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CSS Senior Volleyball Champions 2022 - BHS Boys Senior A Volleyball

Term 4 Sports Update

Sports Office —

The 2022 school year might be coming to a close but that hasn't stopped our teams and athletes from performing strongly across a range of sports and events. Volleyball, Athletics, Taekwondo and Life Saving have all been on the agenda for our students with some fantastic results.

Canterbury Secondary Schools' Athletics Championships, 4 & 5 November, Nga Puna Wai

Canterbury Champions:
Tamim Alawi 9WDNK - U14 Javelin
Sakura Saito 9NQRM - U14 Triple Jump
Eliana Collins 11SDAE - U16 High Jump
U16 Girls 4 x 100m relay - Sakura Saito 9NQRM, Ottilie Faloon-Cavander 9WPEC, Trelise Forster 9WWTA, & Choe Chan 10WZHY

2nd Placings:
Olivia Watt 12SCSS - U19 Pole Vault
Trelise Forster 9WWTA - U14 100m
Mark Chang 13SRT - U19 Javelin (Personal Best)

3rd Placings:
Jack Buttle 10WZHY - U15 3000m
Ayla Ryan 11NCGR - U16 100m, U16 Long Jump, & U16 Pole Vault
U16 Boys 4 x 100m Relay - Julian Zirn 12SMPP, Dustin Marshall 11SBDW, Ari Keshariya 9SOSC, & Tamim Alawi 9WDNK

Special mentions:
Ari Keshariya 9SOSC- Personal Best U14 High Jump 4th , Personal Best U14 Long Jump 4th and jumping over 5m for the first time.
Our awesome distance runners who placed highly in all their races - Daniel Lough 11SBYS, Beck Faloon-Cavander 11SKNG, and Katie Horton 10WMNS.

Canterbury Secondary Schools' Senior Volleyball Championships – 21-23 October, Pioneer Stadium

Congratulations to Sam Ryburn, Coach of the Senior Girls’ A Volleyball Team, Ben Laing, Coach of the Senior Boys’ A Volleyball Team, and Claire Barker, Manager, on winning the Girls’ and Boys’ Titles – the first ever double for BHS!

Canterbury Secondary Schools' Junior Volleyball Championships – 4-6 November, Pioneer Stadium

Four BHS teams competed with the Junior Boys’ A team placing third (Bronze medal) and the Junior Girls’ A Team coming eighth. Thank you to Coaches, Ben Laing and Sam Ryburn and Manager, Monica Richards.All the best for the South Island Secondary Schools' Junior Championships coming up soon in Nelson.


Coco Cruickshank 11NGBB and Jasmine Cruickshank 12NSYA are Black Belts at both Karate and Taekwondo. They have both been National Champion and South Island Champion in their respective weight divisions over the last few years. Coco and Jasmine were both recently selected for the NZ Team in Taekwondo. 

They both travelled to Tahiti at the start of the recent school holidays to represent NZ at the Oceania Championships (as well as the Presidents Cup and Tahiti Open Championships) with the following results:

Coco - Gold in the Oceania Champs & Presidents Cup
Jasmine - Gold in the Tahiti Open; Bronze in the Oceania Champs & Presidents Cup. 

Coco was also selected as one of two NZ representatives to attend the Ambassadors Cup World Championships in Korea (over 40 countries represented) – sadly this event was cancelled at late notice due to the recent tragedy in Seoul.

The girls have both been picked to represent NZ in the US Open in Las Vegas in March 2023.

2022 National Surf Life Saving NZ Pool Rescue Championships

During the last school holidays, Alex Gibson 9WPEC represented Sumner SLSC at this event and placed in the following races:
Silver - U14 Male 100m Obstacle Swim; U14 Male 50m Brick Carry & U14 Mixed 4 x 50m Obstacle Relay
Bronze - U14 Male 50m Rescue Medley & U14 Mixed 4 x 50m Medley Relay
4th - U14 Male 100m Patient tow with fins
5th - U14 Male 50m Swim with fins

Also in Life Saving, earlier this year Tim Currey 13GMT was invited to join the NZ IRB High Performance development programme after a solid performance with his race partner at the NZ National Surf IRB Championships.

Year 9 Boys NZCT Cricket Cup

A team of keen Year 9 Cricketers took on St Andrews College in the quarter finals of the Year 9 Boys NZCT Cricket Cup on Tuesday 01 November at St Andrew's College. This is a knock out tournament that decides which school from Christchurch will attend the national tournament. The St Andrew's team proved to be a very slick unit and we suffered a heavy defeat, which unfortunately means that our NZCT Cup journey has come to an end.

Congratulations to all our talented teams and athletes, we are all very proud of the way you have all represented Burnside High School throughout the year. Win or lose you are all a real credit to yourselves.