Surf Lifesaving New Zealand National Championships come to town

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Parking will be at an absolute premium anywhere near the Mount Main Beach this weekend, when the Surf Lifesaving New Zealand National Championships come to town. Up...... Read More

The history of the Baker Cup

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz If only objects could tell tales, what stories we would likely hear. Last week Sideline Sid had a piece of local sporting silverware that dates back nearly a century,...... Read More

R&R over the hill

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz In need of some R&R, Sideline Sid and Mrs Sid headed over the Kaimai Range to catch day two and three of the Black Caps verses Bangladesh cricket test at Seddon...... Read More

Getting publicity for grassroots sport

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Publicity is the name of the game if you wish to showcase grassroots sport to the public. The local water polo community were rewarded for beating the drums of...... Read More

Three months of cricket at Bay Oval

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz The curtain has come down on a wonderful three months of top class cricket at the Bay Oval. India thrilled the sold out ground in two games with the Black Caps....... Read More

Shifting focus to NZ Warriors

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz It’s that time of year again where Sideline Sid looks into his crystal ball and directs his gaze at the fortunes of the New Zealand Warriors, before they kick...... Read More

Looking back at the history of sports

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Looking back in time can throw up some surprising facts that one can only wonder at in the modern day. The annuals of sport throw up plenty of little known facts,...... Read More

BOP man fulfills cricket ambitions

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz The Beatles song "The long and winding road" would have been an appropriate tune for Tom MacRury to hum, as he went out to bat in his professional cricket...... Read More

Trotting heads to Rotorua

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz It would seem that the highly popular Auckland Anniversary Holiday trotting meeting held at the Tauranga Racecourse, is no more. A cursory glance through the annual...... Read More

Celebrating 100 years of rugby in the BOP

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Te Puna Rugby Club were forced to play the waiting game last year, as they counted down to the club's centennial year in 2019. The club, who wear the dark blue...... Read More