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Gunners pull off hard fought victories while Capitals Academy fall agonisly short

By 3 June 2014
Gunners pull off hard fought victories while Capitals Academy fall agonisly short

It was a polar opposite weekend for the Canberra Gunners and Capitals Academy as the men’s side swept the round with two victories while the women were unable to register a win.
Against the Bendigo Lady Braves on Saturday night, the Capitals Academy fell behind by 21 points at the main break. They pulled the deficit [...]

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 [...]

Brumbies 37-10 over the Rebels in Canberra

By 1 June 2014
Brumbies 37-10 over the Rebels in Canberra

A classy Brumbies dominated the Rebels last night in Canberra strolling to a 37-10 win.
A first half double to Matt Toomua saw the Brumbies go to the break with a 25-3 lead.
Nic White put in a man of the match performance as national coach, Ewen McKenzie watched from the stands.
A six-try bonus point win [...]

Raiders go down 26-12 to the Roosters

By 1 June 2014

The Roosters showed their class against a struggling Raiders with a 26-12 win at Allianz Stadium Sydney.
The Roosters strolled to a 18-0 lead after 33 minutes.
However to the Raiders credit they played a much more competitive second half, getting rid of defensive errors and completing their sets.
Ricky Stuart said after the match that he was [...]

Raider Rubbish

By 31 May 2014

Shame the National Rugby League (NRL) doesn’t have promotion and relegation.  That way it would at least force Canberra to put a decent team out there, or you would hope so. I have just suffered enough at 22 nil against Easts when I turned off. It appeared Easts were only going through the motions, it [...]

Good luck to Canberra referee Ben Williams

By 30 May 2014
Good luck to Canberra referee Ben Williams

37 year old Canberra referee Ben Williams flies out to Brazil tomorrow and goes straight into a referee camp in preparation for the game’s showpiece event.
Williams was selected as one of 25 referees from around the globe to officiate at the World Cup in Brazil which starts 12 June.
Williams will most likely only find out [...]

Warren Miller’s Ski & Snowboard Film – One night only!

By 29 May 2014
Warren Miller's Ski & Snowboard Film - One night only!

[ 30 May 2014; 7:30 pm; ]

This Friday, celebrate winter with Warren Miller’s Ticket to Ride. The newest chapter in the legendary film series, Ticket to Ride will take you on an action packed journey with the world’s best skiers and snowboarders. Witness athletes at their career best, and discover the paths that put them at the top of the steepest [...]

James Tedesco signs with the Raiders

By 27 May 2014

Promising West Tigers fullback James Tedesco has agreed a 3 year deal with the Raiders.
Last ditch attempts by the West Tigers to keep the 21 year old have failed after a lucrative offer was put forward by the Raiders – believed to be nearly $2 million over 3 years.
What do you think Raiders fan’s?
Further details [...]

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 [...]

Raiders 42-12 over the Cowboys in Canberra

By 25 May 2014

The Canberra Raiders have bounced back after a month to forget with a dominant 42-12 win over the North Queensland Cowboys this afternoon in Canberra.
The Cowboys, missing Johnathan Thurston, Matt Scott and James Tamou, all on origin duty, were the first to score when Ethan Lowe crossed after 18 minutes.
However a try to Paul Vaughan [...]

Brumbies go down 44-23 to the Bulls

By 24 May 2014

The Brumbies have surrendered top spot in the Australian conference after going down 44-23 overnight in Pretoria.
The result kept the Brumbies winless on their two-game trip to South Africa.
The Brumbies were never in the game as the Bulls run out to a 31-6 lead by the 44th minute.
“The Bulls put on a display tonight they [...]

Henry Speight re-signs for the Brumbies

By 21 May 2014

Henry Speight has turned down lucrative offers from overseas to remain loyal to the Brumbies for 2 more years.
Henry is highly regarded by Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie. Now his contract situation has been secured he can focus on securing a Wallabies jersey when he becomes eligible for Australian selection in September.
Read more.

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 [...]

Tackling homophobia in ACT Sport

By 19 May 2014

Over 40% of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) Canberrans have felt unsafe in a sporting environment and 32.2% have experienced verbal homophobia/bullying in sport, a new report has found.
Coinciding with International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, the Inclusive Sport Survey Report presents findings on the sport experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and [...]

Raiders go down 26-20 to the Panthers

By 18 May 2014

The Canberra Raiders have gone down to the Penrith Panthers this afternoon in Canberra.
Despite having conceded 108 points in their last couple of outings the Raiders started the match in positive fashion scoring in the first minute.
The Raiders went to the break leading 16-14, however soon after the resumption the Panthers scored. The Panthers extended [...]

Brumbies go down 27-21 to the Cheetahs

By 18 May 2014

The Brumbies have gone down to the Cheetahs overnight in Bloemfontein.
A converted Stephen Moore try with 5 minutes to go moved the Brumbies to within 3 points. However the Cheetahs responded immediately with a field goal to push the final score out to 27-21.
“We didn’t have the start to the game we wanted, the Cheetahs [...]

Joe Roff to be named the CEO of the newly formed University of Canberra Capitals

By 16 May 2014
Joe Roff to be named the CEO of the newly formed University of Canberra Capitals

Basketball ACT (BACT) and the University of Canberra Union (UCU) are delighted to formally announce the transfer of the Canberra Capitals to the University of Canberra as of Today. The change means that the ownership and management of the Capitals transfers from BACT to UCU, including the WNBL licence, all player contracts, assets, and the [...]

Canberra Volunteers needed for World Class Events

By 16 May 2014

Two of the world’s biggest sporting events are coming to Canberra in 2015 and local volunteers are needed to help ensure they are world-class events.
AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 and ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 are urging Canberrans to be a part of two of the biggest events the ACT has ever hosted.
The call for [...]

Brumby Yak

By 12 May 2014

So I don’t know the full story behind this but apparently Brumby Jack was a bit off colour at the ANZAC Day game against the Chiefs and was even caught trying to rev up the crowd during the Last Post and moment’s silence.
Rumour has it Clyde Rathbone’s brother was filling in the suit that weekend [...]

Brumbies 16-9 over the Sharks in Canberra

By 11 May 2014
Brumbies 16-9 over the Sharks in Canberra

The Brumbies have spoiled Jake White’s return to Canberra with a hard fought 16-9 win over the Sharks in Canberra last night.
In a match dominated by the forwards, the return of Fotu Auelua bought some much needed aggression to the Brumbies back row.
Both sides traded a penalty goal apiece after the break, before Sam Carter, [...]

What price the wooden spoon?

By 11 May 2014

Looks like Ricky Stuart has bought the form that saw him get the flick from at least two NRL sides as he took them to oblivion. The Raiders will be lucky to avoid the dreaded wooden spoon like those other 2 sides. His departure has seen both sides benefit as both are currently above Canberra but [...]

Nic White re-signs with the Brumbies through to 2016

By 8 May 2014

In more good news for the Brumbies a media release has just been issued informing us that Nic White has followed Matt Toomua’s lead and re-signed…
After yesterday’s announcement that Matt Toomua will remain in Canberra, the club is celebrating the news that Nic White will also remain in the Australian Capital until at least the [...]

Matt Toomua re-signs for the Brumbies

By 7 May 2014

The Brumbies facebook page brings us word that Matt Toomua has re-signed for 3 years!
Great news! Well done Matt and the Brumbies!
Let’s hope this is a sign to come for more key players to re-sign.

Benji Marshall to the Raiders?

By 5 May 2014
Benji Marshall to the Raiders?

There is a bit of twitter chatter today regarding Benji Marshall. Surely the Raiders wouldn’t be interested in him?

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 [...]

Brumbies go down 40-20 to the Crusaders

By 5 May 2014

Despite it being 14 years since the Brumbies had claimed a win over the Crusaders in New Zealand the team went into the match with a lot of confidence after their dominating display against the Chiefs a few weeks earlier.
However ill-discipline across the park meant the Brumbies were never in the hunt, eventually going down [...]

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 [...]

Capitals trio to represent Jayco Opals on WNBA Tour

By 30 April 2014

The Jayco Australian Opals will take the next step in their preparations for the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women this week, with a 12-strong squad named for the tour of the USA departing Wednesday.
Coming off a successful training camp on the Gold Coast earlier this month, Jayco Opals Head Coach Brendan Joyce has named [...]

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 [...]

Australian & New Zealand Rugby fans pay respects on ANZAC Day despite SANZAR objections

By 28 April 2014

Although SANZAR ruled that no anthems could be played at the Super Rugby fixture between the Brumbies and the Chiefs on ANZAC Day, crowds paid their respects by removing their hats and falling silent (although not labeled a minutes silence according the SANZARs wishes).
This display of respect was accompanied by a reading of The Ode [...]

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