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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

St Kilda captain Nick Riewoldt an 'inspiration': Josh Bruce

David Polkinghorne St Kilda forward Josh Bruce says his captain Nick Riewoldt's return to the AFL club so soon after the tragic death of his sister "speaks volumes of his strength as a person" and he is an inspiration...

Leon Cameron says GWS Giants coach must follow Gold Coast lead

David Polkinghorne Greater Western Sydney coach Leon Cameron admits there is pressure on his young side to follow the Gold Coast Suns up the AFL ladder and he wants a winning start in Canberra to help set that up.

GWS Giants forward Jeremy Cameron returning to 2013 form

SPORT: AFL: Greater Western Sydney Giants take on Sydney Swans at Manuka Oval in Canberra. Left, Greater Western Sydney Giants player Jeremy Cameron in action. 22nd March 2015. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

David Polkinghorne Greater Western Sydney full-forward Jeremy Cameron says his injury interrupted 2014 is behind him and he'll go into round one against St Kilda filled with confidence.

Game called off and GWS Giants reserves player taken to hospital

Giants youngster Paul Ahern.

David Polkinghorne Canberra's ambulance service was kept busy on Sunday, with a Greater Western Sydney draftee taken to hospital with a sore neck on the same day two Sydney Swans stars were ferried to the emergency...

NAB Challenge: Lance Franklin and Kieren Jack cleared of injury as Sydney Swans edge GWS Giants

Lance Franklin

David Polkinghorne Swans star and co-captain both taken to hospital in pre-season clash.

Sydney Swans Craig Bird predicts GWS Giants to push for AFL top 8

Craig Bird of the Swans during last week's NAB Challenge match against Fremantle.

David Polkinghorne Sydney Swans midfielder Craig Bird says the players have spoken about atoning for last year's grand final defeat and their shock loss to cross-town rivals Greater Western Sydney.

GWS Giants defender Heath Shaw wants to keep Lance Franklin kickless

GWS player Heath Shaw models the Giants' 2015 ANZAC Day strip at Manuka Oval.

David Polkinghorne Since moving from Collingwood, the two things Heath Shaw's missed are playing finals and on Anzac Day.

Co-captain Phil Davis says GWS Giants believe they can beat anybody

Phil Davis battles Lance Franklin last year.

David Polkinghorne Except when it comes to Swans star Lance Franklin.

GWS Giants chairman Tony Shepherd wants to overtake Canberra Raiders crowds

Former Swan Shane Mumford in action for the GWS Giants against his old club in the 2014 pre-season at Manuka Oval.

David Polkinghorne GWS chairman Tony Shepherd has ambitions to draw bigger crowds in Canberra than NRL club Canberra.

Sydney Swans co-captain Kieren Jack predicts big year for Lance Franklin

Lance Franklin of the Swans is challenged by Alex Silvagni of the Dockers.

David Polkinghorne Swans captain Kieren Jack says star forward Lance Franklin is flying.

Sydney Swans plan to 'unleash' Buddy Franklin against GWS in Canberra

Sydney Swans star Lance Franklin.

David Polkinghorne The Sydney Swans plan to "unleash" superstar Lance Franklin on rivals Greater Western Sydney at Manuka Oval and Giants coach Leon Cameron hopes it will help attract a crowd of 10,000 for their final...

Melbourne Demons name Aaron Vandenberg for Fremantle Dockers clash

Former Ainslie player Aaron Vandenberg was selected by Melbourne as a rookie last year.

David Polkinghorne Melbourne has named former Ainslie midfielder Aaron Vandenberg for their pre-season opener against Fremantle

GWS Giants coach Leon Cameron calls for permanent Swans and Anzac games at Manuka Oval

Leon Cameron wants to see a permanent fixture against the Sydney Swans at Manuka Oval.

David Polkinghorne Leon Cameron thinks the AFL should make the Giants' Anzac Day game and pre-season clash with the Sydney Swans permanent fixtures to help grow the game in the nation's capital.

Life-threatening kidney problem nothing compared with soldiers' sacrifice: Phil Davis

GWS Giants captain Phil Davis says a trip to the Australian War Memorial puts his injury troubles in perspective.

David Polkinghorne Sacrifice is what Greater Western Sydney co-captain Phil Davis thinks about every time he visits the Australian War Memorial and while he suffered a life-threatening injury last season, he thinks it...

Draftee Jack Steele making an impact at GWS Giants, says Stephen Coniglio

Greater Western Sydney midfielder Stephen Coniglio.

David Polkinghorne Greater Western Sydney draftee Jack Steele caught the eye of AFL recruiters, and now he is catching the eye of his new teammates.

Former Sydney Swan Craig Bolton back Canberra to continue to produce AFL talent


David Polkinghorne Sydney Swans hall of famer Craig Bolton hails this year's AFL draft as the biggest year for Canberra in more than a decade and he thinks the pieces are in place for the nation's capital to become a...

Former Western Bulldog Jason Tutt relieved to officially join Carlton

David Polkinghorne Jason Tutt already had the Blues when the Western Bulldogs made a final play for the Canberra product.

Melbourne Demons pick Ainslie's Aaron Vandenberg in AFL rookie draft

Aaron Vandenberg, right, in action for Ainslie

David Polkinghorne Canberra's dream draft continues as a fourth local player is picked up by the AFL.

Belconnen duo Logan Austin and Jack Steele end Canberra's AFL draft drought

Logan Austin was picked up by Port Adelaide in the AFL draft.

David Polkinghorne Canberra pair Jack Steele and Logan Austin have ended the ACT's five-year AFL draft drought.

Canberran hopefuls at the mercy of the AFL draft

Logan Austin

David Polkinghorne For the first time in his career, Belconnen key defender Logan Austin feels helpless.