Sport

“We all get busy but we should never be too busy to look after ourselves or others.” – Batemans Bay’s Kym Bayley
Health & Wellbeing
It's been a heartbreaking journey for Eurobodalla property manager, Kym Bayley who's on a mission to raise funds and awareness for men's mental and physical health. 'Run for Bob' was inspired by the passing of more than just one man in Kym's family, "we lost my dad in 2012 to Bowel Cancer, his brother five weeks prior to him with...
Brumbies fight to win back fans
Sport
As the Brumbies hierarchy prepares for this week’s Fan Forum, they'll be taking on board suggestions from a range of stakeholders but it is the opinion of those who are passionate about the team that should count for most: the fans. For many supporters, there had been a perception that their opinion counted for little before major changes were made...
Queanbeyan gives Goulburn the blues in grand final
Sport
The Queanbeyan Blues first grade rugby league side saved their best for last to win the Canberra Raiders Cup grand final after beating the Goulburn Workers Bulldogs 34-14 at Seiffert Oval on Sunday (8 September). The game was the classic tale of two halves as the home side overcame a lacklustre first half to pile on 20 points in the second...
Region’s best on show for Canberra Raiders Cup grand finals
Sport
The grassroots of rugby league will be on show at the spiritual home of the Canberra Raiders, Seiffert Oval, when the Canberra Raiders Cup grand finals are played this Sunday, 8 September. Two of the region's powerhouse rugby league clubs will feature in the first-grade grand final with minor premier, Queanbeyan Blues taking on the Goulburn Bulldogs at 3 pm....
Monaro Panthers women set to create their own slice of history
Sport
The Monaro Panthers Football Club's women's teams are looking to create their own piece of history when two of their sides front up for grand finals in the Canberra Women's State League competition this Sunday (8 September). The Queanbeyan club will field five teams in this weekend's State League grand finals, but their three senior women's sides have been leading...
Canberra’s Tom Green on the cusp of achieving a boyhood dream to play in the AFL
Sport
Tom Green is accustomed to meeting AFL Talent scouts keen to know every aspect of his life and personality including his upbringing and schooling. For an 18-year-old it can be daunting, but it’s part and parcel of being a prospect in the build-up to the AFL Draft in November. And if you believe the hype, he has a chance of...
Motorcycle Expo set to shake up Springtime in Bega this Saturday
What's On
With delicate spring blossoms responding to the warmth of September, comes something harder, faster, dirtier, but still with warmth - the ninth Bega Valley Motorcycle Expo takes over Bega Showground this Saturday - September 7. "From humble beginnings at the Bottom Pub in Pambula in 2010, its come along way, sometimes we sit and wonder about the monster we have created,"...
How Raiders became champions on and off the field
Sport
When Ricky Stuart signed on as coach of the Canberra Raiders in a three-year deal in 2014, he made it his mission to ensure his players were integrated into the community. Over the years there had been a feeling of disconnect. Players were doing plenty of school visits and the like but there was a sense they weren’t gaining traction...
Broulee’s Jaylah Hancock-Cameron sets sights on world champs in Kenya
Sport
If you spot a long-legged figure running on Broulee's beaches and backroads, it's likely to be 17-year-old Moruya High School student Jaylah Hancock-Cameron. Those roads and trails are part of her 7 km training route, which she does six days a week, every week. As she passes, you might not guess that this Eurobodalla runner is ranked second in the...
Capital region’s passionate motorcycle trainer
Sport
The motorcycling horizon across the Capital Region, from Goulburn to Canberra and including Wakefield Park, has never looked so promising for Top Rider founder Bernie Hatton. On the dirt, road or racetrack Bernie shows riders - from youngster to veterans - how to get as much pleasure from motorcycles as he does. Inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in...
Spring signals start to Australian Bass and Estuary Perch fishing – again
Sport
Anglers across New South Wales can now cast a line for Australian Bass and Estuary Perch with the annual three-month closed season ending last Sunday - September 1. NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Senior Fisheries Manager Inland, Cameron Westaway says the closure period is important to protect the native species. “The native sportsfish have now completed their annual spawning...
Far South Coast named surf life saving branch of the year and more…
Community
Almost 500 finalists, friends and family frocked up to celebrate the 111th season of Surf Life Saving in New South Wales at the annual Awards of Excellence on Saturday night. The event celebrates the outstanding achievements of volunteer surf lifesavers across surf sports, education, administration, membership and lifesaving, and was hosted by television personality and 30-year member Tom Williams at...
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...
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