Sport

Canberra high flyers set to make their mark in the AFLW
Sport
At 28 years of age, Queanbeyan Tigers' captain Hannah Dunn was labelled a 'mature-age' draft pick for the 2020 AFL Women's competition. At 18, Belconnen Magpie Maggie Gorham is one of the young guns. Yesterday, they took one giant leap closer to realising their dream of playing at their chosen sport's elite level. Both were selected as two of six...
Trapman Bermagui – the life of a commercial fisher and social media star
Business
Jason Moyce, who operates one of about five boats out of Bermagui, is a second-generation commercial fisherman in a world where not that many Australians can honestly write "fisherman" in the occupation box on any form. Jason's fishing career is a little different to his dad's in Botany Bay. Jason lives part of his career online, going by 'Trapman Bermagui' on...
Canberra coach gets big break with North Melbourne AFLW team
Sport
After breaking his arm playing AFL in Canberra in 2011, Cheyne Webster has received another big break. This time, a welcome one! A coaching position with the North Melbourne Kangaroos Football Club in Melbourne. Webster, a former PE and English teacher at Mackillop College in Canberra, has been appointed as a development coach with the North Melbourne women's side in the...
Raiders battling to keep the grand final team together for 2020 and beyond
Sport
As sure as night follows day, player managers will be on the phone to Raiders CEO Don Furner seeking an upgrade for their charges. There will also be carefully planted stories suggesting players may look to go elsewhere if there is no upgrade. This is usually followed by assertions from the player that while they are happy at the Raiders,...
New podcast series shares life between the red and yellow flags
Podcast
Surf lifesavers in the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley have always had our back, now they have our ears! Surf Life Saving NSW has launched a new podcast series as the anticipation of summer builds. Irreverently titled 'What the Surf?!' the podcast features news and interviews with volunteer surf lifesavers from aournd New South Wales. 'What the Surf?!' will feature passionate surf...
Table of truth tells it like it is after NRL grand final
Sport
It's Monday afternoon at the Hotel Queanbeyan (aka, the Top Pub) and a replay of the NRL grand final is on the big screen. Canberra Raiders' supporters are sitting at the 'table of truth' and are slightly more engaged in conversation about whose shout is next, until a lone Sydney Roosters' supporter sounds a wake-up call, except that it's about...
Kezie Apps wants more than three rounds of NRLW in 2020
Sport
A National Women's Rugby League (NRLW) Premiership is the latest in a long list of sporting achievements for Cobargo's Millie Boyle. Having already represented her country and her state, Millie and her Brisbane Broncos teams mates were decisive winners over the St George Illawarra Dragons in yesterday's season decider. But the Bega Valley was a winner either way with Bega's...
The roads less travelled that brought Rapana and Nicoll-Klokstad to the Raiders
Sport
If things had been different in a sliding-doors moment, Jordan Rapana could have been playing for the Wallabies this weekend at the World Cup in Japan. Rapana, of course, will instead line-up for the Raiders in Sunday’s Grand Final against the Roosters in what seems as far away as possible from his days running around for Royals in the John...
Country fun and games at the Araluen Sports Day – Saturday
Sport
Looking for some family fun for the long weekend? Willing to step up and try a few old-fashioned tests of skill and strength? The Araluen Sports Day is held annually on the Saturday (October 5) of October long weekend. Sounded by the backdrop of mountains in the beautiful Araluen Valley this historic event includes fun activities for all the family...
Croker’s first coach quietly confident Raiders will prevail
Sport
Early on Sunday morning with their home town of Goulburn aflutter in Raiders flags and streamers, Jarrod Croker’s extended family will set off in two 22-seater buses, bursting with excitement and pride. The 29-year-old Raiders’ co-captain’s mother Pauline, father Greg, his sisters Natalie and Naomie, uncles, aunties, in-laws and nephews will be there. Extended family, unable to get a seat...
“Double dipping” on Bega Valley pools rejected by Council
News
Bega Valley Shire Council has rejected claims of "double dipping" on pools funding made by a former Mayor and General Manager at a recent public meeting. Council is in the midst of testing the communities response to a 'Special Rate Variation' (SRV) to pay for  the maintenance of the Shire's six public swimming pools as well as fund new and upgraded...
Green light on NSW trout season this long weekend
Sport
With the backdrop of ongoing drought, this long weekend marks the official opening of the New South Wales trout season. NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Senior Fisheries Manager Cameron Westaway says that in spite of the very dry conditions, there are still many popular fishing spots and waterways in good condition closer to the Great Divide in the northern...
How Ricky Stuart proved me wrong
Sport
I remember when I was first informed that Ricky Stuart would be returning to coach the Raiders. I wasn’t sure if it was the right move, having witnessed another legend recently depart the club. David Furner had been axed with three games to go before the end of the 2013 season and everybody associated with the club was emotionally drained...
The very best reasons to bleed Green: why supporting our local teams really matters
Community
Proud Canberran Alanna Davis is a passionate supporter of the Brumbies, the Raiders, the Caps and the Cavs, and a champion for women's equality and safety. But it wasn't until tragedy struck two years ago that she understood the depth of our community's spirit. In December 2017, six days before Christmas, my son and I were involved in a multi-vehicle...
Reboot in beautiful Bermagui this weekend as summertime builds
Health & Wellbeing
The October Long Weekend heralds the approach of warmer weather. Summer is on its way with cossies at the ready and camping spots being considered. The annual Reboot in Bermagui signals a start to that new energy with a jam-packed two-day program of fun and fitness that the entire town takes part in. Reboot in Bermagui is all about launching into...
Government pumps cash but no heart into Canberra’s adopted team
Opinion
As I was driving into work early on Friday morning, I counted five different people wearing lime green jerseys as anticipation reached a fever pitch for the Canberra Raiders-South Sydney preliminary final at GIO Stadium that night. In recognition of the Raiders' biggest match in nearly two decades, the buildup throughout the week had been extraordinary. Canberra landmarks, including Telstra Tower, the...
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