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Women’s self defence classes in Canberra?

Ask RiotACT

I am interested in doing some self defence classes. Mainly just to feel confident to be able to get myself out of a bad situation if I ever needed to.
Does anyone have any feedback on Krav maga in Canberra? Places you would recommend? Good instructors?
I am also open to other types of self defence for [...]

Brumbies prop Scott Sio on why he supports cancer charity Redkite

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When Brumbies prop Scott Sio was awarded man of the match following last Saturday’s 20-3 win against the Cheetahs, he had no difficulty choosing a charity to receive a $500 donation.
“As soon as I found out I had received man of the match, I knew I wanted my donation to go to Redkite, which is [...]

Tuggeranong United signs major sponsorship deal


Tuggeranong United Football Club has this week signed a major two-season sponsorship deal with Peter Blackshaw Real Estate Tuggeranong.
Club president John Thiele says the sponsorship is directly linked to the club’s highly publicised match against Melbourne Victory as part of the FFA Cup in September last year.
“We pulled out all the stops for our home [...]

Local sports club profile – Uni-Norths Owls

Uni-Norths Owls womens team

When it comes to women’s rugby, few Canberra teams are as formidable as the Uni-Norths Owls women’s team, which won both the ACT premiership and minor premiership double in 2014.
Uni-Norths Owls president Jason Smith says the club’s women’s team is one of its most successful teams in several years.
“We have quite a few of the [...]

Roller derby – Saturday 11 April

By 9 April 2015

[ 11 April 2015 at 3:00 pm; ]

See a great big helping of roller derby action in Canberra on Saturday 11 April with not one but two awesome bouts in the one event: “Maulin’ Rogues”. Varsity Derby League’s second women’s team, the Rogue Scholars, will be making their debut against the Wagga Derby Dolls’ Murderous Crows, and to warm you up for [...]

Local sports club profile – Molonglo Juggernauts Football Club

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With less than a week until the first game of Canberra’s 2015 AFL season, Molonglo Juggernauts Football Club’s (MFC) three senior teams are ready to build on last season’s success – though president Anthony Cutting says doing so won’t be easy.
“Last year our men’s division two team and our women’s division two team made it [...]

Local sports club profile – Tuggeranong United Football Club

Tuggeranong United junior football

Most suburban football teams would be intimidated by the prospect of playing against one of the country’s top A-League teams, but not Tuggeranong United Football Club (TUFC).
Its top team took on Melbourne Victory’s A-League team last September as part of national football knockout competition, the FFA Cup. While the final score was 6-0 to Melbourne [...]

Registrations open for Run for Teal, Batemans Bay

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[ 25 October 2015; ]

Come and support Ovarian Cancer Australia by running, walking or crawling your way around the stunning coastal town of Batemans Bay this October.

With four course options ranging from 6km to a full marathon, it’s a fun run for all ages and fitness levels. Funds raised will be donated to the research arm of Ovarian Cancer [...]

Canberra Roller Derby League 2015 home season

By 24 March 2015

[ 28 March 2015 at 5:00 pm; 16 May 2015 at 5:00 pm; 20 June 2015 at 5:00 pm; 15 August 2015 at 5:00 pm; 19 September 2015 at 5:00 pm; 17 October 2015 at 5:00 pm; 14 November 2015 at 3:00 pm; ] After a hard earned summer break, your favourite Canberra Roller Derby League (CRDL) teams are back with another jam packed season! The 2015 season will be back to our tried and tested year long season of single headers, kicking off in March with a rematch of last year’s grand final.

The 2015 opener will see the [...]

Club generosity helps disadvantaged kids kick goals


Disadvantaged kids in Canberra’s north will this season have the opportunity to play weekend soccer for free, thanks to a generous offer by Mount Majura Football Club.
The club is the first in Canberra to provide children of families supported by The Smith Family with free registration, boots, socks and shirts for the upcoming Winter soccer season. [...]

Register now for junior soccer camps in April school holidays

By 17 March 2015

Sports Camps Australia soccer camps will run during all four school holidays at Southwell Park and ANU Fellows Oval.
Each player (aged 6 to 16) will be provided the opportunity to reach their greatest potential by being challenged both technically and tactically in a fun and encouraging environment. At soccer camp, boys and girls of all skill [...]

Brumbies’ Ben Alexander supports Amy Gillett Foundation

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RiotACT has this week introduced a new series that will run throughout the Super Rugby season, where we interview the Brumbies man of the match following each home game.
Brumbies prop Ben Alexander had plenty of reasons to be pleased last week. His team was on the top of the ladder after its 27-15 win against [...]

Best bar to watch Melbourne Grand Prix in Canberra?

Ask RiotACT

Hi, just wondering if anyone in Canberra gets passionate about Formula 1? If so, where would you recommend we go to watch the race live this Sunday?

Seeking Inward Bound ANU runners

Ask Riot

Looking for those mildly crazy people who have run in the ANU’s Inward Bound Event over the years….
Unfortunately, there hasn’t been a great record of who ran, where end point was or who won each year. I would like to put together a nice history of the race with any stories and results you might [...]

Why is Canberra Australia’s fittest city?


According to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics data, almost three out of four Canberra residents participate in sport or some sort of physical activity – the highest rate out of anywhere in Australia.
It is pretty easy to see that Canberra is an active city. Everyone I know plays some sort of sport or regularly goes to [...]

Netball clubs at Arawang or Deakin?

By 23 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask Riot

I’m keen to back into (relatively) competitive weekend netball after a few years off, and I’m looking for a club to join, preferably at Deakin or Weston Creek.  I’m in my mid-twenties, so I’m interested in the seniors competitions. I’d like to play for a team that is social, but also competitive.
Any information about registration dates [...]

Six people ejected from World Cup cricket match

By 19 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Six people were ejected from the ICC Cricket World Cup match between Afghanistan and Bangladesh at Manuka Oval yesterday (Wednesday, February 19), although police were pleased with the overall crowd behaviour.
An enthusiastic and lively crowd of more than 10,900 spectators attended the day-night international sporting fixture.
ACT Policing’s Operation Commander for the event, Superintendent Rob Wilson, [...]

Time to fight like a knight!

By 18 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 1 March 2015; ] The Canberra chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism invites Canberrans to pick up a sword and fight like a knight as they learn the arts of medieval warfare in this full speed, full contact pursuit over an 8 week “Foundations of Combat” course commencing on 1 March.

Enter into contests of skill at arms with [...]

Best local children’s gymnastics clubs?

By 17 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

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

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 – 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

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
Ask Riot

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
AFC Asian Cup Australia

[ 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

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
PM's XI vs England January 2015

[ 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
AFC Asian Cup Australia

[ 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
Canberra Capitals

[ 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

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

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

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 [...]

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