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Teneille Bone was named the most
improved player in the premier
women’s grade at the Greymouth
Hockey Club end of season
presentation of trophies.
Club president Geoff Bone
thanked players, coaches and
managers, along with parents, for an
While the Greymouth premier
men’s and Allstars collegiate teams
were the most successful for the
season, all teams had a measure of
success at some time during the year,
Best junior: Emma Boddy
(Vikings), Cooper Haines (Aces).
Most improved: Bridget Fowler
(Aces) Grace Wallace (Vikings).
Most dedicated: Samantha Friend
(Vikings), Hannah Neame (Aces).
Most valuable player: Breegan
Griggs (Phoenix), Matt Gardner
(Allstars). Best defender: Teneille
Bone (Allstars), Ruby Thomas
(Phoenix). Most improved: Mikayla
Sweetman (Allstars), Matthew
Flannagan (Phoenix). Most
dedicated: Katelyn Whitehead
(Phoenix), Sam Wallis (Allstars),
Most improved: Teneille Bone.
Most dedicated: Amanda Curry.
Most improved: Angus
Winter. Most dedicated: Gareth
Club ser vice award: Ric Moor.
Umpires certificates: Luke Cambus,
Angus Winter, Thomas Thwaites,
Greymouth Hockey Club award winners.
Greymouth Hockey Club awards winners
The Greymouth Junior Athletics opening day was rained out on Saturday but registrations took place indoors in the morning in
preparation for the new season — junior president-secretary Rochelle Clark, left, Lachlan Oliver, Jake Clark, Alex Clark, Clem
Swinburn, Beau Swinburn, MacKenzie Clark and Caitlan Williams.
PICTURE: Paul McBride
Wet opening day at Greymouth junior athletics
Lineouts, goalkicking, defence.
Canterbury were virtually flawless
in all three key facets of this
encounter and it was all far too
good for Taranaki in Saturday
night ’s second ITM Cup
Premiership semi-final at AMI
Canterbury now face Auckland
in just the second decider between
the two since 1992 (the first was
The final tally of the game
shows four tries to three but, in
truth, it was not that close. Once
the lineout dominance of lock
Dominic Bird took hold — he
claimed 11 balls in this set-piece
— a nd Tom Taylor had slotted
10 from 10 off the tee, it was
always clear Canterbury would
be hosting Saturday night’s final.
Then there was the vaunted
Canterbury defence, led by the
extraordinary Matt Todd and
supported by hooker Ben Funnell.
In the backline, second-five Rob
Thompson scored a brace from two
chargedowns, taking his tally to 10
for the season and making him the
joint competition leader with the
man he will mark in next week’s
decider, Auckland’s George Moala.
The first was an astonishing piece
of dexterity when he caught, at
point blank range, a solidly-kicked
clearance by Taranaki halfback
Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi.
“The boys really stepped up. We
got tripped up last time against
them,” said Canterbury skipper
and Highlanders-bound Luke
Whitelock. “O ur defence stepped
up and we focused on getting their
big ball carriers down.
“Auckland are a side with great
momentum and game breakers.”
Taranaki skipper Charlie Ngatai,
who was a late withdrawal from
the Taranaki side that edged
Canterbury 24-21 last month on
the same ground, was philosophical
“ We gave it everything, but they
were the better team on the night,”
said the Maori All Blacks captain.
Taranaki looked useful at times
with the ball, but conceded too
many penalties and turnovers, and
Taylor made them pay anywhere in
a 45m radius with a superb display
of place kicking. He will be missed
when he departs for Toulon to join
Ma’a Nonu after the final.
There was time for Taranaki
wing Jackson Ormond to score
in his 50th game for the union,
but the visitors were gifted their
third and final try when wing
Johnny McNicholl was sinbinned
for a deliberate knock-down from
which referee Nick Briant awarded
Taranaki a penalty try. Given the
TMO replays clearly showed
McNicholl tried to knock the
ball up to regather, it ranked as a
It mattered not in the final
analysis. Bird just kept pulling
down lineouts, Todd continued
being a breakdown nuisance and
Taylor kept nailing the goals. It
was Canterbury at their clinical
The stage is set for a cracking
final in Christchurch. Canterbury
will be gunning for their seventh
title in the last eight seasons, and
12th in all since 1976, while the
hungry, young Auckland side
will be desperate for their 17th
provincial crown and first since
Canterbury 46: (R. Thompson 2,
M. Suckling, B. Funnell tries; T.
Taylor 4 cons, 6 pens). Taranaki 20:
( J. Ormond, K. Baker tries, penalty
try; C. Rei con, pen). Half-time:
— NZ ME-Herald on Sunday
ITM CUP RUGBY
good for Taranaki
PICTURE: Getty Images
Luke Whitelock of Canterbury makes a break during the ITM Cup
premiership semi-final between Canterbury and Taranaki.
Jelena Jankovic of Serbia came
back from the brink of defeat to
outpower Angelique Kerber in
the final of the Hong Kong Open,
putting on hold the German’s hopes
of playing in the season-ending
WTA Finals in Singapore.
Fourth-seeded Jankovic, who beat
Venus Williams in the quarter-
finals, was a set and 6-5 down
before rallying to beat second-
seeded Kerber 3-6 7-6 (7-4) 6-1 at
Hong Kong’s Victoria Park for her
15th WTA title.
Ninth-ranked Kerber needed to
win to confirm a berth at the WTA
Former top-ranked Jankovic, who
added to her Guangzhou title at
the beginning of the Asian swing,
relied on her powerful baseline
game to out-slug Kerber who
lost the second set in a one-sided
The 30-year-old Jankovic broke
Kerber early in the decider and
again in the sixth game before
wrapping it up by ser ving out the
match. — AP
Hong Kong Open
New Zealand Football could miss out on
up to $1 million from the profits of hosting
the 2015 Under-20 World Cup with Fifa
apparently set to retain a large percentage of
the surplus from the tournament.
It is understood the Under-20 World
Cup made a profit of around $2.1 million,
thanks to healthy ticket sales and solid
cost management by the local organising
The Government will receive approximately
$500,000 of that figure to compensate for
their $5.5m investment in the event. In
normal circumstances, most of the remaining
$1.6m would be banked by NZF, who
technically took the risk on the event.
But it’s believed Fifa have, at this stage,
asked to retain up to $1m of the surplus,
which would leave around only $500,000 for
It would be an almost unprecedented move
for world’s football governing body, especially
as their 2015 annual report indicated cash
reser ves of $2.24 billion, and be another
blow to NZF who are expected to find out
this week the result of their appeal into the
Deklan Wynne eligibility saga.
The national body have re-entered
negotiations with Fifa over the distribution
of the surplus in an effort to improve their
The age-group events Fifa run are not the
cash cows that the senior World Cup is, and
any profit is typically directed back to the
home association, in recognition of significant
work required to run such an event.
It is a recognition that such events are more
about development than generating revenue,
and are subsidised by the gargantuan profits
the senior World Cup generates. The 2014
tournament in Brazil delivered $5.87b into
Fifa’s coffers, with an estimated net profit in
excess of $3.22b.
One million dollars is a trifling amount for
Fifa, but a considerable figure for NZF.
In response to a Herald on Sunday inquiry,
Fifa referred all questions about the surplus
to the LOC. In a text message, LOC chief
executive Dave Beeche said: “NZF are going
to make any comment on the outcomes of the
tournament going for ward.” NZF officials
declined to comment.
It has also emerged NZF ’s public no-vote
for Blatter — and NZF chief executive’s
Andy Martin’s comments about Fifa and
Blatter in the wake of the vote — “did not go
unnoticed by Fifa”, according to one source.
The timing was unfortunate, as the scenario
played out at the same time as the Under-20
World Cup kicked off.
There were also other incidents during
the tournament which did not help NZF’s
standing in the eyes of Fifa.
Martin publicly expressed a strong wish that
Blatter should not come to New Zealand,
and privately expressed the same view to Fifa
officials on the ground.
The beleaguered Blatter was always unlikely
to come, but the public and private comments
made it awkward for Fifa operational staff in
“Fifa had granted New Zealand the
tournament — and put considerable resources
into it — and were disappointed in how they
were treated by some NZF officials,” said one
— N ZM E-Herald on Sunday
Fifa want U20s cash
Boxer Prichard Colon was fighting for his
life after sustaining an illegal blow to the
head during a bout in a Washington, DC
suburb, the fight’s promoter said.
The super welter weight from Puerto Rico
was injured during his 10-round fight with
Terrel Williams in Fairfax, Virginia, on
Colon, 23, showed symptoms of head
trauma in his dressing room following his
bout and was rushed to the hospital where he
under went surgery to relieve pressure on his
brain, Di Bella said.
Colon remained in critical condition.
An on-line video of the fight showed
Williams, punching Colon in the back of the
head in the seventh round. — Reuters
US boxer in critical condition after blow
Wests Tigers have terminated
Matthew L odge’s playing contract after
he was arrested for allegedly assaulting
a man and stalking two women while
holidaying in New York.
The 20-year-old forward is accused of
following the two women home to a unit
block, telling them “this is the night that
In a statement last nightTigers chief
executive Justin Pascoe said the club
would not tolerate such behaviour.
“The club is incredibly disappointed
to learn that Matthew L odge has been
charged by police while overseas on
“ We have since made the decision to
terminate L odge’s playing contract with
Wests Tigers, effective immediately,”
The club would continue to offer
welfare and counselling options to the
20-year-old to ensure he had the support
he needed, he said.
It is alleged Lodge followed the
women into a unit after they were let
into the building by a male resident,
Fairfax Media reports.
Lodge then assaulted the man and
damaged the apartment, a New York
police report said.
Lodge was charged with criminal
mischief, reckless endangerment,
criminal trespass, assault and menacing.
The charges come just months after
the young player was stood down by the
Tigers over similar domestic violence
Lodge was granted strict bail
conditions after facing court in August
for six offences including stalking,
intimidation and assault.
Tigers terminate Lodge after US arrest
The Wellington Phoenix, it seems,
will thrill as much as they frustrate
again this season.
They scored a late winner in a 2-1
defeat of Perth when defensive Vince
Lia claimed his first goal in four-and-
a-half seasons just when it seemed the
match was petering out to a tame draw.
Lia had rarely come close to breaking
that drought in more than four years
but his 89th-minute strike from a
corner was just what Ernie Merrick’s
The result came on the back of their
disappointing 2-1 home defeat to
Newcastle, when they dominated every
facet of the game except for on the
The Phoenix can play some flowing,
attractive football. Their frontline
adopts a fluid approach with no player
restricted to any particular position
and the fullbacks are encouraged to get
forward at the same time. It can leave
oppositions teams wondering how to
contain the attack.
But Wellington can also give away
some cheap goals. Basics like tight
man-marking are sometimes neglected
and it can cost them dearly.
This contrasting assessment was best
summed up in the first 10 minutes.
taking the game to Perth, only to fall
behind when they failed to deal with a
corner and Gyorgy Sandor slapped it
home. Almost immediately, however,
Roy Krishna equalised when he
shimmied one way and then slotted it
into the bottom corner.
It was great entertainment, but the
Phoenix need to be more clinical if they
want to be contenders. — N ZM E
Phoenix snatch late win
The Greymouth summer netball
competition will bounce into action at
the Anzac Park courts on Wednesday.
The draw is. —
5.45pm: C2, Westside-One Der Riz v
Kotare (Norfolk n chance, Tui Strikers);
C3, Spikers v Green Machine (Grey
Star, Suzuki Swifts); C4, Black Magic
v Dream Machine (CSC, Tui Central);
C5, Shape Up v Hot Shots (Cobden
Crusaders, Electronet Power Puff ’d
6.15pm: C2, Norfolk n Chance v
Tui Strikers (Westside One Der Riz,
Kotare); C3, Grey Star v Suzuki Swifts
(Spikers, Green Machine); C4, CSC
v Tui Central (Black Magic, Dream
Machine); C5, Cobden Crusaders v
Electronet Power Puff ’d People (Shape
Up, Hot Shots). Kore Taringa a bye.
Summer netball season begins
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