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Lake Burley Griffin’s first inflatable water park takes shape for Saturday launch
Sport
Lake Burley Griffin's first inflatable water park is set to make a splash this weekend when it officially opens on Saturday off Black Mountain Peninsula at 10am. The park has been taking shape this week with the operators inflating sections and fixing them in place on the water. Park manager David Watts says the climate over summer makes the inflatable...
Why next year’s double-header at Eden Park is intriguing in more ways than one
Sport
Next year’s double-header at Eden Park in Auckland has the potential to be a great sporting social experiment. The possibility of such an event has been talked about for some years but it always fell short for a number of reasons, not the least being the self-interest of the respective codes. But it appears times have changed in the quest...
From country Braidwood to Capital Football’s Player of the Year – Isabella Hindmarsh
Sport
Fourteen-year-old Isabella Hindmarsh from rural Braidwood is Capital Football’s NPL Women’s Under 15 Player of the Year. Isabella started her soccer career with Braidwood Junior Soccer Club and quickly showed how adept she was on the field. While playing in Braidwood her accomplishments included - 2014 U9 Age Champion Girl; 2015 U10 Female player of the year all grades; 2015 U10...
Why UFC champion Rob Whittaker is swapping the octagon for Canberra Theatre
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Australia's Rob Whittaker is a bona fide warrior, dubbed 'The Reaper' due to his sharp jab and devastating left hook. Though he has held the mantle of UFC Middleweight champion, a battle outside the octagon has been his toughest fight. For 12 years, Whittaker has been struggling with depression but it wasn't until recently that he admitted to himself that...
Mad Boaters Tea Party this Saturday celebrates superhero women of surf lifesaving
Sport
Imagine a mad hatters party at sea - sailors, sirens, lifesavers and boaties dancing till late to a soul and funk soundtrack. This Saturday (November 2) you're invited to just that -  The Mad Boaters Tea Party at the Pambula Surf Life Saving Club. This night of music, food and dancing is all in aid of the superhero women of...
Plan in place to grow Eurobodalla cricket
Sport
Cricket NSW, in conjunction with Eurobodalla Shire Council and its three resident clubs, have released a strategy to grow cricket participation within the Shire over the next three years and beyond. A lack of a consistent volunteer base seems to be the reason cricket has fallen out of favour in parts of the shire in recent years, but support from...
National shooting event comes to Cooma, braves wild Snowy weather
Sport
Cooma has been the scene of a major national sporting event with competitors from all over Australia and New Zealand competing in the three day Sporting Clays Nationals. The Cooma Sporting Clays club range is located in a stunning high-altitude location, set amongst Snow gums, on Slacks Creek Road, about 28 kilometres south of Cooma. Sporting Clays NSW/Cooma Sporting Clays...
Canberra high flyers set to make their mark in the AFLW
Sport
At 28 years of age, Queanbeyan Tigers' captain Hannah Dunn was labelled a 'mature-age' draft pick for the 2020 AFL Women's competition. At 18, Belconnen Magpie Maggie Gorham is one of the young guns. Yesterday, they took one giant leap closer to realising their dream of playing at their chosen sport's elite level. Both were selected as two of six...
Trapman Bermagui – the life of a commercial fisher and social media star
Business
Jason Moyce, who operates one of about five boats out of Bermagui, is a second-generation commercial fisherman in a world where not that many Australians can honestly write "fisherman" in the occupation box on any form. Jason's fishing career is a little different to his dad's in Botany Bay. Jason lives part of his career online, going by 'Trapman Bermagui' on...
Canberra coach gets big break with North Melbourne AFLW team
Sport
After breaking his arm playing AFL in Canberra in 2011, Cheyne Webster has received another big break. This time, a welcome one! A coaching position with the North Melbourne Kangaroos Football Club in Melbourne. Webster, a former PE and English teacher at Mackillop College in Canberra, has been appointed as a development coach with the North Melbourne women's side in the...
Raiders battling to keep the grand final team together for 2020 and beyond
Sport
As sure as night follows day, player managers will be on the phone to Raiders CEO Don Furner seeking an upgrade for their charges. There will also be carefully planted stories suggesting players may look to go elsewhere if there is no upgrade. This is usually followed by assertions from the player that while they are happy at the Raiders,...
New podcast series shares life between the red and yellow flags
Podcast
Surf lifesavers in the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley have always had our back, now they have our ears! Surf Life Saving NSW has launched a new podcast series as the anticipation of summer builds. Irreverently titled 'What the Surf?!' the podcast features news and interviews with volunteer surf lifesavers from aournd New South Wales. 'What the Surf?!' will feature passionate surf...
Table of truth tells it like it is after NRL grand final
Sport
It's Monday afternoon at the Hotel Queanbeyan (aka, the Top Pub) and a replay of the NRL grand final is on the big screen. Canberra Raiders' supporters are sitting at the 'table of truth' and are slightly more engaged in conversation about whose shout is next, until a lone Sydney Roosters' supporter sounds a wake-up call, except that it's about...
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