Sport

The highs, lows and complexity of Canberra sport
Sport
Attempting to understand the vagaries of sport is often a challenging task. And anyone who is riding the wave with the Raiders to the finals series would understand the highs and the lows. But let’s give some time to others involved in sport that are facing their own trials and tribulations. The highs and lows are different in each case...
Drivers and cars retracing Peter Brock’s historic 1979 win come to Goulburn, Braidwood, Cooma, this Saturday
What's On
Cooma Car Club is playing host to 138 participants and cars taking part in the Repco Reliability Retrial 2019, this Saturday, August 31. This 40th anniversary event is open to pre-1980 cars and includes some of the original drivers and cars. On this second last stage of the retrial, cars will be arriving from the Monaro Highway, and from Goulburn,...
ACT women’s cricket team The Meteors to tour Bega Valley & Eurobodalla
Sport
Canberra's women's cricket team, the Meteors, will be visiting the Far South Coast next weekend (September 7 & 8) and will play a practice match with local kids, take part in a Q and A evening and attend a public BBQ. Dave Allen, of the Far South Coast Cricket Association, says he's been trying to organise the tour for a...
Batemans Bay pool and art centre plans advance with financial concerns
News
Long-running plans for an aquatic and cultural centre in Batemans Bay have advanced with Eurobodalla Councillors this week approving the development of detailed plans, but that next step comes with financial concerns and pressures. Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Director of Planning Lindsay Usher says the community can now get a feel for the general design of the proposed Batemans Bay Regional...
Horse’s leading Eurobodalla young men to priceless happiness
Health & Wellbeing
For Peter Ward from Batemans Bay, Wednesday's appear to deliver the kind of joy money can't buy. He's one of three men who arrive at Ellesmere Equine on the Life Without Barriers bus for their weekly horse riding lesson. As they meander with anticipation and at times impatiently, their carers get the men ready for the saddle while two horses...
Caroline Buchanan ready for the uphill battle to prepare for Tokyo Olympics
Sport
For the first time since she was 15 years old, Caroline Buchanan is sitting outside the top 50 in the World BMX rankings. After being cleared to return to full competition after complications with a sternum injury, Caroline has this week started the climb back in a bid to qualify for next year’s Tokyo Olympics. She is in unfamiliar territory,...
Raiders ride the Storm to record one of Canberra’s greatest sporting comebacks
Sport
The Raiders come from behind victory over the Melbourne Storm was one of the greatest comebacks from a Canberra sporting team in living memory. To beat the Storm in Melbourne is one thing, but to beat this team when down 18-nil, sapped of energy and having played 20 minutes of the first half with 12 players, is hard to believe....
The Knight on the Kings Highway – connecting periods in time
Sport
Deep in the forest, on the side of a mountain, lives a Knight and his Lady. You may have noticed the imposing handmade stone gateway on the Kings Highway between the Clyde Mountain and Nelligen. Black Flat, the stone home of Darrell and Lisa Bossley, sits high above the roadway. The front paddock is the home of their Friesian horses...
The curious case of Kyrgios
Opinion
Canberra tennis player Nick Kyrgios is once again in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Yet it will no doubt register as a mere blip on his radar. The 24-year-old has been fined a record sum of $US113,000 ($A167,000) by the ATP for his latest tantrum. The fines include five charges of unsportsmanlike conduct totalling $US85,000, $US20,000 for verbal abuse, $US5000...
What Tristan K’Nell learnt from chatting to Canberra sporting champions
Sport
Tristan K'Nell has had an opportunity every sports fan dreams of. He has sat down with sporting legends across the world for his podcast, Talking with TK, including George Foreman, Jonathon Thurston, Clyde Rathbone, Evander Holyfield, Steve Waugh, Caroline Buchanan, Kyah Symon, Archie Thompson, Craig Lowndes and Ellyse Perry. He gets to be a part of the inner sanctum, where sports...
Athletes urged to think twice about the unknown dangers of sport supplements
News
Do you know what ingredients are in your sports supplements? What is polydextrose and sodium selenite? Is inulin actually good for you? Is maltodextrin going to help you lose weight? While these ingredients can play an important role to improve performance, there are question marks around the risk they pose. Health experts are calling for more education about the dangers...
There’s no business like snow business – an AFL game that will go down in history
Sport
Having put myself through hundreds of tweets about Friday night’s AFL game between the Giants and the Hawks at Manuka Oval, I am convinced more than ever that the cold weather gives Canberra a point of difference. Sure, there was a certain amount of discord from some watching from afar questioning why the AFL would schedule night games in Canberra...
Avalanche in Snowy Mountains serves as timely reminder
News
A man trapped in an avalanche in the Snowy Mountains has had a lucky escape, an experience that is being used by emergency services as a warning to others. Police report that shortly after 12 pm yesterday (August 13) a snowboarder contacted Triple 0 (000) after her husband was buried as a result of an avalanche. The pair were snowboarding outside...
World surfing champ Mick Fanning on hand for Bawley Point rescue
News
A global surfing icon has put a smile on a teenage grommet's face during a surf rescue at Bawley Point, north of Batemans Bay, on the New South Wales South Coast. Three-time world surfing champion Mick Fanning was sharing the break off Meroo Head with 15-year-old bodyboarder Declan Lewis when trouble came at around 10 am on 4 August. NSW...
Community projects lobby for votes in government grant ballot
News
Community organisations across the Monaro, Bega, and Goulburn electorates are out touting for votes in the closing days and hours of the NSW Government's 'My Community Project' ballot process. Voting closes this Thursday (August 15) with residents in each electorate asked to decide which of the nominated projects should be funded as part of the program. Voting opened a month...
Jarrod Croker will go down in history as one of the Raiders greats
Sport
Such is his popularity, it would be no surprise to see a generation of young rugby league players in Canberra running around in the future donning Jarrod Croker-style white headgear. This could be partly due to the fact that he gives his headgear away to fans after each game, but more so as a reflection of his positive influence within...
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