Could State of Origin make its way to Canberra?
Sport
The NRL has canvassed the possibility of holding the first State of Origin game in Canberra as the scheduled Adelaide Oval fixture could fall foul of South Australia's strict quarantine laws. Although Origin making its Canberra Stadium debut is just speculation at this point - with no official talks between the NRL or Venues Canberra - the state of the...
Biking booms as Tathra to Kalaru Bike Track nears completion
News
Justin Roscoe, a mechanic at Tathra Beach & Bike, says business has been booming in recent months as families focus on outdoor, socially distant activities. "We've sold more bikes in the past few months than we usually would that's for sure," he says. Tathra is already known for being a biking hotspot thanks to volunteers from Tathra Mountain Bike Club, who maintain...
The day Queanbeyan’s Megan Marcks inspired the nation
Sport
In a perfect world, the Olympics would currently be underway in Tokyo. The Games are more than medals. It is about the story, the human effort and endeavour, and the impact it has on others. So over the next few weeks, at a time when the Olympics would have been taking place, I will be profiling Canberra-region athletes who inspired...
Participation more important than competition when kids take to the field
Opinion
Over the years in Canberra, I have coached and managed a wide range of sports from juniors to seniors. I'm sure many of you have done the same. When I have been coaching junior soccer and rugby with children aged from five to 10 years, my approach was based on the principle that I should be encouraging participation. Once I...
Special moment for Muirhead as Brumbies unveil Indigenous jersey
Sport
The Brumbies will recognise the club's rich cultural diversity by wearing their first Indigenous jersey against the Queensland Reds at Canberra Stadium on 1 August. Ten players with Indigenous heritage, including 2001 Super 12 winners Jim Williams and Andrew Walker, have represented the Brumbies and current squad member Andy Muirhead says it's an important moment. "Being Indigenous myself, it's pretty...
The Raiders have a bright future thanks to the best signing the club’s ever made
Sport
A stone's throw from Canberra Stadium, the Raiders have established a home-away-from-home for eight young players from Queensland and New Zealand. But before you start to visualise an American-style frat house with 18 to 20-year-olds running wild, stop! Nothing could be further from the truth. The first impression of the house is the order and absolute tidiness that exists within...
How a Raiders stalwart stays positive during his darkest days
Sport
Hours after receiving the news that no cancer patient wants to hear, Pete Mulholland was on the phone to tell an emotional mother that her son had been picked in the Raiders' first-grade side to play the Melbourne Storm. Sixty-six-year-old Mulholland had been informed on Tuesday this week that his rare form of blood cancer, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, had returned. This...
Canberra’s Harry Bates wins AMH Automotive Group Rally of the Bay
Sport
Canberra's Harry Bates and his co-driver, John McCarthy, won the 2020 AMH Automotive Group Rally of the Bay on 4 July in a spectatorless event. Bates and McCarthy beat their closest rivals, his brother Lewis Bates and co-driver Anthony McLoughlin, by a margin of one minute and 20 seconds. Both teams were driving Toyota Yaris AP4's, with Harry Bates and...
Spectatorless AMH Automotive Group Rally of the Bay to be held this weekend
Sport
The AMH Automotive Group Rally of the Bay will go ahead on Saturday, 4 July, but no spectators will be allowed at the event. The rally is the first round of the NSW Rally Championship, but because of the COVID-19 break in race events, it has attracted top talent from the Australian Rally Championship. A field of more than 80...
NBL Hall of Famer Cal Bruton still fighting racial inequality
Opinion
Prior to my wife and I adopting two children from Ethiopia in 2004, I had little understanding of the issues faced by people of colour in the community. Being protective of your children, you notice nuances that may have slipped by in the past but now become flashpoints. It wasn’t so much in Canberra, it has to be said; it...
From Baggy Green to Back Page: become a sporting trivia hero with the National Library of Australia
What's On
Australia has a rich and proud, and at times controversial, sporting history. The captain of the Australian Cricket Team was once said to be the second-most important person in the country (behind only the Prime Minister). In their next Learning Program webinar, the National Library of Australia will be taking a closer look at some of our Aussie Sports Heroes and...
Footy crowds set to return to Canberra stadiums in July
Sport
The Canberra Raiders have received the go-ahead from the ACT Government to play home games at Canberra Stadium from 3 July while the Brumbies have also been given clearance to play the Melbourne Rebels on 4 July. The 25,011-seat Bruce stadium was shut down earlier in the year due to COVID-19 as the stadium was classed a nonessential business, but it...
Josh Papalii: one of the Raiders most endearing characters
Sport
Josh Papalii is preparing to play his 200th NRL game on Saturday night against the Melbourne Storm. Josh doesn’t say much. He doesn’t need to really, given his job is to effectively destroy the opposition. He’d run through a brick wall for his team. I well remember interviewing him, or least attempting to, in his NRL debut season in 2011....
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