Sport

Legends walk among us: Comparing the 1989 and 2019 Raiders teams
Sport
I just watched a replay of the 1989 grand final against the Balmain Tigers. Who could forget this most amazing game, etched in the minds or all Raiders fans? The self-belief and team spirit was incredible. Watching the current Raiders players mix with the team from 1989 at the Hall of Fame gala ball was a privilege. The chemistry between...
Despite departure of prolific striker, Tigers still have bite in FFA Cup
Sport
Despite the departure of their prolific striker who has scored the majority of their goals this season, the club has a message for the league: beware of the hungry Tigers. Argentinian forward Nicolas Abot has left the Cooma based side for the Thailand league but that does not mean Tigers FC have lost their bite in attack, captain Mark Shields...
UC researcher wants to knock concussion recovery on its head
News
The sight of people who are unable to function in daily life after suffering successive and debilitating concussions is what drives Professor Gordon Waddington to keeps up his research. Waddington, the University of Canberra's Professor of Sports Medicine, is leading UC's Research Institute for Sport and Exercise in using balance technology to help fast-track recovery from concussion, in what is...
Where have all the characters gone? Quashing personalities in sport
Sport
Over the past couple of months, I have witnessed some genuine characters emerge in Canberra sport. Unfortunately, those attending fund-raisers and other functions are the only witnesses to the ‘character’ side of some of our local elite sportspeople. By ‘character’ I refer to the ability to see the personality of the individual through their humour, opinions, values and views. I...
Broulee – ACT surf life savers in the pool for State Champs
Sport
The Surf Life Saving NSW Pool Rescue Championships brought together almost 450 lifesavers at the weekend with competitors from the Far South Coast and ACT mixing it with 29 other clubs and holding their own. The weekend's event at Woy Woy Peninsula Leisure Centre on the Central Coast marked the eleventh year of competition. The State Championships are focused on...
Para Equestrian champ Emma Booth to ‘Open Minds’ and hearts in Bega
What's On
Obsessed with horses from a young age, Emma Booth’s dream of riding one came true when she won a competition run by the TV show 'The Saddle Club' to win a pony and riding lessons. Her raw talent was clear early on and in 2011 she accepted a job in Germany riding and training horses for international dressage rider Holger...
Bodalla tennis courts reno secures the sports place in local life
Sport
With Wimbeldon in full swing, the Bodalla community is celebrating the refurbishment of the town's tennis courts, perhaps a breeding ground for Australia's next Ash Barty. Looking at the end result, it's easy to forget the bumpy road the project has traveled; collaboration on a number of fronts the key to meeting the challenges. Following a review of the condition...
Queanbeyan Blues show heart for indigenous artist
Sport
When the Queanbeyan Blues Rugby League Club players take the field, they always wear their hearts on their sleeves. For the recent Canberra Raiders Cup Indigenous round, the club’s senior teams also wore the heart of the Indigenous community on their jumpers when they ran onto Seiffert Oval against the West Belconnen Warriors. The jumpers were designed by Wiradjuri artist...
Is Nick Kyrgios the most polarising yet compelling figure in Australian sport?
Sport
Everybody, it seems, has an opinion about Nick Kyrgios. He is either the most entertaining figure in a sport struggling for personalities, or he is a renegade with little respect for the traditions of tennis. For good measure, the anti-Kyrgios brigade will also add a ‘wasted talent’, rivalling Mark Philippoussis and Bernard Tomic. What isn’t up for debate is his...
Tigers FC forced to travel 115km to play FFA Cup home game
Sport
Despite Tigers FC booking their first-ever appearance on the national stage of the FFA Cup and being awarded a home final to boot, they have been forced to make the 115-kilometre trek to Deakin Stadium to play. After an enthralling win in penalties over Canberra FC away from home, the Capital Football side secured an FFA Cup round of 32...
Extra payday for Active Kids in Southern NSW
Sport
An extra payday for active, creative kids in Southern New South Wales, with each school-enrolled child now able to access two $100 Active Kids Vouchers. Member for Monaro John Barilaro says the popular program has been extended to help kids stay active all year long. “We all know kids want to play sport and keep active with their friends and...
Canberra Raiders Super Squad continuing to expand
Community
Say hello to the Canberra Raiders Super Squad! Their main duties require them to set up and pack down at Raiders home games throughout the season. The group is made up of some very colourful personalities. Its members live with different disabilities ranging from autism, Down Syndrome and cerebral palsy, but not once has that slowed them down or dampened...
Perisher chef returns to where he fell in order to stand again
Community
"In Taiwan, we say stand up from where you are falling," says Shen Lo. It's taken three years, but Shen, 28, has recently returned to where he fell during a serious snowboarding accident in 2016 to reclaim the life which was interrupted. The 2019 ski season brings Shen back to Perisher and a job as a chef at The Sundeck Hotel....
‘Great step in the reconciliation journey’ – Koori Kangaroos take to the field for Kanga Cup
Sport
They might have lost their opening Kanga Cup match 8-0 to Kiwi side Meadowbank United, but for the team manager and the eleven kids playing for the Koori Kangaroos, participation meant more to them than the result. Canberra's first indigenous junior football team, the Koori Kangaroos, made their tournament debut on the eastern lawn of Old Parliament House on Sunday...
Keeping it simple: Canberra Cavalry rebrands to celebrate 10 years in the ABL
Sport
Just over ten years ago there was uncertainty over whether the Canberra community could run a sustainable franchise in the proposed Australian Baseball League. In the end, it took a public meeting at the Eastlake Football Club to effectively determine the level of support in front of representatives from the ABL. History now shows the Canberra team was established and...
Queanbeyan Blues under 10’s team make the most of Queensland opportunity
Sport
This time one year ago, the Queanbeyan Blues under 10's team set their sights on going to the 2019 Gorden Tallis Cup in Townsville, Queensland. Now, thanks to the help of a strong community, they achieved their dream last weekend (29 June and 30 June). Between June 2018 and February this year, the Blues side managed to raise over $40,000...
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