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Ngawai Eyles swapping sports to pursue rugby dream in Super W season
Sport
She may have only played a couple of games of rugby union and only picked up the sport less than six months ago, but the former Canberra Giants co-captain Ngawai Eyles has decided to swap her career as a netballer to pursue her love of rugby union. Growing up in the small New Zealand city of Hamilton, Eyles grew up...
Why it’s wrong to compare men’s and women’s sport: The case of the UC Caps
Sport
Why is it, when a female sport's star or team does well, a comparison is drawn between how that particular star or team would go against male opponents? Over the past 12 months, there have been numerous attempts by people in the media and through the media to make bold claims about how sportswomen would fare against men. A couple...
Why Christian Lealiifano is grateful for each day
Sport
Interviewing Christian Lealiifano is akin to a journey as far away from football statistics and pre-season predictions as you could possibly get. This is not surprising given his experiences over the past two-and-a-half years. As he prepares for another Super Rugby season with the Brumbies, it comes as no surprise that he takes a holistic approach to football. Thirty-one-year-old Christian...
Join the Bega Bombers family this Saturday – kids play FREE
Sport
The Bega Bombers Australian Rules Football Club says family involvement has been key to their growth. "Three years ago when the club elected to concentrate on the development of its juniors we had trouble fielding full teams," says Club President Stephen Nicol. "This year we’re confident enough to enter two new teams in the competition - an under ten team and...
Brumbies and Waratahs clash raising the profile of rugby in Goulburn
Sport
The Brumbies clash with their old foes the Waratahs on Thursday evening (7 February) will not only have a significant impact on the clubs' momentum heading into the opening round of the Super Rugby season but will also leave a lasting impact on Goulburn locals. Played at the home ground of the oldest country rugby union club in Australia, Goulburn...
UC Capitals embracing favourites tag ahead of WNBL grand final series
Sport
For a side that hasn't played in the finals since 2011 and hasn't won a grand final since 2010, hosting the grand final series as the favourites could be daunting for the UC Capitals. But head coach Paul Gorris said his side has embraced the favourite tag. The Capitals are two wins away from completing a remarkable WNBL revival, with...
Raiders want to extend deal with Huawei despite US spying accusations
Sport
Despite the United States Government's serious spying allegations against Chinese tech company Huawei, the Canberra Raiders say they hope to extend their sponsorship deal with the scrutinised company. Huawei has allegedly facilitated Chinese espionage operations and violated US sanctions in Iran and stole trade secrets, an accusation the company has profusely denied. There is no conclusive evidence in the public...
Canberra figure skater Georgia Tongs inspired and mentored by one of ACT’s greatest
Sport
At the height of her reign as the Australian Ladies Single Champion, Miriam Manzano was one of the biggest names in Canberra sport. These days, the six times national champion is known as Miriam Manzano-Hammond. Her focus is now on developing the next generation of ACT figure skaters. Eighteen-year-old Georgia Tongs is one of her protégés. She wasn’t around when...
“Relentless” social media forced Reid to reveal cancer battle
Sport
Football Federation Australia Board member and former Capital Football boss Heather Reid has been compelled to reveal that she is being treated for cancer, because of what she says is "relentless and indefensible" social media persecution relating to the termination of the former Matildas coach. Reid announced that she will take an indefinite leave from her FFA directorship so that...
Former Bega High student Ellie Seckold finds success in ‘ultimate’ sport
Sport
Her years of throwing javelin and playing netball, basketball and "a bit of touch footy" have led Ellie Seckold to her favourite sport - Ultimate Frisbee. "Ultimate is so addictive," laughs Seckold, who is now based in Melbourne. "It's said to be a combination of netball, soccer, and gridiron but the coolest thing about the sport is how it's...
One of my favourite Canberra athletes rides off into the sunset
Sport
My first impression upon meeting Mathew Hayman many years ago was his height. At 1.90 metres, he is tall for a professional cyclist. The other thing I quickly discovered about Mathew is that he is a thoroughly decent person. That decency, that selfless approach, has been present throughout his 20-year pro-cycling career; a career that has now come to an...
Far South Coast surf boat crews shine on Sydney waves
Sport
Rowers from the Far South Coast have served it up to their more fancied rivals and competed with distinction at the recent  2019 Best of the Best Interbranch Surf Boat Competition. Following on from their success at the annual representative competition late last year, the Sydney Northern Beaches Branch finished on top of the point score but only after a...
How Canberra sports are fundraising without resorting to chocolate raffles and sausage sizzles
Sport
Canberra sporting clubs are telling me that it has never been harder to raise funds for facilities, equipment and participation. The feeling is that potential funders within the business community want greater justification for spending money on sporting teams, and there is only a finite amount available through government grants. For many sports organisations that are operating through the goodwill...
Berridale, Dalgety, Adaminaby asked to comment on future of Jindabyne
News
Jindabyne’s neighbours are invited have their say on the town's future later this week with another round of discussion tied to the Go Jindabyne Masterplan. A series of community meetings will be held in Berridale, Dalgety and Adaminaby on Thursday and Friday (January 24/25). The visit is a follow up to what has been described as a highly productive initial round...
2019 Tathra Wharf to Waves – the biggest ever. PHOTO GALLERY
Community
The good days in Tathra will always outnumber the bad days. But in the last 12 months, the bad days have weighed heavily on this town of 1,657 people. The bushfires of March 18, 2018, have left a permanent mark on Tathra. Sixty-five homes were destroyed and the bushland that sits to the west of the town's famous beach will...
Meet Rachel Carroll: 11 years of age. Underestimate her at your peril
Sport
In one of her first games of cricket as the only girl in a boys’ cricket team, Rachel remembers the taunts. “A girl is going to open the bowling”, “where are we going to hit it?” or “we are going to score some runs,” emerged from the mouths of boys, some of whom were several years older. She was, and...
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