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Why Nick Kyrgios stirs white anxieties

Nick Kyrgios

After Olympic Head of Mission Kitty Chiller said that Nick Kyrgios ‘doesn’t really understand what it means to be an Australian Olympian’, the Canberran tennis hotshot turned to social media for guidance and support. Over 2,400 of his facebook friends offered mostly encouraging comments.
He also reposted a tweet in which he was told to “go [...]

Social soccer sessions in Canberra on Sundays!

By 6 November 2015

Hiya RiotACT,
I posted a thread over at reddit to see who is interested in having a social soccer session every Sunday. It seems quite a few people are interested so thought to see if anyone here would be as well.
Head over to the /r/canberra thread i started and comment if you are interested in attending!
Source: [...]

Local sports club profile – Brindabella Blues Football Club

brindabella blues football club

Tuggeranong’s Brindabella Blues Football Club will this season field over 80 teams across all age groups from under sixes to masters.
The club has around 1000 players registered this season, which is at least 150 above average. President Ken Yalg attributes the growth to several high profile, global football competitions last year.
“This year’s been a bit extraordinary [...]

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. [...]

Register now for junior soccer camps in April school holidays

By 17 March 2015

Sports Camps Australia soccer camps will run during all four school holidays at Southwell Park and ANU Fellows Oval.
Each player (aged 6 to 16) will be provided the opportunity to reach their greatest potential by being challenged both technically and tactically in a fun and encouraging environment. At soccer camp, boys and girls of all skill [...]

Capital Football Round 3 Review

By 29 April 2014

(Direct Media Release care of Capital Football)
Sunday 27th April
Canberra FC 7 (Ryan Keir 4’, Domenic Giampaolo 48’ (pen), 60’, Daniel Bennett 50’, 57’, Alex Oloriegbe 83’, Philippe Bernabo-Madrid 84’) Tuggeranong United 0
Canberra FC stormed to a 7-0 victory over Tuggeranong United at Deakin Stadium to continue their excellent start to the campaign. The hosts ultimately [...]

Having a flutter on the local soccer?

By 15 April 2013

The ABC has a story on concerns surrounding betting on Canberra’s football competitions:
Canberra soccer authorities have issued a warning to players and coaches to observe the game’s code of conduct following increased availability of online betting on local matches.
Capital Football says there appears to be a rise in betting on local games.
With such small betting [...]

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 kicking off mid-week at Deakin

By 4 December 2012

[ 5 December 2012 at 6:00 pm; ] Canberra United have let it be known they’re playing the Perth Glory tomorrow night:

Canberra United hosts Perth Glory at Deakin Stadium on a Wednesday evening in the first official match played by the club in midweek in a re-arranged match from Round 7 of the Westfield W-League. This game, of course, was originally scheduled for [...]

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 [...]

Rachel Harrigan walks away from Capital Football

By 14 August 2012

Capital Football have sent out the dramatic news that their Chair and President Rachel Harrigan is leaving:
Capital Football Chair and President, Rachel Harrigan has resigned from her position on the Board for personal and work reasons. With increasing pressures in her day job, Rachel has indicated that she can no longer devote the time and [...]

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 smashed in a weekend of sporting misery

By 16 July 2012

This in from Capital Football:
Loop Premier League
Round 15
Canberra Olympic staged a remarkable comeback to earn a 2-2 draw with Cooma Tigers at Nijong Oval on Sunday afternoon in Round 15 of the loop Premier League. Two goals in the final five minutes of stoppage time ensured an astonishing end to a match in which the [...]

Our Tuggies beaten again by Canberra FC =’(

By 9 July 2012

This in from Capital Football:
Alex Oloriegbe scored twice as Cooma Tigers recorded a vital 2-0 victory over Belconnen United on a sunny afternoon at Nijong Oval. The Canberra Rockets hit man was at the double in the second stanza to cut the Blue Devils lead to three points at the top of the table and [...]

Our Tuggies go down to Woden Valley

By 2 July 2012

Capital Football has sent in this weekend’s action:
Loop Premier League
Round 13
Belconnen United ensured that they would stay top of the loop Premier League after thirteen Rounds with a come from behind 3-1 win over Canberra Olympic on Saturday afternoon at McKellar Park. The Blue Devils increased their lead at the top to six points ahead [...]

Our Tuggies get a win! Still much work to do

By 25 June 2012

This in from Capital Football:
Loop Premier League
Round 12
Belconnen United moved three points clear at the top of the loop Premier League after Round 12 with their 2-0 win over Canberra City, coupled with Cooma Tigers 3-3 home draw with Woden Valley putting the Blue Devils clear at the top. Elsewhere a Robbie Deeley special ensured [...]

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 go down in a close one against Canberra Olympic

By 4 June 2012

This in from Capital Football
Woden Valley have secured their first ever win over Canberra FC in the loop Premier League with a stunning 3-2 triumph at Woden Park to heap more misery on the champions who sacked coach Rob Graham following their surprise loss to Monaro Panthers last weekend. And Woden was thoroughly deserved winners [...]

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 [...]

UEFA Champions League Final 2012 in Canberra

By 16 May 2012

Does anyone know of any venues doing something for the UEFA Champions League Final kicking off on Sunday 20 May @ 4.45am?
Preferably northside but given the importance of the game for my beloved Chelsea, I’m prepared to go to Cooma to find a good place to watch it if need be.
Go the blues!!

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 [...]

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