I only started playing Ice hockey last year, having been a field hockey player for most of my life, but immediately I was taken by how close knit the Ice Hockey community is. Myself and my house mate both started playing at the same time, and were both welcomed into the fold by some of [...]
Last Saturday (22 February 2014) 16 teams competed in a beginners only paintball tournament at Paintball Sports ACT in Fairbairn Pines. The event was a preseason tournament in the lead up to the first round of the National Capital Paintball League. The final placings were as follows:
1st – Recon by Fire
2nd – Canberra Ivy
3rd – [...]
Varsity Derby League vs BMRDL. Photo: David Mackie
The first roller derby bout for 2014 in Canberra is on! Varsity Derby League‘s DisHonour Rollers will take on the Blue Mountains Roller Derby League’s Free Sisters this Saturday.
There will be some skaters having their debut bout for VDL – come see how the hard work put [...]
Does anyone know of a current training group here in Canberra for parkour/free running?
Google is little help. Most/all stuff is old.
The University of Canberra Brumbies Offical Supporters Group “The rUCkus Crew” seem to be in pre-season training for their season of shirtless, brass fueled shenanigans again in 2014.
I think they may need counselling though… I mean look at these guys… I got pretty upset over Benny Mowen too… But this upset?
And do they not even [...]
a BOARD COMMUNIQUE has reached us from Basketball ACT:
The board of Basketball ACT wishes to advise the resignation of Tony Jackson as the Chief Executive Officer.
Best of luck to him.
Consider this your invitation to UN Women Australia Team, men and women, alike:
Sunday, 16 Feb at 8AM. Commonwealth Park.
“National Committee for UN Women (Rothnie-Jones)” is the name of the team and it will be fun, inclusive, and there will be a range of fitness so you will have team mates to run/walk with….we promise. [...]
Territory and Municipal Services are actively encouraging you to get out fishing on our lakes and rivers:
ACT residents are encouraged to make use of the many great fishing spots in the region, including Uriarra Loop Track, Black Mountain Peninsula, Dairy Flat, the trout waters below Bendora Dam and in Googong Reservoir.
After a hectic weekend of strike and counter strike (and as importantly the introduction of regional scores) the local Ingress standings are as follows in Cell PA03-ROMEO-11 (aka Canberra).
The Resistance have opened up a hefty lead over the Enlightened with 13,000 Mind Control Units (if you’re not playing you’re a mind being fought for) to [...]
The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users of a temporary road closure of westbound lanes of Pasrkes Way and a nearby car park for the Triathlon ACT January Festival 2014.
The westbound lanes of Parkes Way between Kimgs Avenue and Glenloch Interchange will be closed from 6am to 12.30pm Sunday 19 January [...]
Canberra’s Nick Kyrgios won a lot of fans around the world with his close fought and cramp riddled second round Australian Open tennis loss to France’s Benoit Paire.
Definitely one to watch as he gets a few more years under his belt and miles in the legs.
The Brumbies have announced more players who can’t make it onto the pitch for their leadership group:
The UC Brumbies have announced their leadership group for the 2014 Super Rugby competition, with Fotu Auelua and Clyde Rathbone joining David Pocock, Christian Lealiifano and Stephen Moore under the incumbent skipper, Ben Mowen.
The group of six [...]
The funsters at the Economic Development Directorate are expressing a preference for cars not to be driven to the PM’s XI:
If you’re going to the Prime Minsters XI V’s England match at Manuka on Tuesday, your best bet is to leave the car at home and catch an ACTION bus, and it won’t cost you [...]
In SA Rugby Mark Keohane interviews his mate Jake White on how screwing the Brumbies over has made him even more formidable.
Four year contract Jake. Win at all costs eh?
Cricket Australia have named the 2014 Prime Minister’s XI to play England on Tuesday:
Cricket Australia’s National Selection Panel and Tony Abbott have named the Prime Minister’s XI to play England at Manuka Oval on January 14.
Led by Brett Lee, the team includes some stars of Australian cricket.
The full squad is:
– Brett Lee (Captain) NSW
Adding somewhat to the sense of crisis around the Brumbies the SMH has word that the Brumbies inspirational captain will head off into the sunset at the end of this season:
Wallabies and ACT Brumbies captain Ben Mowen will quit Australian rugby on Thursday, deciding to put family before his World Cup dream and move his [...]
…for many reasons.
Canberra is being over-run by the resistance. We are an enlightened city, full of enlightened people (mostly), but the ‘intel map’ is depicting that this is not the case. The enlightened seem to be losing the battle. We need more help!
If you’re over 16 and based in the Australian Capital Territory, have an [...]
Yahoo has news on the signing of Harumich Tatekawa for the Brumbies.
Japanese utility back Harumichi Tatekawa is set to become the third player from his country to compete in Super Rugby after signing for the Canberra-based Brumbies, according to media reports on Sunday.
The 24-year-old, who can play at flyhalf or centre, would join Fumiaki [...]
Softball ACT is letting people know they’ve got a softball tournament going down:
The best junior male softballer’s in Australia have started to arrive in Canberra and are set to go head-to-head in a battle for the 2014 Under 17 boys’ national softball championship.
Teams from the ACT, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and [...]
Manuka Oval’s former groundsman and long term ACT Comets player has just taken his 100th test wicket in the Boxing Day Test against England keeping us in the running to take a clean sweep!
Congratulations to him on an unexpectedly prolific test career!
Thrilling news for Brumbies fans!
Keen eyed perusers of their website, and none are so keen as we, will note their copyright notice has rolled over to 2014.
With the power of time travel on our side can anything other than Daleks stop our advance on the title next year?
Geoff Koop on The Roar is engaging in some wishful thinking about getting Test cricket here to Canberra.
At the end of the day we might get the odd one but it’s hard to see the cricketing world letting the vast Perth market wither in favour of Canberra’s small population so very close to Sydney.
Let’s get [...]
Anybody know what the regulations are for cameras and camera gear at Manuka Oval? I’ve got tickets to watch the Poms vs PM’s XI and I’d like to get a bit snappy there.
I only ask, as the SCG will not allow lenses over 200mm and mine is a 300mm, no tripods or monopods either. I’m [...]
Want China Times has a very strange story claiming that the Canberra Cavalry’s Matt Blazynski completely fabricated a match fixing approach during the team’s triumphant Asian Cup series.
“The lie and the article caused extremely serious damage to the 2013 Asia Series, the CPBL, baseball fans and those who work in baseball in Taiwan,” the league [...]
Tuggeranong Masters Swimmers competed in the 9km Sri Chinmoy National Capital swim on December 1 with a couple of their members doing the whole 9km solo.
The swim commences from the boom at Scrivener Dam, and transitions through Weston Park West (near the miniature train), Yarralumla Bay, Commonwealth Park (behind Questacon) and finishes at Grevillea Park.
We either don’t have a coach, or we have two coaches. Or half the team has one coach and half the team has another coach.
And we don’t have a CEO.
Now the ABC reports that the Brumbies will also have to make do without Christian Lealiifano after his ankle surgery:
Lealiifano is not expected to be [...]
UC’s efforts to position itself as a uni for thickies has advanced according to the Canberra Times with a bizarre cricket sponsorship:
The University of Canberra has reaffirmed its sporting focus with the sponsorship of Big Bash League cricket team the Sydney Thunder.
Former Australian batsman Mike Hussey was in Canberra on Friday for the announcement, which [...]
Joy Burch has announced a new agreement on the future of racing in the ACT:
The ACT Government has today signed an inaugural Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Canberra Racing Club, the Canberra Harness Racing Club and the Canberra Greyhound Racing Club, outlining the strategic agenda for the local racing industry over the next four [...]
Attention people with great legs and a love of pain and sweat, your event approaches!
Any keen running Rioters out there. I started getting into running whenI’ve finally hit that age where I can’t eat whatever I want without having to buy progressively larger trousers, but I’ve never gotten enthusiastic enough to try a running event [...]
Katy Gallagher announced today that Canberra Centenary’s logo will be stuck onto the side of a yacht in this years Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.
They really should be planning these logo carrying events in order of impressiveness. The logo has made it to the Middle East on a banner, then made it onto the International [...]
The Herald Sun brings the unexpected news that the Canberra Raiders are thinking about disposing with their dancing girls:
In an historic move, Raiders chief executive Don Furner told The Daily Telegraph that his club was “reviewing the club’s game-day entertainment.”
“We have always had them but research among our fans indicates it might be time [...]
If you grew up in Canberra in the 1980s then the coolest man in the whole world was the Canberra Cannon’s Herb McEachin.
Today Basketball ACT announces the great man’s son Shawn is going to coach the Canberra Gunners:
Shawn McEachin, son of Herb McEachin, former Canberra Cannon and NBL legend, has been appointed as the Head [...]