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Tommy Fynn wins Belcopalooza Oz Skateboarding Championships!

By 9 October, 2013

This past weekend saw one of Australia’s largest skate pilgrimages hone in on Canberra’s Belconnen Skatepark for Belcopalooza 2013.
Features:
Tommy Fynn, Tim Williams, Reece Warren, Bjorn Johnston, Matt Cheney, Bugs Fardell, Gabriel Summers, Jack Kirk, Max Couling, Shane Azar, Mitchell Howse, Alex Campbell, Harry Clark, Andrew Brophy, Sam Giles, Robert Pace, Marty Girotto, Sammy Winter, [...]

Brumbies fixtures for 2014

By 8 October, 2013

Sanzar has unveiled next year’s draw for the Super Rugby championships in which our Brumbies want to go one better.
The home games are:
– Saturday 22 February, Brumbies v. Reds
– Saturday 15 March, Brumbies v. Waratahs
– Saturday 22 March, Brumbies v. Stormers
– Friday 4 April, Brumbies v. Blues
– Friday 25 April, Brumbies v. Chiefs
– Saturday 10 [...]

Jake White coaching the Sharks next year

By 7 October, 2013

Keo is reporting that the Brumbies recently former coach is going to be running the Sharks against us next year despite having two more years on his Brumbies contract.
Class act.

Raiders win most statistically incompetent comparison

By 5 October, 2013

In an article that will make you stupider for having read it the Herald Sun is declaring the Canberra Raiders have won the not at all coveted “facebook fan page growth” competition for 2013.
With no raw numbers it’s hard to say if 181% growth is anything to get excited about. Going from 1 fan to [...]

Last day to register for Wheelout in the Capital

By 4 October, 2013

This has made its way to me:
Ever wanted to try wheelchair basketball? This is your chance!
Wheelout in the Capital, hosted by Sport Matters and Enable Development, is one of the Centenary of Canberra’s many wheel-themed events during SPIN: Canberra’s Weekends on Wheels.
Individual ($100) and team ($1000) registrations close today, with funds raised supporting a development [...]

2013 Vikings Chess Weekender Tournament – 16/17 Nov

By 4 October, 2013

[ 16 November, 2013 to 17 November, 2013. ]

Hi All,

The 2013 Vikings Weekender will take place on 16/17 November at the Erindale Vikings Club, ACT.

Full details of the event including online registration can be found at:

http://vikings.nickbeare.com

Hope to see you all there.

Cheers,
Nick Beare

TODAY @ Belco Skatepark

By 4 October, 2013

9am – 11am FREE Streetwise Learn to skateboard session
Afternoon – PRO/AM Closed practise, come and see what’s in store for tomorrow’s main event! ALL FREE to attend!

Caps can’t decide on a captain, name two

By 3 October, 2013

The Canberra Capitals have decided that strong on court leadership is not for them in naming two players as co-captains for the upcoming season:
Nat Hurst and Jess Bibby have between them played on multiple continents in some of the world’s best professional leagues and will fittingly share the captaincy responsibilities when the Capitals tip off [...]

Canberra Roller Derby League presents World War Z-berra. Vice City Rollers Double header

By 3 October, 2013

[ 12 October, 2013; 5:30 pm; ]

The VCRs are taking on two teams in one night!

The VCR B squad, aka the VCBs are taking on Northern Brisbane Rollers Raw Stars while the VCRs are taking on Paradise City Roller Derby.
Wear your purple and green and get behind your ACT representative skaters!
Doors open at 5:30

VCBS V Raw Stars starting at 6:30

VCRs V [...]

Dragons Abreast Australia National Paddle Day

By 2 October, 2013

[ 13 October, 2013; ] Paddle across Australia with Dragons Abreast on Sunday 13 October

Join communities across the nation as we paddle together in dragon boats to support Dragons Abreast Australia

Come and experience the benefits of dragon boating for breast cancer survivors with your local Dragons Abreast group

Dragons Abreast Australia is a national Registered Charity that enables breast cancer survivors [...]

Canberra Capitals tipping their season off for 2013/14!

By 1 October, 2013

The Capitals are getting their season going this Saturday against the Sydney Flames at the AIS Arena!
As you are aware the Canberra Capitals kick start their WNBL season this Saturday the 5th of October against cross town rivals the Sydney University Flames.
Come out and support the team as they look to start their season off [...]

If the coach has no loyalty why should the captain?

By 1 October, 2013

Perhaps in an inevitable aftermath of Jake White deciding his contract wasn’t worth much News has word of the possibility Brumbies Captain Ben Mowen could be off to France because the Australian Rugby Union is cheaping out on him:
Mowen is understood to be frustrated because he is not receiving a top-up contract from the [...]

Raiders Holden Cup Team:

By 28 September, 2013

Looks like the Raiders Holden Cup team has caught the first grade disease (you know going through the motions not really trying to win) 18 nil against Penrith before I switched off, that was before half time.
Don’t think Ricky Stewart could do anything with that mob or the first grade crew given Rick’s credentials [...]

Wheelchair Basketball

By 27 September, 2013

On the 20th of October UCFIT at the University of Canberra are hosting Wheelout in the Capital as a part of the SPIN festival.
Wheelout in the Capital is a wheelchair basketball competition aiming to raise money to support a development program in Timor-Leste.
It should be quite a bit of fun.
Hub Capital is a feature SPIN [...]

Rathbone on the Jake White resignation

By 27 September, 2013

Over on The Roar the Brumbies Clyde Rathbone, who goes back with Jake over a decade, is holding forth on the Brumbies bombshell news of yesterday:
Jake understands the factors which underpin success in team sports as well as anyone.
He ensures that he surrounds himself with the very best personnel. He pays attention to standards [...]

Jake White signs off. Whither the Brumbies?

By 26 September, 2013

In a gut wrenching blow to Brumbies fans word has emerged that Super Coach Jake White has quit the club.
Keo.co.za is reporting he’s taking up a job with the Sharks, or possible Clermont.
The Canberra Times is linking him to the Stormers and blaming the decision on the way the Australian coaching job was handled (which [...]

Canberra’s Elite Women Sports Teams going to the pub

By 24 September, 2013

The four biggest teams in ACT women’s sport are all going to the pub, apparently to promote “Canberra’s Summer of Women’s Sport” but also possibly because they would like a beer.
Four Teams, the Canberra Capitals (basketball), Canberra United (football), ACT Meteors (cricket) and Canberra Heat (volleyball), are about to start their new campaigns for their [...]

Smith brothers very sorry about Duxton incident

By 23 September, 2013

Just for the Raiders fans who think we’re somehow biased we note an ESPN report on a broad spectrum of penalties for two very junior Brumbies who were involved in a very minor incident at Duxton.
Brumbies props Ruan Smith and Jean-Pierre Smith have been fined and forced to undergo counselling after being involved in [...]

Licensed Venues Showing Festival of the Boot?

By 22 September, 2013

For those who haven’t heard Roy & HG are doing Festival of the Boot this year via ABC NewsRadio (103.9 FM), the AFL final from 2.00pm  Sat 28th Sep and the NRL final from 7.00pm Sun 6th Oct.
So that fans can share the jokes over a few cleansing ales are any licensed venues in the [...]

Big Shillo fined for breaching standards… by talking about standards

By 20 September, 2013

Demonstrating a keen sense of humour Raiders management have announced they’re fining David Shillington:
The Canberra Raiders have fined David Shillington an undisclosed sum for breaching the Club’s Media Policy, after several stories appeared in the press today without the knowledge of the club.
“Comments made today across several media outlets by David Shillington, were in [...]

Belcopalooza! Australian Skateboarding Championships

By 18 September, 2013

As it strikes its hundredth year Canberra is not only coming into its own culturally, it is also an amazing destination for a skateboarder. To illustrate the level of skate heritage present in this city we cut this piece on the scene, the history, the terrain and the background behind Belco: the Southern Hemisphere’s largest [...]

Unlucky Raiders?

By 18 September, 2013

The Canberra Raiders have released a song about their 2013 season.
It’s refreshingly honest. But really was the team unlucky?
Or were the foundations to build a successful season never there?

Three years of Ricky Stuart

By 16 September, 2013

The worst kept secret in Canberra has finally been officially confirmed by the Raiders:
One of the Raiders favourite sons will return home to Canberra to Coach the Raiders from 2014, after Ricky Stuart formally signed a new three year deal at Raiders HQ today.
Stuart spent the morning meeting the Raiders Coaching staff, administration staff [...]

CRDL presents Bout 5 Brindabelters vs Black ‘n’ Blue Belles

By 16 September, 2013

[ 21 September, 2013; ]

CRDL will celebrate its 5th birthday with their next home season in what has become the most anticipated match of the year, the Black ‘n’ Blue Belles and the Brindabelters will be going head to head looking to steamroll their way into the final. Both teams are undefeated this season and both are looking incredibly [...]

Repairs to Belco skatepark this Fri/Sat

By 12 September, 2013

Thanks to Territory and Municipal Services who have contracted repairs to the concrete surface of Belco skatepark in time for Belcopalooza on the 5 October.
Concrete patching will be occurring this Friday 13 and Saturday 14 September.
Please respect the works and leave them to cure. We love our skatepark and want to see it [...]

Tricky Ricky on his way back to Canberra

By 12 September, 2013

The ABC has the thrilling news that Ricky Stuart will once again be gracing the nation’s capital giving a whole new generation the possibility of seeing him out on the town.
Ricky Stuart has walked out on Parramatta to take up a three-year contract to coach Canberra.
The 46-year-old told the Eels board of his decision on [...]

Nic White gets his chance for the Wallabies too

By 11 September, 2013

In a very big year for the Brumbies the ABC is reporting that scrum half Nic White has knocked off Will Genia for the number 9 jersey.
Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie dropped the biggest selection bombshell of his short and winless tenure on Wednesday when he relegated stand-in skipper Will Genia to the bench for [...]

Throw it to Ben!

By 11 September, 2013

The Rugby Union Players’ Association is tweeting that the Brumbies own Ben Mowen has been named as Captain of Australia:
In just his first year of International Rugby, Ben Mowen has been selected to lead the @QantasWallabies against ARG. pic.twitter.com/OEyFBxjEpo
— RUPA (@RUPAnews) September 11, 2013

Hopefully he can avoid the humiliation of a home defeat at the [...]

John McIntyre’s had enough at the Raiders

By 11 September, 2013

The Daily Telegraph reports that long time Raiders’ boss John McIntyre is standing down:
McIntyre is believed to be leaving after being worn down by the Raiders’ faltering season, for which he has attracted a heavy share of blame.
After guaranteeing David Furner would see out his contract, McIntyre was forced to sack Furner last [...]

Raiders finish season fittingly, losing to Cronulla 18 to 38

By 9 September, 2013

Foxsports has all you need to know about a bloody awful end to a bloody awful season:
In a game where Sharkies coach Shane Flanagan did everything to prevent injury bar sending his players out in bubble wrap, NSW Origin star Fifita still sent a scare through the camp when he hobbled off midway through the [...]

Fergo gets the arse

By 6 September, 2013

The Raiders have announced they’ve had enough of Blake Ferguson:
The Canberra Raiders board of directors met today to determine the future of Blake Ferguson, with a unanimous decision to terminate his contract with the club.
“The board were left with little choice but to terminate Blake Ferguson’s contract, after several breaches of club policy,” Raiders CEO [...]

Raiders mull throwing in the towel on juniors development

By 5 September, 2013

An unusually antsy Canberra Raiders are sharing their view on the salary cap auditor blocking Raiders Junior Mitch Cornish from playing this Sunday.
“We constantly question why we invest so much into our junior development program, and this is another reason why we will review it, along with a zero benefit in developing your own juniors [...]

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