Young soccer champions


Wakatipu-dominated Central Otago Gold under-10 football team won their South Island age-group tournament in Nelson last week.

The side beat Christchurch’s Cashmere Technical 5-1 in their semi-final then won the final 3-1 in extra time against Canterbury’s Halswell.

The team comprised (back row, from left) Queenstowners Harry Reed and Harry Hines-Cavanagh, (middle row, from left) Alexandra’s Thomas Begg, Queenstowner Sam Rogers and Arrowtowners Harrison McLean, Tobin Wilson and Jak Stevenson and (front row, from left) Queenstowner Tasuku Yoneto and Hawea’s Olly Alderson. 

The coach was Queenstowner Dean Cavanagh. The under-10 Central Otago Blue side finished sixth.