Meet the Northern Spirit

Through work I’ve often had a lot to do with sporting teams – the Jets basketball team and Turbos rugby in Manawatu, Horowhenua-Kapiti rugby, Hurricanes, Chiefs, Mooloos, and the Northern Knights cricket team.

Know what all these teams have in common?

They’re all men’s teams. Continue reading “Meet the Northern Spirit”

The Dark Side of Social Sport

Our work signed up for social basketball at the start of the year and have played two games so far at the YMCA.
The first we lost 22-99, the second 21-107.
Yeah, we’re not great, but that’s ok. We wanted to get involved in something social and fun, but… it is starting to lack in the latter. Continue reading “The Dark Side of Social Sport”

Well, Colour Me Pink, I’m a Cricket Fan

Rugby is my sport. Has been for years. I don’t miss an All Blacks game, I rarely miss a Super Rugby match, and I am forever playing virtual rugby.
Over the years I have played hockey, gone to every home game (and the odd away) for my favourite basketball team, I’ve gotten up in the middle of the night to watch the All Whites, and I’ve been glued to the TV for the Olympics and Commonwealth Games.
But then there was cricket.
While I understood that there was a lot of passion from supporters, I only ever watched matches when someone else was. It wasn’t something I would watch alone, and while I understood the rules, I didn’t get the excitement.
Until I was introduced to the Northern Knights. Continue reading “Well, Colour Me Pink, I’m a Cricket Fan”