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Will climate change impact our sport schedule in the future?
Sport
The Brumbies had a glimpse of what could be more apparent in the future, when they struggled in 34 degree Celsius temperatures against the Queensland Reds in Brisbane. This is the same temperature, which if reached in Canberra, can force a game of junior cricket to be suspended. That doesn’t take into account the humidity factor, which would be present...
Super Brumbies intent on Queensland revenge and Super W history
Sport
As soon as the whistle blew on the Brumbies Super W win over RugbyWA on Sunday evening (24 March), head coach Adam Butt hit the books with his mind fully focused on their playoff match in a weeks time. The Brumbies, who won through to the Super W finals for the first time after a 17-12 win in their final...
Kia Nurse re-signs with UC Capitals for WNBL 2019/20 season
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University of Canberra Capitals star Kia Nurse has re-signed with the championship-winning team for the 2019/20 season, following a standout rookie season in the WNBL. The 23-year-old guard was an integral part of the Caps success last season, averaging 34.87 minutes per game and finishing fourth in the league for average points per game, with an outstanding 18.38. Nurse is the...
Gareth Rees ‘King of the Mountain’ at Cooma Hill Climb
Sport
A rising air temperature and warm track made for some very close racing at yesterday's Mount Gladstone Hill Climb in Cooma. Cooma Car Club reports steadily improving times over the day with organisers able to accommodate a total of 6 runs of the 1 kilometre track for most drivers despite two track incidents. In the Juniors (under 18) Jakson Brown-Flack whipped 10...
Ricky Stuart to become the face of Queanbeyan with large-scale mural
Community
The search for the face of Queanbeyan is over, with the title going to Canberra Raiders coach and proud Queanbeyan man Ricky Stuart. The Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council announced on Friday (22 March) that Stuart's face is set to be immortalised through a large-scale portrait mural in the heart of the CBD, beating over 40 other nominations from the community. In...
Tayla Harris photo empowers change in Sapphire Coast AFL
Sport
The Preliminary Finals of the AFLW competition run out on to Ikon Park and the Adelaide Oval this weekend, no doubt spurred on by the Tayla Harris photo furore this week. Women players from the Sapphire Coast AFL competition will be watching on, ready for their own season to start on April 6. "Looking at that photo, I think I...
Cooma Hill Climb revs into your weekend – spectators welcome
What's On
Cooma Car Club’s first hill climb of the year is this Sunday, March 24. Around 30 entries are expected, including from the ACT and other parts of NSW as the reputation of the event and the club spreads. Of special interest is the MG TC Milano from Ralph Pauperis of Anglers Reach. The MG T series were a range of...
Developing local players is the key to a return to glory days for the Brumbies
Sport
In the months leading up to the establishment of the Brumbies in 1995, ahead of the first season of the Super 12 in 1996, there was a certain amount of angst within the Canberra rugby community about the number of players being signed from outside the ACT. After all, the ACT representative team and the Canberra Kookaburras had been more...
Australian Wakeboard Nationals hits Molonglo River with over 100 competitors
Sport
The ACT Wakeboard Club has stepped up to host the National Titles at short notice, with the Canberra community rallying to ensure the event is a success. The Nationals were originally set down for Perth but when it became apparent that wasn’t going to happen, the ACT offered to host the event. They could offer to the national body the...
Top five take-outs from promising Raiders’ round one win
Sport
There was a lot to love about the Canberra Raiders 21-0 win over the Gold Coast Titans to kick off their 2019 campaign, from the way Aidan Sezer controlled the game to Josh Papalii's impact in the middle and ability to pick up the ball cleanly when everyone else was handling it like a bar of soap. Here are the...
“Moruya one of the country’s leading drop zones” – Skydive Oz boss
Sport
“Moruya also confirmed its status as one of the country’s leading drop zones, along with providing the kind of spectacular coastal backdrop all skydivers yearn to compete in. Even when the weather gods didn’t play friendly, the town itself kept the smile on our faces," says Skydive Oz CEO Paul Smith, at the conclusion of the Australian and New Zealand National...
Meet the Raiders fullback taking his second Charnze at NRL career
Sport
New team, new country, new chance to stake his claim as an NRL footballer. It has been a whirlwind month for Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad who only four weeks ago was back home in New Zealand wondering if he could force his way back into the Warriors side. The 23-year-old made his NRL debut on the wing against the Sydney Roosters at...
‘Written off’: Brumbies to show they are Super W contenders, not pretenders
Sport
The Brumbies Super W team may have been written off preseason, but coach Adam Butt has galvanised his charges to show the competition they are here to contend, not just make up the numbers. NSW Waratahs and Queensland Reds are the talk of the Super W after a strong start to their respective campaigns and a thrilling clash between the sides...
Why aren’t there more women coaching professional sporting teams?
Sport
I believe if Bec Goddard was a male sporting coach, she would be knocking back a plethora of offers from rival clubs. Her record in coaching speaks for itself. She coached the Adelaide Crows to the premiership in the inaugural season in the AFLW in 2017, she was assistant coach at the Canberra Demons last year, a season where they...
Brumbies fans tailgating the community back to rugby
Sport
Before and after almost every Brumbies home game, you can find a group of people huddled in the middle of the eastern carpark outside GIO Stadium, with a beer in hand and a sanger in the other, chatting about the game they love. Regardless of the plummeting winter temperatures or the team's success, the group of die-hard Brumbies fans will...
How family and footy saved Raiders’ new recruit John Bateman
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The Raiders new recruit John Bateman concedes becoming a father at just 16 years of age forced him to grow up quicker than most. He is adamant that rugby league and his close-knit family has been his salvation and if he didn't have those two anchors in his life, he wouldn't be here in Canberra. To understand what drives Bateman on...
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