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Charity basketball match score $900 for Lifeline

By 30 October 2013

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 [...]

For God’s sake Raiders, spend the money on players who want to be here

By 30 October 2013

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 [...]

FIT Women and Girls Canberra Centenary Triathlon

By 30 October 2013

[ 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

Canberra Roller Derby League presents Bout 6 “Day of the Shred”

By 28 October 2013

[ 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 [...]

Tuggeranong Swimmers do well in Australian Masters Games

By 28 October 2013

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 [...]

Fishing Blitz! Operation White Cod!

By 26 October 2013

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 [...]

Part Payments for Raiders memberships

By 25 October 2013

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 [...]

Get used to GIO Stadium

By 24 October 2013

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 [...]

Red Dress Run for Pegasus – 22nd November

By 24 October 2013

[ 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 [...]

Roller Derby on Oct 26! A Good Day to Skate Hard

By 24 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 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 [...]

Capitals’ bus wrap 2013/14. This time they’re a team!

By 23 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 [...]

Watch a guy break his tooth playing on the Canberra Centre Cube

By 23 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 [...]

Jake White still not making any sense

By 18 October 2013

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 [...]

Fancy being a Raiders member?

By 18 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 [...]

Check out your local bowlo this weekend

By 16 October 2013

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!

Manuka endorsed for more cricket

By 16 October 2013

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 [...]

75 years of rugby in the ACT

By 16 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

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.

Caroline Buchanan nominated for Athlete of the Year

By 11 October 2013

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 [...]

Who needs a coach?

By 11 October 2013

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.
White [...]

ACT Cricket season launches

By 10 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 [...]

Tommy Fynn wins Belcopalooza Oz Skateboarding Championships!

By 9 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 at 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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 [...]

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