The history of sports

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian Sideline Sid has a real passion for the early history of this beautiful country that we live in. Changes and developments in today's world don't just happen but evolve... Read More

Passion for the game grows our region

Zane JensenSpecial Project CoordinatorSport Bay of Plenty Saturday morning, the alarm goes off early. Parents get their children out of bed, fed, dressed, boots and uniforms packed, into the car and off to weekend sport. By 8.30am our region is... Read More

Youngsters take cricket up a notch

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian Sideline Sid takes his hat off to a young bunch of Tauranga Boys' College cricket players, who took out the Western Bay of Plenty B-Grade cricket championship on Saturday. During the... Read More

Club rugby kicks off

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian The Bay of Plenty club rugby competition kicked off last Saturday with the first round of the premier and development title races. As is usual at the start of the season, there is plenty... Read More

Soggy finish to Bay cricket season

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian A soggy Sunday afternoon finish wrapped up the Bay of Plenty Cricket representative season, where the Bay team retained the two big trophies that they play for each cricket year. Seven... Read More

Sad news of Oceans' 17 leaving the Mount

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian On reading SunLive, Sideline Sid was saddened by the news that the New Zealand Surf Lifesaving Under 14 championships are leaving Mount Maunganui after 17 highly successful years. From... Read More

Top class women's cricket returns to the Mount

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian Two of the top three teams in Women's International Cricket will square off at the Bay Oval at Blake Park in Mount Maunganui this week, when the New Zealand White Ferns play Australia... Read More

Off the beaten track

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian Last week Sideline Sid and Mrs Sid took off for a few days of R&R in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. One of Sid's missions in the last few years while on holiday, has been to visit places... Read More

Big news in New Zealand boxing

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian The big news in New Zealand boxing in the New Year is the agreement of the parties involved with Joseph Parker and Hughie Fury. The arguement is for their boxers to meet (somewhere... Read More

Cycling cranks up around the Bay

Lauren AtkinsonRecreation AdvisorSport Bay of Plenty Cycling activity across the Bay of Plenty is about to crank up with Sport Bay of Plenty's Bike Month and the national Aotearoa Bike Challenge now underway for February. The Aotearoa Bike... Read More

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