David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne

Cycling

Canberra cyclist Nathan Hart joins Cycling Australia high-performance unit

David Polkinghorne Canberra's Nathan Hart has spent the past month rubbing shoulders with Australian cycling royalty and hopes training every day alongside Anna Meares and Shane Perkins will help get him to where he...

Golf

Canberra golfer Brendan Jones' wrist injury forces return

David Polkinghorne Canberra golfer Brendan Jones' wrist injury has allowed him to spend a rare Easter back in Australia with his young family.

Rowing

ANU celebrates Lake Burley Griffin rowing turning 50

Rowers celebrate the 50th anniversary of rowing on Lake Burley Griffin.

David Polkinghorne From humble beginnings to the home of Aussie rowing - how Lake Burley Griffin has grown.

Athletics

Athletics Australia offer 100-metre record holder Melissa Breen minimal assistance

Melissa Breen says she's disappointed by the level of her  funding and Athletics Australia does not see her as

David Polkinghorne How much is being Australia's fastest ever woman worth? According to Athletics Australia's funding announcement on Thursday it's about $4000 in expenses.

Athletics

Canberra sprinter Mel Breen "hopeful" of Athletics Australia funding

David Polkinghorne Will Athletics Australia finally give Australia's fastest ever woman Melissa Breen the funding she deserves?

Triathlon

Aussie triathlete Emma Jackson calls for more selection clarity

Leading Australian triathlete Emma Jackson is working with Biomechanists at the AIS on her swimming stroke correction.

David Polkinghorne Leading Australian triathlete Emma Jackson thinks national selectors need some discretionary powers.

Cycling

Canberra cyclist Sue Powell lowers her own world record at Para-cycling World Track Championships in Mexico

David Polkinghorne Can anything stop Sue Powell in para-cycling world?

Volleyball

Volleyroo Nathan Roberts hopes World League berth helps Australia climb rankings

Nathan Roberts was also a talented high jumper before deciding upon volleyball.

David Polkinghorne World traveller Nathan Roberts wants to help Australia make its mark in the expanded World League.

Racing

Canberra's Neil Osborne blasts Randwick track after death of I Am Snippety

Neil Osborne

David Polkinghorne It was meant to be the heralded start of Sydney's new jewel, The Championships, but Canberra trainer Neil Osborne said the Randwick track "wasn't fit for a pig" after emerging star I Am Snippety was...

Racing

Canberra trainers take on town-hall company at Randwick

Boom young jockey Winona Costin.

David Polkinghorne Apprentice jockey Winona Costin holds the fate of I Am Snippety and Oh So Adorable in her hands.

Ground Closures

ACT govt says Canberra's sports grounds will remain open

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 24:  A general view as play is delayed by rain during day four of the Sheffield Shield match between New South Wales Blues and the Western Australia Warriors at Manuka Oval on March 24, 2014 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne ACT government gives grounds the OK

Baseball

Canberra Cavalry infielder Jason Sloan thinks softball star Jesse Taws could make it in ABL

20TH OCTOBER- 2012 -SPORT -STORY- DAVID POLKINGHORNE -THE CANBERRA TIMES- PHOTO BY MELISSA ADAMS.
l-r Matt Wickham , 17 of Kambah and Jesse Taws,19 of Gordon fly out today to play in the world under 19 softball champs. Pic taken at the Mawson Softball fields.

David Polkinghorne Canberra's Jesse Taws could face a choice between softball and baseball.

Racing

Al Ahmar wins back-to-back Gundagai Cups

David Polkinghorne Al Ahmar goes back-to-back at Gundagai, but trainers' thoughts with Nathan Berry's family.

Canberra sport

Alex McKinnon's spinal injury strikes a chord with Canberra athletes Ray Silburn and Paul Crake

Former jockey Ray Silburn at his home in Flynn in front photos of some of his winning rides.

David Polkinghorne For six months, Ray Silburn had one goal in mind - to hug his two sons, Aron and Joel.

Racing

Queanbeyan trainer Garry Clarke considers Brisbane carnival for Oh So Adorable

Oh So Adorable in action.

David Polkinghorne Oh So Adorable gave Queanbeyan trainer Garry Clarke his first city winner. Where will she take him next?

Athletics

Canberra hurdler Lauren Wells (nee Boden) chases Debbie Flintoff-King and seventh national title

Lauren Wells has Debbie Flintoff-King's record in her sights.

David Polkinghorne Can Canberra hurdler Lauren Wells join Australian hurdling royalty?

Cricket

Tuggeranong Valley's Shane Devoy wins Cricket ACT's DB Robin Medal

David Polkinghorne ACT Comets coach Mark Higgs has backed Tuggeranong's Shane Devoy to make it to the big league.

Cricket

Canberra's Jono Dean throws hat in Caribbean Premier League ring

David Polkinghorne A whirlwind 50 for the PM's XI helped launch Jono Dean's Big Bash League career.

Baseball

Canberra Cavalry infielder Jason Sloan to keep feet on the ground after falling through roof

David Polkinghorne Having broken his ankle falling off a ladder, Canberra Cavalry infielder Jason Sloan has now fallen through a carport roof.

Football

Former Socceroos captain Paul Wade says Canberra could host Asian Cup winner

Former Socceroos captain Paul Wade.

David Polkinghorne Former Socceroos and Canberra Cosmos captain Paul Wade thinks the ACT could play host to the eventual winner of next year's Asian Cup.