ACT’s suburb of Franklin is to receive a beginner’s element attached to a junior playground – not a skatepark as indicated in the June Chronicle newspaper.
Thanks to Redbox design group for the following info:
“We recognise the need in the community to provide opportunities for the very beginner skater and bike rider to develop the necessary [...]
I may not be a big fan of sport, but I am a big fan of being competitive over odd things and now I really want Shaunee to beat all the Cheerleaders from other teams.
TAKE NO PRISONERS SHAUNEE!
Perfume Box Raiderette Shaunee is into the final of the Big League Cheerleader of the year competition. See [...]
The all seeing eye has turned up a Yahoo Sport picture of Don Bradman here in Canberra:
9th February 1963: Australian cricketer Don Bradman, statistically the greatest batsman ever, strolls onto the pitch to bat at Canberra, where the MCC are playing the Prime Minister’s XI. Sir Donald Bradman (1908 – 2001) was the first cricketer [...]
The ABC reports on Blake Ferguson not even pretending to care any more:
Speculation surrounding Blake Ferguson’s playing future continues to mount after he was spotted at a Sydney pub alongside Cronulla star Todd Carney the night before missing Canberra’s NRL clash against Manly.
Ferguson was a no-show at the Raiders’ 36-22 loss to Manly at [...]
Raiders players must be embarrassed putting their hands out for payment particularly over the last 3 weeks – if they are then they should be!
Against Manly I switched off as I usually do these day’s when it reached 24 nil .
Manly were keeping time with the clock the white flag had been raised [...]
The Herald Sun has the miserable news of continued failure from the men in green:
What was perfectly clear is that the Raiders could have done with Ferguson on the field against Manly.
Dunemann might think they can do without him, but be assured they can’t. Not if they want to make the finals.
You talk about [...]
Foxsports have an intriguing story on Terry Campese and Brett White’s involvement in the axeing of David Furner, and then their elaborate coverup.
The Daily Telegraph can exclusively reveal that Campese and White approached two board members at a meeting in Woden at 5pm on Monday.
The high-profile pair spoke about Furner’s future with board member David [...]
The Brumbies have facebooked a desire to get the wisdom of the hivemind on their members’ caps for season 2014.
What do you think and what would you do differently?
The Brumbies 2014 cap design I like best is…
The Courier Mail has the surprising news that Raiders’ coach David Furner is not a protected species after all:
A CRISIS Canberra board meeting has ended with David Furner offering his resignation as Raiders head coach.
Furner has been given the chance to resign with dignity after a nine-player revolt indicated they could no longer work [...]
2013 was as good a year for the Brumbies as it’s possible to have without actually winning the championship.
Here’s a stunning montage of the year’s highlights.
Brumbies 2013 season mash up highlights montage thingy in full high definition
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Music: Time- Hans Zimmer (Instrumental Core)
Angels among demons – Instrumental Core
Yahoo reports that the Brumbies have won the World Club Sevens!
Henry Speight scored in the final minute to lift the ACT Brumbies to a 17-14 win over Auckland in the final of the World Club Sevens tournament in London.
Super Rugby wing Speight bagged two tries to lead the Australian side to the inaugural title [...]
Raiders V Canterbury
Canberra Raiders the perennial loosers finished for another session – ah but we are getting used to it.
What with an administration that has sacked or let go of perhaps some of the best footballers currently playing what else can we expect.
Now joining Josh Dugan, Tod Carney it looks like Ferguson is [...]
Foxsports has the latest defeat by the men in green:
SAM Perrett scored a hat-trick as the Canterbury Bulldogs dealt a significant blow to the Canberra Raiders’ finals hopes with a 28-16 win in the nation’s capital.
The Bulldogs’ Josh Morris was brilliant at fullback for the injured Ben Barba, scoring the first try of the match [...]
The ACT government is proposing to allow the management of Civic and Tuggeranong to impose a lane shortfall charge on clubs hiring lanes at Civic and Tuggeranong Pool.
The shortfall applies if clubs have less than 10 swimmers in a 50 m lane of 5 in a 25 m lane. It is an [...]
[ 31 August, 2013; 6:00 pm; ] The Central Western Daily is talking up Orange’s Ginny Connors and her coming Australian championship cage fighting bout against Canberra’s Belinda Sedgwick.
The Storm MMA webpage has some suitably garish posters.
The Roar is having a look the the star players Canberra has been unable to hold on to.
To set the record straight, I’m not a Canberran and have never lived there.
I have visited our nation’s capital a number of times and I have no problem with it – in fact I quite like it. [...]
The Wallabies have just tweeted the backline for Saturday’s game against New Zealand.
Brumbies five eigth Matt Toomua has been rewarded for his great season with the starting 10 jersey.
CONT. BACKS: Genia, Toomua, O'Connor, Leali'ifano, Ashley-Cooper, Folau and Mogg #AUSvNZL #TRC2013
— Qantas Wallabies (@QantasWallabies) August 15, 2013
Hearty congratulations to him.
UPDATE: The SMH report is now up:
It seems that the Arboretum’s General Manager Jason Brown is an AFL* fan, and as such he’s very excited about an AFL team named the GWS Giants coming and having lunch with him on the 26th of September.
Apparently they will be naming the “team of the century” during lunch.
“It is fantastic news that the Giants [...]
[ 17 August, 2013; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. ]
Learn to skateboard for free this weekend as part of Sportenary and Skateboarding Australia’s ‘StreetWise’ sessions hosted by legit skateboarding coaches. This Saturday at 10am-12pm, Tuggeranong Skatepark, Bartlett Place, Tuggeranong.
ED – I will now shameless take this opportunity to embed what might well be the coolest video ever made.
Varsity Derby League is having another ‘fresh meat’ intake. Women and men (over 18) are welcome to come along and start training with VDL to be either players or referees. No previous skating experience is required, we’ll teach you! The sessions are:
Sunday 18 August, 6 pm – 8 pm
Tuesday 20 August, 7.30 pm – 10 [...]
[ 24 August, 2013; 5:00 pm; ] The Canberra Roller Derby League’s 2013 season continues with the fourth bout on August 24th. Clashing on the track for the first time since the 2012 grand final will be last year’s champions, the Black ‘n’ Blue Belles and the always fierce Red Bellied Black Hearts. Previous bouts have seen these teams alternate in defeating [...]
The Brumbies have announced the winners from their Presentation Night.
Astonishingly George Smith has taken out the Player’s Player award for the 10th time.
Best Back went to Christian Lealiifano and Ben Mowen was named Best Forward, both richly deserved.
Foxsports has the tale of another Raiders defeat:
Today, the Roosters sit on top of the NRL ladder as outright competition leaders for the first time since 2004.
But after watching the Raiders charging home with five minutes remaining as the team with the best defensive resume in the NRL leaked 22 points, Robinson delivered some [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Today Andrew Barr turned the first sod at the new UC Sporting Commons.
The ACT Government has committed $5 million into developing this facility, which will apparently be “world-class”.
The Commons will include an ACT Sports Hall of Fame, a new headquarters for the Brumbies, sports studies teaching and research facilities, a bocce court and new [...]
Economic Development have made it known they’ve closed the fields:
All ACT Government sportsgrounds will be closed today Thursday 8th August 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 [...]
Simon Corbell has announced he’s legislating against match fixing:
“The Criminal Code (Cheating at Gambling) Amendment Act 2013 will mean that all identified match-fixing behaviours are now outlawed in the ACT. This reform will help to prevent cheating and match-fixing activities and will support the integrity and enjoyment of sport,” Mr Corbell said.
The Act amends the [...]
The Telegraph is all over the Canberra Raiders stoush with their young star Anthony Milford:
THE Canberra Raiders are refusing to negotiate with Anthony Milford, who last night requested to be released from the club via his manager.
Canberra Raiders chief executive Don Furner said the club would wait until season’s end before they discussed the [...]
Rob and I mix up the rugby ideas in Duxton, expound on matters rugby.
The beer for review is the Matilda Bay Ruby Tuesday.
The music this week is by Looking Glass.
You can download it now.
Foxsports have the sad news the the Melbourne Storm have ended the Raiders home streak in emphatic fashion:
RABBITOHS fans beware the Storm are back and they are coming to get you.
The two NRL powerhouses will go head-to-head in what promises to be one of the games of the season in Melbourne next Friday night.
But while [...]
It went down to the last minute but the Brumbies didn’t have quite enough in the tank to beat the Chiefs in Hamilton despite leading for much of the game.
Great season by a team who seem destined for greater things.
Che has asked me to remind the Brumbies that we’ll be recording the rugby podcast at [...]