Having taken a gig at the University of Canberra it seemed unlikely Capitals coach Carrie Graf was going anywhere.
This morning Basketball ACT are making known the deal is done:
In a coup for the Women’s National Basketball League, legendary coach Carrie Graf has signed a new deal with The Tradies Canberra Capitals – keeping her with [...]
UC has been very busy hoovering up luvvies and today announce they’ve found a role for the Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf:
The new role, working alongside University of Canberra Union (UCU) chief executive Joe Roff, will see her offering support and mentoring to University sports teams while also lecturing in the University’s sports studies program [...]
Basketball ACT has the stunning news that they’re sacking Brigitte Ardossi for her unsporting efforts to trip on Friday night:
During the 4th Quarter of the game, after contact was made between Rachel Flanagan of the Townsville Fire and Brigitte Ardossi in the mid court, Ardossi fell to the ground and attempted to trip Rachel Flanagan.
NineMSN are having a poke at the Capitals’ crumbling season having built the team around the injured Lauren Jackson.
For a side that insists they are not a one-person team, the Canberra Capitals sure struggle without Lauren Jackson.
The seven-time WNBL champions appeared to be in denial after suffering their fourth loss in five games in [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The SMH has word on the Tradies getting a very cheap naming sponsorship of the Canberra Capitals at $150,000 a year.
TransACT are staying on as a minor sponsor and Ivan Slavich was reportedly at the announcement wearing his Chief Executive hat.
Andrew Barr is letting us know he’s found an extra $250,000 per year for a “performance agreement” with the Canberra Capitals.
This of course is on top of what we pay the Capitals through Transact and ActewAGL.
The Agreement, worth $250,000 per annum for three years, will build on the existing annual support provided to the Capitals. [...]
The likes of us are not invited to the unveiling of plaques on the ACT Honour Walk, nor is the internet graced by any media release on the subject.
But there on the southern stubb of Ainslie Avenue are the latest rash of plaques honouring the great and the good of Canberra.
And so in the [...]
It’s been a source of ongoing wonder to us here in the Eagle’s Nest.
Why does the Economic Development Directorate run ads for the Canberra Capitals on its website.
And what other events or businesses would you like to see getting similar benefit?
Being crap has been the new black for Canberra’s mens sporting teams this year.
Now we’re hearing the familiar sqwawk of the loser from the Capitals Marianna Tolo:
”We’ve got a tough weekend, and we’ve got to do everything we can to get those two wins,” Tolo said.
”It’s still not over for us. Looking at the teams [...]
As I write the great and the good are still in the foyer of the ActewAGL building telling each other how great it is that basketballer Lauren Jackson has been lured back to Canberra for the 2012/13, 14/15, and 15/16 seasons. (thus skipping 2013/14)
With ActewAGL CEO Michael Costello saying he was “only too pleased to [...]
The ABC brings word of negotiations between the Canberra Capitals and their favourite daughter Lauren Jackson to secure her services for three of the next five WNBL seasons.
The proposed agreement would allow Jackson to continue her successful association with WNBA club Seattle Storm, with whom she has won two American championships.
It would also give her [...]
The ABC is all over the Canberra Capitals win over the Bendigo Spirit last night which has booked them a trip to Melbourne for the grand final.
Hopefully they can, for the third year running, crush Bulleen’s spirit!
Yesterday afternoon down in Melbourne the Canberra Capitals went down to the Bulleen Boomers by a meager 4 points after leading, at one point by as much as 19 points, throughout the game until oh halfway through the final quarter. This was the major first finals game (home and away ladder positions 1 v 2) [...]
The ABC has the unfortunate news that the Canberra Capitals nine game winning streak has been ended, at the AIS, by the little regarded Townsville Fire 77-71.
Better for a streak to end now than in the finals.
The Sydney Morning Herald brings word of the Canberra Capitals 7-1 2010 season record after weekend victories over Adelaide (93-76) and Sydney (87-83 in overtime).
Previous table toppers Dandenong have had a bad weekend dropping two games.
The ABC brings word that the Canberra Capitals have split their road double, winning away against Townsville and coming back from a 9 point deficit for a handy win.
They’re now in second place behind the unbeaten Dandenong.
The ABC brings word that the Canberra Capitals have gone down 64-63 at the hilariously named Logan Metro.
You’ve got to watch those Logan girls.
The ABC informsus that the old girls from the Canberra Capitals have schooled Canberra’s other WNBL team, from the AIS, 80-46.
Four wins on the trot is a great way to start a season.
The ABC has a story on the Canberra Capitals 73-60 victory at AIS least night over Sydney.
With so many changes in the side coach Graff must be feeling pretty clever right now.
A busy weekend on the road has the ABC reporting that the Canberra Capitals have had a big win in Bendigo with Marianna Tolo leading the way scoring 19 points.
Last year’s WNBL champions recovered from a seven-point deficit at quarter-time to utterly outclass the Spirit 51-23 in the final three periods.
No Bendigo player made it [...]
The ABC has the happy news that the Canberra Capitals have started their WNBL campaign with a win:
Rachel Jarry starred with 19 points and nine rebounds for Bulleen, but an all-round team performance from the Capitals inspired the visiting side to an eight-point win.
Jarry and Elizabeth Cambage (14 points, nine rebounds) were the only Boomers [...]
The Canberra Capitals are kicking off their season this weekend in Melbourne without Lauren Jackson, Kellie Abrams, Natalie Hurst, Abby Bishop, or Chantella Perera.
But the ABC reports new captain Jess Bibby thinks they’re going to go OK this season:
“Due to having such a turnover of players our preseason was about trying to gel the group [...]
The Canberra Times brings word on major changes at the Canberra Capitals as the old guard tire of winning championship after championship:
The Canberra Capitals are without a captain for the 2010/11 WNBL season following Kellie Abrams’s decision to retire.
Abrams has led the Capitals to back-to-back championships in the past two seasons but The Canberra [...]
[First filed: March 14, 2009 @ 14:41]
If you were sitting in front of me in the AIS arena last night, I apologise for what must be a suffering of temporary deafness.
In front of a sell-out (even standing tickets ended up being sold to accommodate fans) screaming crowd, the Caps downed the Boomers last night [...]