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The astonishing disappearing Taiwanese match fixing case and the Canberra Cavalry

By 18 December, 2013

Want China Times has a very strange story claiming that the Canberra Cavalry’s Matt Blazynski completely fabricated a match fixing approach during the team’s triumphant Asian Cup series.
“The lie and the article caused extremely serious damage to the 2013 Asia Series, the CPBL, baseball fans and those who work in baseball in Taiwan,” the league [...]

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 [...]

No Lealiifano for the start of the Brumbies season

By 13 December, 2013

We either don’t have a coach, or we have two coaches. Or half the team has one coach and half the team has another coach.
And we don’t have a CEO.
Now the ABC reports that the Brumbies will also have to make do without Christian Lealiifano after his ankle surgery:
Lealiifano is not expected to be [...]

UC branches its sports sponsorships to a Sydney cricket team

By 13 December, 2013

UC’s efforts to position itself as a uni for thickies has advanced according to the Canberra Times with a bizarre cricket sponsorship:
The University of Canberra has reaffirmed its sporting focus with the sponsorship of Big Bash League cricket team the Sydney Thunder.
Former Australian batsman Mike Hussey was in Canberra on Friday for the announcement, which [...]

Off and racing with an MoU

By 13 December, 2013

Joy Burch has announced a new agreement on the future of racing in the ACT:
The ACT Government has today signed an inaugural Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Canberra Racing Club, the Canberra Harness Racing Club and the Canberra Greyhound Racing Club, outlining the strategic agenda for the local racing industry over the next four [...]

Early Bird Tickets for the Canberra Marathon now available

By 12 December, 2013

Attention people with great legs and a love of pain and sweat, your event approaches!
Any keen running Rioters out there. I started getting into running whenI’ve finally hit that age where I can’t eat whatever I want without having to buy progressively larger trousers, but I’ve never gotten enthusiastic enough to try a running event [...]

Canberra Centenary Logo goes for a cruise

By 11 December, 2013

Katy Gallagher announced today that Canberra Centenary’s logo will be stuck onto the side of a yacht in this years Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.
They really should be planning these logo carrying events in order of impressiveness. The logo has made it to the Middle East on a banner, then made it onto the International [...]

Raiderettes facing the axe

By 11 December, 2013

The Herald Sun brings the unexpected news that the Canberra Raiders are thinking about disposing with their dancing girls:
In an historic move, Raiders chief executive Don Furner told The Daily Telegraph that his club was “reviewing the club’s game-day entertainment.”
“We have always had them but research among our fans indicates it might be time [...]

McEachin name lives on in Canberra Basketball

By 10 December, 2013

If you grew up in Canberra in the 1980s then the coolest man in the whole world was the Canberra Cannon’s Herb McEachin.
Today Basketball ACT announces the great man’s son Shawn is going to coach the Canberra Gunners:
Shawn McEachin, son of Herb McEachin, former Canberra Cannon and NBL legend, has been appointed as the Head [...]

Raiders launch late high performance review

By 9 December, 2013

The Raiders have the intriguing news that with pre-season well underway they’re going to hold a post-mortem of the 2013 season:
The Canberra Raiders have engaged the services of highly regarded sports physician and administrator Dr Peter Fricker OAM, to conduct a high performance review of the club’s football operations ahead of the 2014 season.
The [...]

Tricky Ricky’s great moaning begins

By 7 December, 2013

One hopes Canberra Raiders fans really, really enjoy watching Ricky Stuart complain, because it can’t be good for a side watching the boss making excuses for them before The Ashes are decided.
In the SMH Coach Stuart is already bellyaching about the 2014 draw:
Canberra coach Ricky Stuart believes Raiders fans have copped a raw deal after [...]

Free wine for the Canberra Capitals?

By 5 December, 2013

Gallagher Wines are now sponsoring the Canberra Capitals, and one would hope a few free glasses are part of the deal.
Two of Canberra’s most distinctive local brands have formed an exciting new partnership with the announcement of Gallagher Wines as Sponsor for The Tradies Canberra Capitals.
Located just outside Canberra, with breathtaking panoramic views of [...]

Lealiifano to go under the knife. 2014 in doubt

By 5 December, 2013

The Roar have the worrying news that the Brumbies, already without a coach (oh yay, two coaches you say?), and with no CEO, are in danger of losing their goal kicker and pivot for next season too:
Wallabies centre Christian Lealiifano will have surgery on his ankle next week with a date for his return [...]

Raiders a more valuable brand than the Brumbies?

By 5 December, 2013

Brand Finance have some interesting news on the value of Australian sporting brands.
I’m buggered if I can see how the Penrith Panthers have the most valuable sporting brand in the country but I guess I don’t live in Western Sydney.
I do, however, live in Canberra so I’m a bit surprised to see the Raiders make [...]

Raiders 2014 draw

By 4 December, 2013

The Canberra Raiders have released their fixtures for the coming year.
It’s going to be a tough start for new Supercoach Stuart!
Round 1: Cowboys v Raiders, Saturday March 8, 8.00pm (Qld Time) at 1300Smiles Stadium (FOX)
Round 2: Knights v Raiders, Sunday March 16, 6.30pm at Hunter Stadium (FOX)
Round 3: Raiders v Titans, Sunday March 23, 6.30pm [...]

Footballers will attempt to wrap your presents to raise money for charity

By 4 December, 2013

[ 7 December, 2013; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ]

Known for their delicate touch, their love of craft, and their impeccable attention to aesthetic detail, a meat-tray (that’s the collective noun) of footballers will graciously punch, chew on, slam dunk, wrap your Christmas presents for you in exchange for a gold coin donation to charity.

It’s the thought that counts.

I joke, but this is a [...]

Brett Lee to captain the PMs XI

By 4 December, 2013

Tony Abbott has just been on the teev to announce Australia’s leading exponent of no-ball bowling Brett Lee will be leading the Prime Minister’s XI against Perfidious Albion at Manuka next month.

Where once we had a coat of arms now we have a logo

By 3 December, 2013

This just tweeted by the Brumbies:
Proud to have the ACT logo taking pride of place on the front of our 2014 jersey. #CBR #proudtobeabrumby pic.twitter.com/Rlhvboco4r
— UC Brumbies (@BrumbiesRugby) November 29, 2013

Some protections for whomever wants to buy ACTTAB

By 28 November, 2013

Joy Burch has announced some legislation to try and pump up the value of the ACTTAB assets as we try and sell it:
Legislation aimed at modernising regulatory arrangements for totalisator operations in the ACT was tabled in the Legislative Assembly today, ahead of the Government’s proposed sale of ACTTAB.
ACT Minister for Gaming and Racing [...]

Where to now for the Raiders?

By 27 November, 2013

Canberra times and all sports outlets now have the news that Anthony Milford will stay for with the Radiers in 2014, before joining up with the Broncos in 2015. 
Yet again, Canberra has found and signed up talent at an early age, developed them into the player they are today, and then had them taken by another club. [...]

Canberra Tracks. One site to rule them all

By 26 November, 2013

Simon Corbell has announced a new website to keep tabs on all the tracks:
The Canberra Tracks network of heritage signage has come of age with a brand new interactive website giving full access to the intriguing stories of numerous sites across the ACT, Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell announced today.
“Until [...]

Like the Time Lords the Rugby Championship is coming back

By 24 November, 2013

The SMH brings word that as we celebrate the unexpected resurrection of Gallifrey (if you cared enough to worry about spoilers you’d have been up at 6.50am to watch) the Australian Rugby Championship is also going out for another gallop and Canberra’s involved!
The competition, to be called the ”National Rugby Championship”, or NRC, would be [...]

Fagan quits the Brumbies

By 22 November, 2013

The CT’s sports man Chris Dutton has tweeted that the Brumbies boss Andrew Fagan has quit.
Brumbies chief executive Andrew Fagan has quit his job as the club's boss
— Chris Dutton (@BlockaDutton) November 22, 2013

We’ll have more as it comes in.
UPDATE: The Brumbies have now made a statement:
University of Canberra Brumbies Chief Executive Andrew Fagan has [...]

BRACE 24 at the AIS Arena

By 22 November, 2013

[ 29 November, 2013; 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. ] BRACE – Australia’s Mixed Martial Arts event series hits Canberra for our 24th Event.

After touring across Australia BRACE arrives in the nations capital and we are bringing the Australian Featherweight Title Fight to your city.

Luke Standing vs Martin Nguyen – two undefeated fighters looking to be crowned the champion.

BRACE 24 – Friday 29th November 2013 [...]

PMs XI set for 14 January

By 22 November, 2013

[ 14 January, 2014; ] Events ACT are banging the drum for the Prime Minister’s XI game against England at the revamped Manuka Oval.

Come and watch the old enemy England take on the Prime Ministers XI under lights at Manuka Oval.

International stars such as England’s Kevin Petersen, Alistair Cook, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Matt Prior and Graeme Swan [...]

Canberra the champions of Asia

By 21 November, 2013

The SMH has the very exciting news that the Canberra Cavalry have won the Asia Series:
“We started at the bottom now we’re here.” And here means champions of Asia.
That saying has been the mantra of the Canberra Cavalry, who stunned the baseball world to beat the Uni-President Lions 14-4 in the Asia Series final in [...]

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 [...]

Brumbies keep their noses clean in the slaughter of the Wallabies

By 18 November, 2013

Rugby Heaven has the astonishing news of mass sackings of the Wallabies for breaking team rules in Dublin.
Considering how well they played against Ireland it’s a hell of a turnaround.
Most pleasing for Brumbies fans only two of our players have received so much as a verbal reprimand as the stand downs and written warnings have [...]

Canberra Cavalry into the finals of the Asia Series

By 18 November, 2013

The Australian Baseball League has the rather exciting news that despite a loss to the Japanese Champions (!) Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles our own Canberra Cavalry are through to the semi finals of the 2013 Asia Series:
The Cavalry now advance to the semi-finals of the 2013 Asia Series. They are the first ABL team [...]

Tricky Ricky moves into the Rudd Palazzo

By 17 November, 2013

Perth Now is taking an interest in new Raiders’ Coach Ricky Stuart’s move into Kevin Rudd’s old Yarralumla house:
RICKY Stuart loves a celebrity mansion. When he started coaching at the Cronulla Sharks he bought Ian Thorpe’s waterfront home on Burraneer Bay in the shire.
Now he has moved to Canberra and is living in former prime [...]

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. [...]

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