Sports News- 23rd March 2018

Canterbury Secondary School Athletics Finals – Rawhiti Domain

On Saturday 17th March we had six students participate in the Canterbury Secondary Schools’ Athletics Finals at Rawhiti Domain.


Jared Neighbours – 1st U19 Boys Shot Put, 1st U19 Boys Javelin with a new PB, 4th U19 Boys 110 Hurdles

Thomas Logopati – 1st Open Boys 3000m Race Walk

Thomas Clarke – 3rd U15 Boys 1500m, 5th U15 Boys 800m

Kala Burgess – 3rd U16 Pole Vault (Held at Papanui High on the Friday)

Caitlyn Ford – 7thU15 Girls 80m Hurdles

Frances Stevenson – 4th U15 Girls High Jump, 5th U15 Girls Long Jump, 6th U15 Girls 80m Hurdles


Well done to all students’ involved and good luck to Jared, Thomas, Thomas, Kala, and Frances who will be competing in the South Island Secondary Schools’ Athletics Champs this weekend in Timaru.  Our Girls’ Hockey Team were present on Saturday doing the Sausage Sizzle to help fundraise for their trip to Fiji later in the year.



Cricket @ PHS

Cricket has not been played at Papanui by a Papanui High team for some time now,  but with a hit out against Rolleston College on Tuesday we changed all that. No pink ball, no white ball, just an old fashioned red ball game. Papanui won the toss and elected to bat first on a warm-ish afternoon - the grass was deceptively longer than most normal outfields, as the mower was making adjustments getting ready for winter sport, and softer conditions for the oval code. Boundaries were very difficult to score, but the boys managed some lusty blows that put some sprinters on the running track in danger. No Tui's catch a million here, and some classrooms were closer than what is desirable. Thankfully there were no injuries to the spectators, or windows broken.


The game - we scored 83 runs off our 15 overs, only going out 5 times (a wicket was minus five runs) in our 5 partnerships of 3 overs. Cam was our significant batter, as he managed to head butt a short pitched 'Wagner' type delivery and had to retire hurt/shaken up. Rolleston managed to score 76 in reply, which was a good turn around after their first two batters sent a number of balls over the  boundary for a maximum 6 scored - with the total standing at 52 after 6 overs. The difference was the number of wickets we took, roughly 15 - spread around a number of ways to get out - caught, bowled, and run out. The age old cliche - Cricket was the winner - and we are looking forward to a return game against them at their fields before the end of the Term.   A huge thanks to Mrs Hill for organising the game.


Glenn Hooper – Teacher in charge of Cricket


Anytime Fitness Boot Camp

This week we started a 4 week Bootcamp with Mel from Anytime Fitness Papanui. This is being run on a Thursday morning from 7:30-8:15am in the school gymnasium and Free to the students to attend. We hope to continue this during the winter months so keep an eye out for more information shortly.


Sports Results



Senior beat St Bedes/ Marian College7-5



Boys Super Touch were defeated by St Bede’s



Student Achievements 


Stadium Finance 2018 Westland Rally


Jared Hudson won the Westland Rally over the weekend, sitting with Matt Summerfield.  This makes him the youngest-ever winner of a rally in NZ, and believe it makes him the youngest-ever winner in the world.


Feel free to read an article via this link:


That’s a huge achievement Jared .  Well done!!


NZ U17 Women’s  Football ID Camp


Congratulations to Jayda Stewart, on being selected to attend the NZ U17 Women's’ Football ID Camp in Auckland on the 17-20 April.


Congratulations to Cody Taylor, on being named a reserve player to attend the NZ U20 Women’s Football ID Camp.


Have you competed in a Sports Competition lately? Send your story and results (with pictures if possible) to Kirsten in the Sports Office[email protected]


This is a great way to showcase what our students are doing outside of school in sport with our community.


Important Dates/ Notices


  • Summer Sport uniforms are all now due back to the sports office.
  • Winter Sports registrations have now closed, if you have not signed up please see Kirsten in the Sports Office or email [email protected]
  • Team lists will be confirmed next week, and posted on the sports noticeboard – permission slips will be available for all students involved to take home.
  • Make sure you follow our Papanui High School – Sport Facebook Page, and Download the School App to receive all sports notices
  • School Sport Canterbury also have an App to access the weekly draw for your chosen sport – see below to download.