It’s that time of the year again, and we’re hosting our annual Santa Is A Baller Tournament all around the world, raising funds for our programs in Nepal, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and PNG!
Date: Sunday 16th December
Registration Cost: $50 per team of 4
REGISTRATIONS MUST BE IN BY MONDAY 10th December NOW FRIDAY 14 DECEMBER!
100% of proceeds will [...]
The ABC is having a go at the various arms of ACT Education which have been, through competing arse-coverings, bringing an end to swimming at schools:
The ACT Government is reviewing a controversial safety policy that has led some schools to cancel swimming carnivals.
Under the policy, students are not allowed to take part in school [...]
The ABC reports the Brumbies have taken a second stab at getting a Rugby League coach to stiffen up their tackles.
Former NRL coach Brian Smith has joined the coaching staff of Super Rugby club the ACT Brumbies for next season.
Smith coached NRL clubs Parramatta, St George Illawarra, Newcastle and the Roosters.
Smith never won a [...]
On a brilliant sunny late Spring Saturday 24 November 2012, two Tuggeranong Vikings Masters swimmers triumphed in the annual RSL Ramp to Ramp Open Water swim at Lake Albert, Wagga Wagga.
Both were in the 40-49 female category, Nicolee Martin took gold and Kristen Leydon bronze from seven swimmers in their category, with 27 swimmers taking [...]
This in from Capital Football:
A brilliant solo strike by new signing Nikki Washington has given Canberra United a crucial 2-1 victory over league leaders Perth Glory at Deakin Stadium. Washington struck with a super effort in the 53rd minute to net her second goal in two games and put Canberra right back into the title [...]
[ 21 December, 2012; ]
The Mayan Calendar predicts the world will end on the 21st of December 2012 –
BRACE Cage Fighting is set to lay a path of destruction in Canberra. On the 21st of December BRACE returns to CANBERRA and MMA fans will not be disappointed. A BRACE title will be on the line, Be there for [...]
Kete Late Show Settles Seven Goal Thriller
A stoppage time winner from former Canberra United player Emma Kete has earned Sydney FC a 4-3 win at Leichhardt Oval and left the champions looking up at a glut of clubs above them on the ladder and facing the possibility of losing touch with the top four. Kete [...]
Over the weekend Andrew Barr announced the winners of the 2012 ACTSport Sportstar of the Year Awards.
Sue Powell was named the 2012 Sportstar of the Year. Sue cemented her standing as one of our country’s most prolific athletes by winning gold in the C4 Individual Pursuit and silver in the C4-5 Individual Road Race at [...]
NineMSN are having a poke at the Capitals’ crumbling season having built the team around the injured Lauren Jackson.
For a side that insists they are not a one-person team, the Canberra Capitals sure struggle without Lauren Jackson.
The seven-time WNBL champions appeared to be in denial after suffering their fourth loss in five games in [...]
The Australian Sports Commission has issued a “we will fight them on the beaches” missive on their plans to put Australia back in the lead of the reality TV format known as elite sport.
The Winning Edge sets high targets for Australia to be a top five nation at the Olympics and Paralympics, top 15 [...]
The Centenary of Canberra people are very excited to have turfed the Canberra coat of arms off the Brumbies jersey in favour of their own logo:
Traditionally the right breast on the University of Canberra Brumbies jersey has been reserved for the ACT Coat of Arms, but with the Territory celebrating 100 years in 2013 [...]
[ 1 December, 2012; 3:00 pm; ] In honour of Legacy, the Canberra Cavalry will be wearing special camouflage jerseys on 1 December 2012.
All fans who wear their military uniform or present their military ID at the gates can purchase GA tickets for $5.
The most decorated Australian soldier, Victorian cross winner Ben Roberts-Smith will be throwing out the first pitch @ 3pm
[ 7 December, 2012 to 11 December, 2012. ] This just in from Australian Fencing:
Canberra is hosting the 2012 Australian Fencing Circuit Open Championships and the 2012 Oceania & Australian Veteran Fencing Championship.
The event will be held at the Australian Institute of Sport (Main Arena) from Friday December 7 2012 to Tuesday December 11 2012.
– Over 350 fencers
– Over 3000 bouts across [...]
The Brumbies have announced they’ve picked up Land Rover as a sleeve sponsor for the next two years.
The University of Canberra Brumbies were excited to be partnered with one of the world’s most respected brands. Brumbies Rugby Chief Executive Andrew Fagan said he was pleased to be able to welcome Land Rover to the [...]
Tuggeranong Vikings Masters Swimmers brought home a medal for every swim in the NSW State Long Distance Championships on Sunday November 25 at Blacktown Aquatic Centre and Anne Smyth severely ‘smashed’ a NSW State Record in the 400m Long Course Butterfly. The Vikings also won the meet ahead of all the Sydney Clubs.
Anne Smyth has [...]
Well look at this.
Cricket Australia have announced that the greatest Australian batsman since Bradman is going to do a victory lap as captain of the Prime Minister’s XI at Manuka Oval on January 29.
The match will be played against the West Indies on Tuesday 29 January at Manuka Oval, and a capacity crowd is [...]
MC has sent these in:
I was cycling around Lake Burley Griffin and saw this at Molonglo Reach.
I’d love to know what the sport is?
My best guess – stand-up paddle boarding polo?!
Whatever it may be, it seems the local cormorants are practicing their goalkeeping skills.
The Brumbies have the interesting news that coming last in 2012 has seen Easts get a large contingent of Brumbies for next year:
Eight new University of Canberra Brumbies players have been allocated to Canberra’s John I Dent clubs for the 2013 season with Easts picking up the majority of the talent on offer, on [...]
Nine members of the Tuggeranong Vikings Masters Swimming Club will travel to Blacktown Aquatic Centre in Sydney’s west to compete in the NSW Long Distance Championships next Sunday November 25.
It is expected that members will do quite well at this meet with some unusual events to be held which will present a challenge to the [...]
Joy Burch has the very happy news that the ACT Primary Schools Sports Australia 12 years and under girls’ softball team has won the National Championship:
“The ACT under-12 softball team is deserving winner of the gold. They have progressed through the competition undefeated, finished very strongly in their last game this morning” Ms Burch said.
[ 17 November, 2012; 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ]
The first of our “Filmer Sessions” will run this Saturday in the ACT at Gungahlin Skatepark from 2pm – 5pm.
Our filmer sessions are an initiative to help inspire up and coming skaters and filmers to get behind and in front of the lens. The filmer has free range to film lines with any interested [...]
This just in:
It’s back again – Game of Foams!
Grab a foam sword, your friends, and get Medieval at Canberra’s new ‘Battlesports’ phenomenon!
When and where:
Saturday 24 November, 10.00 – 15.30
Weston Park, Yarralumla
FB Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/401835599864904/
· Canberra & Southern NSW Dart Tag (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Canberra-Southern-NSW-Dart-Tag-Nerf-Wars-HvZ/144401038935716)
The Brumbies are letting us all know about their expanded pre season squad taking up local club players:
The University of Canberra Brumbies have rewarded nine of Canberra’s most promising rugby players with spots in their pre-season squads in preparation for the 2013 Super Rugby and John I Dent seasons.
Sam Windsor (Queanbeyan), Matt Hawke, Andrew [...]
[ 17 November, 2012; 3:00 pm; ]
They live among us disguised as mums, scientists, students, hairdressers and public servants. They appear to be normal loving wives and girlfriends, daughters and sisters. And yet, the females of the species have undergone a creeping transformation. They have discovered a lust for speed; they have grown larger and stronger; they have become giants of [...]
This in from Capital Football:
A second half free-kick from experienced international Caitlin Munoz ensured that Canberra United’s unbeaten record stretched to 18 matches and earned them what could prove to be a valuable point in a 1-1 draw with Western Sydney Wanderers at Campbelltown. Munoz struck with seventeen minutes to spare to cancel out Teigen [...]
I remember reading a comment on here, ages ago, about the reasoning behind the closure of Tralee Speedway. Searched, but can’t find it…. So what was the reason?
Something to do with the Liberal government I think I read.
The Australian has the grisly tale of an alarmingly colossal cockup by Brumbies management.
Having run a stunningly inept media strategy of pre-leaks and social media teasing the club wheeled out League star Danny Buderus as a part time collision coach.
But less than a day later the deal is off with necessary paperwork not having been [...]
The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that there will be a number of temporary road and lane closures between 9 am to 11 am on Sunday
11 November 2012 for the Tour De Femme cycling event.
The following road will be closed:
– Alexandrina Drive between Flynn Drive and Hopetoun Circuit, Yarralumla.
In addition, [...]
The Brumbies have let it be known they’ve hired a current NRL player, Danny Buderus, to come down once a week and help them work on their tackling:
Buderus will maintain his position as a player with the Knights in the NRL, travelling to Canberra one day a week through to the start of the [...]
[ 10 November, 2012; 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] The ever growing sport of Roller Derby returns this week with Varsity Derby League putting on their 2nd bout of the year. The bout will see the Cheerbleeders take on the PHDemons as the Bleeders try to defend their hold on the winners trophy. Don your red and gold for the Bleeders or your purple and black [...]
In very exciting news Keith Marshall’s Kumo Cycles has made the grade for the Cycle EXIF Bicycle Calendar 2013:
Thirteen of the world’s most beautiful custom bicycles, from builders including Jordan Hufnagel, Kumo Cycles, Tom Donhou, Signal Cycles and MAP Cycles.
Well done Keith!
If you’re looking for a new sport for your kids to try, why not think about Minkey?
Minkey is a modified version of field hockey for younger players, under 11. Each Friday evening during November, from 6pm until 7.30, one of the clubs is offering Twilight Minkey at Deakin.
More information can be found at: http://www.ochc.com.au/index.php/blank/49-twilight-minkey