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Local Sports Wrap 23rd and 24th August

By 25 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Local Sports Wrap 23rd and 24th August

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
Victory for Tuggeranong United FC

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 [...]

If you build it, they will come…

By 19 August 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
If you build it, they will come…

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
Sports Wrap 16th and 17th August

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 [...]

Canberra junior league hit by football’s global problems

By 14 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Canberra junior league hit by football's global problems

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 [...]

Sports Wrap 9th and 10th August

By 11 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

RUGBY UNION
The Tuggeranong Vikings overcame arch-rivals the Queanbeyan Whites 25-13 in Saturday’s John I Dent Cup final to claim its fourth straight title.
Tuggeranong ran in three tries to one as it finished a dominant season with yet another premier division trophy.
Nigel Ah Wong was the hero, the ACT Brumbies recruit scoring all three of the [...]

Tuggeranong stun South Hobart in FFA Cup thriller

By 6 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Tuggeranong stun South Hobart in FFA Cup thriller

It was against all odds, and that’s what made it so special.
Tuggeranong United’s thrilling penalty shoot-out victory over South Hobart FC at KGV Park last night was a result few punters had predicted would unfold on the second night of the FFA Cup’s round of 32.
The clash had been billed as a mismatch between a [...]

Westfield FFA Cup Live Stream Confirmed

By 5 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Westfield FFA Cup Live Stream Confirmed

Tuggeranong United FC take on South Hobart FC in the inaugural FFA cup tonight in Hobart.
Thanks to the FFA, Foxtel, Football Tasmania and South Hobart FC you will be able to watch the match streamed live online.
Please visit the South Hobart FC home page for the link.
A live viewing of the game is being [...]

Local Sports Wrap 2nd and 3rd August 2014

By 4 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

RUGBY UNION
The Tuggeranong Vikings booked its spot in this weekend’s John I Dent Cup grand final with a dominant 59-12 victory over the Gungahlin Eagles in Saturday’s preliminary final at Viking Park.
The Vikings produced a dominant performance and scored eight tries to set up a blockbuster clash against the Queanbeyan Whites in the season decider.
Tuggeranong [...]

Canberra FC fall to narrow Wanderers defeat

By 31 July 2014

A single goal to Western Sydney Wanderers’ Jaushua Sotirio condemned Canberra FC to a 1-0 defeat in the glamour friendly at Deakin Stadium but the home team can be incredibly proud of a performance that pushed the professionals all the way. Indeed, had Josip Jadric aimed a fraction lower when returning a half clearance from [...]

Locals to get Wanderers Chance

By 29 July 2014

Tomorrow’s big friendly match between Canberra FC and Western Sydney Wanderers at Deakin Stadium will take on extra importance for two local Canberra players who have been drafted into the Hyundai A-League squad for the prestigious pre-season clash.
Midfielder Tom Milicevic and Central Defender Ross Costanzo have been included in the Wanderers squad with the aim [...]

Local Sports Wrap 26th and 27th July 2014

By 28 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

RUGBY UNION
The ACT Brumbies’ hopes of reaching a second successive Super Rugby final were dashed when they lost to the New South Wales Waratahs 26-8 on Saturday night.
The Brumbies failed to carry the momentum from last week’s thrilling win over the Chiefs into Saturday’s blockbuster semi-final clash against the Waratahs as they came off second [...]

University of Canberra new front of shirt sponsor for Canberra United

By 24 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
University of Canberra new front of shirt sponsor for Canberra United

Canberra United will sport a new front of shirt sponsor for Westfield W-League Season 7 with the University of Canberra taking the prominent position for the new campaign.
“We are delighted to have the University of Canberra increase its support for Canberra United by becoming the new front of shirt sponsor,” Canberra United CEO Heather Reid [...]

Local Sports Wrap 19th and 20th July 2014

By 21 July 2014

Rugby Union
The ACT Brumbies booked their place in next weekend’s Super Rugby semi-finals with a thrilling 32-30 victory over the Waikato Chiefs at GIO Stadium on Saturday night.
The Brumbies were at their attacking best as they ran in four tries to condemn the Chiefs to their first play-off loss in three seasons. The victory sets [...]

Local Sports Wrap 12th and 13th July 2014

By 14 July 2014

RUGBY UNION
The ACT Brumbies kept their championship dream alive with a commanding 47-25 victory over the Western Force at Canberra Stadium on Friday night.
The Brumbies ran in seven tries to three and dominated every facet of the game to secure their place in the Super Rugby finals for the second year running. Matt Toomua was [...]

Local Sports Wrap 5th & 6th July 2014

By 8 July 2014

Rugby Union
The Tuggeranong Vikings kept their unbeaten record in 2014 intact with a 39-3 demolition of Uni-Norths at Viking Park on Saturday afternoon.
The Vikings put on a stellar display of attacking rugby to claim their eleventh straight victory of the season. The reigning John I Dent Cup champions were made to work hard for the [...]

ACT Women’s Premier League Round 13 Review

By 30 June 2014

ACT Women’s Premier League Football Round 11 – Review.
Sunday 29th June
Weston-Molonglo FC 2 v ACTAS 1
REPORT BY JOHN COLLEY: Weston-Molonglo FC have put together one of their best performances of the season to upset ACTAS 2-1 at the ANU Willows. It looked like it could be a long day on the field for Weston in [...]

Capital Football Round 12 Review

By 30 June 2014

National Premier League Round 10 – Review.
Sunday 29th June
FFA COE 1 v Belconnen United 4
Belconnen United increased their lead at the top of the National Premier Leagues: Capital Football league ladder with a comprehensive 4-1 victory over the FFA Centre of Excellence at the AIS Grass Fields on a bitterly cold Sunday afternoon. The Blue [...]

Tuggies draw South Hobart in the round of 32 in the FFA Cup

By 27 June 2014
Tuggies draw South Hobart in the round of 32 in the FFA Cup

Tuggeranong United Football Club have just drawn South Hobart in the inaugural FFA Cup.
The FFA Cup is a national knockout tournament run by Football Federation Australia in conjunction with the State and Territory Member Federations in Queensland, New South Wales, Northern New South Wales, Victoria, Australian Capital Territory, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia. The [...]

Capital Football Round 10 Review

By 16 June 2014

National Premier League Round 10 – Review.
Saturday 14th June
Tuggeranong United 1 v Belconnen United 3
Belconnen United went to the top of the National Premier Leagues: Capital Football ladder for at least 24 hours after defeating Tuggeranong United 3-1 at Kambah on a cool Saturday afternoon. And, whilst the Blue Devils were worthy of the three [...]

ACT Women’s Premier League Round 11 Review

By 16 June 2014

ACT Women’s Premier League Football Round 11 – Review.
Sunday 15th June
Weston-Molonglo FC 7 v ANU WFC 0
Weston-Molonglo FC kept their hopes of a top four place alive after accounting for ANU WFC in a comfortable 7-0 victory. The Magpies led 2-0 at the interval and the pace of their attacks was simply too much for [...]

The real World Cup heroes are here in Canberra

By 16 June 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
The real World Cup heroes are here in Canberra

Futbol is the talk of the town this week which is so refreshing. All of a sudden the budget, the economic downturn and the ravages of winter have been forgotten because we’re all be hypnotized by the world’s best footballers in Brazil.
We’ve panicked for the socceroos. I was one of those who feared we’d go [...]

Capital Football Round 9 Review

By 12 June 2014

National Premier League Round 9 – Review.
Sunday 8th June
Tuggeranong United 2 v FFA COE 1
A fifth win of the season from eight matches has Tuggeranong United sitting well placed in fifth on the National Premier Leagues Capital Football ladder after they downed the FFA COE 2-1 at Kambah 2 in a fiercely fought encounter. Both [...]

ACT Women’s Premier League Round 10 Review

By 12 June 2014

ACT Women’s Premier League Football Round 10 – Review.
Sunday 8th June
ACTAS 5 v Monaro Panthers 0
ACTAS romped to an impressive 5-0 victory over Monaro Panthers inflicting a second defeat of the season on the previous run-away league leaders who had no answer to the pace and movement of a young and gifted ACTAS outfit that [...]

Capital Football Round 8 Review

By 2 June 2014

National Premier League Round 8 – Review.
Sunday 1st June
FFA COE 5 v Monaro Panthers 1
The FFA COE survived the dismissal of Christian Verbi to record an overwhelming 5-1 victory over Monaro Panthers on the maiden first grade match played on the new FIFA accredited synthetic pitch at the Australian Institute of Sport. Verbi was sent [...]

ACT Women’s Premier League Round 9 Review

By 2 June 2014

ACT Women’s Premier League Football Round 9 – Review.
Sunday 1st June
Canberra FC 1 v Weston-Molonglo FC 0
A solitary goal from Grace Gill nine minutes from time earned Canberra FC a 1-0 victory over Weston-Molonglo FC in Round 9 of the ACT Women’s Premier League at Deakin Stadium. Gill struck with time running out to decide [...]

Capital Football Round 7 Review

By 27 May 2014

National Premier League Round 7 – Review.
Sunday 25th May
Canberra FC 5 v Canberra City 0
Canberra FC ensured they remained top of the National Premier Leagues: Capital Football after defeating a belligerent Canberra City 5-0 at Deakin Stadium. The home team was always in control of the match but City made them work hard for their [...]

ACT Women’s Premier League Round 8 Review

By 27 May 2014

ACT Women’s Premier League Football Round 8 – Review.
Thursday 22nd May
ANU WFC 0 v Canberra FC 11
Canberra FC romped to their fifth win of the season as they crushed ANU WFC 11-0 in a match brought forward from Round 10 and switched to Deakin Stadium under lights in midweek. The victory moved Canberra FC into [...]

Capital Football Round 6 Review

By 20 May 2014

National Premier League Round 6 – Review.
Saturday 17th May
Belconnen United 2 – Canberra FC 2
A 94th minute header from substitute Josip Jadric earned Canberra FC a point from a 2-2 draw with Belconnen United at McKellar Park on Saturday evening. Jadric rose highest to nod past Blue Devils goalkeeper Ashley Collins deep into added time [...]

Capital Football Round 4 Review

By 5 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Saturday 3rd May
Tuggeranong United 3 (Jon Toole 4’, Daniel Colbertaldo 17’, Harry Pettit 92’) Canberra Olympic 2 (Mark Shields 39’, Callum Smith 61’)
A stoppage time winner from Harry Pettit saw Tuggeranong United inflict a first defeat of the season on Canberra Olympic as the hosts won 3-2 on a cold afternoon at Kambah. United stole [...]

Roller derby – Saturday 3 May

By 2 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Roller derby - Saturday 3 May

[ 3 May 2014; 5:00 pm; ]

Varsity Derby League’s Sophomores will be going up against Wagga Derby Dolls’ Murderous Crows on Saturday 3 May!

The bout will also introduce Capital Carnage, our men’s roller derby team, in a special five-on-five short game before the main game.

Doors open at 5 pm at Southern Cross Stadium, Tuggeranong.

Tickets are $10 at the door, and children under [...]

Capital Football Round 3 Review

By 29 April 2014

(Direct Media Release care of Capital Football)
Sunday 27th April
Canberra FC 7 (Ryan Keir 4’, Domenic Giampaolo 48’ (pen), 60’, Daniel Bennett 50’, 57’, Alex Oloriegbe 83’, Philippe Bernabo-Madrid 84’) Tuggeranong United 0
Canberra FC stormed to a 7-0 victory over Tuggeranong United at Deakin Stadium to continue their excellent start to the campaign. The hosts ultimately [...]

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