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Switch: Former Manawatu and now Hawke's Bay footballer, Adam Cowan.
Captain Cowan for bay
Long-serving YoungHeart Mana-
watu captain Adam Cowan has
switched to Hawke s Bay United
for the upcoming ASB Premier-
Cowan played 121 times for
Manawatu and leads the ASB
Also joining him at Park Island
for the 2011-12 season is his
Manawatu and ASB Chatham
Cup-winning Wairarapa United
team-mate, Dale Higham.
The two players are among a
host of new faces to be unveiled by
head coach Matt Chandler at
Hawke s Bay United s official
season launch at Park Island on
Much interest will focus on a
replacement for Junior All White
Andy Bevin, who was second
equal in the golden boot standings
last season with nine goals in 14
After the FIFA U20 World Cup
earlier this year in Colombia,
Bevin moved to the US to take up
a full scholarship with the Univer-
sity of West Virginia and has
scored an impressive five goals in
six games for the Mountaineers.
United wrapped up its pre-
season fixtures on the weekend
with a 1-nil win against Waita-
kere, their first round away
opponents on October 22. United
also racked up impressive 4-0
wins against Manawatu and Wai-
kato. Their first home game is
against Manawatu at Park Island
on Sunday, November 6.
Five candidates shortlisted for the
Hawke s Bay Magpies coaching
job for next season were due to be
interviewed on Thursday.
Hawke s Bay Rugby Union chief
executive Mike Bishop said 16
applications had been received for
the job by the October 5 deadline,
and confirmed incumbent co-coach
Peter Russell was on the shortlist.
Mr Bishop said the HBRU was
very pleased with the quality of
the applicants but would not
reveal who they were.
But we re confident we can get
a pretty good coaching structure
from the shortlisted candidates,
It was hoped an official
announcement on the Magpies
coaching staff would be made in
time for Labour Weekend, but
that would depend on what
coaching set-up the union went
with, Mr Bishop said.
If we go with one coach that
will be fairly easy, but if we choose
to go with two they will
need to communicate with each
other and see if they re compatible
-- so we may need to allow time for
Nine selected for Oceania champs
Nine current or former Hawke s
Bay-based players have been
selected in New Zealand under-21
Canoe Polo teams to compete at
the Oceania Championships in
Palmerston North in December.
The national men s and
women s A and B teams were
announced recently, with the suc-
cessful Hawke s Bay players selec-
ted from a squad of 29 men and 20
women who have been vying for
positions since the squad
assembled in January.
The squad has been under the
direction of four highly experi-
enced coaches, all former national
canoe polo players.
The men s squad trained under
national mens under-18 gold-
medal winning coach Richard
Morrison and Jason Dalziell,
while 1996 national women s
coach Peter Housiaux and under-
21 women s coach in 2009 Kate
Bolton were in charge of the
The team and coaches have also
been supported by three-time New
Zealand world canoe polo cham-
pionship representative player,
The Oceanias will be held at
Centennial Lagoon in Palmerston
North from December 15-17, the
first time they have been staged
in New Zealand since 2005, and
champions will qualify for next
year s world championships in
Hawkes Bay-based players:
U21 Men s A: Liam Barensden
(Napier Boys High); Conor Sell-
wood (ex-Karamu High); Mitch
Graham (ex-Havelock North
High). U21 Men s B: Max
Whitaker-Mills (captain) and
James Coutts (both Havelock
U21 Women s A: Kate Horricks
(Napier Girls High); Sophie
Winton (Karamu). U21 Women s
B: Meghann Corbett and Jordan
Pease (both ex-Karamu).
makes NZ debut
In the kart: David Sera will contend
for the North Island Kartsport
Championships in Hawke's Bay.
Australian Rotax Light national
champion David Sera will com-
pete at the Thirsty Whale Kart-
sport New Zealand North Island
Sprint Championships at Kart-
sport Hawke s Bay at Roy s Hill,
from October 21 to 23.
Sera is looking forward to his
first visit to New Zealand soil.
It will be a lot of fun to compete
against some of New Zealand s top
competitors, and I couldn t ask for
a better mechanic to assist me in
Tony Chambers from Right Karts,
himself a multiple New Zealand
champion, Sera says.
Chambers, who is part of the
Right Karts group, says Sera
would run an Arrow Chassis and
Bullseye Rotax engine.
Chambers says that, as well as
Sera, there would be many kart-
ing superstars contending for the
North Island Sprint Champion-
ships titles, including Kane Tay-
lor, who will represent New Zea-
land at the world championships
in November, and reigning cham-
pions Daniel Kinsman, Zach
Zaloum, Paul Blomqvist and
Maddison Wise, to name just a
With David in the mix it will
certainly make for an action-
packed racing in Hawke s Bay.
Sportsball moving to new setting
Ball boy: Dave Wishnowsky of Tom.
A highlight of the Hawke s Bay
social calendar -- the Danks Spor-
tsball -- is shifting from its tra-
ditional home in an Ahuriri
woolstore to Napier s Centennial
The redevelopment of many
sites in Ahuriri meant it was
increasingly difficult to secure a
vacant woolstore, says ball organ-
iser Kevin Murphy.
The Sportsball had been held 10
times in the Williams and Kettle
three years. The tradition of wool
store balls goes back even further
with the Sportsball following on
from an era of Port School balls.
Mentally we ve had to transi-
tion ourselves from the woolstore
environment to something else,
Mr Murphy says.
Moving to Centennial Hall will
in some ways formalise it but the
women will like it because they
were never happy with the por-
The balls began because it
seemed that after people left
school there was little opportunity
for them to get dressed up for a
formal ball, he says.
People still love getting
dressed up and that has always
been the main reason people like
We had to spell out what for-
mal was because the modern day
formal is often open shirt but
we ve said we want traditional for-
mal, which for men means a
closed collar with tie or stud.
A lot of people keep asking me
why the hell we keep doing it --
especially my wife -- but when
you ve been doing something like
that for 14 years and everyone
loves doing it, its hard to just say
oh we won t do that anymore .
Tickets for this year s event on
November 12 are $120. The price
includes wine, beer and food (hors
d oeuvre and carvery by Dish
Entertainment will be by Stolen
Records and Manawatu-based
two-piece band Tom.
Tickets are limited to 650.
For various reasons including
the Rugby World Cup, the ball has
shifted from August to November,
which meant some firms planned
to use it as an end-of-year func-
tion, Mr Murphy says.
14th annual Danks Hawke's Bay
Sportsball, November 12. More
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