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FFA set to host nation-wide community forums: What will you be asking them?
Sport
Football Federation Australia (FFA) will head out on a nation-wide tour in the coming months to hear from fans, coaches, players, club presidents and referees to help develop a four-year strategic plan that will "shape the future of the game" in Australia. The series of community forums, which will start this week in Brisbane and conclude in the nation's capital...
The NRL’s off-season from hell: Does it impact on your support for rugby league?
Opinion
I distinctly remember being involved in a Raiders’ education session over a decade ago with the focus being on respectful behaviour towards women. It involved a rape victim speaking to the players about the devastating impact it had on her life and the life of her family. The players were shocked by the forthright re-telling of the experience and later...
Nippers descend on Swansea Belmont beach for Surf Championships
Sport
More than 2,500 of Surf Life Saving’s youngest members have descended on Swansea Belmont SLSC for three big days of competition at the NSW Surf Life Saving Championships. Nippers under the age of 14 will compete for their club in both team and individual events on the sand and in the surf, today and over the weekend vying for one...
Baseball Australia says no to alcohol sponsorship and advertising
Sport
The Canberra Cavalry said it would continue its deal with major sponsor BentSpoke despite Baseball Australia pledging to no longer accept alcohol advertising and sponsorship in its junior competitions and at the national representative level of the game. Baseball Australia, who is the governing body for all levels of baseball, T-Ball and Little League across the country, has become the...
How filling in sparked Josh Rochow’s Australian netball career
Sport
Josh Rochow admits his quick rise in a sport that he had never played three years ago is extraordinary. It's not often that filling in for a family friend's netball team leads to representing your country, but that is what happened to the Canberra teenager. In December 2016, Rochow, who had played basketball since he was nine-years-old, was asked by...
The best places to take your PWC this weekend
Community
They’re described by some as ‘the most fun you can have sitting down’ but if you’ve never ridden a personal watercraft (PWC) – like a Sea-Doo or jet-ski – before, it can be hard to know where to start. As Kane Piper from the Canberra Motorcycle Centre said to us recently, “PWCs are not a huge part of our business...
Big parties commit to Bega Valley sporting upgrades
Sport
The two big parties contesting the March 23 NSW Election have made commitments to Bega Valley sporting facilities four weeks out from polling day. The Liberal Member for Bega, Andrew Constance has announced $13.5 million for the Bega Sporting Complex, the Pambula Beach Sporting Complex and Merimbula Basketball Courts. “At a time where being active is on everyone’s radar and...
The UC Capitals’ secret weapon: Barb Lodding more than a team manager
Sport
When the UC Capitals team and staff were introduced to the crowd after winning the WNBL title for the eighth time, one of the biggest cheers from the club’s faithful was in response to the announcement of the team manager’s name. The manager’s role usually goes un-noticed despite the countless hours behind the scenes making sure the players only have...
A day at the footy –  small gestures, but lasting moments
Sport
Editors note: When 'big city sport' comes to the country something other than 'just a game' unfolds. Steve and Ryan Judd have captured that beautifully for you and Region Media. Steve is a local police officer and Ryan is a year eight high school student who loves a ball. This father and son ran with our brief - cover the...
Rugby Union juniors from Southern NSW flock to Tathra this weekend
Sport
Rugby Union juniors from as far as the Southern Highlands, Riverina, Illawarra and A.C.T will hit the paddock in Tathra this weekend, at the A.C.T. Brumbies - South Coast 7's. It's a full weekend of Rugby 7's action with junior players, boys and girls, aged 13 to 18 taking part. Girls from the Tathra-based Far South Coast Falcons will be...
How Bega secured the Raiders NRL trial game: The inside story
Sport
A few years ago the Raiders approached two promising young rugby league players from Wagga Wagga about coming to Canberra to train and play in the junior program. In theory, it should have been a straightforward exercise. It proved to be anything but that. This was due to the NSW Country Rugby League imposing a development fee on the club...
A new era of women’s rugby ushered in thanks to Super W
Sport
It was an unforgettable scene as 15 women celebrated as one on the try line of GIO Stadium. You would have thought they had just won the World Cup. It was the 17th of March 2018 and Brumbies' Peta Cox had just scored a historic first try in the new national women's rugby union competition. Sure they were the only points...
Federal Labor backs Batemans Bay Aquatic and Arts Centre
News
Federal Labor's candidate in Gilmore says a Shorten Government will provide the funds to make the Batemans Bay Regional Aquatic, Arts & Leisure Centre a reality. The $25 million commitment comes just a day after feedback on three concept plans for the centre closed, a process that has including protests around the retention of a 50-metre pool. While Fiona Phillips has...
Women’s softball back in the Olympics: What it means for Canberra’s Clare Warwick
Sport
Canberra softball star, Clare Warwick, concedes she wasn’t sure if this moment would ever come around again. After winning a place in the Olympic program in 1996, women’s softball was exiled from the games after the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. There was speculation at the time that it would have a battle to ever make it back. Clare was a...
Jack Wighton the answer to Raiders’ halves conundrum
Sport
The Canberra Raiders' struggle to find a consistent halves partnership has hopefully come to an end after the announcement that Jack Wighton will take the number six jersey this season. The Raiders went through three different halves partnerships in the first six rounds last season, with coach Ricky Stuart chopping and changing between Sam Williams, Blake Austin and Aidan Sezer....
Violeta Tupuola brings her big heart and crunching tackle to women’s rugby
Sport
Violeta Tupuola has changed a lot since she played her first rugby union match as a 17-year-old. Even she admits she doesn't recognise her teenage self. "In my first ever rugby game, I broke a girl's collarbone and I just burst into tears. I wasn't even hurt but I was crying because I felt so bad," she shared. The teenager who...
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