Students claim Koru medals
North Canterbury schools contested the 2017 Koru Games in the Selwyn District last week.
Now in its fourth year, the Koru Games had grown from a five sport event with 1000 competitors to 11 events and more than 2100 year 7/8 students from around the South Island.
Five north Canterbury schools sent contingents south for the three days of competition in various sporting codes.
Ashgrove had several podium finishes.
The girls basketball team beat Middleton 12-7 to win gold while the boys finished fourth.
The girls football team lost the final 0-2 against Cashmere. The mixed table tennis team came second, while it was a bronze medal for both the boys volleyball and mixed tennis teams.
Rangiora Borough had table tennis gold medals after the RB Bashers never lost a match over the three days. The boys football team inished with a silver medal after a 0-1 loss to St Thomas.
Oxford Area School’s success came on the greens at the lawn bowls, where Libby Harris and Alize Wilson won silver in the girls’ pairs with Courtney Sibley and Casey Anderson taking the bronze.
Oxford AS also won the fair play award and received a set of bowls for the school.
Swannanoa and Woodend had several teams but were unable to secure a podium finish.
Ashgrove’s girls football team finished with a silver medal at the Koru Games