Four grand finals stars join Raiders hall of fame

THE Canberra Raiders inducted four more players into the club's Hall of Fame, at last night's season launch at its new centre in Braddon.

Raiders first coach Don Furner dies at 87

The Canberra Raiders inaugural coach and life member Don Furner Sr died last night (February 24) following a long battle with illness. He was 88.

The political minefield of good manners in sport

"The stunning success of the Green Machine must be extremely galling for Barr, Berry and other ministers. For the sake of political appearances, they've presumably all felt the need to be seen to be supportive of the Raiders, all the while, one assumes, privately willing them to lose," writes JON STANHOPE.

Stephen spars his way to a broadcasting future

As a child, Queanbeyan’s Stephen Peios would imitate great boxing announcers... and now he’s an announcer for boxing legends in real life on the world stage, reports DANIELLE NOHRA.

Cindy takes her cue to blackball glory

When Cindy Blackmore went to the Australian Blackball National Championships in Melbourne last month she had no idea she’d come home the first Canberran to win an Australian National singles title in any form of cue sports. DANIELLE NOHRA reports...

Gavel / Local greats guide the next generation

SPEND more than 10 minutes talking to former Canberra tennis player Alun Jones and local hockey legend Glenn Turner and you get the impression...

‘Cavs’ to host season finale

THE Canberra Cavalry will host the season finale at MIT Ballpark in Narrabundah this weekend after securing a spot in the Australian Baseball League...

Canberra Cavs sign power-hitting star

BASEBALL team Canberra Cavalry are over the moon as having signed former New York Yankees power-hitting draftee Zach Wilson, who will join the side for the...

Canberra league ‘legend’ ready to retire

"LEGEND of the game", Canberra Region Rugby League chairman Noel Bissett says it's the right time to retire and plans to in December.  Mr Bissett...

Manuka’s February test cricket tickets on sale

TICKETS are now on sale for Canberra’s first international test match at Manuka Oval on February 1-5. “Our first international test match between Australia and...

Gavel / In the business of making a success of sport

PEOPLE from completely different backgrounds are reinvigorating sport in Canberra using their business expertise, writes TIM GAVEL

Gavel / The good Friend of rugby

IT is a testament to the character of Andy Friend that, after 23 years of coaching, he continues to have a passion for rugby. Friend...

Gavel / Determined to get back from the brink

WHAT must have been going through the minds of Canberra cyclist Chloe Hosking and fellow ACT athlete and Australian hockey goalkeeper Andrew Charter as...

Modest Mal takes the prize as pool’s lap legend

UP at dawn to swim several kilometres most mornings, the Dickson Aquatic Centre Lap Legends log their laps over the outdoor swim season for...

Gavel / The Games people play

Sports broadcaster TIM GAVEL is just back from covering the Commonwealth Games for the ABC on the Gold Coast and has an answer for anyone who thinks we could stage them in Canberra   

Gavel / Best of Canberra takes a shot at the Games

"The Gold Coast Games have come at the perfect time with a growing perception that sportspeople have lost sight of the essence of sport," writes sport columnist TIM GAVEL

Gavel / Rohan has a big spin on his future

TO suggest that 18-year-old Canberra table tennis player, Rohan Dhooria, is single minded in his quest to be the best in the world in...

Gavel / Caroline battles another ‘bump’ in the road

"Caroline Buchanan has shown that she is capable of overcoming whatever life throws in front of her," writes sports columnist TIM GAVEL

Gavel / Big Bash Jono plays the waiting game

CANBERRA cricketer Jono Dean vividly remembers the phone call that changed his life. Admittedly, it was only five years ago, but plenty has happened...





Virtual variety in Endrey’s world

Arts editor HELEN MUSA meets Chris Endrey, host of the virtual variety show, “The World From Here”, streaming live from the stage of the Canberra Theatre.


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