Sport

“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...
Brumbies ready to rip into Super Rugby 2020
Sport
Veteran lock Blake Enever is preparing to tackle his sixth season at the Brumbies next year as he begins his push for a regular starting spot following the departure of Sam Carter and Rory Arnold. The 28-year-old says he is concentrating on putting in the hard yards during pre-season training in December as he tries to muscle his way into...
Batemans Marine Park rules relaxed to allow for more rec fishing
News
New fishing areas are being opened up within the protected waters of the Batemans Marine Park ahead of the school holidays as part of a plan the NSW Government says will give recreational fishers more options to drop a line and snag a fish. Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall was in the Narooma yesterday to announce the five new fishing...
Queanbeyan aces with best tennis club in Australia award
News
Queanbeyan can now lay claim to having the best tennis club in Australia after the Queanbeyan Park Tennis Club won the most outstanding club award at the Australian Tennis Awards held at Crown Palladium in Melbourne on Monday night (2 December). Canberra's Pat Moloney was also named the most outstanding 35+ tennis senior in Australia. Queanbeyan Park Tennis Club president Kathy Sly said it...
Canberra’s Bec Goddard appointed as coach of Hawthorn’s VFLW team for the 2020 season
Sport
Bec Goddard has been a trailblazer for women in a range of sporting pursuits, including as coach of the Adelaide Crows women’s AFL team when they won the flag in the inaugural season. She was also the first female field umpire in the North East Australian Football League, and the first female to be involved in the coaching structure at...
Career-ending injury no match for Nikki Ayers’ Olympic ambitions
Sport
Nikki Ayers still remembers the pain as she writhed in agony after dislocating her knee, tearing multiple ligaments, and severing a major artery and the main nerve in her right knee. It came from a regulation tackle after Nikki made a break playing in a pre-season rugby union game for the Tuggeranong Viqueens against Royals in 2016. Says Nikki, “I...
Canberra locals hold their own in international MMA competition
Sport
Australia has taken out second place at the Global Association of Mixed Martial Arts (GAMMA) Championship in Singapore thanks to four fighters from Canberra. The amateur MMA fighters from the Stockade Training Centre in Fyshwick travelled to Singapore to represent Australia against some of the world’s best amateur fighters. Australia came second behind Ukraine, tallying seven medals, including four gold and two silver....
Emotionally connecting fans to sport: Raiders and the Brumbies are on the right track
Sport
Most people know that there is more to gaining emotional support from fans of sport than simply winning. Sure, winning helps, but if other factors aren’t taken care of, winning in the minds of supporters can appear hollow. We have seen it in the past in Canberra. There was a disconnect between fans and the Raiders during the Super League...
New flying fox and cricket facilities open in Jindabyne
Sport
The Jindabyne Tigers Cricket Club will be able to play matches in town for the first time in 30-years with the opening of new training and playing facilities at John Connors Oval. The cricket nets have been named in honour of Blake ‘Tiger’ McGrath, a former Jindabyne cricketer who passed away in 2001. “It was lovely to have the McGrath family...
Top