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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Belconnen United beat Canberra Olympic to go top of Canberra premier league

David Polkinghorne  Belconnen United returns to top of Canberra National Premier League ladder after 2-1 win over Olympic.

Tuggeranong Vikings keep pressure on Central with win over Uni of Canberra

Centre, University of Canberra Hockey Club player Jasmine Bulman in action.

David Polkinghorne Tuggeranong Vikings coach Jason Toole is confident his team will "be there at the business end of the season", but Central remain the team to beat.

Cooma Tigers go top of Canberra NPL with win over Monaro Panthers

David Polkinghorne A brilliant Alex Oloriegbe brace has fired Cooma to the top of the Canberra NPL.

Eastlake roars against Brisbane Lions for first NEAFL win

David Polkinghorne Eastlake's Aaron Bruce says the Demons "proved the doubters wrong" with their drought-breaking victory over Brisbane.

Gungahlin and Belconnen play out draw in FFA Cup preview

Belconnen player Aisosa Ihegie.

David Polkinghorne Belconnen United coach Dean Ugrinic is expecting the FFA Cup Canberra final against Gungahlin United to be filled with "high drama".

Wonderbolt to debut for Paul Jones and Barbara Joseph at Rosehill

Jockey Michael Travers on Manatassee tries to keep pace with Richard Bensley aboard Secret Lies at Canberra on Friday.

David Polkinghorne Wonderbolt still sports some of the scars from a bizarre fall that lead to him being sold at a bargain price.

Canberra runner Brett Robinson qualifies for world champs 5000m in Beijing

David Polkinghorne Canberra middle distance runner Brett Robinson has run a qualifying time for the world championships.

NEAFL knock off Tasmania State League to claim first ever rep win

NEAFL's Josh Bennett tries to evade a Tasmanian tackler at Burpengary on Sunday.

David Polkinghorne NEAFL secures historic representative win over Tasmania State League in Brisbane.

Former Brisbane Roar winger Kofi Danning hopes VPL move will reignite A-League career

Next step: Former Canberra junior Kofi Danning, who has had stints with Sydney FC and Brisbane Roar is hoping to reignite his career in the Victorian Premier League.

David Polkinghorne Kofi Danning's knee injury put him on the back foot at A-League club Brisbane Roar, but the Canberra product is hoping to re-ignite his career with a stint for the Oakleigh Cannons in the Victorian...

NEAFL ruckman Ben Dowdell was at AIS with Matthew Dellavedova, Adelaide Crows with Kurt Tippett

Eastlake ruckman Ben Dowdell.

David Polkinghorne Meet the NEAFL footballer who's played alongside Matthew Dellavedova and Kurt Tippett.

Federal funding needed for Canberra to be part of any World Cup: Andrew Barr

David Polkinghorne Chief Minister Andrew Barr says federal government funding would be needed for the ACT to be involved in any Australian World Cup bid.

Union

Two Canberrans picked for under-20 rugby World Championships in Italy

Tuggeranong's Connal McInerney is playing for Australia at the under-20s World Championships.

David Polkinghorne Lomax named on the bench for Australia's under-20 rugby World Championship opener.

Ainslie beat Eastlake in Canberra NEAFL derby

Ainslie Jeremy Hirst makes a break.

David Polkinghorne  Tricolours star confident they can contend for premiership after victory in his 150th game.

Canberra trainer Keith Dryden inching close to premiership with Zoumagic's win

Jockey Jason Collett charges Invincible Express along the rails to salute ahead of jockey Jeff Penza on Under The Eaves.

David Polkinghorne  Canberra racing icon Keith Dryden is one win closer to claiming the ACT trainer premiership.

Canberra cyclist Rebecca Wiasak salutes in her world champ jersey

David Polkinghorne World champion Rebecca Wiasak has never lost a race wearing her rainbow skin-suit.

Belconnen captain Lexie Bennett to play 200th game

Belconnen captain Lexie Bennett will play his 200th first grade game on Saturday.

David Polkinghorne Captain Lexie Bennett will become just the sixth Belconnen player to reach 200 senior games on Saturday.

Black Opal Stakes moves away from Canberra Day to remain Golden Slipper lead-up

Takedown wins the Black Opal Stakes earlier this year.

David Polkinghorne Canberra Racing will move Black Opal Stakes off the Canberra Day long weekend to continue to establish the $275,000 group 3 race as a genuine lead-up race for the world's richest race for...

Nick Kyrgios in same company as young Boris Becker: Scott Draper

Nick Kyrgios.

David Polkinghorne-rp But the young Canberran faces a tough second-round test before he can start matching it with the big guns.

Taekwondo

Three Canberrans competing at Taekwondo world champs in Russia

Getting their kicks: Canberra taekwondo exponents Keshena Waterford (red) and Catherine Risbey (blue).

David Polkinghorne One knockout  and Keshena Waterford was hooked on taekwondo.

Michael Matthews sets sights on stage wins at Giro d'Italia

David Polkinghorne Can Canberra cyclist Michael Matthews start winning sprinters jerseys?