Community sport given the green light but enforceable quarantine requirements enacted
Sport
Community sports - including contact sport, dancing and martial arts - have been given the go-ahead from midday today (17 July), one week after the ACT postponed moving to Stage 3 eased restrictions due to COVID-19 outbreaks in Victoria. Outdoor sporting fields can be used by up to 100 people, keeping in line with the one person per four square...
Frisbee followers take ultimate leap back into competition
Sport
It's a sport that prides itself on not needing referees - so you know they're going to play by the COVID-19 rules. And now sport is back on, Ultimate Frisbee will be one of the first to return to competition mode this Sunday when the first round of the Canberra Ultimate Premier League takes to the field. As a designated non-contact sport,...
Former Brumbies winger James Dargaville returns to ACT Premier Rugby
Sport
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...
Gungahlin United coaches striving for success through lifelong friendship
Sport
Gungahlin United's National Premier League Women's (NPLW) head coach Diego Iglesias and the club's National Premier League Capital Football (NPL1) coach Marcial Munoz go way back. Though their friendship has developed over a long period of time, especially through football, their similar cultural backgrounds and views on how the game should be played is what makes their friendship tick. Diego...
Schoolboy newshound puts players on the spot at Gungahlin United Football Club
Sport
Gungahlin’s youngest journalist is making waves throughout the Gungahlin United Football Club, lugging around his step ladder to look players in the eye before he asks the tough questions. Aged only 12, Harry Labouchardiere speaks well beyond his years as he carries his microphone to interview the football club's best talents for Interviews with the Big Man. Although he isn't...
Meet Jade Brown, the former Gungahlin Bumblebee about to represent Australia
Sport
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...
Gungahlin parkrun – Christmas Day Special Event
Sport
On Christmas Day 1,025 people took part in special Christmas Day parkrun events in Canberra and Goulburn with 276 people taking part in Gungahlin. Gungahlin's event was supported by 15 volunteers who gave up their Christmas morning to ensure this event could go ahead for those that ran, jogged and walked the free 5km event around Yerrabi Pond. There were...
Wagi Bridge parkrun launches in Gungahlin
Sport
Gungahlin is getting a new parkrun event! Due to the growing popularity of parkrun at Yerrabi Pond a new event has been established to support the growing interest in this weekly event. Wagi Bridge parkrun launches on 26th October. parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy...
Touch Football in Gungahlin
Sport
Who/Where: Touch Football ACT runs junior and adult competitions at Amaroo District Playing Fields every Tuesday evening. Juniors – Under 8’s, 10’s and 12’s competitions (Boys, Girls and Mixed) Adults – Mixed, Men’s and Family Competitions available When: The Junior Summer Competition runs from 15 October (Term 4, Week 1) through to 10 December (Term 4, Week 9). The Adult...
Seven year old Paige is taking on the World at the BMX titles in Belgium
Sport
The 2019 UCI BMX World Championships is set to come alight from July 23-27 in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium. BMX riders from around the world will be casting their fastest laps against the rest of the best in a bid to become world champions. The BMX track is a well-known venue on the world stage and will push riders to their limits...
Madison Elphick Australian Gymnastics Champion
Sport
In May Amaroo School student, Madison Elphick competed at the 2019 Australian Championships at Melbourne Arena staged by Gymnastics Australia. At this competition all six competitive Gymsports will be on show; the Olympic disciplines of Women’s and Men’s Artistic, Rhythmic and Trampoline Gymnastics, as well as Acrobatic Gymnastics, and for the first time Aerobic Gymnastics will also be joining our...
Gungahlin Jets Auskick returns for 2019
Sport
Auskick Rookie is for kids aged 5-7 (although the Gungahlin Jets may accept kids who aren't quite 5, and those who have just turned 8 and not yet ready for the next level, Auskick Pro). Auskick Rookie aims at teaching the basic skills of AFL mainly: kicking, marking, and hand-balling. Skills are taught through fun, interactive drills and games, and...
Sophie to represent ACT at 2019 Australian Youth Water Polo Championships
Sport
In a week, 13-year-old goalkeeper, Sophie Zatschler will head to Brisbane to represent the ACT for the second time at the 2019 Australian Youth Water Polo Championships. However, the road to representation hasn’t been an easy one for Sophie. A year ago, she narrowly missed out on selection in the 14 & Under team for the NSW State Championships, but...
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