The Economic Development Directorate has closed all the parks due to rain:
All ACT Government sportsgrounds will be closed today Tuesday 12th November due to wet weather and the forecast of further showers and possible thunderstorms.
The decision has been taken in order to minimise damage to the turf surfaces and in the interests of player [...]
[ 17 November 2013 at 11:00 am; ]
Talk radio listening wing nuts are both enraged and confused today as one of their beloved sports people has strayed from their blinkered delusional orthodoxy, in this case the Brumbies expensive bench warmer and long ago Wallabies flanker David Pockock who’s made the above video for GetUp!’s Canberra Day of Climate Action:
On 17th November, tens [...]
Brumbies star Matt Toomua has been roped in for #AskAWallaby for the ARU and it’s nice to hear the man talk:
In the second episode of #AskAWallaby, ARU TV speak to Qantas Wallabies Inside Centre Matt Toomua
For all the grammar Nazis on RiotACT (myself included on occasion), this photo from Bateman’s Bay illustrates the correct use of the apostrophe…
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The NSW Short Course Championships were held at CISAC on the 19/20 October 2013 and Tuggeranong Masters Swimming ACT proved again to be a powerful force in NSW Masters Swimming and showed they can mix it with the big Sydney Clubs gaining first place in the overall Pointscore and also taking out the Relay trophy.
Established in 2008, the Big Bang Ballers have taken the simple act of playing basketball and used it as a tool for change in 12 countries, serving over 41,000 boys and girls across social and cultural divides.
Using the game to fight social disadvantage and youth poverty, and having built schools, sponsored and supported orphanages and [...]
If you’re still in school and love rugby then get into the Brumbies rugby talent development program: (I don’t work for Tones, I can spell it how I like)
The University of Canberra Brumbies are calling on applications for the Brumbies Talent Development Camp which aims to improve the skills of ACT rugby players between the [...]
Ok, so here’s a press release I just received that caused me some confusion.
They’re auctioning off a chance to play a game of golf with a professional golfer and two footballers. The bidding is already up to $2,020 and there’s still 41 days left to go. This looks like it’ll raise some serious cash. I [...]
Local men about town Limp Jimmy and Nancy Porker have taken to giving hang gliding lessons via YouTube off the Lake George escarpment. Enjoy:
Your complete guide to learning hang gliding. Watch this video and you’ll know everything there is to know about free flight.
Two members of Tuggeranong Masters Swimming ACT were presented with their Million Metre Awards at the recent Masters Swimming NSW Short Course Championships at the Canberra International Sports and Aquatic Centre.
Cecelia Kaye and Caroline Makin both became a members of the Million Metres Club in May 2013. The Vorgee Million Metre Awards acknowledge progress from [...]
The Canberra Times reports on abject gutlessness from the Brumbies management.
The ACT Brumbies will break tradition to unveil a two-pronged coaching combination, backing club great Stephen Larkham as head coach and promoting Laurie Fisher to director of rugby to guide them glory.
The Brumbies will announce on Friday that Larkham and Fisher will team up to [...]
A collection of media personalities took on the ActewAGL All Stars in a charity match to raise money for Lifeline Canberra.
A charity basketball match between ActewAGL All Stars and a Media team has netted $900 for crisis support and suicide prevention charity Lifeline Canberra.
The All Stars dominated the match as 12 baskets were scored, with [...]
The Herald Sun brings word of the Canberra Raiders’ desperate efforts to retain the services of Anthony Milford who obviously doesn’t want to be here:
CANBERRA are set to make a staggering $1 million a season bid to prevent rising teenage superstar Anthony Milford joining the Brisbane Broncos.
The deal will skyrocket the talented Milford into [...]
[ 1 December 2013; ] December 1 2013 is the date to put in your diary for the FIT Women and Girls Canberra Centenary triathlon.
There is something for everyone, with a choice of a full or half course, and to celebrate the 100th birthday of Canberra every participant in this year’s race will receive a specially minted FIT Canberra Centenary triathlon medal! The barrel draw this year includes winning a road bike donated by the Bike Shed. Register at www.fitact.org.au
[ 2 November 2013 at 5:00 pm; ] ‘
Bout 6: Red Bellied Black Hearts vs Surly Griffins
THIS Saturday November 2nd!
Canberra Roller Derby League are starting November off right by having their second-last event of the 2013 season, an epic bout between the Surly Griffins and the Red Bellied Black Hearts.
The Surly Griffins have been laying out hits and biff on the flat track [...]
Three Tuggeranong Vikings swimmers teamed up with participants from other NSW clubs and had a fantastic time at the 14th Australian Masters Games in Geelong, Victoria.
The Games has over 50 sports and over 8000 people participating with the highlight being attending the opening ceremony with participants from all sports represented. But despite [...]
The Environment Directorate is celebrating some talking tos delivered as part of their “blitz” on illegal fishing:
The ‘White Cod’ operation was in response to a number of reports of illegal fishing activities in and around Canberra’s lakes, ponds, rivers and streams. The illegal activities reported range from people fishing with more than two rods to [...]
The Canberra Raiders are offering an intriguing array of payment options for 2014 memberships.
The Canberra Raiders are excited to announce that Part Payment options are now available for Memberships for the upcoming 2014 season.
The Part Payment options enable Raiders fans greater flexibility and convenience to support their team in the best possible way, by [...]
Canberra Stadium has tweeted that GIO have bought the rights to name the Stadium in Bruce.
Very excited to announce GIO as our new naming rights sponsor! #canberra #GIOstadiumcanberra
— Canberra Stadium (@CanberraStadium) October 24, 2013
Because you wanted to be that little more confused.
According to rumour a knock down price has been negotiated.
UPDATE: Andrew Barr’s statement is [...]
[ 22 November 2013 at 6:15 pm; ] The Hash House Harriers have been mentioned on this site previously. I received the below from a friend – please pass it on and attend!
Attention Hashers, Harriettes and Muggles,
It’s the Wednesday ACT (WACT) Hash, on a Friday. It’s the 1300th run, out of sequence. It’s starting at 6:30pm, which is later than [...]
[ 26 October 2013; ]
There will be plenty of fast skating, big hits and knockout roller derby action when Varsity Derby League’s all-star team, the DisHonour Rollers, take to the track this Saturday 26 October for their third roller derby home bout for 2013. They will be playing against the (Sydney) South Side Derby Dolls’ The Force at Southern [...]
The Canberra Capitals have unveiled their bus wrap for this season:
The bus livery is part of ACTION’s sponsorship of the benchmark female sporting team along with game day promotions and appearances by Capitals players at ACTION events throughout the year.
Yvette Berry the ACT Government member for Ginninderra was on hand at the launch along [...]
Sydney pakour crew For20 recently took a road trip to Canberra and filmed their adventures.
After a boring minute or so of road trip we get to the good stuff, and it all seems like a fairly normal trick video until one of the crew tries to take on the Canberra Centre cube and doesn’t quite [...]
The Canberra Times has a lengthy article devoted to shock departure Jake White’s reasons for quitting the Brumbies halfway through his contract and taking up with another team in the same competition.
‘‘The bottom line is I just wanted to move on. Families allow family members to move on. It happens. A lot of the guys [...]
2014 Raiders memberships are on sale now, and you can buy one if you like.
Just head to www.weareraiders.com.au and do the thing.
The Canberra Raiders have launched their most exciting range of membership packages in recent memory, with a host of exciting and affordable new options and features available for fans looking to pledge their support [...]
The humble sport of bowls is quietly undergoing a renaissance, and this weekend, your local “bowlo” is inviting you to take a fresh look during their Open Day, Barefoot style!
The ABC has the reassuring news that the Cricket World Cup boss John Harnden likes what he’s seen at Manuka Oval as it transforms into a serious cricket ground:
Organising Committee CEO John Harnden says he expects all three world cup matches in Canberra to sell out when Australia hosts the world championship.
Mr Harnden says [...]
Brumby Jack has just uploaded a tribute video to 75 years of rugby in the Australian Capital Territory:
Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of rugby in the ACT and a look back at the great teams and players that helped make ACT Rugby Union what it is today.
Canberra’s all conquering BMX bandit Caroline Buchanan has been listed in the nominees for the 2013 Athlete of the Year!
Six of Australia’s best athletes have been named as finalists in the 2013 Athlete of the Year award to be announced at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra.
In line with Australia’s Winning Edge [...]
On ESPN Scrum Clyde Rathbone is taking some time out from his philosophising to opine that not having a coach is not really a problem:
Clyde Rathbone has said the Brumbies players have “no issue” starting pre-season training without a head coach, insisting that the search for Jake White’s replacement is “irrelevant” to the squad’s preparation.
Today Andrew Barr officially launched the ACT cricket season. I assume today was chosen for the launch because the weather finally got hot enough to make standing around in the sun all day uncomfortable, and cricket is all about misery.
This will be another big summer of local cricket, with the highlight being the Prime Minister’s [...]
This past weekend saw one of Australia’s largest skate pilgrimages hone in on Canberra’s Belconnen Skatepark for Belcopalooza 2013.
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, [...]