About Tim Gavel

Sports commentator with ABC Grandstand for over 30 years Tim Gavel has called a range of sports including NRL, Super Rugby, Wallabies, Rowing World Cups, Rugby World Cups, Socceroos, Matildas, Opals, Boomers, WNBL, NBL, International Netball, Men's and Women's one day international cricket, Big Bash, World Volleyball League for Fox Sports, Rowing World Cup and National Championships for Fox Sports and the 2000 Paralympics.

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Would Canberra sport survive without social media platforms?
Thirty years ago, if you wanted to find out the scores of Canberra community sports, such as the John I Dent Cup or the ACTAFL, it could be an arduous process. To obtain scores at the time, the options available were to be at the ground watching; or if you couldn’t be there in person, contact somebody who was there,...
A cycling master plan will be good for cyclists, pedestrians and road users
Whenever a story about cycling appears, it activates an avalanche of pent up angst from the wider community. Predominantly it’s anti-cyclists, and their arguments are based on a negative experience or a misconception. The reaction to the story 'Does the cycling community get a fair go in Canberra?' on the need for more facilities illustrated this. If nothing else, it...
Barr commits to a community tennis complex in Gungahlin
Just weeks after the ACT Government announced a partner for an ice sports facility in Tuggeranong, Chief Minister Andrew Barr has promised $8 million to build a community tennis facility in Gungahlin. Mr Barr said he anticipated the new tennis facility at Amaroo would be three years in the making. It’s hard to believe but there are no community tennis...
Former Brumbies winger James Dargaville returns to ACT Premier Rugby
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown up scenarios which would have tested even the most imaginative fiction writer. The impact on sport has been well documented but the curveball it presented to former Brumbies winger James Dargaville is worth detailing. Dargaville played more than 30 games for the Brumbies until the end of the 2018 Super Rugby season. He was then...
Meet Jade Brown, the former Gungahlin Bumblebee about to represent Australia
As she prepared for her high school graduation last year, Jade Brown had few hints that the biggest moment in her fledgling football career was about to unfold. Prior to that moment, Jade had been named in the ACT's under-18 Schoolgirl’s Football team for the National Schools titles held in Brisbane last September. This was unexpected: she was just 15...