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44 teams to take part in Rugby 7s carnival for Braidwood bushfire relief
Community
Dismayed by the cancellation of the February's annual Braidwood Race Day, some rugby enthusiasts from the Braidwood Redbacks decided to organise a fundraising weekend of Rugby 7s to buoy the town's spirits and boost the local economy. To say the idea took off is an understatement. This Saturday 44 teams will descend on Braidwood for the Bushfire 7s. Over 600...
Former Australian and ACT star Brad Haddin says Canberra is ready for a Big Bash team
Sport
When Brad Haddin made his first grade debut for the ANU at the age of just 16, many in the ACT Cricket community felt they had a front row seat to something special. A few years later, Haddin made his debut for the Comets, then the Australian One Day team, followed by selection in the National T20 side, before finally...
Bushfire recovery: Three day NRL footy fest to be held in Bega
Sport
The NRL has announced it will host a three-day festival of footy to help the Bega Valley and southern NSW get back on their feet. With the support of both Penrith Panthers and Parramatta Eels, the NRL will relocate the “Battle of the West” February 29 trial game from Penrith to Bega with both clubs deciding to demonstrate their support...
Olympic stars dive in to show support for young South Coast swimmers
News
The South Coast’s up and coming swimmers have had a chance to learn from three of their Olympic heroes in a special swim class held at Moruya Pool on Monday. In a four-hour coaching session, former world champion freestyler James Magnusson, backstroker Josh Beaver, and freestyler Jarrod Poort donated their time to support the local swim club and help kids recover...
Former NRL star poised to become the Brumbies X factor
Sport
Solomone Kata’s talk to his teammates during the impromptu training camp in Newcastle resonated with Brumbies coach Dan McKellar. Kata, a former schoolboy rugby union star in Auckland, had joined the Brumbies in the off-season after seven years in the NRL, first with the New Zealand Warriors, then with the Melbourne Storm. https://www.facebook.com/TheSportingCapital/videos/1180265742181154/ The essence of his talk to his...
Why the Canberra Raiders will go one better in 2020
Sport
The Raiders have been one of the more stable teams in the off-season with minimal disruption. Even the departure of Aidan Sezer and Jordan Rapana created few waves with ready-made replacements available. Those replacements should make the Raiders an even better team in 2020 with George Williams and Curtis Scott – two players with the ability to maximise the team’s already...
As a community, we are poorer for legendary rugby coach Bob Hitchcock’s passing
Sport
Bob Hitchcock was unassuming in many ways. His genial personality belied his strength of character, and he instilled a life-changing sense of values into many who had the benefit of being in his orbit as a coach and mentor. Bob’s ability to translate the technical aspects of rugby union into the explainable was legendary. He could cut through; a quality...
Why the Brumbies will be the most unpredictable team in 2020
Sport
When the sun set on the Brumbies' 2019 Super Rugby season, a new era began with the departure of five of the club’s biggest names in recent history. At first it will appear strange to see a Brumbies team minus Sam Carter, David Pocock, Christian Lealiifano, Henry Speight and Rory Arnold. Their places will be taken by some players you...
“Manage your blisters, I’ve seen some horrible sights,” – George Bass veteran Andrew Holt
Sport
The ocean is a natural focus for summer on the Far South Coast, but every two years that interest and view to the east gets an added hit of colour, movement and power with the George Bass Surf Boat Marathon. Thirty-six surf boats and 25 ski paddlers will take to the water at Batemans Bay on Sunday, December 29. Over...
2019 Year in Review – Sport
Sport
About Regional's 2019 Year in Review series takes a look back at some of the most popular stories over the last 12 months. To kick things off, we’re recapping the year in sport – from a talented Cobargo footballer making her State of Origin debut to the development of the Mogo Adventure Trail to the day that big city sport came...
The loneliness of the long distance paddler: Mel’s solo George Bass Challenge
Sport
Now in its 44th year, the gruelling George Bass Surfboat Marathon kicks off from Batemans Bay on 29 December. In what is hailed as the 'Longest, Toughest Surfboat Race in the World', competitors (both solo and in teams) will paddle and row their way from the Bay to Eden, over seven days (and seven legs), along 190 km of arguably the...
Thomas Ashmore prepares for his shot at Olympic glory
Sport
When Thomas Ashmore opted for shooting over rugby in his final years at St Francis Xavier Catholic College in Canberra, it was a declaration he was determined to take the sport as far as possible. An early indication that he had made the right decision came when he was named the College’s Sportsperson of the Year in Year 12. “It...
Veolia Mulwaree Trust’s 2019 Round 2 grants and donations announced
Community
The Veolia Mulwaree Trust has announced the recipients of the 2019 Round 2 Grants and Donations Programmes. Nineteen community groups from across the region with a wide range of projects by providing $306,693 in grant funding in its second funding round of 2019, as well as a further 34 local organisations who have shared in $33,661 through the Veolia Mulwaree...
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