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Local sports club profile – Tuggeranong United Football Club

Tuggeranong United junior football

Most suburban football teams would be intimidated by the prospect of playing against one of the country’s top A-League teams, but not Tuggeranong United Football Club (TUFC).
Its top team took on Melbourne Victory’s A-League team last September as part of national football knockout competition, the FFA Cup. While the final score was 6-0 to Melbourne [...]

Club generosity helps disadvantaged kids kick goals


Disadvantaged kids in Canberra’s north will this season have the opportunity to play weekend soccer for free, thanks to a generous offer by Mount Majura Football Club.
The club is the first in Canberra to provide children of families supported by The Smith Family with free registration, boots, socks and shirts for the upcoming Winter soccer season. [...]

Local Sports Wrap 12th and 13th July 2014

By 14 July 2014

The ACT Brumbies kept their championship dream alive with a commanding 47-25 victory over the Western Force at Canberra Stadium on Friday night.
The Brumbies ran in seven tries to three and dominated every facet of the game to secure their place in the Super Rugby finals for the second year running. Matt Toomua was [...]

Win a pass to see whichever kind of football it is that the Brumbies play


Katy Gallagher is doing publicity for the Brumbies, and calling on Canberra business to help her do so in order to win a season pass to every Brumbies home game in 2014.
Chief Minister calls on Canberra businesses and offices to show their Brumbies colours Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher, has reminded Canberra workers and businesses to [...]

The club previously known as Weston Creek Soccer Club

By 30 March 2013

Weston Creek Soccer Club is making it known that they’re moving on the greenfields of Molonglo:
The club previously known as Weston Creek Soccer Club has unanimously voted at its Annual General Meeting to rename itself Weston Molonglo Football Club.
“This is a huge step forward for the Club,” Club President Chris Brown said.
“It signifies our expansion [...]

Asian cup games coming to Canberra

By 27 March 2013

The Football Federation Australia has announced Canberra is hosting 2015 Asian Cup soccer games!
The competition will kick off in Melbourne on January 9, 2015 with an opening ceremony and Socceroos match at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium and will culminate in the Final at Sydney’s Stadium Australia on January 31, 2015.
The other three competition venues [...]

Canberra United go down to Melbourne Victory

By 15 December 2012

A 94th minute match-winner from Jessica Fishlock has stunned Canberra United and gave Melbourne Victory a 2-1 win at McKellar Park to send the Victorians above the champions and threaten United with the possibility of ending the weekend outside of the top four. Fishlock’s delicate chip in stoppage time capped an impressive game from the [...]

Canberra United too much for Perth in midweek clash

By 6 December 2012

This in from Capital Football:
A brilliant solo strike by new signing Nikki Washington has given Canberra United a crucial 2-1 victory over league leaders Perth Glory at Deakin Stadium. Washington struck with a super effort in the 53rd minute to net her second goal in two games and put Canberra right back into the title [...]

Canberra United unbeaten streak stretches out to 18

By 11 November 2012

This in from Capital Football:
A second half free-kick from experienced international Caitlin Munoz ensured that Canberra United’s unbeaten record stretched to 18 matches and earned them what could prove to be a valuable point in a 1-1 draw with Western Sydney Wanderers at Campbelltown. Munoz struck with seventeen minutes to spare to cancel out Teigen [...]

TUFC Summer Sixes football is taking registrations

By 18 September 2012

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 [...]

Tuggeranong United setting their sights on youth

By 14 September 2012

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 [...]

From hell’s black heart our Tuggies stab at Woden Valley

By 20 August 2012

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 [...]

Our Tuggies get a stonking win over the Monaro Panthers!

By 13 August 2012

This in from Capital Football:
Belconnen United claimed the loop Premier League championship for the first time since 1998 with two rounds to spare building an insurmountable lead at the top of the table with a 5-0 hammering of Canberra City at McKellar Park on Saturday afternoon. The Blue Devils entered the match knowing a win [...]

Our Tuggies thrashed “with contemptuous ease”

By 24 July 2012

This grim news in from Capital Footaball:
A hat-trick from Dustin Wells has given Belconnen United a firm grip on the loop Premier League title as the Blue Devils romped to a 6-1 win at McKellar Park on Saturday evening against the out-gunned Monaro Panthers. Wells struck once in the first half and twice after the [...]

Our Tuggies put to the sword by the Cooma Tigers. Again.

By 10 June 2012

This in from Capital Football:
League leaders Belconnen United swamped an off colour Woden Valley 5-0 at McKellar Park on Sunday afternoon to cement their position as the leading force in the loop Premier League after ten rounds. The Blue Devils were never seriously threatened by a Woden team who came into the match off the [...]

Our Tuggies, downed by Belco! Oh the shame!

By 27 May 2012

Bad news this week from the RiotACT sponsored Tuggeranong United:
Monaro Panthers have pulled off the upset of this, and possibly many a season, with a stunning 2-1 victory over champions Canberra FC at Deakin Stadium. The victory, as surprising as it was, certainly was deserved as the Queanbeyan based side put in an astonishing effort [...]

Canberra’s A-league bid officially ends

By 25 May 2012

Ivan Slavich has just sent out a lengthy tome detailing the demise of Canberra’s official bid for an A-league team. It reads in part:
Dear foundation member,
It is with much sadness and regret that I write to inform you that our quest for an A League team for Canberra is over. I would like [...]

Our Tuggies go down in an 11 goal spectacular

By 20 May 2012

This in from Capital Football on this week’s action:
Loop Premier League
Round 7
Canberra FC is back in the title hunt following an extraordinary 7-4 win over Tuggeranong United at Deakin Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Michael Spaleta scored four goals for the home team in what was an amazing match as Tuggeranong’s youngsters came from 1-3 behind [...]

Our Tuggies lose to Woden Valley 4-1

By 13 May 2012

Capital Football reports that RiotACT’s Tuggeranong United has returned to the losers list going down 4-1 to Woden Valley.
Better luck next time guys!
Belconnen United returned to the top of the loop Premier League with a 5-2 win over Canberra Olympic at O’Connor Enclosed with the home team reduced to ten men following the dismissal of [...]

ANU FC 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner

By 7 May 2012

[ 9 June 2012 at 7:00 pm; ] In 2012 the Australian National University Football Club (ANU FC) celebrates its 50th Anniversary as the home of football for ANU students, staff, alumni and lovers of the beautiful game. From humble beginnings in 1962, the club has grown to become an ACT football powerhouse claiming the Capital Football Club Championship in 2011.

On Saturday 9 [...]

Tuggies get another win against Monaro Panthers

By 6 May 2012

This week we were very excited in The Eagle’s Nest when we took delivery of our Tuggeranong United jerseys complete with the sponsor’s logo (us). (Contact the club to get your own! Modelled here by Yours Truly)
So we’re doubly excited that our brave lads have turned around their bad start to the season with a [...]

Tuggeranong United’s FA Cup Night this Saturday

By 4 May 2012

[ 5 May 2012 at 10:00 pm; ]

Come and watch the FA Cup final this Saturday night with Tuggeranong United.  

Be at the Tuggeranong Southern Cross Club to see Chelsea and Liverpool battle for the most tradition riddled Cup in the world.  

From 10pm, game kicks off at 2:15am.

Yes, they definitely have SBS at the Southern Cross Club, they’re not Vikings you [...]

RiotACT’s Tuggeranong United bounce back with a big win! Eat that Canberra City

By 29 April 2012

RiotACT’s Tuggeranong United have clawed their way off the mat and recorded a massive thrasing of Canberra City 4-1.
Here’s Capital Football’s take on the round:
Loop Premier League
Round 4
Belconnen United has taken over top spot in the loop Premier League with a thrilling 5-4 victory over Canberra FC at a chilly McKellar Park. An 88th minute [...]

Tuggies go down fighting again in the LOOP Premier League

By 16 April 2012

The RiotACT sponsored Tuggeranong United missed out 4-3 against Canberra Olympic this weekend, but here are the match reports for the whole round:
Canberra City recorded the result of the round with an amazing 5-3 upset of loop Federation Cup finalists Cooma Tigers at Hawker Football Centre on Sunday afternoon. City stunned their free-scoring opponents [...]

TransACT boss Ivan Slavich does the A-League hokey pokey


SBS are reporting that Canberra’s A-League push is back on again after another mining billionaire has decided soccer is not the game for him and Newcastle lost its funding.
Though unimpressed by the manner in which the ruling body has treated the consortium which has spent three years piecing together a proposal, Slavich said that [...]

Tuggeranong United miss out in round one.

By 1 April 2012

Much to everyone’s surprise RiotACT finds itself sponsoring the Tuggeranong United Football Club in the ACT Football Federation’s LOOP Premier League.
We have this report in of how our brave lads went in round one:
Champions Canberra FC claimed all three points in their season opener with a routine 4-0 win over Monaro Panthers at Seiffert Oval. [...]

ANU Football Club 50th Anniversary Celebrations Community Day Sat 31 Mar

By 27 March 2012

[ 31 March 2012 at 10:30 am; ] The Australian National University Football Club (ANU FC) is Canberra’s biggest football club, with over 200 players registered in 13 teams in 2012. Founded in 1962, the ANU FC is also one of Canberra’s oldest clubs and is this year marking its 50th anniversary.

The first celebration to commemorate the ANU FC’s golden anniversary takes place [...]

Giving up on the A-League

By 3 March 2012

The Road have a informative piece on why we’re not going to see an A-League football team in Canberra anytime soon:
Bid leader and TransACT boss Ivan Slavich’s three-year battle to get a team up in the nation’s capital was revived briefly when the FFA this week revoked Gold Coast United’s licence and announced it was [...]

Congratulations to Canberra United, W-League champions.

By 28 January 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

We hear Canberra United have won their W-League Grand Final 3-2 after having taken an early commanding lead.
In a grim year for Canberra’s sporting teams at least we can pin our hopes, dream, and vicarious send of success on women’s soccer.
Slideshow by Keijidosha:

Canberra United finish on top, slay competition

By 12 January 2012

Congratulations are in order for latest local sporting heroes Canberra United, who took out the Westfield W-league with a 5-0 win over Adelaide United in their 11th round bout on Sunday.
Adelaide fought a good fight, keeping a dangerous-looking Canberra at bay for the first 25 minutes, until defenses were breached to see two quick-fire goals [...]

Summer Sixes ‘Six-a-Side’ is on again

By 19 September 2011

[ 6 October 2011 at 5:00 pm; ] The Jako TUFC Summer Sixes is on again this summer at Wanniassa playing fields.

Socceroos v. Malaysia at Canberra Stadium

By 9 September 2011

[ 7 October 2011 at 8:00 pm; ] Canberra Stadium are letting the world know that “the Qantas Socceroos will host Malaysia in an international friendly match in Canberra on Friday 7 October 2011 (8pm kick-off)”.

This will be the first time that the Qantas Socceroos have played Malaysia in Australia and the match will be used as a crucial build-up to the Qantas [...]

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