YouTube brings us frankly astonishing footage of the monstrous Murray Cod lurking in Googong Dam.
It’s been posted by First Strike Production with this note:
This DVD series has been filmed, edited and created by Roman Dicovski and Barry Anderson.
These DVD’s are a strap yourself in arm chair ride to some of the best clear-water cod action [...]
The Brumbies say they’re celebrating that David Pocock, Ben Alexander, Stephen Moore, and Pat McCabe have been selected in the Wallabies 30 man touring squad heading to the Europe next month.
One suspects the Brumbies would have preferred all four stayed home, in training, and not getting smashed by France, England and Wales.
But there are [...]
2CC has the news that Canberra cycling great Stephen Hodge has been expunged from our Sporting Hall of Fame over his admissions about drug use.
A decision on the naming of the Stromlo track will be made by the incoming government.
Members of the Tuggeranong Vikings Masters Swimming Club fully support the proposal by the Royal Life Saving Society for swimming to be a mandatory part of the primary school curriculum in the ACT. In its 2012 National Drowning Report, the Royal Lifesaving Society has identified that there has been a 25% increase in the 5-year [...]
The Alice Springs Masters Games were held 13-20th October 2012 at the Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre, with five of our mighty Vikings Masters Swimmers representing.
This was an inaugural event which was held at the new 25m indoor pool, therefore all first placings created records for the events. Relays and the 1500m Freestyle were [...]
The Canberra Raiders are letting it be known you have until Thursday to register for Raiderette tryouts on Saturday. If that sort of thing floats your boat:
Registrations for the 2013 Raiderettes trials for Saturday October 27, close this Thursday (October 25).
Do you think you can dance? Then why not try out for the 2013 [...]
[ 27 October, 2012; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] All women 16–60+ are welcome to join us for a fun morning of paddling on Lake Burley Griffin followed by a sausage sizzle BBQ. Try something new, improve your health and fitness, make new friends and find out why dragon boating is such a fast-growing fun sport.
Meet at Lotus Bay, [...]
Team Katy has found another $2 million under the couch for “community sports facilities”:
If re-elected in 2012, ACT Labor will deliver an additional $2 million for upgrades to community sports facilities through our sports grants program, and will increase maintenance to help keep our sports grounds the best in Australia.
If UC can get a hospital across the road from Calvary Hospital why not build a “Sports Hub” across the same road from the Australian Institute of Sport?
I mean having sold off their HQ for apartments the Brumbies will need somewhere to train right?
A re-elected ACT Labor Government will contribute $5 million to work [...]
For those wondering how much of a used taxi Lauren Jackson’s high profile signing (under written by the prices of our water and power) might be there’s good news from the Capitals:
Lauren Jackson is now settled back home in Canberra and has undergone a thorough assessment by the Canberra Capitals medical staff.
The comprehensive screening, headed [...]
All around legend, Murrumbateman local, Brumbies and Wallabies Rugby guru, and genuinely nice guy Stephen Larkham has been awarded one of the highest honors available to an Australian sportsperson by being inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame for his contribution to rugby union.
Bernie played 116 games during the Brumbies golden years, [...]
[ 11 October, 2012; 11:30 am; ] The Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation, Andrew Barr, will launch the 2012 Summer of Cricket at Manuka Oval and announce that tickets are now on sale for Canberra’s first One-Day International cricket match today.
The 2012 Summer of Cricket will be the first time that the new lights at Manuka are switched on, and [...]
CT brings us the news that the Canberra Liberals will shelve Labor’s plans for a new Canberra Stadium in the city should they be elected, instead focussing on refurbishing the existing stadium in Bruce. Built in 1977 it was constructed with a 50 year lifespan in mind which is coming up soon.
In theory a refurbishment [...]
This in from Andrew Barr’s office for some centenary events next year
I am pleased to announce that in October next year Canberra will host a netball test match between Australia and New Zealand.
It will be the first time that the two teams have played each other in Canberra, and the match makes a great [...]
Trilogy presents SLASH n THRASH this Saturday at 10.30am. A free to enter “Old Skool” best trick competition at the classic Erindale Brick Banks! Cash and prizes for best 80′s costume, best mullet, tightest jeans and of course – best tricks on the skatepark!
Labor are now promising to build outdoor gym gear if returned:
If re-elected in 2012 Labor will deliver new outdoor gym equipment in up to 6 locations across Canberra.
The Raiders appear to be quite excited about retaining the services of Sandor Earl:
The Raiders have received a boost during the post season, with news today that Sandor Earl has re-signed with the club for two more seasons until the end of 2014.
Earl, 23, arrived in Canberra Mid-season and was arguably one of the [...]
The Liberals’ aren’t promising a New Jerusalem. Instead they’re going to convert six netball fields from grass to hardcourt:
ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja and ACT Shadow Sports and Recreation Minister Steve Doszpot announced today that if elected, a Canberra Liberals Government will commit $350,000 to convert six of the Arawang netball centre’s grass courts to [...]
My mother-in-law is visiting for a couple of months from Spain and she mentioned that she’d love to have a go at driving a 4WD off-road. As her birthday (60th) is coming up I thought it would be a good pressy.
However, I cant find any places that would do this; anyone got any ideas or [...]
The seat swapping Liberals (despite the letterhead from the expired Assembly Zed is running in Brindabella and Steve in Molonglo) are letting us know their grand plans for the ovals of inner Tuggeranong:
ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja and ACT Shadow Sports Minister Steve Doszpot announced today that if elected, a Canberra Liberals Government will commit [...]
On Tuesday we were intrigued by FOI’d deliberations on the future of the Kambah halfpipe.
Yesterday Skateboarding Australia weighed in with a campaign to save the apparently unique facility:
There was no consultation with the Canberra Skateboarding Association about this idea. To our knowledge there was no consultation with any skateboarders. We want to save the [...]
We’re really getting down into the weeds of micro constituencies now:
If re-elected in 2012 ACT Labor will deliver $5 million to undertake major upgrades at Narrabundah Ball Park – the home of baseball in the ACT.
The Canberra Ice Dragons Dragon Boat and Outrigger Canoe Club are recruiting new members for the 2012-13 season. Come along to our open day on Sunday 14 October, from 10.00am to 12.00pm at the jetty near the Yacht Club, Lake Burley Griffin, and we’ll show you what everyone is talking about!
Never tried dragon boat racing [...]
An interesting bunch of correspodence out of Territory and Municipal Services on turning the skate bowl into a sandpit released under FOI.
Does anyone know what’s gone on down there at the Kambah playground?
UPDATE 01/10/12 18:23: Thanks to Threepaws for sending in pictures of the new sandpit some distance from the hole, and the safety issues [...]
My Dad is in a wheelchair and only has use of one arm and I’ve been trying to find some sports or something he can do to be social, and recently had the brilliant idea of Bocci! However, I have no idea where to play Bocci in Canberra, especially for disabled people.
Do any Rioters know [...]
Team Katy (Most likely Andrew Barr) has let it be known that if returned for a fourth term they would spend some more money at Lyneham:
If re-elected in 2012 ACT Labor will build the next stage of the Lyneham precinct upgrade project with a $5 million boost in funding to provide community amenities such as [...]
The Greens have announced their plans for sport in the ACT:
The ACT Greens have today announced a commitment of $7 million of new funding per year to community sports and recreation infrastructure. The money will be allocated following an audit of the ACT’s existing facilities, and delivered as part of a new sports plan with [...]
The Brumbies have announced the long speculated on signing of back rower Etienne Oosthuizen from the wreckage of the Lions.
A South African national who represented his country of birth at schoolboys’ level, Oosthuizen has been recruited as the University of Canberra Brumbies Foreign Development Player after Henry Speight’s status changed to Australian in August.
With the Liberals seeing their road to victory being through Tuggeranong today we get a promise to upgrade Gowrie Oval:
ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja and ACT Shadow Minister for Sport Steve Doszpot announced today that if elected, a Canberra Liberals Government will provide $350,000 to upgrade Gowrie oval. Mr Seselja said this is part of [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher is pandering to the non-pokie based gaming sector too with a “study” promise and the intriguing “Horsefest”!
If re-elected in 2012, ACT Labor will invest $250,000 to investigate the co-location of harness, thoroughbred and greyhound racing at a single site.
ACT Labor will also commit one-off funding of $100,000 to support the ACT equine [...]
The Brumbies have announced their draw for 2013 after getting a dream run in 2012:
Saturday, 16 February
Brumbies v Reds
Friday, 22 February
Rebels v Brumbies
AAMI Park, Melbourne
Saturday, 9 March
Brumbies v Waratahs
Sunday, 17 March
Sharks v Brumbies
Kings Park, Durban
Sunday, 24 March
Stormers v Brumbies
Newlands Stadium, Cape Town
Saturday, 30 March
Brumbies v Bulls
The Tuggeranong Push rolls on with the Liberals promising more facilities in parts South.
ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja and ACT Deputy Opposition Leader Brendan Smyth announced today that if elected, a Canberra Liberals Government will commit $15 million for the development of an indoor swimming pool in Lanyon.
“The Canberra Liberals believe that all Canberra residents [...]