Sport

Women’s softball back in the Olympics: What it means for Canberra’s Clare Warwick
Sport
Canberra softball star, Clare Warwick, concedes she wasn’t sure if this moment would ever come around again. After winning a place in the Olympic program in 1996, women’s softball was exiled from the games after the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. There was speculation at the time that it would have a battle to ever make it back. Clare was a...
Jack Wighton the answer to Raiders’ halves conundrum
Sport
The Canberra Raiders' struggle to find a consistent halves partnership has hopefully come to an end after the announcement that Jack Wighton will take the number six jersey this season. The Raiders went through three different halves partnerships in the first six rounds last season, with coach Ricky Stuart chopping and changing between Sam Williams, Blake Austin and Aidan Sezer....
Violeta Tupuola brings her big heart and crunching tackle to women’s rugby
Sport
Violeta Tupuola has changed a lot since she played her first rugby union match as a 17-year-old. Even she admits she doesn't recognise her teenage self. "In my first ever rugby game, I broke a girl's collarbone and I just burst into tears. I wasn't even hurt but I was crying because I felt so bad," she shared. The teenager who...
Death of a cyclist: Some tolerance please
Opinion
Editors note: Tim Gavel picks up on growing concerns in the Canberra cycling community following the recent death of one of their own. The tragic circumstances Tim outlines follow the death of David Brand last year west of Pambula in a road rage incident. That man pleaded guilty and received a community sentence. In court earlier this month, David's widow...
‘Everyone will see the truth’ – Caps coach seething as referees swallow the whistle
Sport
The referees who let a grand final game-winning basket stand even though the clock had expired have come under fire from UC Capitals coach Paul Goriss after controversial calls robbed the Caps of a record eighth championship. The last five seconds of game two of the 2018-19 WNBL grand final series descended into mayhem after officials failed to make two blatant...
Time running out on contentious Batemans Bay Aquatic Centre debate
News
The opportunity to provide feedback on the three concepts for the new Batemans Bay Regional Aquatic, Arts and Leisure Centre ends this Sunday. Eurobodalla Shire Council has been running a drop-in kiosk at the Batemans Bay Village Centre and an online survey since early January. The three concepts presented to the community were created by NBRS Architecture, and include the same...
Ngawai Eyles swapping sports to pursue rugby dream in Super W season
Sport
She may have only played a couple of games of rugby union and only picked up the sport less than six months ago, but the former Canberra Giants co-captain Ngawai Eyles has decided to swap her career as a netballer to pursue her love of rugby union. Growing up in the small New Zealand city of Hamilton, Eyles grew up...
Why it’s wrong to compare men’s and women’s sport: The case of the UC Caps
Sport
Why is it, when a female sport's star or team does well, a comparison is drawn between how that particular star or team would go against male opponents? Over the past 12 months, there have been numerous attempts by people in the media and through the media to make bold claims about how sportswomen would fare against men. A couple...
Why Christian Lealiifano is grateful for each day
Sport
Interviewing Christian Lealiifano is akin to a journey as far away from football statistics and pre-season predictions as you could possibly get. This is not surprising given his experiences over the past two-and-a-half years. As he prepares for another Super Rugby season with the Brumbies, it comes as no surprise that he takes a holistic approach to football. Thirty-one-year-old Christian...
Join the Bega Bombers family this Saturday – kids play FREE
Sport
The Bega Bombers Australian Rules Football Club says family involvement has been key to their growth. "Three years ago when the club elected to concentrate on the development of its juniors we had trouble fielding full teams," says Club President Stephen Nicol. "This year we’re confident enough to enter two new teams in the competition - an under ten team and...
Brumbies and Waratahs clash raising the profile of rugby in Goulburn
Sport
The Brumbies clash with their old foes the Waratahs on Thursday evening (7 February) will not only have a significant impact on the clubs' momentum heading into the opening round of the Super Rugby season but will also leave a lasting impact on Goulburn locals. Played at the home ground of the oldest country rugby union club in Australia, Goulburn...
UC Capitals embracing favourites tag ahead of WNBL grand final series
Sport
For a side that hasn't played in the finals since 2011 and hasn't won a grand final since 2010, hosting the grand final series as the favourites could be daunting for the UC Capitals. But head coach Paul Gorris said his side has embraced the favourite tag. The Capitals are two wins away from completing a remarkable WNBL revival, with...
Raiders want to extend deal with Huawei despite US spying accusations
Sport
Despite the United States Government's serious spying allegations against Chinese tech company Huawei, the Canberra Raiders say they hope to extend their sponsorship deal with the scrutinised company. Huawei has allegedly facilitated Chinese espionage operations and violated US sanctions in Iran and stole trade secrets, an accusation the company has profusely denied. There is no conclusive evidence in the public...
Canberra figure skater Georgia Tongs inspired and mentored by one of ACT’s greatest
Sport
At the height of her reign as the Australian Ladies Single Champion, Miriam Manzano was one of the biggest names in Canberra sport. These days, the six times national champion is known as Miriam Manzano-Hammond. Her focus is now on developing the next generation of ACT figure skaters. Eighteen-year-old Georgia Tongs is one of her protégés. She wasn’t around when...
“Relentless” social media forced Reid to reveal cancer battle
Sport
Football Federation Australia Board member and former Capital Football boss Heather Reid has been compelled to reveal that she is being treated for cancer, because of what she says is "relentless and indefensible" social media persecution relating to the termination of the former Matildas coach. Reid announced that she will take an indefinite leave from her FFA directorship so that...
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...
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