Manukau Courier : November 11th 2010
20 MANUKAU COURIER, NOVEMBER 11, 2010 SPORT BIKE BARN MANUKAU Alloy Frame, Carbon Stays, Carbon Fork. Shimano Tiagra 9 speed starring and hosted by Andrew Clay Mike Loder Jarred Fell Mark ScottTevita Billy T James Award winning comedian In Advance $10, On the Door $15 Saturday 13th November 7.30pm HAWKINS THEATRE - PAPAKURA Book at 0800 TICKETEK or Hawkins Theatre Box Office (09) 297 7712 www.hawkinstheatre.co.nz Gentle Quality Dentistry 140 Chapel Rd, Botany Downs www.chapelparkdental.co.nz 272 8488 Accepting Bookings Now Open late nights and weekends Emergency care at normal rates Braces / teeth straightening Free ACC Estimates Free Treatment for under 18 yrs Interest Free finance Dr Debbie CHIU BDS (Otago) Member of NZDA Dr Teresa Brinkley Super goldcard holders welcome Racer rolls into champs Up-and-coming youngster Andre Heimgartner is about to roll into the New Zealand Formula Ford Championship as a hot favour- ite.The Dannemora resident was sixth in his debut campaign despite missing the final round. Last season was a successful one for the 15-year-old. He won a host of trophies in the South Island Championship including the overall title. He was crowned the 2009 Winter Formula Ford Series Champion and since then has made an impressive saloon car debut in endurance races at Hampton Downs and Taupo while creating a strong impres- sion across the Tasman. Now Andre s lining up his sec- ond national Formula Ford cam- paign in New Zealand. I feel confident in so far that I know while racing in Australia my driving moved up another notch, he says. Despite an impressive debut he s very aware of the high cal- ibre of the competition. Formula Ford will be the category to watch for some really exciting racing. Last year I won both the Winter and South Island series but this year I am really focused on the nationals and giving it everything I ve got. Fundraising and team building go side by side By MATT BOWEN Energy to burn: Handro Vermeulen, left, and Taz Wilson- Ward practise the leg burning climb at Eastern Beach with their team mates before Sunday's challenge. Photo: MATT BOWEN Legs will burn on Sunday when a crop of up-and-coming rugby players tackle the first champions challenge. The Eastern Beach stair climb and run aims to increase the youngsters fitness and promote camaraderie among the 40 junior Pakuranga United Rugby Club players selected for the Beecroft Cherrybrook Tour of Australia next year. The first of five monthly challenges is also a chance to whittle down the $80,000 cost. Co-ordinator Kathy Faulkner says the long- established tour is about nurturing junior rugby on both sides of the Tas- man. For many boys this will be their first experi- ence of being away from home for this length of time. With the experience gained from coaching, fundraising efforts and teamwork this tour can only have a positive influence on these young boys. Next month s chal- lenge is a 4km family fun run. Come January they ll face the sand dune dash at Bethells Beach fol- lowed by the leg burner interval run in February. The final feat is sched- uled for March -- a six- hour continuous rotating game of touch. Mrs Faulkner is keen to hear from individuals or businesses interested in sponsoring an athlete taking the challenge or the team. Beecroft Cherrybrook juniors made the journey here this year and travel duties fall on the Pakuranga club next year. The Pakuranga under- 10 team continued their winning form beating the Australian side 30-0. The under-11 side also triumphed winning 27-5. Next year s Pakuranga squad will tour the Pen- nant Hills area of Syd- ney playing three Aust- ralian clubs. To help the team's fundraising efforts call Kathy on 532-9933 or 021-864-230 or see www.challenge champions. co.nz. Golf day raises $32,000 Big hit: From left: Alastair Monk, Brett Cowley, Steve Price, Liz Peterson and Andy Mackay. The 20th Cardinal Logistics Charity Golf Day held last month at Whitford Golf Club raised $32,000 for the Child Cancer Foundation. Ambassador Steve Price made a popular team caddy. Cardinal Logistics Golf Days have raised more than $300,000 for the Child Cancer Foundation in the past 20 years.
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