Sport

Yass Magpies soar into a century of rugby league
Community
When a sea of black and white swamped Queanbeyan’s Seiffert Oval on that exhilarating Sunday in September 2006, Matt Ford could see a plan taking shape. Assistant coach to Owen Gregory the year before, Ford previously coached the Raiders junior grades, Erindale and Dickson college teams and ACT schoolboys’ sides. This was his first crack as a senior coach in...
Where to watch this weekend’s Bega Valley Rally
Sport
Nine local crews are among the 65 who will take on each other and the forest roads of the region at this weekend's Bega Valley Rally. Australian Rally Champions Neal Bates and Nathan Quinn will join Wallagoot local and ex-Toyota rally driver Ben Barker as headliners, with Barker seeded first after two consecutive wins in 2017 and 2018. President of...
Unlock the secrets of the pros at adult swimmers workshop this Saturday
Health & Wellbeing
As kids, we had swim classes during school hours and some of us probably attended the local swim club. But when school days are behind us, there is nothing much on offer for adults who want to continue this beneficial exercise and sport. At best you might you try to maintain a few laps in the local pool each week...
FFA director Heather Reid apologises to sacked Matildas coach Alen Stajcic
Sport
Football Federation Australia deputy chair Heather Reid has "apologised unreservedly" to former Matildas coach Alen Stajcic for comments she made about him when he was unceremoniously sacked earlier this year. In January, the former Capital Football boss was quoted saying that if people knew the actual facts about Mr Stajcic’s behaviour ‘they would be shocked' in a Sydney Morning Herald article....
Sunshine, surf and single-tracks – Tathra is set and ready for MTB Enduro this long weekend
Sport
This June long weekend, hundreds of mountain bike riders, their families and fans will converge on the seaside village of Tathra to take part in the town's annual Tathra Beach & Bike MTB Enduro. Tathra's cross-country, mountain bike event has gained a cult following due to its fantastic, easily accessible, and well-maintained trails, the surrounding natural beauty and great community spirit...
Brumbies favourite son Henry Speight signs with Queensland Reds
Sport
Brumbies fan favourite Henry Speight has signed a two-year deal with the Queensland Reds for the 2020 and 2021 Super Rugby seasons, ending his nine-year stint in the nation's capital. The winger has played 19 tests for the Wallabies, having made his Brumbies debut during the 2011 Super Rugby season against the Chiefs in Canberra Stadium. The 'Fijian Flyer' has captivated...
An early start to another good snow season
News
"The prospects of follow up snow falls in the coming weeks are very good," according to a senior weather forecaster at the Bureau of Meteorology. Sean Carson comes to any conversation about the approaching snow season with his own passion and love for the region and what it offers. "As much as we love the beach, we love the winter as...
Is this crisis time for the Brumbies? Why we need to support our local team
Sport
I am not privy to the Brumbies’ financial position but the lack of crowd numbers to their home games must be hurting the bottom-line and is surely not sustainable. Just 6311 fans turned out last Friday night at Canberra Stadium, bringing the season average to 8332. Compare this to the Raiders: they played the following day in front of a...
Strategy forming around Mogo Adventure Trail
Sport
Eurobodalla Shire Council is looking to build on Mogo's growing appeal to adrenaline junkies and nature lovers. Council has started work on the Mogo Adventure Trail Hub Strategy, with specialist consultants TRC Tourism developing the strategy in collaboration with key stakeholders. Funded by the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund, the strategy will look at how existing bike, horse, and...
Ribbon cut on better boat access to Lake Jindabyne
News
The NSW Government is promising boaters safer and easier access to Lake Jindabyne, with the ribbon cut on $1.3 million in upgrades to the lake's boat ramp access road. Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro says, “When existing infrastructure is improved the community benefits as a whole." “We know already how valuable Lake Jindabyne is to the tourism of...
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...
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