Sport

Avalanche in Snowy Mountains serves as timely reminder
News
A man trapped in an avalanche in the Snowy Mountains has had a lucky escape, an experience that is being used by emergency services as a warning to others. Police report that shortly after 12 pm yesterday (August 13) a snowboarder contacted Triple 0 (000) after her husband was buried as a result of an avalanche. The pair were snowboarding outside...
World surfing champ Mick Fanning on hand for Bawley Point rescue
News
A global surfing icon has put a smile on a teenage grommet's face during a surf rescue at Bawley Point, north of Batemans Bay, on the New South Wales South Coast. Three-time world surfing champion Mick Fanning was sharing the break off Meroo Head with 15-year-old bodyboarder Declan Lewis when trouble came at around 10 am on 4 August. NSW...
Community projects lobby for votes in government grant ballot
News
Community organisations across the Monaro, Bega, and Goulburn electorates are out touting for votes in the closing days and hours of the NSW Government's 'My Community Project' ballot process. Voting closes this Thursday (August 15) with residents in each electorate asked to decide which of the nominated projects should be funded as part of the program. Voting opened a month...
Jarrod Croker will go down in history as one of the Raiders greats
Sport
Such is his popularity, it would be no surprise to see a generation of young rugby league players in Canberra running around in the future donning Jarrod Croker-style white headgear. This could be partly due to the fact that he gives his headgear away to fans after each game, but more so as a reflection of his positive influence within...
Will Canberra’s hope for an A-League team play out at GIO Stadium this year?
Sport
A Football Federation fan forum in Canberra earlier this year moved to assure the local football community that the ACT would be one of the next to be considered for an A-League Licence. The assurance followed disappointment that Canberra had once again been overlooked in favour of a third team in both Sydney and Melbourne. The FFA though gave cause...
Alone with my thoughts: One man’s solo expedition causing a ripple effect
Health & Wellbeing
Spending three months alone on a river with the only companion being your thoughts and the ripple of the water would be intimidating and daunting for most, but this is the battlefield where Canberra's Marc Nieuwenhuys chooses to fight his greatest enemy. Departing on 24 August, Nieuwenhuys will kayak unassisted and with no support crew along Australia’s longest river - the...
Canberra’s Nick Delatovic: The most left-field contender for a place on the Olympic wrestling team
Sport
Nick Delatovic says he has learned to try for absurd long shots. None, it would appear, as being longer than to represent Australia in wrestling at next year’s Tokyo Olympic Games. What makes this story unique is the fact that Nick only took up the sport when he was 23 years old, an age when most people in wrestling are...
NRL must stamp out inconsistent rulings or risk losing fans
Sport
Switch on social media anytime during a televised sporting contest and the emotions are often overwhelming to the extreme, ranging from elation to despair. Seconds after a fixture is finished the Twittersphere erupts and in the wake of a loss there are calls for a coach to be axed or drastic changes to be made. More often than not we...
Legends walk among us: Comparing the 1989 and 2019 Raiders teams
Sport
I just watched a replay of the 1989 grand final against the Balmain Tigers. Who could forget this most amazing game, etched in the minds or all Raiders fans? The self-belief and team spirit was incredible. Watching the current Raiders players mix with the team from 1989 at the Hall of Fame gala ball was a privilege. The chemistry between...
Despite departure of prolific striker, Tigers still have bite in FFA Cup
Sport
Despite the departure of their prolific striker who has scored the majority of their goals this season, the club has a message for the league: beware of the hungry Tigers. Argentinian forward Nicolas Abot has left the Cooma based side for the Thailand league but that does not mean Tigers FC have lost their bite in attack, captain Mark Shields...
UC researcher wants to knock concussion recovery on its head
News
The sight of people who are unable to function in daily life after suffering successive and debilitating concussions is what drives Professor Gordon Waddington to keeps up his research. Waddington, the University of Canberra's Professor of Sports Medicine, is leading UC's Research Institute for Sport and Exercise in using balance technology to help fast-track recovery from concussion, in what is...
Where have all the characters gone? Quashing personalities in sport
Sport
Over the past couple of months, I have witnessed some genuine characters emerge in Canberra sport. Unfortunately, those attending fund-raisers and other functions are the only witnesses to the ‘character’ side of some of our local elite sportspeople. By ‘character’ I refer to the ability to see the personality of the individual through their humour, opinions, values and views. I...
Broulee – ACT surf life savers in the pool for State Champs
Sport
The Surf Life Saving NSW Pool Rescue Championships brought together almost 450 lifesavers at the weekend with competitors from the Far South Coast and ACT mixing it with 29 other clubs and holding their own. The weekend's event at Woy Woy Peninsula Leisure Centre on the Central Coast marked the eleventh year of competition. The State Championships are focused on...
Para Equestrian champ Emma Booth to ‘Open Minds’ and hearts in Bega
What's On
Obsessed with horses from a young age, Emma Booth’s dream of riding one came true when she won a competition run by the TV show 'The Saddle Club' to win a pony and riding lessons. Her raw talent was clear early on and in 2011 she accepted a job in Germany riding and training horses for international dressage rider Holger...
Bodalla tennis courts reno secures the sports place in local life
Sport
With Wimbeldon in full swing, the Bodalla community is celebrating the refurbishment of the town's tennis courts, perhaps a breeding ground for Australia's next Ash Barty. Looking at the end result, it's easy to forget the bumpy road the project has traveled; collaboration on a number of fronts the key to meeting the challenges. Following a review of the condition...
Queanbeyan Blues show heart for indigenous artist
Sport
When the Queanbeyan Blues Rugby League Club players take the field, they always wear their hearts on their sleeves. For the recent Canberra Raiders Cup Indigenous round, the club’s senior teams also wore the heart of the Indigenous community on their jumpers when they ran onto Seiffert Oval against the West Belconnen Warriors. The jumpers were designed by Wiradjuri artist...
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