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If you love fungi and horse racing then this lunch is for you!

By 18 June 2015

[ 5 July 2015 at 12:30 pm; ] Thoroughbred Park has teamed up with 3seeds Chef Andrew Haskins to present a truffle lunch with a difference on Sunday 5 July.  A four-course truffle inspired luncheon prepared by Andrew and the talented catering team at Thoroughbred Park showcasing local growers Black Truffles of Canberra as well as a race day will keep even the [...]

Local sports club profile – Engarde at MacKillop fencing club

By 5 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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It might not look it, but when properly supervised, the sport of fencing is only slightly more hazardous than lawn bowls. We spoke to the president of Engarde at MacKillop fencing club to find out more. 
Di Makin has been president of the Engarde at MacKillop fencing club, which started in 2009, for around 18 months. [...]

Would you like to see a new ice rink in Canberra?

By 3 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Members of Canberra’s ice sports community are petitioning the ACT Government to open a new ice rink in the capital. 
The petition organisers say the Phillip ice skating rink is outdated, in poor condition and too small to accommodate sporting fans of teams such as CBR Brave.
From the petition:

Ice sports (such as figure skating, broom ball [...]

Tuggeranong Bulldogs 40th gala dinner

By 3 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 8 August 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]

Tuggeranong Bulldogs Junior AFL Club turns 40 this year and is hosting a gala dinner to celebrate. All past and present players, members, family and friends of the Bulldogs community are invited.

Tickets are $80 per person, which includes canapés, a three-course meal, drinks on arrival and live music.

When: Saturday 8 August 2015
Time: 7pm
Where: The Hellenic [...]

Quad save the Queen!

By 1 June 2015

[ 6 June 2015 at 9:00 am; 7 June 2015 at 9:00 am; 8 June 2015 at 12:00 am; ] Canberra Roller Derby League presents QUAD SAVE THE QUEEN, an explosive colony-wide roller derby tournament on the June long weekend!

Two tracks, three days, and twelve teams makes this a roller derby spectacular not to be missed! Knock-out structure means there is no predicting who will conquer all and rise to the throne.

Whether you’re a derby [...]

Local sports club profile – Canberra Archery Club

By 29 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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While archery may not have the same high profile as sports like rugby or cricket, it does have a small and active local following – and competitions at Canberra Archery Club regularly attract former Olympic greats.
At over 50 years old, Canberra Archery Club in Lyneham is the city’s oldest. It has around 200 members shooting with [...]

Local sports club profile – Gungahlin Gymnastics

By 22 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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If there’s proof that Canberra’s north needed another gymnastics club, it’s the speed at which families have signed up to join Gungahlin Gymnastics, which opened for business just a few weeks ago.
Directors Joel and Megan Moss had hoped to begin their first term with between 50 and 60 gymnasts across the club, which caters to gymnasts [...]

Local sports club profile – Storm MMA

By 15 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Ever since Storm MMA’s first fighter competed under the club’s name in 2009, founder Storm Oshyer says the club has taken a non-traditional approach to martial arts.
“As far as the club goes, we’re definitely like a family,” he explains.
“It’s not a traditional martial arts club, it’s very low key and easy going. There are no [...]

Local leaders – Jackson Bursill (Neverest)

By 13 May 2015
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University student and Australian cross country skier Jackson Bursill will this month lead a gruelling 75km, 9000-vertical metre trek above Corin Dam to raise funds for Nepal’s earthquake recovery.
Jackson and friend Steven Mackay had planned to trek to Everest base camp this September. Instead, the pair now hope to raise $50,000 for the Australian Himalayan [...]

Future of Canberra’s Equestrian Park cross country course at risk

By 12 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The Yarralumla Woolshed, which is located in the middle of Canberra’s Equestrian Park, has been provisionally heritage listed by the ACT Heritage Council. In principle, this is supported.
What is opposed is the inclusion into the listing of most of the surrounding cross country course, which forms part of the broader Equestrian Park grounds.
Canberra’s Equestrian Park [...]

Massive MMA fight night featuring 2 x women’s fights

By 11 May 2015

[ 23 May 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

The BRACE 2015 Australian MMA Championship continues in the nation’s capital on Saturday 23 May.

Live from the AIS Arena, BRACE will bring a night of explosive mixed martial arts action. Secure your tickets now for a night of dynamic sports entertainment and you will witness Australia’s best fighters battle it out in the cage.

BRACE 34 [...]

David Pocock helping children with cancer to Walk On Walk Strong

By 10 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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When Brumbies vice captain David Pocock took out man of the match following his team’s win against the Highlanders last month, the charity he chose to receive a $500 donation was a cause close to a teammate’s heart.
David selected Fiji’s Walk On Walk Strong Foundation, which assists children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
Fellow teammate [...]

Local sports club profile – Brindabella Blues Football Club

By 8 May 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Tuggeranong’s Brindabella Blues Football Club will this season field over 80 teams across all age groups from under sixes to masters.
The club has around 1000 players registered this season, which is at least 150 above average. President Ken Yalg attributes the growth to several high profile, global football competitions last year.
“This year’s been a bit extraordinary [...]

Warren Miller’s 65th ski and snowboard film

By 5 May 2015
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[ 31 May 2015 at 5:00 pm; ]

Introducing Warren Miller’s highly anticipated 65th ski and snowboard film. Take a journey with Warren Miller to the deepest of destinations, from beneath the blankets of powder in Niseko, Japan to the top of Greece’s Mount Olympus, and the edge of Alaska’s Chugach.

Showing one night only on Sunday 31 May at 5.00pm, Warren Miller’s ‘No Turning [...]

Local sports club profile – Canberra City Gymnastics Club

By 1 May 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE
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As one of the only all-ages gymnastics club in Canberra’s north, places at Belconnen’s Canberra City Gymnastics Club are in hot demand.
It’s only the end of the first week of the new school term, but Canberra City Gymnastics Club office staff member Ann Dawson says classes across all age groups are almost completely booked out.
“We [...]

Where is the Pacquiao vs Mayweather fight being televised in Canberra?

By 30 April 2015
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Just wondering if anyone knows which pubs/clubs in the Woden district are playing the Pacquiao vs Mayweather fight this Sunday?

Brumbies’ Robbie Coleman on why he supports White Ribbon

By 30 April 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Brumbies player Robbie Coleman is a long-time Canberran who believes violence against women is never acceptable.
After winning man of the match following the Brumbies recent home game against the Melbourne Rebels, he chose to support Australia’s campaign to stop violence against women, White Ribbon Australia.
“There shouldn’t ever be violence against women. It’s a cause that [...]

Local sports club profile – Tuggeranong Bulldogs Junior AFL Club

By 24 April 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE
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The Tuggeranong Bulldogs Junior AFL Club, which will this year celebrate its 40th season, is almost as old as Tuggeranong itself.
The club was started in 1976 (the result of the South Woden AFL Club moving even further south), just two years after the first families moved into the suburb of Kambah. Its senior teams eventually [...]

5 reasons to try skydiving in Canberra

By 21 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Would you like to experience the adrenaline rush that comes from jumping out of a plane at 15,000 feet and free-falling towards earth at over 200 kilometres per hour?
You don’t have to leave Canberra to satisfy your inner thrill seeker. We spoke to the team at Canberra’s only tandem skydiving company, Skydive Oz Canberra, to [...]

Local sports club profile – Central Spears Gridiron

By 17 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Here’s a fun piece of local sporting trivia: Canberra is home to Australia’s number one ranked men’s gridiron team – the Central Spears.
The Central Spears men’s and women’s teams are also the current ACT champions, and the men’s team has won the ACT Gridiron men’s competition every year since the club began in 2012.

Club president [...]

Women’s self defence classes in Canberra?

By 15 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I am interested in doing some self defence classes. Mainly just to feel confident to be able to get myself out of a bad situation if I ever needed to.
Does anyone have any feedback on Krav maga in Canberra? Places you would recommend? Good instructors?
I am also open to other types of self defence for [...]

Brumbies prop Scott Sio on why he supports cancer charity Redkite

By 13 April 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE
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When Brumbies prop Scott Sio was awarded man of the match following last Saturday’s 20-3 win against the Cheetahs, he had no difficulty choosing a charity to receive a $500 donation.
“As soon as I found out I had received man of the match, I knew I wanted my donation to go to Redkite, which is [...]

Tuggeranong United signs major sponsorship deal

By 11 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Tuggeranong United Football Club has this week signed a major two-season sponsorship deal with Peter Blackshaw Real Estate Tuggeranong.
Club president John Thiele says the sponsorship is directly linked to the club’s highly publicised match against Melbourne Victory as part of the FFA Cup in September last year.
“We pulled out all the stops for our home [...]

Local sports club profile – Uni-Norths Owls

By 10 April 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE
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When it comes to women’s rugby, few Canberra teams are as formidable as the Uni-Norths Owls women’s team, which won both the ACT premiership and minor premiership double in 2014.
Uni-Norths Owls president Jason Smith says the club’s women’s team is one of its most successful teams in several years.
“We have quite a few of the [...]

Roller derby – Saturday 11 April

By 9 April 2015

[ 11 April 2015 at 3:00 pm; ]

See a great big helping of roller derby action in Canberra on Saturday 11 April with not one but two awesome bouts in the one event: “Maulin’ Rogues”. Varsity Derby League’s second women’s team, the Rogue Scholars, will be making their debut against the Wagga Derby Dolls’ Murderous Crows, and to warm you up for [...]

Local sports club profile – Molonglo Juggernauts Football Club

By 3 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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With less than a week until the first game of Canberra’s 2015 AFL season, Molonglo Juggernauts Football Club’s (MFC) three senior teams are ready to build on last season’s success – though president Anthony Cutting says doing so won’t be easy.
“Last year our men’s division two team and our women’s division two team made it [...]

Local sports club profile – Tuggeranong United Football Club

By 27 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Most suburban football teams would be intimidated by the prospect of playing against one of the country’s top A-League teams, but not Tuggeranong United Football Club (TUFC).
Its top team took on Melbourne Victory’s A-League team last September as part of national football knockout competition, the FFA Cup. While the final score was 6-0 to Melbourne [...]

Registrations open for Run for Teal, Batemans Bay

By 25 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 25 October 2015; ]

Come and support Ovarian Cancer Australia by running, walking or crawling your way around the stunning coastal town of Batemans Bay this October.

With four course options ranging from 6km to a full marathon, it’s a fun run for all ages and fitness levels. Funds raised will be donated to the research arm of Ovarian Cancer [...]

Canberra Roller Derby League 2015 home season

By 24 March 2015

[ 28 March 2015 at 5:00 pm; 16 May 2015 at 5:00 pm; 20 June 2015 at 5:00 pm; 15 August 2015 at 5:00 pm; 19 September 2015 at 5:00 pm; 17 October 2015 at 5:00 pm; 14 November 2015 at 3:00 pm; ] After a hard earned summer break, your favourite Canberra Roller Derby League (CRDL) teams are back with another jam packed season! The 2015 season will be back to our tried and tested year long season of single headers, kicking off in March with a rematch of last year’s grand final.

The 2015 opener will see the [...]

Club generosity helps disadvantaged kids kick goals

By 23 March 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Disadvantaged kids in Canberra’s north will this season have the opportunity to play weekend soccer for free, thanks to a generous offer by Mount Majura Football Club.
The club is the first in Canberra to provide children of families supported by The Smith Family with free registration, boots, socks and shirts for the upcoming Winter soccer season. [...]

Register now for junior soccer camps in April school holidays

By 17 March 2015
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Sports Camps Australia soccer camps will run during all four school holidays at Southwell Park and ANU Fellows Oval.
Each player (aged 6 to 16) will be provided the opportunity to reach their greatest potential by being challenged both technically and tactically in a fun and encouraging environment. At soccer camp, boys and girls of all skill [...]

Brumbies’ Ben Alexander supports Amy Gillett Foundation

By 16 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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RiotACT has this week introduced a new series that will run throughout the Super Rugby season, where we interview the Brumbies man of the match following each home game.
Brumbies prop Ben Alexander had plenty of reasons to be pleased last week. His team was on the top of the ladder after its 27-15 win against [...]

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