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11th September 2014
Boccia South Island Championship
13 athletes from across the South Island descended on Christchurch looking for crucial
ranking points to help their chances ahead of the National Championships later this
As the 2-
After topping the group in pool play, two-
In the Kiwi / Open combined divison, Andrew Hocken stunned his competitors and fellow clubmates beating Craig Gadsby the final 6-
The South Island Boccia Championships was a Boccia New Zealand sanctioned event. For the full results, please visit the
© Boccia New Zealand
Alltech FEI World Equestrian Canterbury Anthea Dixon
Paralympian Anthea Dixon starts the New Zealand charge at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games on Tuesday afternoon (France time) in France.
It is the first time New Zealand has had a para-
Dixon says Doncartier has most definitely “brought his A game” to WEG and she knows to achieve personal bests, it will come down to the finer details.
“I will be paying attention to all the little details,” she said. “He feels a million bucks, and that's the most important thing.”
While the competition is rich, with the gold and bronze medallists from the London Olympics both at WEG, Dixon says she just worries about riding the best she can. Her main competition will come from the British and Dutch camps.
Doncartier's owner Robson says the moment she saw her 18-
The chestnut – who has more stamps in his passport than most people – has competed successfully at international level for her, but she felt it was getting too much for him.
“That said, he wasn't ready to retire, so it is perfect,” said Robson.
“He loves going to shows, being the centre of attention and feeling like he is number one.”
Robson, who trains Dixon and Doncartier, is hopeful the combination will crack 70%
“Both of them are more than capable of a medal if everything goes right on the day.”
Dixon will use Tuesday's team test as a warm-
“Anthea took what she learnt at the London Paralympics and has progressed to a whole new level,” he says. “I believe she is more than capable of a personal best here at WEG.”
WEG is also the first Rio 2016 Paralympic Games qualifier for the discipline.
© Equestrian Sport New Zealand
New Zealand Short Course Swimming results
The New Zealand Short Course Swimming Championships were held in Wellington on 2nd to 6th September. There were some top results from New Zealand's own stars Mary Fisher and Nikita Howarth who both continued to blitz current world records. Representing Canterbury we had Jacquie Ruth and George Adam who both competed and received some great results so well done to them both.
Jacquie Ruth: 100m Breaststroke SB6 2nd -
400m Freestyle S6 3rd -
100m IM SM6 4th -
100m Freestyle S6 4th -
200m IM SM6 3rd -
50m Backstroke S6 4th -
50m Freestyle S6 7th -
George Adam: 50m Freestyle S14 4th -
200m Freestyle S14 2nd -
100m Freestyle S14 3rd -
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Burwood Recreational Pool is REOPENING on Wednesday 17th September
We are please to announce that finally the Burwood Hydrotherapy Pool will reopen to ParaFed Canterbury members from Wednesday the 17th September 2014.
From this date and until the pool closes over the Christmas period our pool sessions days and times will be:
Wednesdays: 4.30pm -
Sundays: 1.00pm -
All users must be current members of ParaFed Canterbury and there will be a $2 per session cost to be paid to our supervisor each time you use the pool.
These sessions are not for lane swimming.
To join ParaFed Canterbury please visit our office at 108 Sawyers Arms Road in Papanui – Melrose Wheelchairs or Look on Home page for membership form.
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ParaFed Otago New Sport Development Officer is Kieran Wall
ParaFed Otago appointed Kieran Wall as their new Sports Development Officer on the 1st September 2014. Kieran will be responsible for all ParaFed Otago’s Sport Development within the Region and is located at the Sport Otago offices.
The position was made possible through the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation “No Exceptions” funding and is a first for the region.
The position will be assisted by ParaFed Canterbury for the first 12 months and all parties are excited about the opportunities the new position will give the disability sport sector.
Kieran’s details are:
Cell: 022 043 3768
Office: 03 474 6347
13th August 2014
IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Champs
The Wheelblacks had a tough tournament in Demark at the IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Champs. The New Zealand team had to play off for seventh and eighth place against Sweden, which was a close match with two points being the winning margin to Sweden. Well done to the Wheelblacks for there enough over there and for full results please click here
The final event standings were as follows:
5. Great Britain
8. New Zealand
Sport Canterbury’s Pathway to Podium -
On Monday 11 August, Sport Canterbury celebrates the regional launch of “Pathway to Podium.” This nationwide talent development programme helps emerging athletes (usually in their late teens) and coaches better prepare
for the demands of a life in high performance sport.
Andrew Ellis has been appointed to ensure the Canterbury Pathway to Podium athletes have access to knowledge and resources that support their transition into high performance sport.
2014 Pathway to Podium Athlete Intake
Sean Eustace, Athletics; Dian Munoz, Athletics; Dean Van Der Busse, Athletics; Lauren Bruce, Athletics, Jacob Matson, Athletics; James Sandilands, Athletics; Caitlin Dore, Para Athletics; Olivia Podmore, Bike; Ebony Maikuku, Swimming; Matt Phillips, Swimming; Amy Mills, Rowing; James Moody, Rowing; Rachael Kennedy, Rowing; Jack Ford, Bike; Holly Edmonston, Bike; Ari Graham, Triathlon; Ellie Braddock, Equestrian
Australia Powerchair Football Nationals
Recently the Canterbury Boltz Powerchair Football team that took part in the Australian Powerchair Football Tournament held in Sydney from the 3rd – 10th August 2014.
The Canterbury Boltz team comprising of 3 Cantabrians, Pat Edmonds, Melissa Counihan, Luke Alderton, 1 North Aucklander, Brennan Massey and 2 Australians, Peter Dalrymple, Dean Crane and coaches Steve and Ali Alderton took on Australian State teams from Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia.
In last years event the New Zealand contingent was to be blunt, thrashed by everybody and managed only one goal in the whole tournament. This year the Canterbury practiced hard for 3 months leading up to the Aussie Nationals and went to Sydney a couple of days early to play NSW in a couple of practice games. With most of the team in Strikeforce Chairs, Canterbury showed the opposition that they had
come a very long way from the previous year.
The first game against Western Australia ended in a 2 all draw. Canterbury should
have done better but whether it was the sense of occasion or first up nerves, never
really showed their potential. Next up Canterbury took on the South Australian Sabres.
Day two started with Canterbury taking on highly fancied Queensland. The whole team
played out of their skins and led 1-
The afternoon of Day two featured Canterbury playing last years champions, New South
Wales. They were a formidable team and Canterbury had no answer to their superior
skills going down 6-
Day 3 started with a must win game against Victoria. A win here would put Canterbury
into 4th place and into the Semi Finals to play NSW. Canterbury didn’t disappoint
and won convincingly 3-
Canterbury had come to play. Once again Canterbury showed its competitive potential
finally losing 2-
After a fun day in Sydney relaxing in Darling Harbour, the team got ready to play
for the 3rd-
and Pat Edmonds sent a screamer from halfway into the SA goal. What a goal. Canterbury was able to hold onto the lead with determined defence and placing 3rd inthe tournament. This ticked all the boxes and gave our support crew who had so much to keep the team moving forward a reason to celebrate.
This has to go down as one of the best Sports Tournaments I have ever attended. Not only was the competition exciting but also the friendliness displayed by everyone made this a memorable event.
© Pat Edmonds
Game 1: 2 -
Game 2: 2 -
Game 3: 1 -
Game 4: 6 -
Game 5: 3 -
Play off for 3rd -
Golden glow for Para-
Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) is thrilled with the performance of Sophie Pascoe and
Nikita Howarth, the two New Zealand Para-
Pascoe along with Games room-
This topped off a great Games for Sophie as she easily won her second gold medal in the 200m Individual Medley SM10. Her time of 2:27.74 was over four seconds ahead of silver medallist Australian Katherine Downie.
“I have had a limited build-
“So I was really pleased and surprised to be only two seconds off my world record tonight. It was a good swim and I wanted to go out on a good note.”
PNZ Head Swim Performance Coach Jon Shaw says, “Tonight Sophie dug deep and showed
what a remarkable athlete she is. Her, and coach Roly Crichton's goal was to win
two gold medals for her Nation at the Commonwealth Games...mission accomplished.
What a remarkable achievement.” He continues, “Sophie now moves onto the next competition
in Pasadena, California where she will join the rest of the NZ Para-
15 year old Nikita Howarth placed 5th in the 100m Freestyle S8 and 7th in the 100m Breaststroke SB9.
Jon Shaw said, "Nikita put in a great effort on the World stage. She has been working hard on some technique changes that will carry her forward into other international competitions this year and also towards 2016. She is gaining great experience as part of the NZ Commonwealth Games Swim Team."
Nikita will also join the NZ Para-
Nikita Howarth S8 100m Freestyle -
Sophie Pascoe SB9 100m Breaststroke -
Nikita Howarth SB9 100m Breaststroke -
Sophie Pascoe SM10 200m Individual Medley -
©Paralympics New Zealand
17th July 2014
Wheelchair Basketball NZ Inc North Island Championships
The Canterbury Wheelchair Basketball team competed in Wellington at the National
Championships on 5 -
Wheelchair Rugby Nationals
The Wheelchair Rugby Nationals were held in Auckland on 11 to 13 July with teams from Australia also coming over to compete. On the Friday evening there was a outstanding performance by the Wheel Blacks to beat the Australia team by 58 to 55. Congratulations to Wheel Blacks and here are the results from Tournament:
Best in Class went to,
1.0 Jai Waite
1.5 Richard Voris
2.5 Maiz Amai
3.0 Dan Buckingham
3.5 Chris Bond
2014 IPC Shooting World Championships
Good luck to Canterbury Grant Philip competing at Suhi IPC Shooting World Champs
on 19th July. Currently the NZ Para-
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