The women's national fistball team has brought home the winners cup from their international debut over Waitangi weekend.
Both the men's and women's New Zealand fistball teams travelled to Geelong, Australia, each playing a three-match series against the Australians for the Trans-Tasman Fistball Championship.
The women's team took home a victory, winning their series 3-0 while the men's team fought well but unfortunately lost to their Aussie counterparts 2-1.
The men's game concluded on the Sunday, sneaking in just before the weather turned and a downpour started.
The winning teams shared a pavlova to celebrate their victories followed by the traditional fistball 'exchanging of the game jerseys'.
Following their debut games on the international stage, there are plans to continue to grow fistball in New Zealand, hopefully expanding out of the Canterbury region - where the entire New Zealand team were based.