Latest ACT sport stories

Retaining referees still a major issue in local rugby league ranks

Canberra and District Rugby League referees boss Chris Nightingale.

Jon Tuxworth 7:04 PM   Canberra and District Rugby League referees boss Chris Nightingale says the alleged incident where Cronulla players Andrew and David Fifita abused a junior referee is a "wake up call", and it's up to clubs to to send a strong message it isn't acceptable. 

Soccer

Pavlak chasing FFA Cup glory with Hume City

Former Canberra FC midfielder Ivan Pavlak (right) will make his FFA Cup debut for Hume City against the Brisbane Strikers on Wednesday night.

Lee Gaskin 4:17 PM   A broken foot cost him an FFA Cup clash with A-League heavyweights Sydney FC, but former Canberra FC midfielder Ivan Pavlak is aiming to make up for lost time with Hume City.

World championships preparation going Wells

Canberra hurdler Lauren Wells has run her season best time just weeks before the world championships in Beijing.

Canberra hurdler Lauren Wells is peaking for the world championships at the right time.

Canberra's Nancarrow the tennis queen of Serbia

Canberra's Alexandra Nancarrow in action.

Canberra tennis player Alexandra Nancarrow has won her third ITF $10,000 tournament in Serbia in a month.

Gungahlin focused on both league and cup

Gungahlin player Michael John is pressured by the Canberra defence.

David Polkinghorne   Gungahlin United coach Claudio Canosa says his side's focus will be on both the FFA Cup and the ACT NPL.

Royals bundle Wests 'out the back door'

Canberra Royals player Brett Hamlin celebrates with team mate Brendan Woodward after scoring a try.

David Polkinghorne   Wests were one kick away from a top-two finish but have been ousted from the John I Dent Cup in the first week of the finals.

Warriors work their way past Goulburn

West Belconnen Warriors player Ryan McQueen bagged a double against Goulburn.

David Polkinghorne   West Belconnen have shored up their spot in the Canberra Raiders Cup top four after toppling Goulburn.

Jets spank Eastlake with wooden spoon

Gungahlin Jets player Tim Lewis bagged a goal against Eastlake.

David Polkinghorne   The Gungahlin Jets flogged Eastlake and might have handed the Demons the AFL Canberra first grade wooden spoon.

Gunners' finals hopes officially dead in the water

Basketball

Jon Tuxworth   The Canberrra Gunners' finals hopes have officially evaporated.

Himmelberg 'genuine prospect' for AFL draft

Harry Himmelberg, right, is a great AFL draft prospect.

David Polkinghorne   Eastlake's Harrison Himmelberg is shaping as Canberra's best prospect at this year's draft.

Buchanan claims silver at BMX world championships

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Jon Tuxworth   She fell just short of reclaiming her BMX world title with silver, but Caroline Buchanan was happy just to stay on her bike.

Roos surge up Canberra Raiders Cup table continues with 17-4 derby win

Kangaroos player Maxime Herold is wrapped up by the Blues' Tom Ruediger.

Jon Tuxworth   With a little more luck, Queanbeyan Roos' Maxime Herold could be flying home to France to play in the UK Super League.

Vikings within reach of fifth straight title

Rodney Iona is tackled but keeps his eye on the ball.

Lee Gaskin   The Tuggeranong Vikings are 80 minutes away from a fifth straight John I Dent Cup premiership.

Canberra teen bounces into 'Roos squad after injury layoff

George Timotheou

Lee Gaskin   Canberra defender George Timotheou has fought his way back into the Young Socceroos squad after injury.

Demons struggle to contain powerful Bombers

Eastlake coach Ben Waite is one of a number of surfers at the club.

Lee Gaskin   The Eastlake Demons were handed their 11th loss of the NEAFL season in Brisbane on Saturday.

Jeffreys Bay was 'on the list' for Waite

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David Polkinghorne   Eastlake coach Ben Waite says it was "eerie" watching Aussie surfer Mick Fanning's battle with a great white shark in South Africa and it would be something "you'd see at night".

GWS making Giant inroads in Canberra

Lee Gaskin.

Lee Gaskin   Any doubt about whether the ACT Government's $23 million investment into the GWS Giants was worth it should be well and truly quashed when the full house sign goes up at Manuka Oval on Saturday.

Union

Powell eyes on Brumbies spot as Vikings chase another title

Joe Powell is aiming to be the Brumbies scrumhalf in 2016.

Elliot Williams   Tuggeranong Vikings scrum-half Joe Powell is determined to use the finals series of the John I Dent Cup as an audition process for the Brumbies No.9 jersey next year.

League

Macey and his Roos jump at the chance to extend Blues' losing streak

Jordan Macey has been instrumental in the Kangaroos six-game winning streak.

Elliot Williams   After returning from a 'paid holiday' to play rugby union in Dallas, Queanbeyan Kangaroos five-eighth Jordan Macey is back and has orchestrated his team to a six-game win streak.

Soccer

FFA young guns in hunt for ACT league title

FFA Centre of Excellence goalkeeper Duro Dragicevic makes a save against Gungahlin United.

Lee Gaskin   The Football Federation Australia Centre of Excellence can continue its push towards the ACT National Premier League league championship when it hosts Woden Weston FC on Saturday.