Latest ACT sport stories

New golf series hits Canberra, Goulburn, Queanbeyan fairways


7:17 PM   The region will attract more than 80 PGA Australia professionals this month, with Canberra, Goulburn and Queanbeyan to host a pro-am series over nine days.

Track partners Dryden and Sweeney part ways

Kevin Sweeney spent 12 years working with trainer Keith Dryden.

David Polkinghorne 4:09 PM   After 12 years as a team, Canberra's most senior trainer-jockey partnership has come to an end with Keith Dryden  and hoop Kevin Sweeney parting ways.

Snake Gully loss set Without A Shadow on NSW Country Champs path

Sport.  Trainer Nick Olive with Single Gaze ready to race in the Magic Millions.  31 December 2014.  Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

David Polkinghorne   Will Canberra bring home the inaugural NSW Country Championship?

Jack steeling himself to miss round one

 Jack Steele during the GWS training session at Ainslie oval in Canberra 
The Canberra Times  
Date:  18 February 2015
Photo Jay Cronan

David Polkinghorne   When will Canberra's young guns make their AFL debuts?

Rogic finally back after months of injury pain

Tom Rogic ended months of injury frustration by playing for Celtic's development side on Tuesday.

Socceroos midfielder Tom Rogic is finally back in action, ending almost a year of injury frustration by returning to the field for Celtic's development squad on Tuesday.

Bates sets sights on home-town win

Neal Bates is targeting a win in Canberra after extending his Classic section rally lead.

Neal Bates and Coral Taylor will set their sights on home domination when they carry their impressive form into the National Capital Rally in Canberra in May.

Teenage Skinner crowned national double trap champion

Majura Gun Club member Tanya Skinner, 16, won the national double trap title in Wagga.

Teenage Canberra trap shooter Tanya Skinner beat a field of 77 women to be crowned Australia's double barrel champion in Wagga Wagga last weekend.

Canberra still a chance of four runners in NSW Country Championships at Randwick

Paul Jones and Barbara Joseph.

David Polkinghorne   Canberra trainer Steven O'Brien says the ACT's representation at the $300,00 NSW Country Championships at Randwick on Saturday shows how strong racing is in the region and justifies the $50,000 Canberra Racing paid to be included.

Silver cloud in O'Connor's worlds

Brandie O'Connor

Brandie O'Connor's world championships silver medal means more than a quarter of Australia's para-cycling track medal haul came  from Canberra cyclists, continuing the ACT's ability to punch above its weight on the world cycling stage.

Junior Brumbies break decade drought in Gold Cup

Brumbies under-17s captain Tom Ross and Ryan Lonergan with the Gold Cup trophy in Perth.

Chris Dutton   Brumbies under-17s coach Paul Simonsson has backed some of his star players to rise through the ranks to earn Australian representative honours after their drought-breaking national title triumph on Sunday.


Smokey Bandits upset Bears

SPORT: These two sets of three brothers from left, Simon Beard, Tim Beard and Hayden Beard who play for the Bandits and Lee Mills, Reece Mills and Trent Mills who play for the Bears will be playing in opposite sides in the local baseball grand final. 26th March 2015. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

David Polkinghorne   Is the minor premiership a poisoned chalice?

Mountain biking

Mont 24 entries will bounce back, say organisers

Action from the Mont 24-hour mountain bike race on Saturday afternoon.

Lee Gaskin   Organisers of the Mont 24 mountain bike race are confident numbers will rebound after despite entries being down more than half from last year's event.


Wells regains composure to win record eighth national title

Canberra athlete Lauren Wells on her way to winning the women's 400m hurdles at the Australian Athletics Championships in Brisbane on Sunday.

Lee Gaskin   Canberra athlete Lauren Wells almost fell at the final hurdle, but recovered to win a record eighth national title to book her ticket for the world championships.


Taylor on the podium in championship opener

Canberra driver Molly Taylor is second in the Australian Rally Championship after the opening round in WA.

Lee Gaskin   Canberra driver Molly Taylor has had an impressive start to the Australian Rally Championship, finishing second overall at the Rally of Western Australia.

Canberra para-cyclist Powell claims back-to-back world crowns

sue powell

David Polkinghorne   Evergreen Sue Powell is once again champion of the world, but the Canberra para-cyclist knows her competition is "coming to get her".


Pearson pulls out as brilliant Breen claims fifth national title

Melissa Breen won her fifth national title with victory in the women's 100m in Brisbane on Saturday night.

Lee Gaskin   Canberra athlete Melissa Breen shrugged off the distraction of Sally Pearson's late scratching to punch her ticket to the world championships.

Dargaville puts together solid audition in race for Brumbies No.13 jersey

James Dargaville put together a solid audition for the vacant ACT Brumbies No.13 jersey.

Jon Tuxworth   James Dargaville doesn't expect to fill Tevita Kuridrani's giant shoes, but he put together a solid audition for the vacant ACT Brumbies no.13 jersey in Gungahlin's 35-31 loss to Easts on Saturday. 

Water polo

Civic pool closure could leave polo club treading water

sport. 28th March 2015.  ACT Water Polo Champions. ACT first Grade women's teams Nordek vs Vikings. (from left) Vikings player Karen Penney, and Nordek player Mel Taylor.

The Canberra Times

Photo Jamila Toderas

David Polkinghorne   Dual Olympian John Fox says Water Polo ACT could be homeless following the expected closure of the Civic pool.


United rues missed chances in 12-goal draw

United player/coach Luke MacKinnon. United drew with Goulburn 6-all on Saturday.

Lee Gaskin   United player/coach Luke MacKinnon is confident his side will be clinical with its finishing later in the season after missing two penalty strokes, including one after the full-time siren, in a 6-6 draw with Goulburn.


Perry on tune at national titles

Tom Perry

Lee Gaskin   Canberra rower Tom Perry took eight years out of the sport, but the newly-crowned national title holder is on the verge of representing Australia at this year's world championships.