Capitals bouncing in to centenary gear
The Canberra Capitals sporting their special Canberra Centenary golden uniform atop Mount Ainslie. Photo: Karleen Minney
This season has been far from picture perfect, but Canberra's most successful team has been bestowed the honour of tipping off the city's sporting centenary on Friday night.
The Canberra Capitals ventured to Mt Ainslie this morning to unveil the yellow singlets they will don against Dandenong at AIS Arena, to help commemorate Canberra's 100th birthday.
The seven-time WNBL champions will be the first Canberra national league side to play in one-off designated uniforms in 2013, with yellow the theme.
With her side now 5-10 on the back of a seven game losing streak, and staring at missing the WNBL finals for a second straight season, coach Carrie Graf hoped a change of uniform will bring a change of fortune.
"At the moment I hope anything would spark us into a winning streak, but for us to be a part of the centenary celebrations and tip off Canberra's sporting celebrations is great for us," Graf siad.
"We've been an integral part of the city and the sporting landscape, and we hope to continue to do that as always."
Canberra's other national league teams - the Cavalry, Brumbies, Greater Western Sydney, Darters and Canberra United, will unveil their centenary uniforms in coming weeks.
Andrew Barr said it was only fitting the Capitals are the first cab off the rank.
"It's fantastic our most successful national league team in Canberra will the first team to do it in what is an exciting year for our centenary," he said.