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 [...]
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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 [...]
The ABC brings word Sandor Earl is joining the club’s extensive list of shame:
The NRL has handed Canberra’s Sandor Earl an infraction notice and a provisional suspension following his admission to the use and trafficking of a peptide.
The sanction follows an Australian Sports Anti-Doping Agency (ASADA) investigation, in which Earl admitted to the use [...]
Yesterday’s man Blake Ferguson is putting together a fair old rap sheet in the Canberra Times.
Another complete toolbag emerging from the Raiders youth development.
They really need to look very hard at that.
ACT’s suburb of Franklin is to receive a beginner’s element attached to a junior playground – not a skatepark as indicated in the June Chronicle newspaper.
Thanks to Redbox design group for the following info:
“We recognise the need in the community to provide opportunities for the very beginner skater and bike rider to develop the necessary [...]
I may not be a big fan of sport, but I am a big fan of being competitive over odd things and now I really want Shaunee to beat all the Cheerleaders from other teams.
TAKE NO PRISONERS SHAUNEE!
Perfume Box Raiderette Shaunee is into the final of the Big League Cheerleader of the year competition. See [...]
The all seeing eye has turned up a Yahoo Sport picture of Don Bradman here in Canberra:
9th February 1963: Australian cricketer Don Bradman, statistically the greatest batsman ever, strolls onto the pitch to bat at Canberra, where the MCC are playing the Prime Minister’s XI. Sir Donald Bradman (1908 – 2001) was the first cricketer [...]
The ABC reports on Blake Ferguson not even pretending to care any more:
Speculation surrounding Blake Ferguson’s playing future continues to mount after he was spotted at a Sydney pub alongside Cronulla star Todd Carney the night before missing Canberra’s NRL clash against Manly.
Ferguson was a no-show at the Raiders’ 36-22 loss to Manly at [...]
Raiders players must be embarrassed putting their hands out for payment particularly over the last 3 weeks – if they are then they should be!
Against Manly I switched off as I usually do these day’s when it reached 24 nil .
Manly were keeping time with the clock the white flag had been raised [...]
The Herald Sun has the miserable news of continued failure from the men in green:
What was perfectly clear is that the Raiders could have done with Ferguson on the field against Manly.
Dunemann might think they can do without him, but be assured they can’t. Not if they want to make the finals.
You talk about [...]
Foxsports have an intriguing story on Terry Campese and Brett White’s involvement in the axeing of David Furner, and then their elaborate coverup.
The Daily Telegraph can exclusively reveal that Campese and White approached two board members at a meeting in Woden at 5pm on Monday.
The high-profile pair spoke about Furner’s future with board member David [...]
The Brumbies have facebooked a desire to get the wisdom of the hivemind on their members’ caps for season 2014.
What do you think and what would you do differently?
The Brumbies 2014 cap design I like best is…
The Courier Mail has the surprising news that Raiders’ coach David Furner is not a protected species after all:
A CRISIS Canberra board meeting has ended with David Furner offering his resignation as Raiders head coach.
Furner has been given the chance to resign with dignity after a nine-player revolt indicated they could no longer work [...]
2013 was as good a year for the Brumbies as it’s possible to have without actually winning the championship.
Here’s a stunning montage of the year’s highlights.
Brumbies 2013 season mash up highlights montage thingy in full high definition
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Music: Time- Hans Zimmer (Instrumental Core)
Angels among demons – Instrumental Core
Yahoo reports that the Brumbies have won the World Club Sevens!
Henry Speight scored in the final minute to lift the ACT Brumbies to a 17-14 win over Auckland in the final of the World Club Sevens tournament in London.
Super Rugby wing Speight bagged two tries to lead the Australian side to the inaugural title [...]
Raiders V Canterbury
Canberra Raiders the perennial loosers finished for another session – ah but we are getting used to it.
What with an administration that has sacked or let go of perhaps some of the best footballers currently playing what else can we expect.
Now joining Josh Dugan, Tod Carney it looks like Ferguson is [...]