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The West Coast under-15 boys’ hockey
team have won two from two in their early
games at the national tournament this week
First up, West Coast played hosts Waikato
and came from behind to take a 2-1 victory.
Coast was down 1-0 early after a slow start,
but played themselves back into the game
and were still in it at the break. They hit the
field firing in the second half and a penalty
corner to Liam Hopper had things all tied up.
Following that, Coast were on constant at-
tack and were finally reward with a field goal
to Daniel Beveridge.
Waikato put Coast under a lot of pressure
late in the game but the defence was able to
hold their northern opponents out until the
Players of the day were goalie Ben Pratt and
In their second outing, West Coast were up
against a strong Hawke’s Bay side and man-
aged another 2-1 win.
Coast had a dream start after going up 1-0
in the opening couple of minutes, when An-
gus Wallace scored. Coast dominated the
stronger Bay team but were unable to find
the net. Their domination was eventually re-
warded on the stroke of half-time with a goal
to Daniel Beveridge.
The heat and a few niggling injuries took its
toll on Coast in the second half, and Hawke’s
Bay came back at them strongly, scoring with
10 minutes to go to set up a close finish, but
with an 11-man defence Coast held on for
Today, West Coast were to play South
Canterbury in the last pool game before
quarter-final play starts tomorrow.
Coast under-15s, two from two
Brian Kenny was given a new Otago rugby
jersey and scarf yesterday.
He deser ved it.
His last one was ruined after he had a
cardiac arrest while watching his beloved
Otago rugby side last month.
“Sacrilege,” he joked yesterday about the
treatment of his clothing.
Mr Kenny, 78, a long-time member of the
Otago Rugby Supporters’ Club, was in the
south stand at Forsyth Barr Stadium on
September 21 watching Otago — as he has
for nearly 60 years — take on the Mooloos
(Waikato) in an ITM Cup match.
All of a sudden, about eight minutes before
half-time, he started feeling crook and his
mates beside him noticed his head had gone
They tried to rouse him but without
success. They knew something was wrong
and looked around for help.
Quickly, a couple of nurses nearby came to
Mr Kenny ’s aid.
With the assistance of others, Mr Kenny
was rapidly carried behind the stands.
By then, St John staff were on hand and
swung into action.
He was given two shocks from a
defibrillator at the stadium to try to get his
heart going right again.
He was then taken to Dunedin Hospital
Much to his dismay, the medics were
forced to rip his Supporters’ Club jersey and
shirt underneath to work on his heart. He
was “shocked” again at hospital and it was
touch and go for a while.
He did flat line at one stage, but he got
As he has said since: “It was lucky I was at
the stadium with the staff there. If I wasn’t, I
wouldn’t be here now. ”
He is now on the improve and could be
out of hospital by the end of next week. But
he is missing that jersey.
Yesterday, still in hospital with plenty of
cords into his heart, he received a couple of
Otago lock Joe Latta and utility back Peter
Breen delivered an Otago jersey and scarf to
Mr Kenny to help cheer him up.
The patient hopes to be back at the
stadium, but maybe not this season.
— Otago Daily Times
PICTURE: Otago Daily Times
Brian Kenny is presented with an Otago jersey and scarf by Otago players Joe Latta,
left, and Peter Breen.
New gear for loyal supporter
Jacob Harris, Ethan
Hampson and Pat Connell
were the top three finishers
in the latest round of the
Rifle Club shooting
competition with scores
of 92.1, 82.1 and 84.1,
and 94.1, 81 and 85.1
Jacob Harris 92.1, Ethan
Hampson 82.1, 84.1, Pat
Connell 94.1, 81, 85.1, Ruby
Harris 94.1, Caleb Harris
96.3, Andrew Nolan 98.2,
94, 98.6, Silas Hayman 88.1,
91.3, 86.1, Hayden Taft 94.2,
94.3, 96.3, Joshua Nolan 95.1,
87, Martin Nolan 78.2, 81.1,
Brayden Elcock 45, 59, Jess
Amberger 94.1, 93, Courtney
Amberger 84.1, Annette Pe-
terson 93, 95.2, David Wells
97.2, Marie Wells 94.2.
Joseph Parker has a significant new train-
ing partner at his Las Vegas base — former
kickboxer Izu Ugonoh, a Pole of Nigerian
descent who has the same physical charac-
teristics as the New Zealand heavyweight.
Parker’s trainer Kevin Barry has agreed
to work with Ugonoh, who is slightly tall-
er than the 1.93m South Aucklander, and
wants promoters D uco to sign him up, be-
lieving he has great potential as a boxer.
In the meantime the two fighters have
been training together and have sparred four
rounds. Ugonoh will fight on the undercard
of Parker’s main event against Sherman
Williams at Waitakere on October 16.
“It’s great to have Izu here. We’re both after
the same goal, we’re team-mates now. He’s
focused, I’m focused. He works hard and it ’s
inspiring — we’re helping each other up our
skills and techniques,” Parker said.
Ugonoh, 27 and unbeaten in nine fights
as a professional boxer, said: “It’s definitely
easier training hard while you have com-
pany. I believe we can do much better work
“Coach Kevin believes in hard work and I
knew that right from the first training ses-
sion and I love that. At the same time he
knows what he’s doing and he has a plan.
“Sparring Joseph is good — he has power
and great technical skills... there is a lot of
good coming out of it from both sides. We
both have to be focused.”
Both Parker and Ugonoh want to be world
champions, but Barry said they were unlike-
ly to fight each other.
“As the trainer of Joseph Parker and now
the trainer of Izu, as long as I train both
guys, unless they fight for the heavyweight
championship of the world one day, they
would never fight each other.”
Barry added: “Izu and Joe are very similar,
they’re both tall guys, they both have very
good jabs. My style of coaching is I love the
left jab — setting punches up with the jab,
using the jab on defence. It’s something my
father taught me all my life and Izu has that
left-hand style which is very similar to Joe’s.”
Meanwhile, light heavyweight Robert
Berridge has travelled to Thailand to work
with American trainer Barry Robinson
following his defeat to Vasily Lepikhin in
Pennsylvania in August.
Berridge’s team has pinpointed major de-
ficiencies in the southpaw ’s footwork and
Robinson is said to be a specialist in this
area. — APNZ
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