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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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
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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
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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
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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

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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 [...]

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