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...
Like John Farnham, Region Media’s Tim Gavel returns to the mic for another season
Sport
When Tim Gavel announced he was leaving the ABC in July last year, it was an end of an era. The man who delighted many sports enthusiasts by painting an image of the action on the footy field for countless seasons was finally hanging up the mic. But when he said it was the last time, you just knew he...
Stage two of Broulee Surf Club upgrade funded – $350,000
Community
Stage two of the Broulee Surf Club upgrade is a go thanks to a $350,000 grant from the NSW Government. Club Secretary, Wendy Law says its very exciting and is the culmination of six years of planning. "We'll be replacing our first-aid room which is twenty years old, extending the downstairs area by eight metres which will give us more...
How Canberra managed to secure men’s test cricket – the inside story
Sport
Three of the ACT’s leading cricket administrators left the Hilton Hotel in Sydney after completing a presentation to the Cricket Australia Board. The year was 2000 and there was optimism that they had done enough to secure a berth for Canberra in the Sheffield Shield. What followed was a crushing blow. The ACT not only missing out on a place...
Five reasons why the Raiders will make the NRL finals in 2019
Sport
It’s fair to say the Raiders have been under-achievers in the past two seasons. Even the club admits they didn’t capitalise on the success of the 2016 season when they made the preliminary final, only to be beaten in controversial circumstances by the Melbourne Storm. Finishing tenth the following two seasons and missing the finals is unacceptable. They missed out...
What are Nick Kyrgios’ chances at the Australian Open?
Sport
Summer - a perfect time to turn the air conditioning on full blast, head down to the local pool for a swim and spark hopes that an Aussie will win the Australian Open. Every time January rolls around and the summer of tennis swings into gear, local tennis courts become booked out and the air fills with optimism that maybe Australia's...
Three concepts presented for Batemans Bay Aquatic & Arts Centre
News
“This is going to be an incredible facility for our community, and if you want to have a say on how you would like it to come together, now is the time,” says Mayor Liz Innes. The layout of the new Batemans Bay Regional Aquatic, Arts and Leisure Centre at Mackay Park is up for discussion, with three options presented...
Why Dan McKellar is the right coach for the Brumbies
Sport
A sign in the Brumbies’ meeting room probably reveals as much about Dan McKellar as anything I am about to tell you. The message informs players that phones are prohibited from the physiotherapy area, the team meeting room, as well as meal times when the team is together. Forty-two-year-old McKellar has worked hard to ensure there is communication within his...
Baseball pitching masterclass with Canberra Cavalry’s Frank Gailey
Sport
For a baseball noob like me who has never thrown a baseball before in my life, I marvel when I sit in the stands of MIT Ballpark watching Frank Gailey, Steve Kent and Shota Imanaga throw a variety of pitches. With an array of fastballs, curveballs, forkballs and sliders, Gailey has me bamboozled, with no clue what delivery is coming next....
Flying horses, huge hats and mud-flecked jockeys – a day at Sapphire Coast Turf Club
Community
January 2nd was humid and overcast; a storm threatened. "Perfect race-day weather," according to Haley Coor of Melbourne, who has gathered a group of female friends and their kids at Sapphire Coast Turf Club in Kalaru. Coor and her friends are not the only ones at the races and partaking in the high-low combination of hot chips drizzled with tomato...
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