Sport

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...
Why the National Youth League is important for regional football talent
Sport
Canberra United is about to embark on its second season in the National Youth League (NYL) which will provide local and regional football talents with an opportunity to showcase their skills in front of A-league academy scouts. A disappointing debut season last year saw United rooted to the bottom of the table with only one win from eight matches, which...
Five top picks for staying in the Snowies in this warmer weather
Environment
Does the idea of wildflowers, clear running rivers, crisp mountain air and a multitude of activities appeal to you? When the snow melts and the warmer weather arrives, many people head for the beaches but there is a cooler – or make that alpine - wonderland to explore at Kosciuszko National Park less than three hours’ drive from Canberra. If...
Cooma figure skater Callum Bradshaw battles stigma off the ice with grace and poise
Sport
For local figure skater Callum Bradshaw, facing competitors on the rink is not half as bad as the battles he has to face when he steps off it. Competing in a female-dominated sport in Australia, people would often question or poke fun at the teenager, who chooses to spend his spare time on the ice rink practising graceful pirouettes and...
Deek inspiring the next generation
Sport
If ever you are looking for inspiration and a sense of how a real community works, then spend some time with Canberra marathon legend Rob de Castella and his Indigenous Marathon Project (IMP). On the cusp of its tenth anniversary, the IMP was born out of Deek’s venture into the Northern Territory to discover Australia’s next marathon champion. Instead, what...
Trusted, respected, knowledgeable: Region Media is on the move
News
Region Media is pleased to announce that some of the most trusted and respected names in local media have joined the group in senior/leadership roles. Based in the ACT, Region Media is now the masthead for 12 influential media platforms in Canberra and surrounding communities, headlined by long-standing Canberra news site, The RiotACT. “Local knowledge, respect and trust are critical...
Motorcyclist dies on Monaro Highway at Cooma
News
A 62-year-old motorcyclist has died on the Monaro Highway at Cooma this morning (October 30). Emergency services were called to the single-vehicle accident at around 10.40 am, tragically the male rider died at the scene. The accident comes amidst a large volume of motorbike traffic moving through the region returning home from the Australian Moto Grand Prix at Phillip Island. The...
Meet Manuka Oval’s head curator Brad van Dam as a historic summer of cricket starts
Sport
As anticipation builds for Canberra's biggest summer of cricket, think of the man behind the scenes who is tasked with one of the most important jobs this summer. Brad van Dam is the head curator of Manuka Oval and he is entrusted with the task of making sure Canberra's premier cricket venue is ready to host two Big Bash clashes, a...
Goulburn-Mulwaree invests in its young people
Community
Goulburn Mulwaree Council’s new Youth Services Co-ordinator is all about delivering outcomes for the region’s youth. No ifs, buts or maybes, the programs Luke Wallace wants to bring forward will all have some benefit for young people. “They will be meaningful programs that support all our young people. Like Vibefest (the annual youth music festival) which gave youth performing, administration...
Government announces plans for $30m sport complex to be built in Queanbeyan
Sport
Queanbeyan will soon be home to a state-of-the-art, $30 million regional sports complex which will have the capacity to host state and national events and keep rising athletes in the region. Member for Monaro John Barilaro, who was joined by the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council Mayor Tim Overall and the local sporting community at the proposed site, announced a $10 million NSW...
Canberra Raiders’ balancing act to to keep regional and local fans happy
Sport
The Canberra Raiders are working towards a new agreement with the ACT Government regarding home games in the ACT as the club looks to find the perfect balance to please both regional and local Green Machine fans. The Raiders will host the Penrith Panthers in Wagga Wagga in the fifth round of the 2019 season after the club signed a two-year...
Raw female AFL talent from South East NSW selected for elite program
Sport
A new recruit to AFL has been selected as part of an elite group of young athletes to train under the South East Sports Academy. Amelie Gautier from the Bega Bombers had never kicked a football until this year, she will now complete 20 weeks of training backed by the AFL Female Development Program. It was Amelie's athleticism and potential for improvement...
Confidence growing as A-League decision looms
Sport
Sitting in a near-empty Canberra Stadium in the final throes of the Cosmos in the National Soccer League, it was almost impossible to imagine that we would find ourselves on the verge of being part of a new competition. In that final season in 2000/2001, support for the Canberra team had dwindled to die-hard fans, family and friends. To awaken...
Swimming and singing 3 years away for new Batemans Bay centre
News
Eurobodalla Mayor, Liz Innes says she is “beyond exciting” at news, the Federal Government will tip $25 million into the Batemans Bay Regional Aquatic, Arts and Leisure Centre project. “It’s not in the bank yet, we’ve still got a step to go, but this is more than promising,” Cr Innes says. Gilmore MP Ann Sudmalis announced the breakthrough from New...
Canberra’s A-league bid survives two-team cull by FFA
Sport
Canberra and southern NSW are one step closer to achieving the dream of fielding a team in the A-league after being named as one of the top six expansion proposals. Football Federation Australia (FFA) has culled two expansion proposals, with Wollongong Wolves and Ipswich Pride FC not being considered for a licence at this time. Canberra's bid will now compete with...
Big picture thinker puts his talents to use at home in Goulburn
Community
From Goulburn’s ‘Dirty Reds’ Rugby Union Club to the Rocky Hill Musical Theatre Company, Chris Gordon doesn’t stand back from injecting his considerable aptitude into the mix. Yet when he was awarded the Lilac City Festival Achiever of the Year recently, ‘Gordo’ as he’s known, was typically humbled. It’s this blend of talent and community facilitation that’s put Chris on...
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