Latest ACT sport stories


Meteors NZ duo waste no time in proving their worth

Kyle Mackey-Laws 7:15 PM   The ACT Meteors two key summer signings have wasted no time in producing the goods.

Twins closer Thompson to Show for the Cavs

Pitching in: Minnesota Twins closer Aaron Thompson is the Canberra Cavalry's first Major League signing.

David Polkinghorne 7:12 PM   Can Canberra's major leaguer return them to the ABL championship series?

Eastlake considering NEAFL name change

Eastlake coach Ben Waite says he's not going anywhere.

David Polkinghorne 4:15 PM   Would a name change get Canberra behind Eastlake?


ANU set their sights on top-four finish

Wests-UC batsman  Blake MacDonald.

Kyle Mackey-Laws 3:34 PM   ANU all-rounder Scott Murn has set the bar high for his side this season.

'We've lost a real advantage': ACT Meteors rue missed opportunity

ACT Meteors captain Kris Britt.

Lee Gaskin 12:03 AM   ACT Meteors coach Andrew Dawson says Cricket Australia "made a genuine mistake" leaving Canberra out of the inaugural women's Big Bash League

Canberra nabs English international for title defence

England international Jodie Taylor has joined Canberra United for the 2015-16 W-League season.

Lee Gaskin   Canberra United has ditched talk of defending its W-League title, instead adding English international Jodie Taylor to become a more lethal attacking force.

Meteors recruit stirring up Southern Stars all-rounder

New Zealand international Lea Tahuhu will debut for the ACT Meteors this weekend.

Lee Gaskin   It took just one fiery net session where she troubled Southern Stars all-rounder Erin Osborne for New Zealand international Lea Tahuhu to make her impact at the ACT Meteors.


Mixed bag for opening weekend of trout season

Rainbow trout.

Bryan Pratt   Anglers reported a mixed bag for the opening week of the 2015-16 trout season but the general theme was that surprisingly few fish were seen or caught.

Paraplegic jockey sues over fall

Tye Angland is accused of doing "the most dangerous single manoeuvre on a race course" in a race which left another jockey paralysed.

Lloyd Jones   An English jockey who became a paraplegic after a race fall in NSW was the victim of "the most dangerous single manoeuvre on a race course", a court has heard.

Tennis ACT set to bowl over Davis Cup bid

Tennis ACT chief executive Ross Triffitt is turning over every blade of grass to bring the Davis Cup to Canberra.

David Polkinghorne   Chief executive reveals innovative solutions being considered for grasscourt bid.

Pakistan, India cricketers to clash in Canberra

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20:  Adam Voges of Australia bats during day one of the 5th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at The Kia Oval on August 20, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth   The subcontinent is increasingly becoming a 'no-go' zone for the Australian cricket team, but the success of the Canberra Pakistanis versus Canberra Indians cricket matches has prompted an expansion of the concept this year.

Four Canberra United players in Matildas squad as pay standoff cools

elie brush

Jon Tuxworth   Four Canberra United players have been chosen for Matildas training camp at the Australian Institute of Sport this week after the bitter standoff between the players and Football Federation Australia cooled when an interim deal was reached.

Dean brothers run riot as Weston Creek, Queanbeyan make final

Weston Creek Molonglo cricketer Jono Dean wants to end a mixed year on a high.

Jon Tuxworth   Queanbeyan and Weston Creek will square off in the Konica Minolta Cup final after they won their respective pools by going through the preliminary games unbeaten on the weekend. 

Shane Rose eyes Olympic return after dominating Canberra event

Canberra's 2015 international horse trials.
Shane Rose riding Another Biscuit, in the show jumping
The Canberra Times
Date: 04 October 2015
Photo Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth   He's an Olympic medallist and one of the best equestrian riders Australia has produced, but Shane Rose is surely due a change of luck. 


Stuart Tinney keen for another chance at Olympic glory

Olympian Stuart Tinney in Canberra on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth   Twelve years is a long time to wait for another Olympic chance, especially when you've achieved the pinnacle. 


Bowlers pilot Weston Creek Molonglo to Twenty20 win over Wests-UC

Wests-UC batsman Sam Carters plays forcefully down the ground.

Jon Tuxworth   A superb batting and bowling performance has put Weston Creek Molonglo in poll position to make the Konica Minolta Twenty20 Cup semi finals in a low-scoring win over Wests-UC on Saturday. 


Just A Blur ready to take on Sydney meet on Monday

Jared Dorrington.

Jared Dorrington   A strong finish from Just A Blur in her latest outing at Canberra has trainers, Barbara Joseph and Paul Jones confident their galloper can fight out the finish at Warwick Farm on Monday.


Late implosion costs Matt Millar victory in New Caledonia


Jon Tuxworth   A late implosion cost Canberra's Matthew Millar any chance of victory in his head-to-head battle with James Nitties in the final round at New Caledonia on Saturday.

Jack Kynaston, trainer to stars of tomorrow

Jack Kynaston still makes the journey to Waramanga Oval in Canberra to run soccer training sessions every weekend.

Alex Meibusch   Socceroo Tom Rogic and Olyroo Jason Geria have both spent plenty of time playing and training at Waramanga Oval.

Canberra Strikers settle for fourth at Australian Hockey League

Emily Smith (left) scored her 50th international goal against New Zealand.

Jon Tuxworth   The Canberra Strikers have fallen just short of a podium finish at the Australian Hockey League.