The Under-20 Canterbury Cobras were big improvers on last year's tournament in Auckland, winning games against Wellington and Otago. In 2011 they failed to win a game.
Canterbury is hosting the 2012 Under-20 NPC. Games will be played at westminster Park, Mairehau. Teams are visiting from Auckland, Wellington and Otago, with a sprinkling of players from Northland and Waikato, to face off against the young Cantabrians.
AFL club, Port Adealide, aka The Power, will hold a footy clinic on the 1st December at Northwood Park
The Canterbury Cobras have won their second NPC title, with a flawless dislpay that saw them go through the tournament undefeated.
The Eagles blitzed the Bulldogs in a pwerful third quarter display that saw them break open the Grand Final at Northwood Park.
In the play off for 3rd spot, the Blues continued their recent good form and proved too powerful for the gallant Cougars
The Mid-Canterbury Eagles have shown to the football world that they mean business in 2011 by upsetting the reigning premiers for the second time this year.
The Eastern Blues win their first game of the season over a lack lustre Cougars
The Bulldogs staved off a brave effort by the Cougars to run out 15-point winners.
The Eagles jump to second place on the ladder with their 4th win in a row
Our NPC aspirations received a messive boost in the past week with the Mainland Foundation helping us get our team to Wellington in November
The EAGLES are COMING!
The first time that Langas hasn't got a word in!
The campaign to retain the NPC title received a massive boost this week with two sponsors coming on board.
In two highly competitive games, the Bulldogs and Eagles prevailed. All teams showed periods of dominance, but it was the ladder leaders that showed that the game is not won in one quarter
Whether you support the Cta's, or the Pies, or whether you just love AFL, you're welcome to join the Canterbury AFL community at Robbies Bar and Bistro in Riccarton. The pre-match hype starts at 4:30 PM and the Premiers will be doing their lap of honour by 8:30 PM. Game time is 5:30 PM.
After four rounds the gap between aspiring finalists, the Christchurch Bulldogs and the University Cougars and third and fourth placed Eagles and Blues is growing.
Herry Peterson was formally presented to CAFL teams on Saturday as our senior coach for the upcoming NPC defense in Wellingtn
Round 3 saw the Eagles emerge as definite flag contenders as they were edged out by a steely Bulldogs unit by 34-points.
The Blues showed promise as they scored freely at times to take it up to the younger Cougars outfit who won in the end by 71-points
The return of international players saw the standard lift in round 2. The Bulldogs prevailed over a gutsy Cougar outfit, while the Eagles celebrated their second ever win over the slowly improving Blues
The Cougars hold off the Eagles to win a tight one by 7-points.
The Blues "no show" disappoints as they go down by 199-points to the Bulldogs
Click on the Results/Fixture link to open the fixture for 2011
This guy loves his footy!
Venue: Christchurch Park, Mairehau
Invitees: All interested public and CAFL club members
Time: refreshnents served at 7:00 PM, for a meeting start at 7:30 PM
The lads from the South have finally got themselves a website. See what the RIOT are planning. They are sure to be coming our way soon. We wish them all the best with developing the great game in their region, where it actually began over 100 years agoi. RIOT!!!!!!!!
Team manager Jono Collins was complimentary of our lads and the coaching staff in his report to the CAFL committee.
The much anticipated clash between defending premiers, the Christchurch Bulldogs and the improved Eastern Blues turned out to be a lopsided contest. The final score, Bulldogs 12 12 84 def. Blues 4 8 32.
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