Golden Oldies World Football Festival in his honour.” Sumner captained the All Whites to their first ever world cup finals appearance in Spain in 1982, and was synonymous with Christchurch United in the 1970s and 80s. He died in February after a long battle with prostate cancer. “The Sumner family want to keep Steve’s legacy alive and are happy for the Golden Oldies event to name the cup in his HONOUR: Golden Oldies Football manager and former All Whites captain Earle Thomas with the Steve Sumner Cup. ​ honour. We felt it was very fitting with the event being held in Steve’s hometown and being played for by footballers who participate for the sheer love of the game,” Mr Thomas said. The Steve Sumner Cup will be played for by the division one teams. There are expected to be more than 60 football teams taking part in a number of categories LEGENDS: Steve Sumner is challenged by Scottish legend Kenny Dalglish at the 1982 World Cup. and age groups from across the country and overseas. Mr Thomas said the cup would be contested at the biennial Golden Oldies World Football Festival and at a local tournament in Christchurch in alternate years. The Golden Oldies World Football Festival will be played from April 15-22 at Hagley Park. It is one of 10 sports – rugby, hockey, netball, basketball, cricket, squash, golf, lawns bowls and football – which make up the month long event expected to attract 10,000 people. Call out for volunteers NEARLY 1000 volunteers are needed to help run the Christchurch Casino Golden Oldies Sports Celebration 2018. The event, which is expected to bring about 10,000 people to the city, would combine 10 sports over April. Event director Peter McDermott said they were calling for volunteers to help run the event and boost the visitor experience for both national and international guests. Roles will include umpiring, refereeing, scoring, or setting up equipment, among others. Volunteers must be over 18, available for a minimum of three shifts in April, able to attend three training sessions, subject to police vetting and be able to cover their own travel and accommodation costs. Volunteers will be provided with branded clothing, meal vouchers, training, a certificate of appreciation and an invitation to a thank you function. •Applications to join the volunteer team close on October 1, with the first training session scheduled for the end of that month. To find out more or register as a volunteer, go to: https:// christchurchgoldenoldieis. com/entry/volunteer/ Build your next home with Artisan Homes Your local registered Master Builder Home building is as much about understanding the landscape and the client as it is the plan and the materials. From our office in Rolleston, Canterbury our small company has built a huge range of homes that are distinctive, stylish, durable and cost-effective. From clever, compact homes to three bedroom townhouses to large scale, expansive country style homes, our work spans all types of house building. Since 2004 we have carefully built, among other things, a reputation for constructing high quality houses. 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