Basketball ACT (BACT) and the University of Canberra Union (UCU) are delighted to formally announce the transfer of the Canberra Capitals to the University of Canberra as of Today. The change means that the ownership and management of the Capitals transfers from BACT to UCU, including the WNBL licence, all player contracts, assets, and the [...]
Two of the world’s biggest sporting events are coming to Canberra in 2015 and local volunteers are needed to help ensure they are world-class events.
AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 and ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 are urging Canberrans to be a part of two of the biggest events the ACT has ever hosted.
The call for [...]
So I don’t know the full story behind this but apparently Brumby Jack was a bit off colour at the ANZAC Day game against the Chiefs and was even caught trying to rev up the crowd during the Last Post and moment’s silence.
Rumour has it Clyde Rathbone’s brother was filling in the suit that weekend [...]
The Brumbies have spoiled Jake White’s return to Canberra with a hard fought 16-9 win over the Sharks in Canberra last night.
In a match dominated by the forwards, the return of Fotu Auelua bought some much needed aggression to the Brumbies back row.
Both sides traded a penalty goal apiece after the break, before Sam Carter, [...]
Looks like Ricky Stuart has bought the form that saw him get the flick from at least two NRL sides as he took them to oblivion. The Raiders will be lucky to avoid the dreaded wooden spoon like those other 2 sides. His departure has seen both sides benefit as both are currently above Canberra but [...]
In more good news for the Brumbies a media release has just been issued informing us that Nic White has followed Matt Toomua’s lead and re-signed…
After yesterday’s announcement that Matt Toomua will remain in Canberra, the club is celebrating the news that Nic White will also remain in the Australian Capital until at least the [...]
The Brumbies facebook page brings us word that Matt Toomua has re-signed for 3 years!
Great news! Well done Matt and the Brumbies!
Let’s hope this is a sign to come for more key players to re-sign.
Saturday 3rd May
Tuggeranong United 3 (Jon Toole 4’, Daniel Colbertaldo 17’, Harry Pettit 92’) Canberra Olympic 2 (Mark Shields 39’, Callum Smith 61’)
A stoppage time winner from Harry Pettit saw Tuggeranong United inflict a first defeat of the season on Canberra Olympic as the hosts won 3-2 on a cold afternoon at Kambah. United stole [...]
Despite it being 14 years since the Brumbies had claimed a win over the Crusaders in New Zealand the team went into the match with a lot of confidence after their dominating display against the Chiefs a few weeks earlier.
However ill-discipline across the park meant the Brumbies were never in the hunt, eventually going down [...]
[ 3 May 2014 at 5:00 pm; ]
Varsity Derby League’s Sophomores will be going up against Wagga Derby Dolls’ Murderous Crows on Saturday 3 May!
The bout will also introduce Capital Carnage, our men’s roller derby team, in a special five-on-five short game before the main game.
Doors open at 5 pm at Southern Cross Stadium, Tuggeranong.
Tickets are $10 at the door, and children under [...]
The Jayco Australian Opals will take the next step in their preparations for the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women this week, with a 12-strong squad named for the tour of the USA departing Wednesday.
Coming off a successful training camp on the Gold Coast earlier this month, Jayco Opals Head Coach Brendan Joyce has named [...]
(Direct Media Release care of Capital Football)
Sunday 27th April
Canberra FC 7 (Ryan Keir 4’, Domenic Giampaolo 48’ (pen), 60’, Daniel Bennett 50’, 57’, Alex Oloriegbe 83’, Philippe Bernabo-Madrid 84’) Tuggeranong United 0
Canberra FC stormed to a 7-0 victory over Tuggeranong United at Deakin Stadium to continue their excellent start to the campaign. The hosts ultimately [...]
Although SANZAR ruled that no anthems could be played at the Super Rugby fixture between the Brumbies and the Chiefs on ANZAC Day, crowds paid their respects by removing their hats and falling silent (although not labeled a minutes silence according the SANZARs wishes).
This display of respect was accompanied by a reading of The Ode [...]
Hello Rioters – does anyone know if any Canberra venues are opening tomorrow morning to broadcast the Alex Leapai vs Wladimir Klitschko fight? I know it is being broadcasted on Foxtel Main Event.
The Brumbies took revenge over the Chiefs for last years grand final loss by belting them 41-23 tonight in Canberra.
Leading 13-6 at the break, Tevita Kuridrani’s double, plus some free flowing rugby from man of the match Matt Toomua, cemented a solid win.
The bonus point win put’s the Brumbies in second place, just one point [...]
[ 13 June 2014 at 12:00 pm; ] The Sydney Swans are hosting a lunch in Canberra to honour recently retired Swans legend Jude Bolton.
Other guests include ex-Collingwood captain, Team of Century member and AFL Football Hall of Fame inductee, Des Tuddenham, and Sydney Swans CEO, Andrew Ireland.
Date: Friday 13th June
Venue: National Press Club, Canberra
Ticket Price: Members $115, Non-members $120
All Tickets [...]
The Canberra Raiders have completed a last minute 24-22 come from behind victory over the Melbourne Storm in Canberra this afternoon.
The win ends a 6 game losing streak in Canberra.
Anthony Milford was again inspirational and put in a man of the match performance.
Watch the green machine belt out the team song after the win.
[ 25 April 2014 to 26 April 2014. ]
Canberra Roller Derby League presents Skate of the ANZAC: a two-day, three-tier skate extravaganza. Whether you want to catch a few heats on Friday 25 April for the mere cost of a gold coin donation, or show up for the thrilling finals on Saturday evening, 26 April, this tournament will have your Anzac entertainment covered.
The Brumbies grounded out a hard fought 23-20 win over the Reds tonight in Brisbane.
After a solid first half, where the Brumbies went to the break with 20-10 lead, the Reds finally hit their straps and pulled within 3 points with 11 minutes to play. The Brumbies however withstood a late Reds rally and held [...]
[ 30 May 2014 at 12:00 pm; ]
The Brumbies have announced a date and venue for the 2014 State of the Union Lunch. This annual fundraising event has been held for over a decade with the Brumbies raising money to assist with the development of rugby in the ACT and Southern NSW.
The State of the Union Lunch has become a well-known fixture [...]
19-year-old Australian Under 20′s representative Tom Staniforth has been selected to make his debut at lock for Friday nights grudge match against the Reds.
It will be a baptism of fire for Tom as he goes head to head with Wallabies paring of James Horwill and Rob Simmons.
Sending you loads of good vibes Tom – Go [...]
[ 2 May 2014 at 12:30 pm; ] In Partnership with Aristocrat & The Vikings Group; Vikings Rugby presents:
The Sportsmans Lunch
Friday 2 May 12:30pm
MC: Rupert McCall (Modern Day Poet)
GUESTS: Buck Shelford (Former All Blacks Captain) & Billy Birmingham (The 12th Man)
VENUE: The Auditorium, Erindale Vikings Club
DRESS: Business Attire (No Denim)
TICKETS: $110 per person or $1000 for a table of 10 (includes a 3 [...]
Last weekend saw teams from around Canberra and the east coast competing in round 1 of the 2014 National Capital Paintball League at Paintball Sports ACT. With thousands of dollars in cash and prizes up for grabs the competition was intense. However, the league lived up to its reputation for combining fiery competition with a [...]
Organisers of this years race have announced that it is great regret that the Mont 24 Hour Race has been cancelled. The heavy rains hitting the Bungendore region since this 6am Friday morning have made it impossible to use the campground paddocks. In the interests of the venue, land managers and the safety of participants [...]
Canberra’s Ben Williams has been selected as Australia’s representative for officiating on field at the fifa world cup in Brazil in June this year. Well done Ben!
I only started playing Ice hockey last year, having been a field hockey player for most of my life, but immediately I was taken by how close knit the Ice Hockey community is. Myself and my house mate both started playing at the same time, and were both welcomed into the fold by some of [...]
Last Saturday (22 February 2014) 16 teams competed in a beginners only paintball tournament at Paintball Sports ACT in Fairbairn Pines. The event was a preseason tournament in the lead up to the first round of the National Capital Paintball League. The final placings were as follows:
1st – Recon by Fire
2nd – Canberra Ivy
3rd – [...]
This Sunday 23 February, the Canberra Hillclimb Circuit at Fairbairn Park hosts the 2014 HeartKids Hillclimb.
Varsity Derby League vs BMRDL. Photo: David Mackie
The first roller derby bout for 2014 in Canberra is on! Varsity Derby League‘s DisHonour Rollers will take on the Blue Mountains Roller Derby League’s Free Sisters this Saturday.
There will be some skaters having their debut bout for VDL – come see how the hard work put [...]
Does anyone know of a current training group here in Canberra for parkour/free running?
Google is little help. Most/all stuff is old.