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Pocock calls time on Super Rugby career
Sport
David Pocock's Super Rugby career is over effective immediately after medical consultation showed that his lingering calf injury was not improving, forcing the renowned flanker to call time on his Australian domestic career. Pocock officially announced his Brumbies and Australian domestic rugby retirement on Tuesday afternoon (28 May) after it was decided to rule him out for the rest of...
Red Falcons ready for grand final rematch fresh from Canberra success
Sport
The U14 Red Falcons are preparing for their next challenge, a replay of last year's grand final, but they go into that clash in Cooma fresh from recent success in Canberra. The Red Falcons are made up of players from the Cooma Red Devils and Far South Coast Falcons Rugby Union Clubs, and take in young women from the Snowy...
Canberra’s Tim D’abrera overcoming life’s obstacles
Sport
At 27 years of age, Tim D’abrera has already had what most would consider a lifetime of obstacles thrown his way including plenty of medical issues. But his resilience is unbelievable. Born with an intellectual disability and profound deafness, Tim lives for sport, in particular, track and field. His preferred discipline is pole vault, but he competes in just about...
Indigenous sport of buroinjin inspiring Brumbies’ Andy Muirhead
Sport
It is an unusual sight to see Brumbies stars playing a round-ball game but on Tuesday afternoon (21 May), Andy Muirhead and Jahrome Brown were put through their paces in the little-known Indigenous sport of buroinjin. The game, which originated in the Sunshine Coast and was practised by the Kabi Kabi people in southern Queensland, is played with a ball...
Winter swimming, “It keeps me alive!” – 82 year old Dick Rogers
Health & Wellbeing
As the May sun rises, barely lighting the sands of Tathra, several swimmers slip into the sea while a solitary SUP boarder paddles through silvery waters. This morning there’s also a bright gibbous moon shining through the pines. It is 11 degrees, but that doesn’t stop these ocean-going-swimmers. This morning at Tathra there’s a lone swimmer at 6:30 am, then two...
Britt Tully’s Olympic nightmare turned AFLW dream
Sport
Sixteen-year-old Britt Tully knew her Olympic dreams were dashed when the International Olympic Committee decided to remove softball from the games after the 2008 Olympic Games. What she didn't realise was that decision would be the catalyst for her fulfilling another childhood dream in a different sport. "It all went downhill when the sport did not get included at the...
NRL says no blanket rule to sin binning after Burgess stays on the field
Sport
The NRL's head of football elite competitions has waved away questions asking whether the referee's decision to not sin bin South Sydney captain Sam Burgess was correct, saying there is no blanket rule for sin binning. Rabbitohs forward Sam Burgess gave away five of Souths' eight penalties in the first half of their clash against the Canberra Raiders on Saturday...
Kids lead the way at new Pambula swim school, everybody is loving it
Business
Ever baked a wonky biscuit or cupcake? You know the ones - they scream bad Hogwarts spell. Cookie cutters can come to the rescue - designed to create perfectly shaped treats that produce the same delectable experience for every eater. But life doesn't always yield to the perfection of a cookie cutter. Bega Valley swimming instructor, Katrina Scarpin wrestled with...
Moruya Pool trials winter opening times Saturdays and Wednesdays
Sport
With the warm weather lingering, Moruya Memorial Pool is trailing two open afternoons a week. The trial will continue while a comfortable water temperature can be maintained. The pool will be open on Wednesday from 1 pm – 5 pm and on Saturday 1 pm – 4 pm. Usage during this period is only open to lap swimmers and fitness...
Walawaani Moruya youth program going from strength to strength
Community
"To see everyone come together and get involved is quite powerful," says Eurobodalla Shire Council, Community Development Officer Jordan Nye. Mr Nye speaks of a Moruya youth program called Walawaani Garindja, words that come from the local indigenous language and mean ‘safe journey to our youth’. The joint initiative between Council, Far South Coast Police, and Campbell Page launched last...
No promise of future A-league spot, FFA says to Canberra region fans
Sport
After a two-hour meeting with Football Federation Australia on Wednesday night (8 May), Canberra region football fans left with no assurances about the future of the ACT's A-league bid and the likelihood of Canberra and Southern NSW having a team in the competition in the coming years. Canberra's A-league bid was snubbed in December when the Western Melbourne and Macarthur...
NBA prospect Aashay Verma reaching new heights
Sport
It's easy to pick Aashay Verma out of a crowd, mainly because he stands head and shoulders above everyone he meets. Well not everyone; the 7.2-foot basketballer does recall two times over the past couple of years that he wasn't the tallest man in the room, which he admits freaked him out just a little. "I was playing Final Four...
Global sailor launches navigation courses in Merimbula
Business
Editors note: Jackie Parry is originally from the UK. Disillusioned with life she ran away to Australia and met and married Noel. They decided to buy a boat and set sail. It was Noel's idea to go sailing and somehow he just knew Jackie would fit right in.  Mariah II took Jackie and Noel around the world. Pyewacket II, their...
Brumbies unfazed by armchair critics condemning maul tries
Sport
You can sense the frustration coming from the Brumbies camp. 12 months ago, the Brumbies were being criticised for not being able to beat a New Zealand side. Now after beating their second Kiwi side at home, their form is being played down by commentators. Former Brumbies and Wallabies lock Justin Harrison accused the Brumbies of playing "pedestrian" rugby after three...
Local women save Sapphire Coast AFL, off the sideline and on the field
Sport
Women and girls have always been a part of our local AFL clubs, says Tathra Sea Eagles co-president Cymmon Parker. "Organizing, transporting, working behind the scenes but now we're on the field too and taking a leadership role. We've actually overtaken the men's teams - there are eight women's teams along the south coast and five men's teams!" The addition...
Double standards: What do we really want from sports stars?
Sport
As the fall out continues at a national and international level over a range of issues concerning player behaviour, free speech and genetic makeup, it is becoming increasingly clear that there has never been more division over community expectations. Rugby Australia acted on Israel Folau, saying his views don’t reflect those of the national governing body. And surely concerns about...
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