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Canberra Roller Derby League (Grand Final ticket giveaway)

By 16 October 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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“This is Roller Derby: everyone eats sh^t.”  Freudian Slit (psych student when she’s not playing derby) is explaining to me that nobody gets on a pair of skates unless they’re willing to fall down.  But nobody lasts in Roller Derby unless they’re also willing to get back up again.  Nearby players are running drills to [...]

University of Canberra Capitals spot their new mascot

By 13 October 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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The University of Canberra Capitals will play their first home game of the season this Saturday at the AIS Arena. They will be taking on Sydney Uni, having just played their season opener away game against the Melbourne Boomers on Friday.
The iconic Canberra team will be led this season by Lauren Jackson, Abby Bishop, Kristen [...]

CRDL Grand Final

By 9 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The Hunger Jams: BLOCKINGJAY
Roller derby: a cutthroat, full-contact, high-intensity sport where the only objective is to win as many points against the opposition, doing whatever it takes!
A jammer will volunteer as tribute, putting their body on the line against rough enemy skaters, and hoping to make it off the track unscathed… After coming third at [...]

Local Sports Wrap 4th and 5th of October

By 6 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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FUTSAL: Futsal Premier League
Any thoughts that Canberra City Prawns would easily defend its Futsal Premier League title in 2014-15 were dispelled last week.
The Prawns, so dominant last season, were held to a 3-all draw by Monaro Panthers Green in the pair’s entertaining round two clash.
Dragan Stegnjaic continued his red hot start to the season by [...]

Local Sports Wrap – 27th and 28th September

By 30 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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FUTSAL: Futsal Premier League
The men’s Futsal Premier League season began Friday week ago, and Monaro Panthers Green and Untouchables began their respective campaigns with wins.
Monaro took on Weston-Molonglo Timberwolves and was made to work hard for its 8-4 victory.
Dragan Stegnjaic grabbed three goals in a star performance, and he was joined on the score card [...]

Cricket Nets

By 25 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hello again.
Just wondering if anyone knows of any cricket practise nets close to Gordon?
I know there are some in Chisolm but thats a bit far to travel.

Local Leaders – Dr Priya Dev and David Elliot (Qhopper)

By 23 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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It’s half-time at a Brumbies home game and you’re craving a meat pie and a beer. The problem is that 20,000 hungry football fans also have the same idea, and you risk missing the start of the second half if you join the end of the queue.
Local mathematician Dr Priya Dev and IT entrepreneur David [...]

Local Sports Wrap 20th and 21st of September

By 22 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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FOOTBALL: National Premier League
Cooma Tigers bowed out of the National Premier League finals series after it was dismantled 6-1 by Sydney club Bonnyrigg Eagles at the AIS Track on Saturday afternoon.
The Tigers were crowned league champions a little over a month ago after an exceptional regular season campaign, but failed to play with the same [...]

Rugby League Laughable

By 20 September 2014

The try that wasn’t, or was it? Well it looked like a try to me, but the clowns maskeraiding as referees found a knock-on that wasn’t there. But the Cowboys are getting used to these type of decisions by now, especially around finals time, seven tackles etc. Good luck to Easts, or Sydney if you [...]

2015 University of Canberra Brumbies Home games announced

By 18 September 2014

An Anzac weekend clash, a Saturday afternoon showdown with the Crusaders and Friday night footy against the Waratahs highlight the University of Canberra Brumbies 2015, Canberra-based fixtures, as announced by SANZAR on Thursday.
The revelation of the 2015 Super Rugby draw comes at the same time the UC Brumbies officially launched their 2015 Membership campaign, with [...]

Tigers set for monumental clash

By 18 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 20 September 2014 at 2:30 pm; ] It’s probably the biggest match in the history of the Cooma Tigers. This weekend the National Premier Leagues: Capital Football League Champions lock horns with their New South Wales counterparts in a huge National Premier Leagues Finals match. The first National Premier Leagues Finals match to be played in Canberra is shaping up to be [...]

Motiv8MeFootball Academy Training for players who are wanting to improve their football skills and fitness

By 18 September 2014

Motiv8MeFootball Academy Canberra is a low cost academy that helps any football player of ages 7 up to adults improve their football skills with training sessions designed to help the player develop their dribbling, ball control, fitness, agility and stamina. We train in various locations to suit the player and have commenced training for preseason [...]

Tuggeranong’s FFA Cup journey ends but won’t soon be forgotten

By 17 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The Tuggeranong United coaching staff and reserve players laughed and smiled as they stood together on the sideline prior to kick-off.
Their relaxed mood told the story well, and was befitting of the special occasion they were playing a part in.
Tuggeranong, buoyed by its remarkable penalty shoot-out victory over South Hobart FC in the round of [...]

FFA Cup clash to be the spectacle fans have been dreaming of

By 16 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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As far as occasions go for Tuggeranong United Football Club, few have been – and will be – as monumental as this evening’s round of 16 FFA Cup match against Melbourne Victory.
It’s a clash that pits a minnow against a titan; a relatively unknown local club side (outside of the ACT) taking on a fully-fledged [...]

Westfield FFA Cup live in Canberra tomorrow night

By 15 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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[ 16 September 2014 at 7:30 pm; ]

Tickets are selling fast for the big Westfield FFA Cup clash tomorrow night. Tickets are available at Ticketek. We recommend to pre-purchase and to arrive early (Gates open at 6pm) for your convenience. Tickets sales topped 1000 within a day of going on sale!

Local Canberra football club Tuggeranong United FC will be playing [...]

Local Sports Wrap 13th and 14th September

By 15 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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FOOTBALL: National Premier League: Capital Football
Belconnen United was crowned National Premier League: Capital Football champions after edging out Canberra FC 3-2 on penalties in the grand final at Deakin Stadium on Saturday.
Belconnen goalkeeper Ashley Collins produced a magnificent diving save to deny FC captain Matt Grbesa and secure the victory for his side after the [...]

Vikings Cycling Club Novice Program

By 14 September 2014

The Vikings Cycling Club Spring 2014 Novice Program Registrations open now!
The Novice Program is aimed at bringing new riders into the world of road cycling and racing.
The program has been running under John Armstrong and Simon Dwyer  for the past 8 years and has proved its ability to prepare riders for a safe and successful [...]

CRDL 2014 Double Header Round Three

By 12 September 2014

[ 20 September 2014 at 4:00 pm; ] CRDL’s Third double header - Saturday, 20th September

The CRDL home season is rolling on with unstoppable force, with the third double-header of the season and the last before the final, set to take place on the 20th of September. This home season is continuing to prove that in derby, anything can happen, with last season’s standings completely reversed. At the most [...]

Westfield FFA Cup: This is Grassroots football!

By 11 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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In 1995 there were 15 primary school aged kids running around frosty football fields, hoping to play for the Socceroos and pretending to be Alan Shearer, who at the time was the world’s most expensive footballer.
Nineteen years later in 2014, Socceroo Carl Valeri and local Tuggeranong product Matt Menser will put their sentiments aside [...]

CRDL 2014 Double Header Three

By 10 September 2014

CRDL’s Third double header - Saturday, 20th September
The CRDL home season is rolling on with unstoppable force, with the third double-header of the season, and the last before the final, set to take place on the 20th of September. This home season is continuing to prove that in derby, anything can happen, with last season’s standings completely [...]

Local Sports Wrap September 6th and 7th

By 8 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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RUGBY UNION: Canberra Vikings (NRC)
The Canberra Vikings powered to its second win of the National Rugby Championship by defeating Queensland Country 26-21 at Viking Park on Saturday afternoon.
The Vikings unleashed the most powerful backline seen in the competition yet, with almost every member of it boasting Super Rugby experience, and fans weren’t left disappointed as [...]

Local Sports Wrap 30th and 31st of August

By 1 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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RUGBY UNION
It took a week longer than expected, but the Canberra Vikings’ National Rugby Championship campaign is alive and kicking after a 37-18 victory over Greater Sydney Rams last Thursday.
The Vikings put their disappointing 28-23 loss to Perth Spirit in round one behind them as they notched their first win of the competition in relatively [...]

Injury forces McCabe into early retirement

By 28 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Pat McCabe will announce his retirement from rugby on Thursday following a third break to his C1 vertebrae. McCabe suffered the injury while playing against the All Blacks for the Qantas Wallabies in Auckland on Saturday night.
The University of Canberra Brumbies back has been a part of the fulltime squad since 2010, having arrived in [...]

Local Sports Wrap 23rd and 24th August

By 25 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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RUGBY UNION
The Canberra Vikings suffered a shock 28-23 defeat at the hands of Perth Spirit in the opening round of the National Rugby Championship at Viking Park on Saturday afternoon.
Canberra fielded 10 contracted ACT Brumbies players in the round-one clash, but it mattered little as the home side failed to assert any authority over its [...]

Victory for Tuggeranong United FC

By 23 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Tuggeranong United FC will host Melbourne Victory FC in the Round 16 match of the 2014 Westfield FFA Cup knock-out competition. Vikings Park, Erindale is the confirmed venue.
The match date will be either September 16th or 23rd on Monday 25 August.
“We are overjoyed to be playing Melbourne Victory”, said a delighted coach Steve Forshaw.
“They [...]

Steve Forshaw re-appointed to 2016

By 19 August 2014
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Tuggeranong United Football Club (TUFC) has re-appointed Steve Forshaw as Club Head Coach and NPL Open Men’s team coach, to the end of the 2016 season.
“I’m delighted to have been given this opportunity and to receive the backing of the TUFC Board and supporter base.
“We set out a three year plan in 2014 and [...]

If you build it, they will come…

By 19 August 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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ACT Sports Minister Shane Rattenbury refuses to recognize his Field of Dreams moment even though it’s staring him in the face.
He’s missing a real opportunity by not getting behind the push to build a new ice rink which would provide more time and opportunity for Canberrans who follow – or would like to if facilities [...]

Sports Wrap 16th and 17th August

By 18 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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RUGBY LEAGUE
2014 can’t come to an end soon enough for the Canberra Raiders and their fans.
That was the feeling after the Raiders fell 34-16 to St George Illawarra at GIO Stadium Canberra on Saturday afternoon.
Adding salt to Canberra’s gaping wounds was the fact that the victory was the Dragons’ first in the nation’s capital since [...]

St George hoodoo finally over

By 17 August 2014

Hoodoo finally ends for St George, good one Ricky! Now the wait to see who get’s the spoon, Raiders must be firming in the betting. Oh there is always next year! But on reflection, no, we will probably be worse off, no Milford etc.
But really does anyone care anymore?

Reception for ACT Commonwealth Games representatives

By 16 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher MLA, and the Minister for Sport and Recreation, Shane Rattenbury MLA, will host a ceremony to welcome home the ACT athletes, coaches and support staff who were members of the Australian team at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
“We are all very proud of the achievements of the Australian athletes who participated [...]

Canberra junior league hit by football’s global problems

By 14 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Sport isn’t what it used to be.
In times gone by it was about enjoyment and togetherness; a pastime that delivered untold pleasure to those who played it. It used to be pure.
But somewhere along the line, professionalism was ushered in and sport as we knew it changed forever. The focus slowly but surely shifted from [...]

CRDL’s 2014 Home Season Two games in one awesome night

By 14 August 2014

Hot on the heels of its seventh season’s opening double-header, Canberra Roller Derby League’s second event on the 16th of August promises to be a continuation of the league’s exciting and unpredictable home team play. The first double-header saw upsets in both bouts, with last season’s second place Brindabelters going down to wooden spooners the Surly Griffins, and two-time champions the [...]

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