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

Beware the privatisation of sport

WITH television companies and sponsors pouring more money than ever into sport, prepare yourself for a rocky ride if private ownership of sporting teams...
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Varsity Derby is looking for new skaters!

VARSITY Derby League (VDL), Canberra’s gender-inclusive roller derby league, is looking for male and female new players, referees and officials and will be holding...

Voting is open on the design of the Tuggeranong water play park

SHANE Rattenbury, has invited Canberrans to cast their vote on their favourite design for a new water play park at Lakeside Leisure Centre (LLC)...

Buchanan wins pre-Olympic BMX races

CANBERRA BMX legend Caroline Buchanan has won her final race in Utah and says her next race will be at the Olympic Games in London. Buchanan...

Update: From dashing Demon to scintillating Saint

Canberra Demons product Tom Highmore has found his way to AFL club St Kilda.

Casino owners to sponsor the Brumbies

WORD is breaking that the new owners of the Canberra Casino, Aquis, have signed a six year deal to sponsor the Brumbies. This no doubt...

Hillclimbing returns to Fairbairn Park

LABOR MLA Mick Gentleman has burned up the track to officially re-open the Canberra Hill Climb at Fairbairn Park. One of the oldest forms of...

Canberra Raiders has something to drink to ahead of 2021 season

It has been a long time between drinks.

Cricket star has grounds for a new career

HE may have pulled up stumps on his long-standing career in the public service, but Queanbeyan and ACT cricket legend Peter Solway is embarking on a new innings.

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.

A great chance to get the 2016 Brumbies’ signatures

THE Brumbies are in the Canberra Centre this afternoon to sign merchandise and meet the public. At 12.50pm there were more camera crews in attendance...

Gavel / Cash call to catapult top kids

“In this era of crowdfunding, I’m suggesting that the ACT government doesn’t go it alone with funding, but that the community contributes to a fund to assist young athletes," writes sports columnist TIM GAVEL

Drugs here? Tell them they’re dreamin’

ANY Canberra sportsperson, professional or otherwise, would have to be delusional to even contemplate taking banned performance-enhancing drugs.  It is a widely held belief that...

More community access to school sports facilities

SHANE Rattenbury has released a report examining the state of indoor sports facilities in the ACT, and announced a range of steps the Government...

Brumbies refer Griffith HQ sale to police

RUMOURS are flying this afternoon that the Brumbies' controversial sale of their Griffith headquarters has been referred to the police. ACT Policing have made this...

The Lake re-opens to swimming

THE National Capital Authority is advising the community and Lake Burley Griffin (the Lake) recreational users that most of the Lake has been re-opened...

Cavalry sets up rival showdown in wildcard playoff

Canberra Cavalry will host a sudden-death playoff against arch-rival Sydney Blue Sox on Tuesday night after overcoming multiple challenges on the weekend.

Sport / Raiders on a roll

THE Raiders’ juggernaut continues through the off-season. Membership is at an all-time high with the club on target to reach 15,000 before the start...

The Jets are netball winners, even when they lose

WINNERS are not always measured on the scoreboard. Reporter ANDREW MATHIESON meets an all-abilities netball team that wins even when it loses.





A heart-warming journey through the human experience

“Come From Away” is heart-warming entertainment in spades presented in an upmarket performance style that obviously resonated with the audience, says reviewer HELEN MUSA.


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