[ 16 July 2016 at 7:00 pm; ]
Roller derby is the only full contact sport that adult men and women (or any gender) play together as equals, with no rule changes*. And you can see it this Saturday 16 July when Varsity Derby League’s Smackademics take on ‘The World’, a special one-off team for this event. Fresh from a win in Perth against Swan [...]
[ 6 August 2016 at 6:00 pm; ] Canberra Roller Derby League is back on 6 August. The Red Bellied Black Hearts will take on the Brindabelters in game 4 of the 2016 CRDL home season.
The Hearts opened their home season with a win over the Surly Griffins in Game 2. The experienced Bambi von Smash’er teamed up with the Hearts’ new blood [...]
Imagine a website that enabled you to discover all of the cycling experiences available in any location around the globe, and then (with the click of a button) create the cycling adventure of a lifetime.
That’s the vision of Canberra entrepreneur Charles Black, who has recently launched CycleLifeHQ.
CycleLifeHQ allows creators of cycling experiences such as [...]
The ACT government on Friday pledged $200,000 to Australia’s Paralympic and Olympic teams as the clock ticks down to just 50 days before the start of Rio 2016.
The Australian Olympic Committee and the Australian Paralympic Committee will each receive a $100,000 donation to help Australia’s athletes pursue their dream of sporting glory in Brazil.
Sport and recreation minister Yvette Berry [...]
[ 25 June 2016 at 6:00 pm; ]
Canberra Roller Derby League’s third home season game for 2016 is on Saturday June 25. The resurgent Black’n’Blue Belles will face the steely stare of the Surly Griffins.
The Belles opened their home season in style by scoring a massive 34 points in the first 2 minutes of 2016’s opening game against the Brindabelters. With a [...]
Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios, who is ranked 19th in the world and number one in Australia, has announced this morning that he will not compete at the Rio Olympics, citing “unfair and unjust treatment” of him by the Australian Olympic Committee as a key reason.
AOC chef de mission Kitty Chiller has previously said Kyrgios is “on [...]
[ 5 June 2016 at 1:00 pm; ]
Want to try a new sport? Croquet is a combination of physical skill and tactics.
Come and try it for yourself on Sunday 5 June at 1pm on the lawns on the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Coronation Drive Yarralumla, next to the Hyatt hotel.
For further information visit: www.canberracroquet.org.au
After Olympic Head of Mission Kitty Chiller said that Nick Kyrgios ‘doesn’t really understand what it means to be an Australian Olympian’, the Canberran tennis hotshot turned to social media for guidance and support. Over 2,400 of his facebook friends offered mostly encouraging comments.
He also reposted a tweet in which he was told to “go [...]
[ 8 May 2016; ] Want to try a new sport? Croquet is a combination of physical skill and tactics. Free Come and Try on Sunday 8 May at 1pm on the lawns on the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Coronation Drive Yarralumla – next to the Hyatt hotel. See www.canberracroquet.org.au
Canberra will host an A-League match between Central Coast Mariners and Wellington Phoenix later this year.
The clash at GIO Stadium is likely to take place in November in the early rounds of the 2016/17 season.
Canberrans have demonstrated an appetite for elite sports in recent years, especially football.
There were strong crowds at Canberra Stadium for the Asian Cup matches in January [...]
Junior roller derby registration days are on.
Boys and girls aged 10-17 can join Varsity Derby League‘s newest roller derby team.
You don’t need to know how to skate – we’ll teach you.
Dates: Sunday 1 May / Sunday 8 May
Time: 9-11 am
Where: Queanbeyan High School, Surveyor St.
See our website for full details.
Cricket Australia, the ACT Government and Cricket ACT have this morning announced that Manuka Oval will host an Australia v Sri Lanka Test match in the 2018-19 cricket season, and ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr says that as a result of this big news, major redevelopment of the ground is on hold for now.
Cricket Australia [...]
[ 10 April 2016 at 7:30 am; ] ACT Broomball Association is proud to announce the Winter 2016 Competition…
Broomball you say? Broomball is a sport played on ice, where you wear special shoes… no, the one you’re thinking of is curling. It’s not curling. Think of it as “Ice hockey meets field hockey – but more fun”.
The sport has been played in the [...]
[ 9 April 2016; ]
Photo by David Mackie/Soul Hunter Photography
Canberra is chilling down but the roller derby action is only getting hotter: Varsity Derby League’s DisHonour Rollers are heading for a fierce match against Canberra Roller Derby League’s Vice City Betamax on Saturday 9 April at Southern Cross Basketball Stadium.
Get yourself trackside for this game and enjoy some awesome [...]
Four-time Olympic basketball medallist Lauren Jackson has this morning announced that due to ongoing knee injury woes she will retire from basketball with immediate effect, meaning she will not compete in a final Olympics with the Opals in Rio later this year.
Her announcement follows the retirement of longtime Capitals coach Carrie Graf earlier this [...]
[ 2 April 2016 at 6:00 pm; ] The low rumble of wheels on wood…The silence broken by a shrill whistle…
Canberra Roller Derby League — Canberra’s premier roller derby league — is back for 2016!
This Saturday 2 April CRDL storms back to the track at the Southern Cross Basketball Stadium for the first game of the 2016 season.
In a rematch of the 2015 [...]
[ 1 April 2016 to 3 April 2016. ] Females from teenagers to over forties are invited to join Diamond Phoenix for a fun paddle on Lake Burley Griffin. Don’t worry if you’ve never tried a water sport before, we’ll help you get started.
Dragon boat racing is among the fastest growing of team water sports, with thousands of participants in over 60 countries. It’s [...]
AIS senior coach Paul Goriss has been appointed to succeed Carrie Graf as coach of the Canberra Capitals basketball team this May.
Mr Goriss is currently the Associate Women’s Coach of Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport.
The University of Canberra-sponsored Capitals WNBL team is in a period of rebuilding following the [...]
[ 13 March 2016 at 1:00 pm; ] A call to arms! The Canberra chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism is inviting Canberrans to pick up a sword, fight like a knight and learn the arts of medieval warfare over an 9 week “Foundations of Armoured Combat” course commencing on 13th of March.
The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is an international organisation [...]
[ 12 March 2016 at 6:30 pm; ]
Get ready for smashing speed when Varsity Derby League’s Capital Carnage take on Victorian Vanguard on Saturday 12 March at Southern Cross Stadium. With Vanguard ranked #1 and Carnage #4 after the 2015 Men’s National Roller Derby Championships, and both teams with skaters on the Australian squad, you’ll be guaranteed a super fast, hard-hitting action packed [...]
[ 14 November 2015 at 3:00 pm; ]
The massive Canberra Roller Derby League grand final double header is on Saturday, 14 November!
It’s Block to the Future and you can bet there’ll be plenty of thunder and lightning!
In game 1, the Brindabelters take on the Black’n’Blue Belles. The Belters have a winning record against the Belles this season. But the Belles have been [...]
I posted a thread over at reddit to see who is interested in having a social soccer session every Sunday. It seems quite a few people are interested so thought to see if anyone here would be as well.
Head over to the /r/canberra thread i started and comment if you are interested in attending!
[ 17 October 2015 at 5:00 pm; ]
Haven’t seen any roller derby this year? Better hurry! The last game before Canberra Roller Derby League’s grand final is on 17 October!
Those salty sirens of the track, the Red Bellied Black Hearts will take on the belles of the brawl, the Black ’n’ Blue Belles.
The Black Hearts have been a dominant force on the [...]
Looking for second hand sports gear? Or a cheap way to entertain the kids on the second last weekday of the school holidays? Like to help save a cute rabbit-sized mini-roo called a bettong in the process? The launch event for this year’s Garage Sale Trail in Civic Square is the place to be between [...]
[ 12 September 2015 at 3:00 pm; ]
We ain’t fakin’, whole lotta skatin’ goin’ on! Join in the excitement of live, full contact roller derby action when Varsity Derby League’s Capital Carnage rips it up on the track with Sydney City Smash on Saturday 12 September at Southern Cross Basketball Stadium.
If you want to see fast, hard-hitting derby this is one not to [...]
Welcome back to the series where I have the pleasure of interviewing some of Canberra’s most fascinating women.
This week I met up with the lovely Michelle Walton at Me & Mrs Jones in Kingston. We talked all things sport and business and here’s what I discovered.
Who are you?
What do you do?
I am a Director [...]
No, this is not another post about Nick Kyrgios.
Rather, it’s hopefully another conversation starter about the greater issue of sledging – or, as Urban Dictionary puts it, “mental disintergration”.
Most international teams partake in sledging. Sledging can be merely an opposition player talking constantly to the opposition. It can also often backfire, as Australian cricketer Glenn McGrath [...]
A Sydney radio station was this morning forced to pull an interview with Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios’ brother Christos about the Stan Wawrinka sledging controversy. It’s the final straw for Marcus Paul.
Earlier this week Nick Kyrgios was fined $10,000 USD after on-court microphones caught him telling Stan Wawrinka that “Kokkanakis [Australian Davis Cup teammate] banged your [...]
[ 15 August 2015 at 5:00 pm; ]
The derby girls are back on the track, this Saturday 15th August.
It’s CRDL’s two original teams facing off in the fourth round of the 2015 season, with the Black ‘n’ Blue Belles taking on the Surly Griffins at Tuggeranong Southern Cross Stadium. Both teams are eager to change the direction of this season so far, neither [...]
There’s plenty in the news cycle this week about AFL star Adam Goodes.
Or should that be indigenous star? Or maybe Australian of the Year, AFL legend and Aboriginal rights campaigner Adam Goodes.
After all, I don’t want to offend. Or even worse, appear racist.
Either way, I’m of the opinion the man is always playing the victim. He’s called [...]
[ 11 July 2015 at 3:00 pm; ]
That’s right, roller derby’s for everyone. This Saturday 11 July, Varsity Derby League’s men’s team, Capital Carnage, will be taking on the Light City Sabres from Adelaide, and our mixed team, the Smackademics, will also be playing Light City Sabres, this time in their mixed team form.
There will be rock n roll from local band The [...]