The Tequila Shots

Overview Programme Julie Seymour Venue Picnic Day Packages Teams Entered Ethos and Rules What is Golden Oldies? Terms and Conditions Entry Christchurch Casino is not only the proud sponsor of the 2018 Golden Oldies Sports Celebration. Casino staff are also putting their bodies on the line with a team participating in the mixed social netball … Continue reading “The Tequila Shots”

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A memory of Bob Holland

It was summer 2000 at the Vancouver Festival and personally after having put plenty of prior work into helping Cliff Cox, Rod Hesp and the rest of the Festival local organising committee, I got my reward with selection to play against the Newcastle Taverners (just one of the Aussie teams to me) and went in … Continue reading “A memory of Bob Holland”

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Decision for the 2023 Rugby World Cup

Wednesday’s decision to award the hosting of the 2023 Rugby World Cup to France has implications for the future hosting of the event. The decision was a surprise after World Rugby’s technical report had stated South Africa had the best bid. France and, to a lesser extent, Ireland, contested that view since the technical report’s … Continue reading “Decision for the 2023 Rugby World Cup”

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Competition heats up for Golden Oldies Football Steve Sumner Cup

The bar just got raised for the inaugural Golden Oldies Football Steve Sumner Cup with the entry of a Ben Sigmund-led team, Canterbury Re-United, to contest the competitive 35+ grade.

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Chance of a lifetime to hit up with World Champion and Golden Oldies Squash Ambassador

Ever wondered what it would be like to hit up against a world champion squash player? Entrants in the Golden Oldies World Squash Festival will get the chance to hit up against five times world champion and Golden Oldies squash ambassador Sarah Fitz-Gerald at next April’s event in Christchurch. Squash event organiser Dianne McDermott says … Continue reading “Chance of a lifetime to hit up with World Champion and Golden Oldies Squash Ambassador”

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Patron Saint of Goalkeepers

Frank Schlageter from the Original Reborn Veterans team tells us his story.

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Golden Oldies Founder Unsurprised at Size of Movement

With organisers of the Christchurch Casino Golden Oldies Sports Celebration 2018 predicting 10,000 sports men and women will gather in the Garden City next April, Golden Oldies founder, Tom Johnson, is unsurprised at the way the movement he started nearly 40 years ago has grown in scale and scope.

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Olde Barking Bitches

Overview Programme Teams Entered Ethos and Rules Packages Entry The chance to play in the first ever all-women’s rugby grade and tick off a bucket list destination were too good to miss for a 21-strong USA women’s rugby team heading for Christchurch next April. Supporting husbands at Golden Oldies Rugby Festivals since 2005, and playing … Continue reading “Olde Barking Bitches”

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Robbie Deans – rugby legend, cricket lover

Overview Programme Rod Latham Barry Richards Mike Procter John Wright Host Clubs Picnic Day Packages Teams Entered Bert Sutcliffe Trophy John Wright Trophy Ethos and Rules What is Golden Oldies? Terms and Conditions Latest Newsletters Entry Robbie Deans is most well known as an All Black, the coach of a very successful Crusaders Super Rugby franchise and the … Continue reading “Robbie Deans – rugby legend, cricket lover”

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Ronnie and the Auckland Indians

At a Golden Oldies Hockey Festival if there is a group of people laughing there is a better then even chance that Ronnie Nathoo is in the middle of it.

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