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Best local children’s gymnastics clubs?

By 17 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hi Rioters,
Im looking at enrolling our 2yo daughter in one of the gym clubs around town. There’s a stack of different programs for kids of different ages and skill levels.  My opinion is that gym is one of the better activities on offer for children this age as there are so many positive benefits from [...]

Brumbies sign Aquis as principal partner and naming rights sponsor

By 11 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The Brumbies announced today they have signed a six-year deal with integrated resorts company Aquis as the Principal Partner and Naming Rights Sponsor of the Brumbies.
The partnership, which extends until the end of the 2020 season, is effective immediately. Brumbies players will run out for their first game of the 2015 Super Rugby season against [...]

First look at SkyFit trampoline fitness classes

By 10 February 2015
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If you don’t like to have fun unless there’s a tangible, measurable health benefit (i.e. you’re the sort of person who doesn’t eat fairy bread at birthday parties and plays Wii Fit instead of real video games), I have four words for you: Indoor trampoline fitness classes.
Indoor trampoline park Sky Zone opened at Westfield Belconnen [...]

Tech start up CutOrange takes sports clubs online

By 10 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The ACT has one of the highest sport participation rates in the country, with over 35 per cent of locals playing sport on a regular basis, according to recent census data.
That’s a lot of registration forms, and a lot of administrative work, particularly when paper-based processes and manual cash handling are involved. But now, Canberra [...]

Stromlo Bike Park – Is it ever good for kids?

By 6 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I took my kids along to Stromlo Bike Park over Christmas and it was excellent – the wide road made for a great ‘practice’ space for my daughter to learn to ride without her training wheels and my little ones were free to play.  There were a few other people there – some cycling the [...]

AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 quarter final

By 22 January 2015
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[ 23 January 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]

Iraq and Iran are through to the quarter finals of the Asian Cup. Head to Canberra Stadium this Friday evening to see who will make it to the semi-finals.

When: Friday 23 January 2015
Time: 5.30pm
Where: Canberra Stadium

Tickets start at $13.25 and are available from the Asian Cup website.

Kyrgios beats Karlovic at Australian Open, but what about that interview?

By 22 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A big congratulations to 19-year-old Canberra local Nick Kyrgios, who last night defeated 23rd seed Ivo Karlovic in four sets at the Australian Open.
But despite advancing to the third round of the Australian Open for the first time, it’s not all good news for the young tennis star. His post-match interview with a Channel Seven [...]

Brumbies and Allhomes extend partnership through 2015

By 21 January 2015
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The Brumbies will celebrate four years with Allhomes in 2015 after the industry-leading property website recommitted as Shorts Sponsor on Monday (19 January 2015).
Developed in the ACT, Allhomes and the Brumbies share plenty of symmetry as two of the region’s most recognisable brands. The Brumbies have proudly worn the Allhomes logo on the back of their shorts since the 2012 [...]

Prime Minister’s XI versus England, 14 January

By 13 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 14 January 2015 at 12:30 pm; ]

The battle with England continues under lights on the refurbished pitch at Manuka Oval on Wednesday 14 January.

The Prime Minister’s XI again face England’s international team in what is billed as the number one summer sporting event for the ACT community.

Enjoy the atmosphere, the crowd and the banter of the one dayer – all the [...]

AFC Asian Cup Australia: Korea vs. Oman

By 8 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 10 January 2015 at 4:00 pm; ]

Asia’s biggest football tournament, the AFC Asian Cup, is coming to Australia in January. Canberra will host seven games, including a quarter final, with the rest of the 25 matches divided between Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Newcastle.

The first Asian Cup game to be played in Canberra will be Korea Republic versus Oman at Canberra Stadium this [...]

UC Capitals take on West Coast this Friday

By 7 January 2015
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[ 9 January 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]

The University of Canberra Capitals take on the West Coast Waves this Friday evening (9 January 2015) at the AIS Arena.

As seven-time Women’s National Basketball League Champions (and the most successful sporting team in ACT sporting history), the UC Capitals are fierce competitors whose speed, strength and athletic finesse will keep everyone on the edge [...]

Brumbies appoint Michael Jones as CEO

By 5 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The Brumbies have appointed Michael Jones as the club’s Chief Executive Officer for the next three years.
Jones returns to his hometown Canberra to tackle the role with the Brumbies having most recently held the Chief Executive’s position with investment banking and corporate advisory firm, Canterbury Hill Advisory in Sydney.
Jones said it was exciting to be [...]

I Don’t Like Cricket – I Love It!

By 26 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Until recently, I was bored witless with cricket having spent my whole childhood, adolescence and junior adulthood, rapt in its glory.
The one day games were exciting, the Windies were amazing and the Poms were there for the slaughter. The Indians, Sri Lankans and Pakistanis were there to make the numbers up. South Africa was Un-PC.
Then [...]

Canberra United head to Perth for Grand Final decider

By 17 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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League Champions Perth Glory will meet Canberra United in the 2014 Westfield W-League Grand Final to decide the national champions. The showdown will be United’s third visit to the jamboree whilst Perth will attempt to claim the trophy for the first time. And with home ground advantage, the Glory will enter the match as favourites.
Jamie [...]

Canberra elevated to another level

By 12 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The first Sky Zone Trampoline Park in Canberra will open its doors on Friday, 12th of December allowing residents of the ACT to defy gravity. The $2.5 million trampoline park, which occupies 1800m2 of Westfield Belconnen, is taking trampoline parks to another level.
Sky Zone Belconnen will be the first trampoline park in Australia to [...]

Grand final place up for grabs

By 11 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Canberra United heads back to Melbourne this weekend to tackle Melbourne Victory for the second time this season aiming to repeat the success they secured in Round 7 and in the process secure a spot in what would be their third Grand Final. A single goal from Ashleigh Sykes secured the win for Canberra at [...]

Brumbies to farewell CEO Doug Edwards

By 8 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The Brumbies will farewell Doug Edwards as Chief Executive of the club after the long-serving board member announced his departure on Monday.
Edwards has external business interests to the Brumbies which will see him return to Queensland.
Edwards will remain with the Brumbies until his replacement has been appointed and is working in the role. The search [...]

Australia’s best fencers to battle at the National Championships in Canberra

By 5 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Australia’s top fencers have arrived in Canberra to take part in the biggest fencing tournament in the southern hemisphere: the National Championships. The tournament will kick off today and will run until Tuesday December 9.
Approximately 300 fencers will compete in 24 separate competitions over the 5 days at the AIS Main Arena in Canberra. Categories [...]

Canberra hosts first Asian Cup footy fan park

By 28 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Deputy Chief Minister Andrew Barr, Senator Kate Lundy, former Socceroo and esteemed coach John Kosmina, Nutmeg the wombat mascot and Canberra United players are among the special guests who will appear over the next week at the travelling Asian Cup Fan Park opening its Australian tour in Canberra today.
Minister Barr will kick-off celebrations at the [...]

Local leaders – Deborah Hill (Canberra Roller Derby League and Skate Nation)

By 26 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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By day, Deborah Hill is an exhibitions coordinator at the National Gallery. But after hours, she’s better known as Bambi von Smash’er, one of the capital’s top roller derby skaters and captain of Canberra’s roller derby representative team, the Vice City Rollers, which she has captained since 2010.
“Roller derby is so different to other sports. [...]

ABC cuts: a betrayal of local broadcasting and women’s sport

By 25 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The announcement earlier this week that the Federal Government would cut $254 million from the budget of our national broadcaster, along with $50m from SBS, will have a detrimental impact on local media coverage and a potentially devastating impact on women’s sport, said ACT Greens MLA, Shane Rattenbury.
Mr Rattenbury has tabled a motion for debate [...]

Awards for rising school sports stars

By 21 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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An Australian footballer from St Clare’s College, an orienteer from Kaleen Primary School and a golfer from Burgmann College are among 10 ACT school students to receive 2014 School Sport ACT Excellence in Sport Awards today.
Minister for Education and Training Joy Burch presented the students with their awards at a ceremony in the Legislative Assembly [...]

This Saturday – Australian MMA Championship Grand Final

By 21 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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BRACE Australia’s Mixed Martial Arts Event Series is excited to announce details of the upcoming event BRACE 31. This Saturday the 22nd of November BRACE hits Canberra for the 2014 Australian MMA Championship Grand Final live from the AIS Arena.
After a year long elimination tournament of Australia’s best MMA Athletes, the Grand Finale has finally [...]

Call of the Beast: The verdict

By 10 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I finished my first Tough Mudder last year and loved it, so when Call of the Beast organisers Dan and Luke generously offered me tickets to this year’s event, held last Saturday 8 November, I was excited to find out how Canberra’s own and original obstacle course race compared.
The verdict: Call of the Beast is the pleasant middle [...]

United and Sky Blues in summit meeting

By 6 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Second meets third at McKellar Park as Sydney FC travels to the National Capital to take on Canberra United in Round 9 of the Westfield W-League. And with matches fast running out a victory for either side would put them in pole position to clinch a top two place, cement their top four standing, and [...]

Roller derby double header – Sat 8 Nov

By 6 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 8 November 2014 at 5:00 pm; ]

This Saturday Varsity Derby League’s Sophomores will be taking on Canberra Roller Derby League’s Capital Brawlers, and the VDL DisHonour Rollers will be playing against Wollongong-Illawarra’s Steel City Derby Dolls.

Last chance to see roller derby for 2014 in Canberra! Also there will be cake.

$15 at the door, kids under 12 free with a paying adult.

When: [...]

Whole of football forum in Canberra

By 3 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Football Federation Australia will be in Canberra on Monday 10th November to engage with key stakeholders as part of the Whole of Football Plan consultation process. The meeting will be held in the West Lounge at Canberra Stadium at 6:30pm.
RSVP is essential. Please register your intent to attend at businessmanager@capitalfootball.com.au. There is no registration fee [...]

Moore extends time with Brumbies through to 2016

By 27 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Stephen Moore will remain with the Brumbies post 2015 Rugby World Cup after announcing a one year contract extension on Monday.
Teetering on the edge of 150 Super Rugby games and 100 Tests, Moore will almost certainly become Australia’s most experienced player during his next term with the Brumbies.
With 131 Super Rugby games and 92 Tests, [...]

Surly Griffins take out CRDL Championship

By 27 October 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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This Saturday saw the grand final double header of the Canberra Roller Derby League play out at the AIS arena. Excited family members, friends and supporters filled the stands, and as always the community atmosphere was in full swing with music, dancing and face-painting on offer.

The first bout of the night decided third and fourth [...]

Unleash your inner beast – The Beast roars into Canberra on the 8 Nov!

By 27 October 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Canberra’s own and original obstacle course race, Call of the Beast, is back again for 2014. Registrations for the November 8 event close soon, so if you (like me) find the prospect of crawling through mud and climbing cargo nets on a Saturday morning appealing, this is definitely one to add to your calendar.
Organiser Dan [...]

Larkham to remain with the Brumbies

By 21 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Stephen Larkham will not tour with the Wallabies on their Spring Tour of Europe, instead choosing to focus on the Brumbies 2015 campaign.
Despite speculation Larkham would tour as an Assistant Coach, his prior commitment to both the Brumbies and the ACT community will see him remain in Canberra during the Australian spring.
“While I was honoured [...]

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 [...]

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