Power to the chairs for Canberra team of champions
Sport
The wheels are turning in more ways than one for Canberra United's powerchair football team which has been gifted nine new powerchairs, thanks to the generous efforts of Rotary and Capital Region Muscular Dystrophy. When the team of eight players arrived for its weekly training session on Friday, they had no idea their new chairs were being presented after a fundraising effort...
Gungahlin kids make a racquet over tennis stars
Sport
More than 100 kindergarten students in Gungahlin took their first steps towards a tennis career when they received their first tennis racquets from Canberra's top players - Nick Kyrgios and Alison Bai. The signed tennis racquets were delivered to students at Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School as part of the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Racquet Roadshow. Kyrgios and Bai also gave the students a virtual...
All-abilities netball team shoots for the stars
Sport
For some people, playing sport is more about the friends you make rather than the goals you score. That's certainly the case for competitors in the Marie Little Shield (MLS), a netball competition for women with an intellectual disability. In 2019, Netball ACT participated in MLS for the first time and team manager Marilyn Whyte was blown away by the...
Gungahlin United joins push for national second division football league
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Gungahlin United Football Club (GUFC) has joined the Association of Australian Football Clubs' (AAFC) Championship Partner Group to establish a national second division football league under the A-League. The Championship model needs to be finalised - including whether or not it will include promotion and relegation between the two leagues - before being presented to Football Federation Australia (FFA), a...
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...
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