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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
Sport
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...
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...
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