The Eurobodalla ‘needs a hero’
Community
Bonnie Tyler said it best with her 1984 hit 'Holding Out for a Hero'. "I need a hero," Bonnie sings. "I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night "He's gotta be strong and he's gotta be fast "And he's gotta be fresh from the fight "I need a hero," she sings Eurobodalla locals have until this...
From Canberra to Freetown: a Motivate Football Academy story
Sport
Kitsana 'Jimmy' Muongsene knew first hand how expensive it was to pay for football coaching. He also knew how football made him a better person. So he founded Motivate Football Academy Australia to provide a professional training program to low socioeconomic footballers. Attracting players from Sudan, Liberia, Nigeria and many other countries, Jimmy ran his football academy for refugees or players...
Work about to start on new playground for Mogo
Community
“Mogo is a small town that’s big on character but short on recreation facilities, and we’re really pleased to be able to provide this upgrade,” says Mark Upson, Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Recreation Services Manager. Plans to transform the Mogo Sports Oval into a new recreation space are about to take off creating a new place for the community can gather...
Why Josh Mann-Rea has been one of the Brumbies’ most popular players
Sport
At 38 years, Josh Mann-Rea is at an age where those still playing often become worried about their future in the game, with fears time and opportunities are quickly passing them by. Mann-Rea is the complete opposite. He expresses gratitude for every opportunity that has come his way. Nothing is taken for granted. He has never been put on a...
The reasons behind the Canberra Raiders success so far this season
Sport
For the 30 years that I was an employee with the ABC up until August last year, I had close day-to-day contact with the Raiders players. Now, I have very little. Last week, for the first time since walking away from my full-time sports role, I spent time witnessing the team dynamics prior to Sunday’s game against the Broncos. Winning...
Josh Papalii holding off the Easter eggs till the Raiders bring home the chocolates
Sport
12 months can be a long time in rugby league. Just ask Canberra Raiders forward Josh Papalii. Last season in the lead up to the Green Machine's round six clash, the Queensland State of Origin and Australian representative was coming back from a stint with the Mounties after an underwhelming start to the season. Fast forward to 2019 and the...
Upgraded facilities at South Durras boat ramp ready for Easter
Community
Easter brings more than chocolate eggs to Eurobodalla locals and holidaymakers with upgraded car-park facilities at the South Durras boat ramp. Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Infrastructure Works Manager Tony Swallow says there are now 19 parking spaces available, including nine catering for boat trailers. “To improve drainage and prevent possible erosion caused by informal parking, we’ve surfaced the car park, with kerb...
Top 10 Canberra Raiders imports of all time
Sport
The Raiders, through their history, have traditionally developed players through from juniors to seniors, but in recent years, there has obviously been a desire to sign players from the UK to put some starch into the forwards. It is reminiscent of the days when the Raiders became the preferred option for players in the Brisbane competition. Four players originating from...
NRL footy stars helping local Aboriginal kids kick healthy goals
Health & Wellbeing
Former NSW State of Origin players, Nathan Blacklock and Tom Learoyd-Lahrs put fruit and footy high on the agenda at the launch of a new health campaign at Katungul in Batemans Bay. "The Deadly Blues is about being more proactive and breaking down stereotypes in our community," Tom says. "We place value on going to get your check-ups and seeking...
Six Brumbies make Wallaroos squad ahead of four-test 2019
Sport
Six Brumbies stars have been named in the Wallaroos extended 47-player squad as the international side begins its preparations for the 2021 Women’s World Cup and a four-test 2019. Michaela Leonard, captain Shellie Milward, Georgia O'Neill, Tayla Stanford and Violeta Tupuola will return to the Wallaroos squad while Sammie Wood will make her debut appearance with the international squad. Wallaroos coach Dwayne...
John Bateman’s Bay: The Englishman quickly becoming a Raiders cult figure
Sport
John Bateman admitted he had to laugh when his mate sent him a screenshot of the online petition calling to change the name of a small picturesque town on the NSW South coast in his honour. If a couple of die-hard Bateman fans get their way, the popular beach destination for many Canberrans will soon have a new name thanks to...
Brumbies determined to fix second half fades
Sport
Is it the halftime oranges, the pep talk or a lack of focus? Whatever it is, the Brumbies have a problem and they are determined to fix their vulnerability after the halftime break. The side has been too slow out of the blocks in their second halves this season and their Super Rugby finals hopes are paying the price. During last weekend's 36-14...
Big name missing from Opals squad as three Capitals championship winners named
Sport
Three UC Capitals Championship winners have been named in the Australian Opals squad for their first camp for 2019 but it's the one big name that wasn't called out that has caused a stir. WNBL MVP and Capitals MVP Kelsey Griffin has pulled out of the camp as she contemplates minor toe surgery before her return to the WNBA with...
Record season at Bega Pool as community dives in with Mark and Zoe
Community
My 13-year-old daughter swum to Cooma this season, her weekly tally of the kilometers done in Bega Pool adds up to over 120 km. My two older boys went even further on the strength of coaching and friendship at the 33-metre pool. Mark and Zoe Philipzen took over the management of this community-owned pool four years ago. Although Zoe grew up...
Why the feats of the Canberra Raiders in 1989 can be surpassed
Sport
It is no wonder Raiders coach, Ricky Stuart, has urged his current team to channel the performance of the 1989 premiership winning side. They’ve won three titles, but this one was special. 1989 is a season etched in the memories of Raiders supporters ahead of the other two premierships for a number of reasons. The most obvious: It was the...
Jarrod Croker lauds Raiders’ new-found resilience on the field
Sport
In 2018, if the Canberra Raiders lead was cut to just six points with 15 minutes to go, the side more often than not would have lost the match against the Newcastle Knights. It is an understatement to say that the Raiders have struggled with their game management in recent seasons, but their new-found mental toughness kept the Knights at bay....
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