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Sports Wrap 16th and 17th August

By 18 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

2014 can’t come to an end soon enough for the Canberra Raiders and their fans.
That was the feeling after the Raiders fell 34-16 to St George Illawarra at GIO Stadium Canberra on Saturday afternoon.
Adding salt to Canberra’s gaping wounds was the fact that the victory was the Dragons’ first in the nation’s capital since [...]

St George hoodoo finally over

By 17 August 2014

Hoodoo finally ends for St George, good one Ricky! Now the wait to see who get’s the spoon, Raiders must be firming in the betting. Oh there is always next year! But on reflection, no, we will probably be worse off, no Milford etc.
But really does anyone care anymore?

Reception for ACT Commonwealth Games representatives

By 16 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher MLA, and the Minister for Sport and Recreation, Shane Rattenbury MLA, will host a ceremony to welcome home the ACT athletes, coaches and support staff who were members of the Australian team at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
“We are all very proud of the achievements of the Australian athletes who participated [...]

Canberra junior league hit by football’s global problems


Sport isn’t what it used to be.
In times gone by it was about enjoyment and togetherness; a pastime that delivered untold pleasure to those who played it. It used to be pure.
But somewhere along the line, professionalism was ushered in and sport as we knew it changed forever. The focus slowly but surely shifted from [...]

CRDL’s 2014 Home Season Two games in one awesome night

By 14 August 2014

Hot on the heels of its seventh season’s opening double-header, Canberra Roller Derby League’s second event on the 16th of August promises to be a continuation of the league’s exciting and unpredictable home team play. The first double-header saw upsets in both bouts, with last season’s second place Brindabelters going down to wooden spooners the Surly Griffins, and two-time champions the [...]

Cheer for a cause – ACT Regional Cheerleading Competition

By 14 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 17 August 2014 at 9:00 am; ]

Canberra cheerleaders will battle it out at the ACT Regional Cheerleading Competition at Tuggeranong Basketball Stadium on August 17, with high-energy routines, a good dose of glitter and a whole lot of pizzazz.

In its third year, the competition continues to grow, with coordinator Leanne Shea Langdown expecting close to 400 athletes aged from three years [...]

August FREE Learn to Skateboard Sessions

By 14 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

FREE Learn to skateboard sessions at Canberra Skateparks this winter!
Next session being held at Tuggeranong Skatepark on Saturday 16 August from 10am to 12pm.

Sports Wrap 9th and 10th August

By 11 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The Tuggeranong Vikings overcame arch-rivals the Queanbeyan Whites 25-13 in Saturday’s John I Dent Cup final to claim its fourth straight title.
Tuggeranong ran in three tries to one as it finished a dominant season with yet another premier division trophy.
Nigel Ah Wong was the hero, the ACT Brumbies recruit scoring all three of the [...]

Want to play or referee roller derby? Now’s your chance


On Friday 8 August, Varsity Derby League will be holding an information night for its August “fresh meat” intake. VDL is a gender-inclusive league and we have a men’s team and mixed team as well as our women’s teams. We also welcome people of any gender who want to become a referee or non-skating official. [...]

Tuggeranong stun South Hobart in FFA Cup thriller


It was against all odds, and that’s what made it so special.
Tuggeranong United’s thrilling penalty shoot-out victory over South Hobart FC at KGV Park last night was a result few punters had predicted would unfold on the second night of the FFA Cup’s round of 32.
The clash had been billed as a mismatch between a [...]

One Day International tickets now on sale


Tickets to the Carlton Mid One Day International, to be played at Manuka Oval on 19 November, are now on sale.
The match will see Australia take on South Africa under Manuka Oval’s broadcast-quality lights.
It is great to see the Australian cricket team returning to Canberra after last year’s hugely successful Centenary of Canberra One [...]

Westfield FFA Cup Live Stream Confirmed


Tuggeranong United FC take on South Hobart FC in the inaugural FFA cup tonight in Hobart.
Thanks to the FFA, Foxtel, Football Tasmania and South Hobart FC you will be able to watch the match streamed live online.
Please visit the South Hobart FC home page for the link.
A live viewing of the game is being [...]

Local Sports Wrap 2nd and 3rd August 2014


The Tuggeranong Vikings booked its spot in this weekend’s John I Dent Cup grand final with a dominant 59-12 victory over the Gungahlin Eagles in Saturday’s preliminary final at Viking Park.
The Vikings produced a dominant performance and scored eight tries to set up a blockbuster clash against the Queanbeyan Whites in the season decider.
Tuggeranong [...]

Where now for the Raiders?

By 3 August 2014

It took 153 minutes before the Raiders Holden Cup team scored to make it Raiders 6 against New Zealand Warriors 108 in the 2 games that they have played this year. That unfortunately spells a bleak future for the Canberra Raiders. The Raiders can’t attract footballers with any sort of name to the club and [...]

Super Rugby is in Big Trouble

By 3 August 2014

(Warning: spoiler – result mentioned)
There is very little future for Super Rugby. The reason people are not watching is that it is boring. The old days of the free running Brumbies scoring 50 points mostly in tries has long gone. I recorded and just watched the Super Rugby Final. Played it back at 6x speed. [...]

Canberra FC fall to narrow Wanderers defeat

By 31 July 2014

A single goal to Western Sydney Wanderers’ Jaushua Sotirio condemned Canberra FC to a 1-0 defeat in the glamour friendly at Deakin Stadium but the home team can be incredibly proud of a performance that pushed the professionals all the way. Indeed, had Josip Jadric aimed a fraction lower when returning a half clearance from [...]

KFC T20 Big Bash League Final

By 31 July 2014

[ 28 January 2015 at 1:30 pm; ]

The final of the 2014-15 T20 Big Bash League will be coming to Canberra on 28 January 2015. The match will be played at Manuka Oval.

Cricket Australia’s Executive General Manager of Operations Mike McKenna said: “We have looked at a number of options for hosting the final of the Big Bash League, given the unique [...]

Locals to get Wanderers Chance

By 29 July 2014

Tomorrow’s big friendly match between Canberra FC and Western Sydney Wanderers at Deakin Stadium will take on extra importance for two local Canberra players who have been drafted into the Hyundai A-League squad for the prestigious pre-season clash.
Midfielder Tom Milicevic and Central Defender Ross Costanzo have been included in the Wanderers squad with the aim [...]

BRACE 2014 Grand Final – AIS Arena – 6 x Australian Title Fights

By 28 July 2014

[ 22 November 2014 at 6:30 pm; ]

6 X Australian Mixed Martial Arts Titles are on the line in this massive end of season event.

Live from the AIS Arena in Canberra the Bantamweight, Featherweight, Lightweight, Welterweight, Middleweight and Light Heavyweight BRACE Australian MMA Titles will be contested. The best fighters from across Australia have competed throughout the year in knock out elimination [...]

Local Sports Wrap 26th and 27th July 2014


The ACT Brumbies’ hopes of reaching a second successive Super Rugby final were dashed when they lost to the New South Wales Waratahs 26-8 on Saturday night.
The Brumbies failed to carry the momentum from last week’s thrilling win over the Chiefs into Saturday’s blockbuster semi-final clash against the Waratahs as they came off second [...]

University of Canberra new front of shirt sponsor for Canberra United


Canberra United will sport a new front of shirt sponsor for Westfield W-League Season 7 with the University of Canberra taking the prominent position for the new campaign.
“We are delighted to have the University of Canberra increase its support for Canberra United by becoming the new front of shirt sponsor,” Canberra United CEO Heather Reid [...]

Local Sports Wrap 19th and 20th July 2014

By 21 July 2014

Rugby Union
The ACT Brumbies booked their place in next weekend’s Super Rugby semi-finals with a thrilling 32-30 victory over the Waikato Chiefs at GIO Stadium on Saturday night.
The Brumbies were at their attacking best as they ran in four tries to condemn the Chiefs to their first play-off loss in three seasons. The victory sets [...]

Confessions of a Topless Man Painterer


You may think that slopping paint on a half-naked university student’s torso is a questionable Saturday evening activity, but as card-carrying member of the rUCkus crew, I take this responsibility very seriously.
This crew that I’m a part of, you see, is a group of University of Canberra students who support the Brumbies at every home [...]

Local Sports Wrap 12th and 13th July 2014

By 14 July 2014

The ACT Brumbies kept their championship dream alive with a commanding 47-25 victory over the Western Force at Canberra Stadium on Friday night.
The Brumbies ran in seven tries to three and dominated every facet of the game to secure their place in the Super Rugby finals for the second year running. Matt Toomua was [...]

World Cup Final 2014 – Where are the Argentina fans gathering?

By 13 July 2014

Does anyone know where in Canberra the Argentina fans are gathering on Monday morning?
Hugo Diaz

Patty Mills to receive keys to the city


Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher, has today announced that Canberra local, Patrick Mills, will be awarded the keys to the city next Friday during a public event in Civic which will allow Canberrans the chance to meet the NBA star and recognise his sporting achievements both in Australia and overseas.
Patty Mills was a key player in [...]

Local Sports Wrap 5th & 6th July 2014

By 8 July 2014

Rugby Union
The Tuggeranong Vikings kept their unbeaten record in 2014 intact with a 39-3 demolition of Uni-Norths at Viking Park on Saturday afternoon.
The Vikings put on a stellar display of attacking rugby to claim their eleventh straight victory of the season. The reigning John I Dent Cup champions were made to work hard for the [...]

Fotu Auelua re-signs with the Brumbies

By 7 July 2014

University of Canberra Brumbies cult hero Fotu Auelua has put pen to paper to stay with the club for another season, through to the end of 2015.
With 30 caps to his name, the 30-year-old loose-forward has developed into one of the club’s old heads and was a member of the UC Brumbies leadership group [...]

Do our sporting heroes need to be role models off the pitch?


Jokes are already doing the rounds on social media poking fun at the evidently common sense challenged NRL player Todd Carney.  Sadly I now know what ‘bubbling’ is.  According to the Sydney Morning Herald it’s pretty big in Australia.  Who knew?
Last week, Luis Suarez bit an Italian player during a world cup match, resulting in [...]

Nick Kyrgios stuns Rafael Nadal with a four set win

By 2 July 2014

Nick Kyrgios has done the impossible overnight knocking world number one Rafael Nadal out of Wimbledon.
Our newest local sporting hero beat Nadal in four sets – 7-6 (7-5) 5-7 7-6 (7-5) 6-3.
In what will go down as one of the biggest upsets in Wimbledon history, Kyrgios world ranking is set to rise to No 66 [...]

ACT Women’s Premier League Round 13 Review

By 30 June 2014

ACT Women’s Premier League Football Round 11 – Review.
Sunday 29th June
Weston-Molonglo FC 2 v ACTAS 1
REPORT BY JOHN COLLEY: Weston-Molonglo FC have put together one of their best performances of the season to upset ACTAS 2-1 at the ANU Willows. It looked like it could be a long day on the field for Weston in [...]

Capital Football Round 12 Review

By 30 June 2014

National Premier League Round 10 – Review.
Sunday 29th June
FFA COE 1 v Belconnen United 4
Belconnen United increased their lead at the top of the National Premier Leagues: Capital Football league ladder with a comprehensive 4-1 victory over the FFA Centre of Excellence at the AIS Grass Fields on a bitterly cold Sunday afternoon. The Blue [...]

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