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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Melbourne Demons name Aaron Vandenberg for Fremantle Dockers clash

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.

Australian Football

AFL hopeful Logan Austin training with Ainslie

Logan Austin is training with Ainslie to boost his AFL Draft bid.

David Polkinghorne And a Tricolours midfielder shapes as draft bolter.

Jason Tutt delists himself from Western Bulldogs and will join Carlton in draft

Jason Tutt is still a target for Carlton, despite missing his signature during trade week.

David Polkinghorne Manager says it's now up to the Canberra product to kick-start his career with Carlton after delisting himself from the Bulldogs.

Jack Steele gets head start at GWS Giants pre-season

Jack Steele has used his extra time on the track to impress coach Leon Cameron.

David Polkinghorne Canberra young gun begins pre-season training.


GWS coach Leon Cameron says Giants need to start winning at Manuka Oval

The Giants haven't had the best record at Manuka Oval.

David Polkinghorne Giants coach Leon Cameron says his club owes Canberra better results at Manuka Oval in 2015.

Australian Football

GWS Giants unlikely to play Victorian club on Anzac Day, but Geelong on cards for Manuka


David Polkinghorne The GWS Giants seemingly have missed out on luring a big Victorian club to Canberra for Anzac Day, but there could be some consolation with AFL powerhouse Geelong pencilled on their draft 2015...

Australian Football

Carlton still wants Western Bulldogs forward Jason Tutt

Jason Tutt is still a target for Carlton, despite missing his signature during trade week.

David Polkinghorne Trade falls through, but Blues still want their Dog.

Australian Football

Greater Western Sydney drafts Belconnen midfielder Jack Steele with pick 23


David Polkinghorne Could Canberra's Jack Steele make his AFL debut in 2015?

Australian Football

Belconnen midfielder Jack Steele awaits his AFL fate

Canberra's soon-to-be-AFL-player Jack Steele.

David Polkinghorne While some kids can't  sleep without their teddy bear, soon-to-be-AFL-player Jack Steele only needed his football.

Australian Football

Jack Steele breaks Canberra's AFL draft drought with Greater Western Sydney nomination

It's not yet clear which lucky club will secure the services of Belconnen's Jack Steele.

David Polkinghorne Jack Steele ends Canberra's AFL draft drought, but which club will land him?

Australian Football

Sanderson sacking reinforced Crows' ambition to new CEO Andrew Fagan

Andrew Fagan.

David Polkinghorne Former Brumbies chief Andrew Fagan says he is joining a club with ambition in the AFL's Adelaide Crows.


North Melbourne coach Brad Scott calls for more games at Manuka, GWS coach Leon Cameron apologises for second half

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott.

David Polkinghorne North Melbourne coach Brad Scott was so impressed with Manuka Oval he thinks there should be more games in Canberra.