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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Capital Football locks out under-12s crowd after violent melee

David Polkinghorne An alleged violent incident involving parents and players has forced Capital Football to take the unprecedented step of locking the crowd out of an under-12s soccer game.

Australia Day Honours

Golden girl Alicia Coutts adds OAM to medal haul

Alicia Coutts will be receiving a medal of the Order of Australia for her gold medal at the London Olympics.

David Polkinghorne It would be easy for an Olympic gold medallist such as Alicia Coutts to play down the importance of this year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, but the Canberra swimmer sees them as an important...

Windies return with blaster from past

Canberra Times. Calypso Kings. Cricket. Michael Holding.

David Polkinghorne They were known as the Calypso Kings and, fresh on the back of World Series Cricket, they brought their exciting brand of cricket to Canberra for the rebirth of the Prime Minister's XI in 1984.

Australian Football

Swapping Hill for Hawks

SPORT : Annette Ellis is the new president of Tuggeranong Hawks. 5th February 2013.  Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

David Polkinghorne PRESIDENT of a football club is normally a job for one of the boys, but that hasn't stopped former Labor member of Parliament Annette Ellis from taking on the job at the North Eastern Australian...

Ban on live betting odds may actually help us, says ACTTAB chief


Sean Nicholls, David Polkinghorne, and Jonathan Swan ACTTAB says the federal government's ban on live odds during sports broadcasts will improve its share of the betting landscape.

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Canberra may play in one-day cup competition


David Polkinghorne The restructure of the Ryobi Cup has opened the way for Cricket ACT to return to the Australian one-day domestic competition.

Civic welcome for brave Brumbies

Hard hats pic: R-L - Laura wright, Matt Sutherland, Kate Inman, Ben Cuttriss. Trevor aka Brumbies Man in the front. In Waikato to see the Brumbies take on the Chiefs - picture by Chris Dutton

David Polkinghorne Canberrans will still get their chance to thank the Brumbies for a season that exceeded all expectations.

Walker outruns pack in marathon

Canberra Marathon. Winner of the marathon, Rowan Walker after the race.
14 April 2013.
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra Times.


David Polkinghorne A Canberran won the men's episode of The Canberra Times Marathon, while the winner of the women's race has earned honorary residency.


Brumbies to question twins over bar brawl

ACT Brumbies players, twins Ruan and Jean-Pierre Smith.

David Polkinghorne ACT Brumbies twin brothers Ruan and Jean-Pierre Smith were allegedly involved in a fight at The Duxton bar, O'Connor on Saturday night.

Magpies midfielder takes home Mulrooney Medal

Newly crowned Mulroony medal winner James Bennett.

David Polkinghorne Belconnen ball magnet James Bennett has added a new string to his bow – medal magnet.

Windies windfall for Manuka's centenary international

4 February 2010 NEWS/SPORT Canberra Times photograph by GRAHAM TIDY Story by James Buckley. The Prime Ministers XI cricket match against the West Indies at Manuka Oval, Canberra. Top scorer for the windies, Chris Gayle in action. SPECIAL 111

David Polkinghorne Modern-day master-blaster Chris Gayle could return to Manuka Oval to reproduce one of the most explosive knocks Canberra has ever seen.

Manuka Oval integration with nearby shops, pool

Oval integration ... plans for a revamped Manuka Oval include integration with the shops and services of the surrounding area.

David Polkinghorne The ACT government wants to re-integrate Manuka Oval with the nearby shopping precinct, historic swimming pool and Canberra Services Club as the oval undergoes a major facelift over the next five...

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Fever building for Raiders home final

Raiders supporter Mick Lennon lines up for tickets at ticketek in the CBD for the raiders next game.

David Polkinghorne Excitement is already building in anticipation of the Raiders' Sunday elimination final against the Cronulla Sharks at Canberra Stadium.