Sport Otago is proud to be supporting the Southern Showdown 3, and we are grateful that contender Rea Tasi-Cordtz has chosen our Sporting Chance programme as his charity to get in behind!
For information on how to get a season ticket for Otago home games click here.
Note the game versus Northland on 10 September is a 7.30pm start, not an afternoon game as listed previously.
On Saturday 6 September all Dunedin croquet clubs are having an open afternoon where anyone can come along and give the game a try for free. Come along in some flat shoes and everything else is provided, right through to a cuppa and a biscuit! To find out more or to locate a club near you contact Daphine on 476 3718 or www.croquet.org.nz
Now is the time to give some thanks to those volunteers who keep sport thriving at all levels in the Waitaki District. From Oamaru to Omarama and Flag Swamp we want to thank as many people helping as possible. They could be a coach, a manager, a driver, a 'putting up the poles' person, a 'making the tea' person or a 'they'll do anything to help' kind. Anyone who contributes to sport deserves to be recognised, so help us do just that by nominating them today.
Roy Williams here folks. I have written an autobiography titled "Sports Crazy - a Lifetime in Kiwi Sport" which is now on sale at all major book stores around New Zealand. My more famous sister Yvette - New Zealand's first woman Olympic gold medallist - and I were born and spent our years, through to our early 20's living in Dunedin. In fact, Yvette was still representing Otago at New Zealand athletics championships when she won her Olympic gold medal in the long jump at the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games. Much of the first part of my autobiography details our Dunedin days and the training we undertook - 12 months a year regardless of the weather - and competions we took part in during the 1940's and early 1950's. Dunedin played a very big part in our sporting lives and our sporting development. You can read more about this book here.