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 [...]
The ever popular TUFC Summer Sixes is the oldest six-a-side competitions in Canberra, running now for over 25 years. The comp is taking registrations for men’s divisions 1 to 4 and over 35s (but ladies are welcome too), and juniors from under 12s to under 18s. Seniors play on Thursday evenings and Juniors on Friday [...]
Foxsports has the grim tidings from last night’s thrashing of the Raiders:
South Sydney are one step away from a first grand final appearance in 41 years after brushing aside Canberra 38-16 in Saturday’s NRL semi-final at ANZ Stadium.
Rookie halfback Adam Reynolds was the star of the show for the Rabbitohs, scoring a try and [...]
Our Tuggies have sent in word about their youth development plans for the Summer:
Tuggeranong United have re-appointed their two youth coaches, and will add a Summer Academy for promising players as part of their continuing commitment to youth development. Vince Ruiz and Stan Mitchell will remain as Premier League Under 18 and Premier League 16 [...]
Canberra Ultimate just launched a new website: www.canberraultimate.com and is now registering for new leagues, and we welcome new players, and old veterans alike:
Canberra Mens League 1
Canberra Mens League 2
Find Thirty Lunchtime Comp
North Canberra Spring League – Div 1
North Canberra Spring League – Div 2 & 3
South Canberra Ultimate League
Canberra Ultimate is recognised by ACTSPORT as [...]
It looks like a good time was had out at Canberra Stadium today with the Raiders triumphing over a Cronulla Sharks outfit that spat the dummy early and far.
Souths will host us in Sydney at 7.30 next Saturday.
UPDATE 09/09/12 21:03:
Foxsports has the story on a game in which Cronulla showed us all the poise [...]
To say it had been an average season for the Haq boys (note I use the term boys) would not be inaccurate. Running into the Final series EVER at the Lyneham CC, I can’t remember back-to-back wins, I certainly can’t remember big epic wins of old. What I can remember however, is playing short a [...]
The Tuggeranong Hawks are letting it be known they want your help:
Local community based North East AFL club the Tuggeranong Hawks have been advised by the AFL that they need to show how they will improve their current financial position and competitiveness within the next six weeks to secure their place in the competition.
In response, [...]
Andrew Barr is letting you all know about the 2013 National Capital Rally:
Canberra will host the 2013 National Capital Rally, which will hit the streets of Canberra and surrounds from 1-3 March 2013.
A ceremonial start in the city will ensure spectators can view the Rally’s competing cars and crews, while forest viewing areas will provide [...]
The Canberra Capitals are this morning celebrating their new ACTION sponsorship with a bus buyout outside of the Legislative Assembly this morning.
Something to look forward to on your travels.
UPDATE 06/09/12 10:12: Andrew Barr has explained the deal:
In an effort to encourage more people to take public transport in the ACT, Lauren Jackson will soon span [...]
[ 8 September, 2012; 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. 11:30 am to 1:30 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, Alexandrina Drive Yarralumla (look for [...]
Foxsports has the thrilling news that SuperCoach Furner’s big boys have blitzed their way into a home semi final after their unconvincing start to the season:
Canberra will wipe the slate clean after storming to a 42-22 come-from-behind victory over the hapless Warriors and snatching home advantage in the first week of the NRL play-offs.
The Raiders’ [...]
Here is the SPRING FLYER of SbA coaching and events!
Saturdays 9am – 11am Free “learn to skateboard” coaching clinics by accredited skate coaches!
Streetwise is a national learn to skateboard program, with equipment provided. It’s free, fun and for everyone. Registrations are taken on the day. Participants under 18 will need a parent or guardian to [...]
It is now well known that given a choice between a Kaleen dog walker and Batman in an emergency you’d go for the dog walker.
But how best to utilise this force for good which would otherwise be playing fetch on the relatively safe sports grounds?
Cunning fox that he is Andrew Barr has announced the completion [...]
A strange variant of the chugger has been haunting Garema Place and Civic Square this lunchtime, exhorting passers by to care about the Olympic Homecoming.
High pitched squeals and the booming Flashdance (old model) soundtrack were coming from Civic Square.
And yes there it was. Flags and blue wigs (why blue?) handed out to all who’d have [...]
Territory and Municipal Services are warning that they’re closing streets tomorrow to welcome home the Canberra based Olympians:
he ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that London Circuit will be closed between Petrie Plaza and Akuna Street from 11 am to 1.30 pm on Tuesday 28 August 2012.
In addition, the London Circuit [...]
This in from Capital Football:
The loop Premier League has four Golden Boot winners for 2012 as the final round of action saw Alex Oloriegbe join Tigers team mate Stephen Domenici, Belconnen United’s Dustin Wells and Tuggeranong United’s Mark Shields on 21 goals at the top of the scoring charts.
Oloriegbe scored the second of Cooma’s two [...]
Foxsports tells the tale of our rampaging Raiders under SuperCoach Furner giving an almighty 34-6 whacking to the Canterbury Bulldogs.
Canberra Raiders ended Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs’ 12-match winning streak on Friday night with a 34-6 belting to inch the Raiders closer to a finals berth.
Winger Sandor Earl scored three tries, Reece Robinson two and fullback Josh Dugan [...]
Earlier in the week we heard that Clyde Rathbone was back training with the Brumbies.
Today the team has announced the former star back has signed a contract to play in 2013.
“It’s a new challenge for me to be in this position and to have another shot at playing professional rugby with the Brumbies,” Rathbone said. [...]
Foxsports have the news that tortured soul Clyde Rathbone is at age 31 making a comeback for Brumbies selection:
Rathbone retired from rugby prematurely in 2009 after being sidelined repeatedly with groin, knee, facial and hamstring issues following 26 Tests and 52 games with the Brumbies.
The tackle-shedding flyer revealed in February this year he had [...]
[ 19 September, 2012; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Pedal Power ACT is calling on the next ACT Government to increase spending on cycling to $50 million over four years.
Canberra’s facilities are great for dedicated, confident riders but they don’t encourage enough new riders and there are too many unfinished projects. Cycling increased by 70% between 2004 and 2010 but has not grown since.
Capital football brings word that the lowly RiotACT sponsored Tuggeranong United have dashed Woden Valley’s finals hopes:
There were few goals in Round 20 of the loop Premier League as Woden Valley’s hopes of making their first-ever appearance in the end of season finals took a big blow with Tuggeranong United ending their chances of [...]
The Canberra Raider is a complex beast. It likes to blow early leads in games, and yet it often starts seasons poorly before finishing with a late finals charge.
Foxsports explains how Our Brave Lads have recorded another home win under SuperCoach Furner to see off the filthy cheating Roosters.
Canberra Raiders kept their NRL finals [...]
This morning Andrew Barr announced funding for motorsports clubs in the ACT. Sharing $800,000 were:
– ACT Motorcycle Club,
– Trials Club of Canberra,
– Brindabella Motor Sports Club,
– National Capital Motorsports Club,
– Southern District Motorsport Club,
– Canberra Kart Racing Club,
– Dual Sport Motorcycle Riders Association, and
– Canberra Bulls.
The Australian Motorists Party have sent in an angry reply [...]
9am – 11am at Tuggeranong Skatepark this Saturday – Free “learn to skateboard” coaching clinic by accredited skate coaches Brenden Wood and David Donoghoe!
Streetwise is a national learn to skateboard program, with equipment provided. It’s free, fun and for everyone. Registrations are taken on the day. Participants under 18 will need a parent or guardian [...]
Andrew Barr has proudly announced the opening of a new 412 seat stand at Manuka Oval:
New grandstand seating was today unveiled at Manuka Oval. The new grandstand has 412 seats, and is the first of three new stands to be installed at the ground.
The grandstand will be in use when the Greater Western Sydney Giants [...]
[ 28 August, 2012; 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. ] If you’re of a charitable disposition Chief Minister Gallagher is throwing a party in Civic Square to welcome home Canberra’s Olympic Athletes.
“Like all Canberrans, I am extremely proud of our Olympians efforts in London, they represented themselves, their teams and their country with great distinction on the world’s stage,” the Chief Minister said.
“I am really [...]
The Canberra Raiders have put out word that Australia will play New Zealand in a Rugby League test match for the centenary next April:
Australian Rugby League Commission Interim Chief Executive, Mr Shane Mattiske, today joined ACT Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Sport Andrew Barr, Australian coach Tim Sheens, Raiders Chief Executive, Mr Don [...]