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Harness racers on the move as dogs and horses stay put

JOY Burch has released the findings of the feasibility study into the potential colocation of the three racing codes. “Deloitte Access Economics conducted the study in consultation with the Canberra Racing Club, the Canberra Harness Racing Club, and the Canberra Greyhound Racing Club. Exhibition Park was also included in this study given its proximity to […]

New software for sports concussions

SHANE Rattenbury has joined Sports Medicine Australia ACT Branch (SMA-ACT), to launch new software designed to record and collate data about injuries, as well as monitoring concussion rates across the Territory. “The new software builds on the InjurEdata Project that was rolled out across the Territory in 2012 and has been supported by funding of […]

Drunks and pitchsiders punted from Manuka Oval

ACT Policing were pleased with the generally well behaved crowd at yesterday’s ICC Cricket World Cup match between Zimbabwe and West Indies at Manuka Oval (Tuesday, February 24), despite a small number of spectators ejected. ACT Policing’s Operation Commander for the event, Superintendent Rob Wilson, said that a small group of males put a dampener […]

Barr talks up the numbers for a summer of major events

ANDREW Barr says the ACT Government’s commitment to hosting major sporting and community events is continuing to deliver positive outcomes, with strong crowds flocking to venues throughout the summer to enjoy these events and delivering unprecedented national and international exposure to the capital. “The city’s jam-packed calendar of summer events has provided further confirmation that […]

Cricket fan ejected by police for “courtsiding”

SIX people were ejected from the ICC Cricket World Cup match between Afghanistan and Bangladesh at Manuka Oval yesterday (Wednesday, February 19), although police were pleased with the overall crowd behaviour. An enthusiastic and lively crowd of more than 10,900 spectators attended the day-night international sporting fixture. ACT Policing’s Operation Commander for the event, Superintendent […]

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ACT to look into dog racing allegations from last night’s Four Corners

JOY Burch has responded to last night’s shocking revelations on the ABC’s Four Corners program about the use of live baiting of successful greyhounds in Australia. The footage shown on the ABC’s Four Corners program last night in relation to the live baiting of greyhounds is truly shocking and as Minister for Racing and Gaming […]

Sports grants roll out

SHANE Rattenbury has announced details of 2.6 million in funding to 77 recipients from the 2015 Sport and Recreation Grants Program (SRGP) and Asset Repair and Maintenance Scheme (ARMS). “The $2.1 million from SRGP assists organisations to deliver quality programs, services and facilities while also helping with costs associated with the delivery of core business […]


Woden Park sports facility redevelopment complete

SHANE Rattenbury, has toured the newly redeveloped Woden Park sports facility. The new $7 million facility includes an International Association of Athletics Federation compliant synthetic athletics track, joining the Australian Institute of Sport as the only other one of its kind in the ACT. “The redevelopment of Woden Park has been enthusiastically welcomed by the […]

Bowlers roll up to save imperilled club

EVERY Christmas the Queanbeyan Bowling Club hosts a fundraising event for a different local charity – but this time, the charity they’re supporting is themselves. The club is currently in voluntary administration and it’s hoped the Celebrity Family Day on December 21 will help raise much-needed funds. Margaret Davies, president of the Queanbeyan Women’s Bowling […]