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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

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
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
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

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
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 [...]

Canberra Roller Derby League presents Skate of the ANZAC

By 19 April 2014
Canberra Roller Derby League presents Skate of the ANZAC

[ 25 April 2014 to 26 April 2014. ]

Canberra Roller Derby League presents Skate of the ANZAC: a two-day, three-tier skate extravaganza. Whether you want to catch a few heats on Friday 25 April for the mere cost of a gold coin donation, or show up for the thrilling finals on Saturday evening, 26 April, this tournament will have your Anzac entertainment covered.

A [...]

Local Paintball Tournament Results

By 8 April 2014
Local Paintball Tournament Results

Last weekend saw teams from around Canberra and the east coast competing in round 1 of the 2014 National Capital Paintball League at Paintball Sports ACT.  With thousands of dollars in cash and prizes up for grabs the competition was intense. However, the league lived up to its reputation for combining fiery competition with a [...]

MONT 24 Cancelled

By 4 April 2014
MONT 24 Cancelled

Organisers of this years race have announced that it is great regret that the Mont 24 Hour Race has been cancelled. The heavy rains hitting the Bungendore region since this 6am Friday morning have made it impossible to use the campground paddocks. In the interests of the venue, land managers and the safety of participants [...]

Canberra goes to Brazil

By 4 April 2014

Canberra’s Ben Williams has been selected as Australia’s representative for officiating on field at the fifa world cup in Brazil in June this year.  Well done Ben!
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-03-31/act-sport-teacher-fifa-world-cup-referee-brazil/5357272

The puck DOESN’T stop here.

By 2 March 2014

I only started playing Ice hockey last year, having been a field hockey player for most of my life, but immediately I was taken by how close knit the Ice Hockey community is. Myself and my house mate both started playing at the same time, and were both welcomed into the fold by some of [...]

National Capital Paintball League Beginners Competition Results

By 27 February 2014
National Capital Paintball League Beginners Competition Results

Last Saturday (22 February 2014) 16 teams competed in a beginners only paintball tournament at Paintball Sports ACT in Fairbairn Pines. The event was a preseason tournament in the lead up to the first round of the National Capital Paintball League. The final placings were as follows:
1st – Recon by Fire
2nd – Canberra Ivy
3rd – [...]

Roller derby: Snow Bite! VDL vs BMRDL, Sat 15 Feb

By 11 February 2014
Roller derby: Snow Bite! VDL vs BMRDL, Sat 15 Feb

Varsity Derby League vs BMRDL. Photo: David Mackie
The first roller derby bout for 2014 in Canberra is on! Varsity Derby League‘s DisHonour Rollers will take on the Blue Mountains Roller Derby League’s Free Sisters this Saturday.
There will be some skaters having their debut bout for VDL  – come see how the hard work put [...]

Canberra is not as it seems

By 7 January 2014
Canberra is not as it seems

…for many reasons.
Canberra is being over-run by the resistance. We are an enlightened city, full of enlightened people (mostly), but the ‘intel map’ is depicting that this is not the case. The enlightened seem to be losing the battle. We need more help!
If you’re over 16 and based in the Australian Capital Territory, have an [...]

Tuggeranong Masters Swim 9km Sri Chinmoy National Capital Swim

By 14 December 2013

Tuggeranong Masters Swimmers competed in the 9km Sri Chinmoy National Capital swim on December 1 with a couple of their members doing the whole 9km solo.
The swim commences from the boom at Scrivener Dam, and transitions through Weston Park West (near the miniature train), Yarralumla Bay, Commonwealth Park (behind Questacon) and finishes at Grevillea Park.
Two [...]

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