Tag Archives: Canberra Capitals

Basketball superstar Lauren Jackson retires

Lauren Jackson farewell tweet

Four-time Olympic basketball medallist Lauren Jackson has this morning announced that due to ongoing knee injury woes she will retire from basketball with immediate effect, meaning she will not compete in a final Olympics with the Opals in Rio later this year.
Her announcement follows the retirement of longtime Capitals coach Carrie Graf earlier this [...]

AIS coach Goriss to take on Capitals

Paul Goriss

AIS senior coach Paul Goriss has been appointed to succeed Carrie Graf as coach of the Canberra Capitals basketball team this May.
Mr Goriss is currently the Associate Women’s Coach of Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport.
The University of Canberra-sponsored Capitals WNBL team is in a period of rebuilding following the [...]

Civic sports garage sale for mini-roos today

Bettong bounce

Looking for second hand sports gear? Or a cheap way to entertain the kids on the second last weekday of the school holidays? Like to help save a cute rabbit-sized mini-roo called a bettong in the process? The launch event for this year’s Garage Sale Trail in Civic Square is the place to be between [...]

University of Canberra Capitals spot their new mascot

By 13 October 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

The University of Canberra Capitals will play their first home game of the season this Saturday at the AIS Arena. They will be taking on Sydney Uni, having just played their season opener away game against the Melbourne Boomers on Friday.
The iconic Canberra team will be led this season by Lauren Jackson, Abby Bishop, Kristen [...]

Local Sports Wrap 19th and 20th July 2014

By 21 July 2014

Rugby Union
The ACT Brumbies booked their place in next weekend’s Super Rugby semi-finals with a thrilling 32-30 victory over the Waikato Chiefs at GIO Stadium on Saturday night.
The Brumbies were at their attacking best as they ran in four tries to condemn the Chiefs to their first play-off loss in three seasons. The victory sets [...]

Joe Roff to be named the CEO of the newly formed University of Canberra Capitals


Basketball ACT (BACT) and the University of Canberra Union (UCU) are delighted to formally announce the transfer of the Canberra Capitals to the University of Canberra as of Today. The change means that the ownership and management of the Capitals transfers from BACT to UCU, including the WNBL licence, all player contracts, assets, and the [...]

Janna Sladic convicted of burglary

By 15 January 2014

A certain type of very boring person will, at some great length, explain how “interesting” it is that female elite athletes don’t get caught in the same kind of trouble as male elite athletes.
So we should all give a small cheer for former Canberra Capital Janna Sladic who the Canberra Times reports has struck one [...]

Free wine for the Canberra Capitals?

By 5 December 2013

Gallagher Wines are now sponsoring the Canberra Capitals, and one would hope a few free glasses are part of the deal.
Two of Canberra’s most distinctive local brands have formed an exciting new partnership with the announcement of Gallagher Wines as Sponsor for The Tradies Canberra Capitals.
Located just outside Canberra, with breathtaking panoramic views of [...]

Capitals’ bus wrap 2013/14. This time they’re a team!

By 23 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

The Canberra Capitals have unveiled their bus wrap for this season:
The bus livery is part of ACTION’s sponsorship of the benchmark female sporting team along with game day promotions and appearances by Capitals players at ACTION events throughout the year.
Yvette Berry the ACT Government member for Ginninderra was on hand at the launch along [...]

Caps can’t decide on a captain, name two

By 3 October 2013

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 [...]

Canberra Capitals tipping their season off for 2013/14!

By 1 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 [...]

Canberra’s Elite Women Sports Teams going to the pub

By 24 September 2013

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 [...]

Lauren Jackson stepping up to the line for another shot

By 1 July 2013

The Albury Border Mail is letting it be known that their brightest light, Lauren Jackson, is planning to take an unexpected shot at playing for the Canberra Capitals after not getting on the court last season:
The Albury native was supposed to begin a $1 million, three-season deal with Canberra this year but has not [...]

Another three years of Carrie Graf

By 19 February 2013

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 [...]

Carrie Graf to enter UC’s stable of sacred cows

By 14 February 2013

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 [...]

Caps rub out Ardossi

By 4 February 2013

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.
The [...]

Perhaps the bus was a bit much? Capitals crashing

By 3 December 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 [...]

LJ back for the Caps on 2 November

By 16 October 2012

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 [...]

Caps get a bus

By 6 September 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 [...]

Tradies take over the Caps as Transact shrinks its involvement

By 2 July 2012

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.

Caps join the protected species list

By 30 May 2012

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. [...]

New names for the ACT Honour Walk


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 [...]

What else should the Economic Development Directorate be promoting

By 19 January 2012

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?

Caps following the men onto the losers list

By 10 November 2011

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 [...]

Three years of Lauren Jackson to 2016

By 12 October 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 [...]

LJ Forever?

By 8 March 2011

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 [...]

Caps shooting for a three-peat

By 6 March 2011

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!

Another WNBL home grand final gone begging

By 27 February 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

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) [...]

Lowly Townsville break Caps’ streak

By 19 December 2010

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.

Capitals surge to the top of the table

By 31 October 2010

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.

Caps beat Townsville 81-67

By 24 October 2010

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.

Caps miss a beat in Logan

By 23 October 2010

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.

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