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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Claire Falls' vision to expand FEVER after saving Pararoos

David Polkinghorne She helped save the Pararoos, now Canberra schoolgirl Claire Falls wants to make soccer more inclusive.

Three Mills and Beard brothers in Ainslie-Gungahlin Bears - Belconnen Bandits ACT Baseball decider

These two sets of three brothers from left, Simon Beard, Hayden Beard and Tim Beard who play for the Bandits and Trent Mills, Lee Mills and Reece Mills  who play for the Bears will be playing in opposite sides in the local baseball grand final.

David Polkinghorne Narrabundah Ballpark will resemble the set of ''Family Feud'' with three brothers from the Mills and Beard families squaring up in the ACT Baseball first-grade grand final series, which starts on...

Capital Football investigating pre-season brawl

Capital football logo

David Polkinghorne Capital Football will investigate allegations a spectator was involved in a brawl during a pre-season trial and has vowed any punishment handed out will be just as strong as if it was a regular...

Joseph and Jones taking on NSW Country Champs wildcard at Muswellbrook

Trainer Paul Jones.

David Polkinghorne Canberra trainers Barbara Joseph and Paul Jones already have one runner in the $300,000 NSW Country Championships (1400 metres), now they want another.

Michael Matthews finishes third at Milan-San Remo, vows to return to win it

Michael Matthews.

David Polkinghorne Canberra cyclist Michael Matthews is disappointed he finished third in the prestigious Milan-San Remo, but is determined to come back next year and win it.

Robbie McEwen predicts Michael Matthews to challenge Peter Sagan for Tour green jersey

David Polkinghorne Matthews finishes third in prestigious Milan-San Remo.

Darren Richards' unbeaten century gives Wests a sniff against Weston Creek in Douglas Cup final

Sport. Cricket final at Kippax Oval between Wests/UC and Weston Creek/Molonglo at Kippax Oval. Wests players search for a wicket taking strategy.
 March 21st 2015 The Canberra Times
Photograph by Graham Tidy.

David Polkinghorne A "cavalier" century from "old stager"  Darren Richards has given Western Districts UC a slim chance of pinching an unlikely win in the Douglas Cup final at Kippax Oval on Sunday.

Golden Slipper lures Nick Olive's gaze towards Sydney

Golden Slipper runner, Single Gaze, with local owners Manny Notaras,
Richard Keeley and Philip Kouvelis.

David Polkinghorne Being part of the $3.5 million Golden Slipper has lit a fuse in Canberra trainer Nick Olive to one day test himself in the big races in Sydney  "week-in, week-out".

Trainer Matthew Dale confident NSW Country Championships winner will come from Goulburn

Canberra trainer Matthew Dale.

David Polkinghorne Canberra trainer Matthew Dale thinks there is a "big chance" the winner of the inaugural NSW Country Championships will come out of the Goulburn qualifier on Friday.

Canberra's country boys take on sheikh with Single Gaze in Golden Slipper Stakes

Single Gaze at his Thoroughbred Park stables with local owners Manny Notaras, Richard Keeley and Philip Kouvelis.

David Polkinghorne Once in a lifetime opportunity to win the $3.5 million Golden Slipper.

Single Gaze draws wide Golden Slipper barrier, Kathy O'Hara confirmed as jockey


David Polkinghorne The trainer for the world's biggest stable convinced the owners of Single Gaze they should pay up the $150,000 late entry fee and have a crack at the world's richest race for two-year-olds, the $3.

Nick Olive nominates Single Gaze for $3.5m Golden Slipper

single gaze

David Polkinghorne At first glance, Nick Olive thought the owners of Single Gaze were drunk when he read the text message about entering the  boom filly in the $3.5 million Golden Slipper Stakes (1200 metres).

Canberra's Jackson Frew picked for downhill mountain bike world championships

Canberra Mountain Bikers Jackson Frew.

David Polkinghorne Jackson Frew was a BMX bandit who'd been to three world championships before he was 10-years-old, now the Canberran is off to his first mountain bike one after a friend got him hooked on the slopes...

Australian football

AFL Canberra looking to bring back tribalism

David Polkinghorne AFL Canberra is looking to resurrect tribalism at the local footy and they hope the live streaming of one first-grad game a week will help raise the profile of the league.

Phil Anderson says Michael Matthews and Caleb Ewan to 'carry the flag' for Australian cycling

Michael Matthews.

David Polkinghorne The first Australian to wear the Tour de France's yellow jersey thinks it is "critical" Orica-GreenEDGE keeps rising stars Michael Matthews and Caleb Ewan on their books as they will "carry the flag"...

Canberra golfer Brendan Jones looking to kick off winning year at NZ Open

Brendan Jones will continue to use the short putter at this week's New Zealand Open.

David Polkinghorne His long putter might be long gone, but Canberra golfer Brendan Jones is still copping grief from his peers who "reckon I'm putting like Adam Scott, but Adam Scott's actually putting like I am now ".

Davis Cup captain Wally Masur says Nick Kyrgios still Australia's No.1 player

Nick Kyrgios will be welcomed back in Australia's Davis Cup squad if fit.

David Polkinghorne Australia  Davis Cup captain Wally Masur says as the team's No.1 player Nick Kyrgios  does not need to  fight to reclaim his spot, despite Australia advancing to their first...

NZ PGA champion Matt Millar confident of backing up in NZ Open

Matthew Millar wants to ride this hot streak for all it's worth.

David Polkinghorne Canberra golfer Matthew Millar admits winning on tour is something he's not used to, but the 38-year-old is confident he can continue his purple patch and win back-to-back titles when he tees off in...

Netball Australia reforms could open door for Canberra ANZ Championship team

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 07:  Sharni Layton (centre) from the NSW Swifts play the Mojo Pulse at Netball Central, Sydney Olympic Park on February 7, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Fiona Morris/Fairfax Media)

David Polkinghorne Netball Australia's proposed reforms of the Australian Netball League could lay the groundwork for a Canberra team to enter the ANZ Championship in the future.

Goulburn jockey Richard Bensley escapes serious injury in Queanbeyan barrier stall mishap

Richard Bensley.

David Polkinghorne Goulburn jockey Richard Bensley has escaped from a nasty barrier incident with a corked biceps and soft tissue injuries and plans to ride at Wagga Wagga on Sunday.