Sport

Skydiving Championships take to Moruya’s big blue skies
News
The 2019 Australian and New Zealand National Skydiving Championships were officially opened on Sunday evening at the newly upgraded Moruya Airport. Moruya’s Skydive Oz is hosting up to 150 the country’s best skydivers in the annual meet run by the Australian Parachute Federation. Joining in the opening was Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes, who took her first tandem jump with Paul...
Record entries dive into Broulee Bay to Breakers
Sport
It was a perfect morning for the eigth Annual Hotondo Broulee Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim on Sunday. A record 413 entries were recorded for the 1.4 km Race from Shark Bay around the headland to South Broulee Beach. Out on the water, Broulee Surf Life Saving Club members patrolled the course in a variety of watercraft as a done...
Sport almost cost and then saved Mark Whithear’s life
Sport
Canberra businessman, Mark Whithear, believes he has emerged from a 12-month health ordeal as a better person. It’s a fair statement, given the impact of Mark’s time and energy towards helping the youth of Canberra through his role as the initial major sponsor of Menslink, in setting up Surfers Against Suicide, and coaching junior sport. To fully understand where he...
Wighton moving on from horror 2018 with fresh outlook on footy and life
Sport
2018 was a year to forget for Jack Wighton but the Raiders' new five-eighth is looking forward to the season ahead with the chance to put the off-field drama behind him. Wighton narrowly avoided jail time last year after being given a two-month suspended sentence for assaulting five men while out celebrating his birthday. He hasn’t played a competitive NRL...
Brumbies walking the tightrope as trio of Aussie clashes looms
Sport
"Balance" was the key phrase at Brumbies headquarters on Tuesday afternoon (5 March) as the side prepare for a series of pivotal Australian conference clashes starting on Friday night (8 March) against the Melbourne Rebels. The Brumbies have struggled for consistency in the opening three rounds of the season, highlighted by a 43-13 loss to the Hurricanes a week after thrashing the...
Kameruka’s Pink Cockatoos celebrate first season of women’s cricket
Sport
It's the first official season of women's cricket for the Far South Coast and teams are competing from Eden, Tathra, Kameruka, and South Eurobodalla. Many of the players had only ever played cricket on beaches or at barbeques before the first  'Pink Stumps' charity game for the Jane McGrath Foundation four years ago. The community-oriented fundraising effort eventually grew into this...
FFA set to host nation-wide community forums: What will you be asking them?
Sport
Football Federation Australia (FFA) will head out on a nation-wide tour in the coming months to hear from fans, coaches, players, club presidents and referees to help develop a four-year strategic plan that will "shape the future of the game" in Australia. The series of community forums, which will start this week in Brisbane and conclude in the nation's capital...
The NRL’s off-season from hell: Does it impact on your support for rugby league?
Opinion
I distinctly remember being involved in a Raiders’ education session over a decade ago with the focus being on respectful behaviour towards women. It involved a rape victim speaking to the players about the devastating impact it had on her life and the life of her family. The players were shocked by the forthright re-telling of the experience and later...
Nippers descend on Swansea Belmont beach for Surf Championships
Sport
More than 2,500 of Surf Life Saving’s youngest members have descended on Swansea Belmont SLSC for three big days of competition at the NSW Surf Life Saving Championships. Nippers under the age of 14 will compete for their club in both team and individual events on the sand and in the surf, today and over the weekend vying for one...
Baseball Australia says no to alcohol sponsorship and advertising
Sport
The Canberra Cavalry said it would continue its deal with major sponsor BentSpoke despite Baseball Australia pledging to no longer accept alcohol advertising and sponsorship in its junior competitions and at the national representative level of the game. Baseball Australia, who is the governing body for all levels of baseball, T-Ball and Little League across the country, has become the...
How filling in sparked Josh Rochow’s Australian netball career
Sport
Josh Rochow admits his quick rise in a sport that he had never played three years ago is extraordinary. It's not often that filling in for a family friend's netball team leads to representing your country, but that is what happened to the Canberra teenager. In December 2016, Rochow, who had played basketball since he was nine-years-old, was asked by...
The best places to take your PWC this weekend
Community
They’re described by some as ‘the most fun you can have sitting down’ but if you’ve never ridden a personal watercraft (PWC) – like a Sea-Doo or jet-ski – before, it can be hard to know where to start. As Kane Piper from the Canberra Motorcycle Centre said to us recently, “PWCs are not a huge part of our business...
Big parties commit to Bega Valley sporting upgrades
Sport
The two big parties contesting the March 23 NSW Election have made commitments to Bega Valley sporting facilities four weeks out from polling day. The Liberal Member for Bega, Andrew Constance has announced $13.5 million for the Bega Sporting Complex, the Pambula Beach Sporting Complex and Merimbula Basketball Courts. “At a time where being active is on everyone’s radar and...
The UC Capitals’ secret weapon: Barb Lodding more than a team manager
Sport
When the UC Capitals team and staff were introduced to the crowd after winning the WNBL title for the eighth time, one of the biggest cheers from the club’s faithful was in response to the announcement of the team manager’s name. The manager’s role usually goes un-noticed despite the countless hours behind the scenes making sure the players only have...
A day at the footy –  small gestures, but lasting moments
Sport
Editors note: When 'big city sport' comes to the country something other than 'just a game' unfolds. Steve and Ryan Judd have captured that beautifully for you and Region Media. Steve is a local police officer and Ryan is a year eight high school student who loves a ball. This father and son ran with our brief - cover the...
Rugby Union juniors from Southern NSW flock to Tathra this weekend
Sport
Rugby Union juniors from as far as the Southern Highlands, Riverina, Illawarra and A.C.T will hit the paddock in Tathra this weekend, at the A.C.T. Brumbies - South Coast 7's. It's a full weekend of Rugby 7's action with junior players, boys and girls, aged 13 to 18 taking part. Girls from the Tathra-based Far South Coast Falcons will be...
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