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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 […]

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What do you want from an outdoor fitness station in Theodore?

SHANE Rattenbury is asking for your thoughts on new outdoor fitness stations planned for three new locations across Canberra. “Fitness stations will be installed at Tuggeranong Town Park, John Knight Memorial Park in Belconnen and Theodore Neighbourhood Oval to provide for those with an active lifestyle and encourage others to get active as part of […]

Canberra’s Michael Milton to be inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame

THIS Thursday in Melbourne Canberra’s remarkable paralympic athlete Michael Milton will join the greats of Australian sport in the Hall of Fame. Milton competed in five Winter Paralympic Games between 1988, when he debuted in his first international competition at just 14 years, and 2006 – collecting six gold, three silver and two bronze medals. […]

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ACT Sports Hall of Fame re-opens

SHANE Rattenbury has re-opened the ACT Sports Hall of Fame in its new home at the University of Canberra Sports Commons. “Many of the names and faces central to the history of sport in Canberra are members of this Hall of Fame,” Shane said. The ACT Sports Hall of Fame currently has more than 100 […]


Black Opal Stakes cracks group racing

CANBERRA Racing Club is celebrating the upgrade of the Seppelt Black Opal Stakes from a Listed race to Group 3 status by the Australian Racing Board. “The upgrade of the Black Opal to Group Three status is a deserved recognition of the very high quality of Canberra’s most famous race. Over many years the Black […]


Table Tennis Open, this weekend!

TABLE Tennis, like ukuleles, is one of those things that’s oddly very cool at the moment. Either if you’re a long term fan, or leaping adroitly onto the bandwagon, this weekend provides a great opportunity to learn more with the ACT Open Table Tennis Championships getting underway at Greenway’s Archery Club Indoor Hall. On Saturday […]