Friday Afternoon Winter Sport Competition

For Yr 5/6 and 7/8  the bus will be leaving school at 12.30pm

Term 2:   2 June – 30 June (5 weeks)
(Please note - no games Friday 7th July)

Term 3 - 28 July – 11 August (3 weeks)

Games start at 1pm or 1.30pm and finish at 2.30pm

Sports Venues

Netball at Dudley Park

Hockey – Waimak Hockey Turf / Dudley Park

Football at Maria Andrews and A & P Showgrounds






2017 Hockey Team

Summer Hockey

With the construction of a new multi-sport artificial turf in Rangiora the North Canterbury Sport & Recreation Trust has introduced a "First Sticks" hockey coaching and competition programme for year 3-8 students.

First Sticks is structured similar to the Mini-Ball programme, combining a skills coaching session followed by a modified game.  This teaches children some additional hockey skills and allows them to apply these skills in a safe but competitive game environment.

First sticks is for year 3 & 4 students and runs for 6 weeks in each of terms 4 and term 1.

Older children (years 5-8) also have an opportunity to develop their hockey skills with regular competitive games on a quality turf through terms 4 and 1 leading into the winter hockey season.  The Trust's Hockey competition for these age groups doesn't include a specific skills session but teams are coached and refereed to help them improve their skills while playing.

Summer Hockey Teams

Ashley Smackers year 3/4

Jorja Rose Parker Keating, Hunter Kerr, Holly Lyon, Izaac O’Connor , Luci Elliott, Caden O’Neill

Alexa O’Neill and Riley Gurney 

Venue:  Dudley Park Multi-Sport Turf.  

Fridays 4-7pm. 

Each session is 30 minutes (10 minutes skills followed by a 20 minutes game).

6 weeks in Term 1 - 3rd March to 7th April 2016.

Ashley Thwackers year 7/8

 Sasha Smith, Anna Withers, Maia Moloney, Brodie Simpson, Jono Baynon, 

Levi Harvey and Ella Couch

Venue:  Waimakariri Sports turf (opposite Maria Andrews Park).  

Tuesdays 4-6pm. Each session is 30 minutes (12 minutes per half).  

Six weeks in Term 1 - 28th February to 4th April 2017.

Ashley Whackers year 5/6

Lachlan Rowe, Lewis MacMillan, Deacon Jarman, Temperance Ford

James Howarth and Ceire Roche 

Venue:  Waimakariri Sports turf (opposite Maria Andrews Park).

Tuesdays 4-6pm. 

Each session is 30 minutes (12 minutes per half)

6 weeks in Term 1 28th February to 4th April 2017.

 MiniBall 2017

Ashley School miniball term 3 starts on Tuesday 15th August and goes until the 19th September.  The venues for these games will either be at Woodend Community Hall (3.45pm or 4.30pm), Rangiora New Life gym (3.45pm, 4.30pm or 5.15pm) or Ohoka Hall (3.45pm or 4.30pm).  You will be notified week by week as to where the games are and at what time.


Team tops will be supplied for the season and your child will need to wear blue or black shorts (depending on which team they are in). MOUTHGUARDS are compulsory, your child must have one if they are going to be playing.


"Mini-Ball" is a programme for year 3 & 4 students to introduce them to the fundamentals of basketball as a team sport.  Each session mixes specific skills coaching with a game against another team using modified rules to encourage full team participation and create "space" on a court.  Coaches/referees explain rules and infringements during the game to ensure children are able to relate rules to various situations.

Skill sessions cover basics such as...






Modified game rules include...

Set number of passes required before shooting is allowed to encourage passing around more team members

Coloured bibs used to encourage a more structured man-on-man defense

The Mini-Ball programme runs for 6 weeks during terms 3 & 4 and is run by the MainPower Sports Coaches with assistance from North Canterbury Basketball.

The students involved in the mini-ball programme are better prepared to enter the NCBB's Friday Night Basketball competition for years 5-8.

Ashley School Miniball Team Members 2017




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