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A coach with the ability to change lives: Why we need her in our community
Sport
When Tracey Menzies talks publicly about the time she was in the middle of Ian Thorpe’s quest to win gold in the 400 metres freestyle in Athens, you sense that she is just keeping it together emotionally. The pressure was immense with plenty of outside noise questioning whether Thorpe had made the right decision in leaving long-time coach Doug Frost...
No stone left unturned for Canberra’s A-league bid as D-day looms
Sport
The decision on which new A-League club will join the nation's premier competition is set to be announced on Wednesday (12 December) as the Football Federation Australia board meets to discuss the bids. Football fans across the country wait with bated breath to find out which bid to have a team in the competition is successful. With six bids still...
‘Wild Wombat’ attracts over 200 riders to the forests of Mogo
Sport
The inaugural Jetblack Wild Wombat mountain bike event in Mogo at the weekend attracted over 200 riders from all over NSW and the ACT. The team relay classifications were popular with groups of up to six taking to the 10 km loop track around Deep Creek Dam south of Batemans Bay on Saturday (December 1), Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens acting...
Mates tackle Snowy Mountains trail run to help retired greyhounds
Community
Ethan Sharp and Tom Metcalfe were rendered speechless when they first heard of the plight of greyhounds, left homeless and abandoned once their final race was run. A year has passed since the ACT Government legislated a ban on greyhound racing. For the greyhounds who no longer have a career path in front of them, this meant that there would...
Speedway: Canberra’s forgotten sport
Sport
At 10 pm on the night of 22 September this year, spirits were high among Canberra’s speedway fraternity after a successful meet under the lights at Fairbairn Park. It was, after all, the first nigh-time speedway racing at the venue in over two decades. The response was overwhelming with 2,000 people turning out, quite possibly the biggest crowd ever for...
“We want to see a Jindabyne that copes with future growth and thrives on it for decades to come.”
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“We want to hear about how we can create a fantastic place all year round for the Jindabyne community and the town’s many visitors," says Lee Shearer APM, who is leading the NSW Government's Go Jindabyne Masterplan. Ms Shearer and her team of planners and architects will be in Jindabyne on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (December 4 to 6) for a...
Should referees be paid more to officiate men’s matches?
Sport
Capital Football has come under fire from the ACT football community after announcing they will pay referees more money to officiate men's matches compared to women's matches next season. Capital Football released their referee match fees for the 2019 winter season on Monday (26 November). Central referees will be paid an extra $42 to officiate an NPL first-grade match compared...
James Slipper prepares to start a new chapter in his long and storied career
Sport
It has been a been a rocky 12 months for former Queensland Reds skipper James Slipper. Having made his debut for both club and country in 2010, Slipper took little time to establish himself as one of the best props in the world. Ferocious at scrum-time, with superb skills in the loose and capable at either loose or tight head,...
Cobargo starts push for basketball court with launch of BMX track
Sport
Cobargo, north of Bega, is a small village of 776 people and 210 families. It is famous for its dynamic folk festival, its community of creators and producers, its homebrew shop, and its butcher shop - and now its BMX track. Built in just three weeks using 1000 tonnes of fill from the massive Dignams Creek roadworks, the track was opened...
Get your motor running for the Cooma Hill Climb this weekend
Sport
This weekend's (November 24 & 25) Mount Gladstone Hill Climb in Cooma will feature the first local appearance of Daniel Burton in his supercharged Honda S2000. Daniel's car has raced at Eastern Creek and is expected to be very fast. It's set to be a sizeable challenge for the turbo-charged Type 3 AWD entries that typically race in Cooma, names like Subaru WRX,...
Canberra Raiders Jack Wighton out of chances
Sport
If ever an NRL player was on their last chance at a club it has to be Jack Wighton. Wighton appeared for sentencing in the Galambany Circle Sentencing Court on Wednesday (14 November) on two charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, three counts of common assault, and one charge of public urination. He was given a two-month suspended jail term,...
Deer hunting rules relaxed to assist farmers in Southern NSW
News
Some deer hunting regulations have been lifted across the New South Walse allowing licenced hunters to assist local farmers manage deer numbers on their property. Member for Monaro, John Barilaro says its a necessary step to help control wild deer populations at this dry time. “I’ve seen first-hand how much damage deer can cause to a property, and the suspension of deer...
ACT signs deal with Illawarra Hawks to bring NBL back to Canberra
Sport
Local basketball fans' 10-year wait for NBL action to return to Canberra has ended after the ACT Government signed a one-year deal with the Illawarra Hawks that will see the Wollongong-based side bring elite men's basketball back to the nation's capital. ACT Sports Minister Yvette Berry announced the new partnership with the Hawks on Tuesday afternoon (13 November) with a...
Teacher pushes her mind and body to its limits to shatter expectations
Sport
There is no shortage of stories that inspire in this world. You can find them in the most obvious places, in people whose lives have been on public display and whose stories have been transformed into pages of a screenplay. But, more often than not, you find them in your local community. In a classroom, where a teacher's accomplishment proves...
Construction of the Canberra Raiders’ Braddon centre of excellence underway
Sport
Construction has begun on the Raiders' new Centre of Excellence in the heart of Canberra, with the $19 million redevelopments seeing the Green Machine leave Bruce and return to their spiritual home at Northbourne Oval. The new Centre of Excellence is expected to be ready late next year in time for Raiders pre-season for the 2020 season. Northbourne Oval will become...
Quite possibly the greatest all-round Raider of all time
Sport
Sia Soliola’s random act of kindness towards a woman in distress would come as no surprise to those of us who have come to know the veteran Raiders’ forward. If you are not across this story, it unfolded on a Gungahlin Street in Canberra where Sia came across a mother named “Tess” who was in distress after her car had...
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