PAGE 16 BAY HARBOUR Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday May152019 Easy game makes it two wins in a row • By Gordon Findlater SUMNER COME into Saturday’s club day at St Leonards Square in fine form after making it two wins in as many weeks when they brushed aside Canterbury University at the weekend. The win 47-19 win at Ilam Fields comes on the back of the side’s 21-19 heroic upset against Lincoln University which kick-started their season after they begun the year with five consecutive defeats. Canterbury University are yet to register a point in this year’s competition. However, Sumner coach Martin Dodgson described the match as a “potential banana skin.” During the week emphasis was put on the importance of making a strong start and Sumner didn’t disappoint as they rushed out to a 33-7 advantage in BIG: No 8 Mathew Tuala crossed the line twice in Sumner’s 47-19 win over Canterbury University. quick time. “We wanted to start like a house on fire and really put them under the pump,” said Dodgson. After securing a fourth try bonus points Sumner switched SPORT off during patches of the second half which was saw both sides register 14 points. Winger Charlie Oswald had a day to remember with a hat-trick of tries, while centre ASSISTS: Alistair Crossdale continued his run of form to set up three tries. PHOTOS: ROZELLE MAY Alistair Crossdale registered as many assists in the proses. No 8 Mathew Tuala also continued his impressive form for the wave by scoring two tries. Sumner will now look to go three on the trot at their club day this Saturday. They host seventh-placed Sydenham who sit five points above them. Kick-off is at 2.45pm. Louis Clark adds lifesaving award to list of achievements TAYLORS MISTAKE’S Louis Clark has been named athlete of the year at the annual Christchurch-Tasman Surf Life Saving Awards of Excellence on Saturday night. The 17-year-old, who is also a national water-polo representative, had a big year, including being named in the New Zealand youth squad for the third time and heading to Japan for the International Lifesaving Cup last June. He won 11 golds and a bronze at the SLSNZ Southern Regional Championships in 2019, and was selected for the SLSNZ junior Black Fins team for the international surf rescue challenge in Durban, in September. Clubmate Agatha Weston was co-winner of the rookie of the year award with New Brighton’s Hayley Reid. Coach of the year Jonelle Quane from Sumner SLSC was chosen as assistant coach to the NZ Black Fins, acting as their pool coach, and was a New Zealand selector. “Jonelle has made a huge contribution to high performance sport at NZ level. She is currently mentoring a group of newly-appointed selectors,” said Sumner SLSC coach Mark Robberds. “Jonelle has set an amazing example for our Canterbury athletes and coaches in terms of what can be achieved … and her door is always open to Canterbury athletes and coaches who want to tap into her vast SUCCESS: Louis Clark was named athlete of the year at the Christchurch-Tasman Surf Life Saving Awards of Excellence. (Above) – Louis in action. experience.” The list of contributions made by volunteer of the year Tom Denman of Sumner SLSC is impressive. As well as doing beach patrols as a lifeguard, he runs the Sumner emergency callout squad, co-ordinates the club’s advanced lifeguard team, mentors lifeguards, runs weekly club training sessions, instructs for courses and has been an instructor at the national lifeguard school in the past year. He is a committee member with Sumner SLSC, manages the club Facebook and emails and maintains and is responsible for its lifeguard equipment, including carrying out mechanical maintenance and repairs for the IRBs. “Tom is seen as a hands-on leader within the club, with a passion for lifeguard excellence, continual improvement and IRB development,” said Sumner SLSC president Glenn Fergus. Sumner’s success continued with Boetie Koekemoer won the Te Onepoto award for junior coaching and Kate Suter won instructor of the year 2019 Christchurch/Tasman Awards of Excellence winners: Coach of the year – Jonelle Quane, Sumner SLSC Official of the year – Mike Smith, Taylors Mistake SLSC Sportsperson of the year – Louis Clark, Taylors Mistake SLSC Te Onepoto award for junior coaching – Boetie Koekemoer, Sumner SLSC Lifeguard of the year – Dean Le Warne, North Beach SLSC Instructor of the year – Kate Suter, Sumner SLSC Volunteer of the year – Tom Denman, Sumner SLSC Rookie of the year – Hayley Reid, New Brighton SLSC and Agatha Weston, Taylors Mistake SLSC The Allan Lee top beach team – South Brighton SLSC Open Men’s Double Ski The Leon Peters top craft team – Waimairi SLSC open men’s and women’s canoe teams 3 issues $20 • 6 issues $44.50 • 10 issues $65 rugbynews.co.nz 0800 77 77 10
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