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Block to the Future – Canberra Roller Derby League Grand Final

By 10 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 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 [...]

Social soccer sessions in Canberra on Sundays!

By 6 November 2015

Hiya RiotACT,
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!
Source: [...]

Ask RiotACT: Venues open for Rugby World Cup Final?

By 30 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hi Rioters,
I’m trying to work out what venues are open in Canberra for the Australia v New Zealand Rugby World Cup Final? Kick-off is at 3am on Sunday morning.

Canberra Roller Derby League – Bout 6

By 15 October 2015
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[ 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 [...]

Civic sports garage sale for mini-roos today

By 8 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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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 [...]

Are you ready to block n roll? Live full contact roller derby!

By 9 September 2015
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[ 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 [...]

Tea with JT – Michelle Walton

By 27 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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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?
Michelle Walton
What do you do?
I am a Director [...]

Sports sledging – all in fun, or poor form?

By 19 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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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 [...]

I’m sorry Nick, you’ve just lost me

By 14 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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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 [...]

Round 4 of Canberra Roller Derby League’s Home Season

By 11 August 2015
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[ 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 [...]

Boo-hoo, Adam

By 30 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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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 [...]

Men’s and mixed roller derby this Saturday!

By 9 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 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 [...]

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
Ask RiotACT

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 [...]

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