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Canberra Roller Derby League presents Skate of the ANZAC

By 19 April, 2014

[ 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

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

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!

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

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

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

…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 [...]

Roller derby: Blocktor Who! Time and Rollertive Dimensions in Skate!

By 21 November, 2013

[ 23 November, 2013; 5:00 pm; ]

Varsity Derby League’s DisHonour Rollers clash on the track with WA Roller Derby’s Wards of the Skate this Saturday 23 November at Southern Cross Stadium, Tuggeranong. Doors open 5 pm.

This event will celebrate 50 years of our favourite time traveller with the theme Blocktor Who: Time and Rollertive Dimensions in Skate! Fans are encouraged to [...]

Diesel or white paint for our sportsgrounds?

By 17 November, 2013

It can’t be a Sunday if the Liberals aren’t worrying about sports it seems.
Today’s offering is from Steve Doszpot who prefers white paint for marking fields, rather than the black lines of diesel death:
“The practice of using diesel to mark out grounds is causing dangerous furrows onscores of local fields across the ACT, and it’s [...]

Canberra Roller Derby League presents “Moulin Bruise” GRAND FINAL 2013

By 13 November, 2013

[ 30 November, 2013; ]

The Moulin Bruise: 100 years of Can-baret; A Roller Derby Double Header Sporting Event featuring Canberra Roller Derby Leagues’ Black n Blue Belles, Brindabelters, Red Bellied Black Hearts and Surly Griffins.

Like the Moulin Rouge itself, Canberra is a city of intrigue, where glittering facades belie a seething underbelly of politics, creativity and raw sensual power. [...]

Grounds closed

By 12 November, 2013

The Economic Development Directorate has closed all the parks due to rain:
All ACT Government sportsgrounds will be closed today Tuesday 12th November due to wet weather and the forecast of further showers and possible thunderstorms.
The decision has been taken in order to minimise damage to the turf surfaces and in the interests of player [...]

Tuggeranong Masters Swimmers Win NSW Short Course Championships

By 10 November, 2013

The NSW Short Course Championships were held at CISAC on the 19/20 October 2013 and Tuggeranong Masters Swimming ACT proved again to be a powerful force in NSW Masters Swimming and showed they can mix it with the big Sydney Clubs gaining first place in the overall Pointscore and also taking out the Relay trophy.
It [...]

My Team Is Strong – Photo Exhibition

By 8 November, 2013

Established in 2008, the Big Bang Ballers have taken the simple act of playing basketball and used it as a tool for change in 12 countries, serving over 41,000 boys and girls across social and cultural divides.
Using the game to fight social disadvantage and youth poverty, and having built schools, sponsored and supported orphanages and [...]

Hang gliding lessons with Limp Jimmy

By 5 November, 2013

Local men about town Limp Jimmy and Nancy Porker have taken to giving hang gliding lessons via YouTube off the Lake George escarpment. Enjoy:
Your complete guide to learning hang gliding. Watch this video and you’ll know everything there is to know about free flight.

Two Tuggeranong Masters Swimmers Reach a Million Metres.

By 3 November, 2013

Two members of Tuggeranong Masters Swimming ACT were presented with their Million Metre Awards at the recent Masters Swimming NSW Short Course Championships at the Canberra International Sports and Aquatic Centre.
Cecelia Kaye and Caroline Makin both became a members of the Million Metres Club in May 2013. The Vorgee Million Metre Awards acknowledge progress from [...]

FIT Women and Girls Canberra Centenary Triathlon

By 30 October, 2013

[ 1 December, 2013; ] December 1 2013 is the date to put in your diary for the FIT Women and Girls Canberra Centenary triathlon.

There is something for everyone, with a choice of a full or half course, and to celebrate the 100th birthday of Canberra every participant in this year’s race will receive a specially minted FIT Canberra Centenary triathlon medal! The barrel draw this year includes winning a road bike donated by the Bike Shed. Register at www.fitact.org.au

Tuggeranong Swimmers do well in Australian Masters Games

By 28 October, 2013

Three Tuggeranong Vikings swimmers teamed up with participants from other NSW clubs and had a fantastic time at the 14th Australian Masters Games in Geelong, Victoria.
The Games has over 50 sports and over 8000 people participating with the highlight being attending the opening ceremony with participants from all sports represented. But despite [...]

Fishing Blitz! Operation White Cod!

By 26 October, 2013

The Environment Directorate is celebrating some talking tos delivered as part of their “blitz” on illegal fishing:
The ‘White Cod’ operation was in response to a number of reports of illegal fishing activities in and around Canberra’s lakes, ponds, rivers and streams. The illegal activities reported range from people fishing with more than two rods to [...]

Check out your local bowlo this weekend

By 16 October, 2013

The humble sport of bowls is quietly undergoing a renaissance, and this weekend, your local “bowlo” is inviting you to take a fresh look during their Open Day, Barefoot style!

Last day to register for Wheelout in the Capital

By 4 October, 2013

This has made its way to me:
Ever wanted to try wheelchair basketball? This is your chance!
Wheelout in the Capital, hosted by Sport Matters and Enable Development, is one of the Centenary of Canberra’s many wheel-themed events during SPIN: Canberra’s Weekends on Wheels.
Individual ($100) and team ($1000) registrations close today, with funds raised supporting a development [...]

2013 Vikings Chess Weekender Tournament – 16/17 Nov

By 4 October, 2013

[ 16 November, 2013 to 17 November, 2013. ]

Hi All,

The 2013 Vikings Weekender will take place on 16/17 November at the Erindale Vikings Club, ACT.

Full details of the event including online registration can be found at:


Hope to see you all there.

Nick Beare

Canberra Roller Derby League presents World War Z-berra. Vice City Rollers Double header

By 3 October, 2013

[ 12 October, 2013; 5:30 pm; ]

The VCRs are taking on two teams in one night!

The VCR B squad, aka the VCBs are taking on Northern Brisbane Rollers Raw Stars while the VCRs are taking on Paradise City Roller Derby.
Wear your purple and green and get behind your ACT representative skaters!
Doors open at 5:30

VCBS V Raw Stars starting at 6:30

VCRs V [...]

Dragons Abreast Australia National Paddle Day

By 2 October, 2013

[ 13 October, 2013; ] Paddle across Australia with Dragons Abreast on Sunday 13 October

Join communities across the nation as we paddle together in dragon boats to support Dragons Abreast Australia

Come and experience the benefits of dragon boating for breast cancer survivors with your local Dragons Abreast group

Dragons Abreast Australia is a national Registered Charity that enables breast cancer survivors [...]

Canberra’s Elite Women Sports Teams going to the pub

By 24 September, 2013

The four biggest teams in ACT women’s sport are all going to the pub, apparently to promote “Canberra’s Summer of Women’s Sport” but also possibly because they would like a beer.
Four Teams, the Canberra Capitals (basketball), Canberra United (football), ACT Meteors (cricket) and Canberra Heat (volleyball), are about to start their new campaigns for their [...]

CRDL presents Bout 5 Brindabelters vs Black ‘n’ Blue Belles

By 16 September, 2013

[ 21 September, 2013; ]

CRDL will celebrate its 5th birthday with their next home season in what has become the most anticipated match of the year, the Black ‘n’ Blue Belles and the Brindabelters will be going head to head looking to steamroll their way into the final. Both teams are undefeated this season and both are looking incredibly [...]

Masters Swimmer Reaches a Million Metres.

By 10 August, 2013

Anne Smyth, Head Coach of Tuggeranong Masters Swimming Club became a member of the Million Metres Club in April 2013. Anne was presented with the award at the NSW State Relay Championships on 21 July 2013.
The Vorgee Million Metre Awards acknowledge progress from the “learn to swim” beginner to the distance swimmer. These awards are [...]

Eastlake celebrating their history

By 9 August, 2013

The Eastlake Football Club are sharing their long history:
AFL Canberra Hall of Fame member Keith Miller today launched the book “Kick It Long”, which details the rich history of the Eastlake Football Club.
Miller’s book explores the history of Canberra’s oldest Australian Rules Football club, which was founded in 1926, as well as that of Manuka [...]

Rain closes the sportsgrounds

By 19 July, 2013

The ACT Government is putting word out on ground closures:
All ACT Government sportsgrounds will be closed today Friday 19 July due to wet weather and the forecast of further showers.
The decision has been taken in order to minimise damage to the turf surfaces and in the interests of player safety.
The focus is on protecting grounds [...]

National Capital Paintball League 2013 Round 2

By 11 July, 2013

Round 2 of the 2013 National Capital Paintball League was held last weekend at Paintball Sports ACT.
20 teams from the ACT and NSW battled it out across two divisions. When the dust settled the rankings were as follows:
Division 3
1. Climax
2. Ivy
3. TPC – The Players Club
4. Cunning Stunts
5. Plan B
6. Divas
7. Vengeance
8. TPC – Factory [...]

Local fencing GoPro video

By 2 July, 2013

Mossrocket just hit us with some fantastic fencing footage:
I’ve been practicing my GoPro skills whenever I get the opportunity – so I was very happy to be asked to visit the Swordplay Fencing Club and see how my little camera could help their coaching technique.
Here’s a video I put together to demonstrate some of the [...]


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