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 [...]
[ 12 October 2013; 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Looks like the Raiders Holden Cup team has caught the first grade disease (you know going through the motions not really trying to win) 18 nil against Penrith before I switched off, that was before half time.
Don’t think Ricky Stewart could do anything with that mob or the first grade crew given Rick’s credentials [...]
On the 20th of October UCFIT at the University of Canberra are hosting Wheelout in the Capital as a part of the SPIN festival.
Wheelout in the Capital is a wheelchair basketball competition aiming to raise money to support a development program in Timor-Leste.
It should be quite a bit of fun.
Hub Capital is a feature SPIN [...]
Over on The Roar the Brumbies Clyde Rathbone, who goes back with Jake over a decade, is holding forth on the Brumbies bombshell news of yesterday:
Jake understands the factors which underpin success in team sports as well as anyone.
He ensures that he surrounds himself with the very best personnel. He pays attention to standards [...]
In a gut wrenching blow to Brumbies fans word has emerged that Super Coach Jake White has quit the club.
Keo.co.za is reporting he’s taking up a job with the Sharks, or possible Clermont.
The Canberra Times is linking him to the Stormers and blaming the decision on the way the Australian coaching job was handled (which [...]
The four biggest teams in ACT women’s sport are all going to the pub, apparently to promote “Canberra’s Summer of Women’s Sport” but also possibly because they would like a beer.
Four Teams, the Canberra Capitals (basketball), Canberra United (football), ACT Meteors (cricket) and Canberra Heat (volleyball), are about to start their new campaigns for their [...]
Just for the Raiders fans who think we’re somehow biased we note an ESPN report on a broad spectrum of penalties for two very junior Brumbies who were involved in a very minor incident at Duxton.
Brumbies props Ruan Smith and Jean-Pierre Smith have been fined and forced to undergo counselling after being involved in [...]
For those who haven’t heard Roy & HG are doing Festival of the Boot this year via ABC NewsRadio (103.9 FM), the AFL final from 2.00pm Sat 28th Sep and the NRL final from 7.00pm Sun 6th Oct.
So that fans can share the jokes over a few cleansing ales are any licensed venues in the [...]
Demonstrating a keen sense of humour Raiders management have announced they’re fining David Shillington:
The Canberra Raiders have fined David Shillington an undisclosed sum for breaching the Club’s Media Policy, after several stories appeared in the press today without the knowledge of the club.
“Comments made today across several media outlets by David Shillington, were in [...]
As it strikes its hundredth year Canberra is not only coming into its own culturally, it is also an amazing destination for a skateboarder. To illustrate the level of skate heritage present in this city we cut this piece on the scene, the history, the terrain and the background behind Belco: the Southern Hemisphere’s largest [...]
The Canberra Raiders have released a song about their 2013 season.
It’s refreshingly honest. But really was the team unlucky?
Or were the foundations to build a successful season never there?
The worst kept secret in Canberra has finally been officially confirmed by the Raiders:
One of the Raiders favourite sons will return home to Canberra to Coach the Raiders from 2014, after Ricky Stuart formally signed a new three year deal at Raiders HQ today.
Stuart spent the morning meeting the Raiders Coaching staff, administration staff [...]
[ 21 September 2013; ]
CRDL will celebrate its 5th birthday with their next home season in what has become the most anticipated match of the year, the Black ‘n’ Blue Belles and the Brindabelters will be going head to head looking to steamroll their way into the final. Both teams are undefeated this season and both are looking incredibly [...]
Thanks to Territory and Municipal Services who have contracted repairs to the concrete surface of Belco skatepark in time for Belcopalooza on the 5 October.
Concrete patching will be occurring this Friday 13 and Saturday 14 September.
Please respect the works and leave them to cure. We love our skatepark and want to see it [...]
The ABC has the thrilling news that Ricky Stuart will once again be gracing the nation’s capital giving a whole new generation the possibility of seeing him out on the town.
Ricky Stuart has walked out on Parramatta to take up a three-year contract to coach Canberra.
The 46-year-old told the Eels board of his decision on [...]
In a very big year for the Brumbies the ABC is reporting that scrum half Nic White has knocked off Will Genia for the number 9 jersey.
Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie dropped the biggest selection bombshell of his short and winless tenure on Wednesday when he relegated stand-in skipper Will Genia to the bench for [...]
The Rugby Union Players’ Association is tweeting that the Brumbies own Ben Mowen has been named as Captain of Australia:
In just his first year of International Rugby, Ben Mowen has been selected to lead the @QantasWallabies against ARG. pic.twitter.com/OEyFBxjEpo
— RUPA (@RUPAnews) September 11, 2013
Hopefully he can avoid the humiliation of a home defeat at the [...]
The Daily Telegraph reports that long time Raiders’ boss John McIntyre is standing down:
McIntyre is believed to be leaving after being worn down by the Raiders’ faltering season, for which he has attracted a heavy share of blame.
After guaranteeing David Furner would see out his contract, McIntyre was forced to sack Furner last [...]
Foxsports has all you need to know about a bloody awful end to a bloody awful season:
In a game where Sharkies coach Shane Flanagan did everything to prevent injury bar sending his players out in bubble wrap, NSW Origin star Fifita still sent a scare through the camp when he hobbled off midway through the [...]
The Raiders have announced they’ve had enough of Blake Ferguson:
The Canberra Raiders board of directors met today to determine the future of Blake Ferguson, with a unanimous decision to terminate his contract with the club.
“The board were left with little choice but to terminate Blake Ferguson’s contract, after several breaches of club policy,” Raiders CEO [...]
An unusually antsy Canberra Raiders are sharing their view on the salary cap auditor blocking Raiders Junior Mitch Cornish from playing this Sunday.
“We constantly question why we invest so much into our junior development program, and this is another reason why we will review it, along with a zero benefit in developing your own juniors [...]
Learn to skateboard for FREE this Saturday 7 September 10am – 12pm at Belconnen Skatepark.
Skateboards and safety equipment is provided with qualified coaches sharing the stoke in a relaxed environment.
Kids and adults alike are all welcome.
If you’re under 18 and it’s your first time you just need a parent/guardian to complete the [...]
Previously the one trophy the Raiders were hanging onto was “most off the hook mad monday” thanks to the legendary efforts of Joel Monaghan.
But it appears they have been exceeded by St Kilda players setting a dwarf on fire.
Will the champs bounce back?
The change of coach seems to be going well:
THE Warriors own version of ‘Beauty and The Beast’ on Saturday combined to put Canberra out of it’s misery at Mt Smart Stadium.
If the Raiders’ season was in free-fall after four straight defeats and the sacking of coach David Furner, they hit the deck with an almighty [...]
ESD are giving notice that Murray Cod Season ends tonight:
The Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate is reminding anglers that the Murray cod fishing season will close at midnight on Saturday, 31 August 2013.
The Director of Environment Protection and Water Regulation, Daniel Walters, said the closed season will remain in effect until midnight 30 November [...]
The Sydney Morning Herald has seen fit to put together a whole bad boy dream team of Canberra Raiders players:
RAIDERS RULE FLOUTERS
If there is anything the Canberra Raiders’ off-field controversies have taught us, it is that there are only so many times players can visit Questacon before they get bored and break bad. In light [...]
Yesterday I got emailed asking if I’d complete a survey on the future of rugby.
Included was this proposal which they asked very pointed questions as to how I’d feel about it and whether it would get me watching more.
RiotACT’s Tokyo Bureau Chief will be ecstatic.
In that it provides a future for the Brumbies I’m quite [...]