Sporting and Cultural Achievements


2018 U19 Cross Triathlon and Aquathon Events - Denmark

Mathew Clough - Winner of a Silver Medal in both events.


2018 Cycling NZ Champ

Maddi Lowry  - winner of the Cycling NZ Schools Under 15 Girls South Island Road Championships


2018 Cross Country Achievement

Taonga Mbambo placed 6th in the Senior Boys section at the National Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships in Taupo.

He has been named in the New Zealand team to compete in Australia in a couple of months time. Taonga also competed in the Canterbury Relay team which placed 2nd.

He was also the top placed South Island runner.

2018 Australia Cross Country Championships

Taonga placed 12th in the 16/17 6km Race - was the 3rd New Zealander home in a time of 21 minutes.

The NZ Team finished 3rd overall.

2017 Mid Canterbury Sports Awards Winners

Junior Sportsperson of the Year – Veroncia Wall (Rowing)

Outstanding record including five gold medals, two national records, selection to NZ team to World Youth Championships.

Three runners-up were named in this category due to the closeness of the competition:-

Lanelle Millar-Mcarthur    (Smallbone Rifle Shooting)

Hugh Donaldson        (Water Skiing)

Mollie Gibson        (Rowing)

Coach of the Year – Justin Wall (Rowing)

For outstanding success with Ashburton Rowing Club Rowers/College Rowers during the season and at Maadi , Coach of the Year at Maadi Chanpionships.

Outstanding All Round Sportsperson – Matt Clough

Including selection to the Tri NZ Regional Youth Academy, NZ team selection to the World Aquathlon/Multi Sport Championships in Canada in August.

Outstanding Junior Sports Team – Ashburton College Girls Under 18 Quadruple Coxed Sculls – Veronica Wall, Olivia Gibson, Grace Wilson, Mollie Gibson, Emma Jansen(cox)

Including strong results during the season and a Gold Medal at the Maadi Championships.

Outstanding Official of the Year – Sheena Tyrrell (Staff Member)



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P.O. Box 204, Ashburton, 7740

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