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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Nick Salter kicks 14 in Ainslie's big NEAFL win over Eastlake

David Polkinghorne Ainslie forward Nick Salter is making a habit of kicking big bags of goals against Eastlake, his haul of 14 almost double the Demons' total score at Alan Ray Oval on Saturday.

Orica-GreenEDGE's Mathew Hayman backs Michael Matthews to win Amstel Gold Race

David Polkinghorne Orica-GreenEDGE captain Mathew Hayman says Michael Matthews' disappointment and hunger will help drive him to win the Amstel Gold Race in Holland on Sunday.


Canberra wrestler Nick Verreynne after Australian title

Canberra's Nick Verreynne is competing in the Australian National Wrestling Championships at the AIS  this weekend.

David Polkinghorne Hopes to put Olympic pain behind him.


Eastlake recruit Nick Fothergill wins NEAFL rising star award

David Polkinghorne Ainslie plays Eastlake in first Battle of the Bridge.

Criterion greatest Black Opal winner, but Takedown could deliver Champagne celebration

David Polkinghorne Black Opal future looking rosy and producing champion horses.

Canberra golfer Nikki Campbell's pregnant pause for Australia Classic

Nikki Campbell, will play in the Australia Classic, five months pregnant.

David Polkinghorne Golf shoes and pregnant, that's how Canberra's Nikki Campbell will tackle the inaugural Australia Classic in Sydney on Friday.

Carl Valeri dedicates wonder goal for Melbourne Victory to dad

Canberra's Carl Valeri celebrates his wonder goal in the Melbourne Victory's win over Brisbane Roar.

David Polkinghorne Dedicates stunning goal to father.

Coach John Fowlie says missing worlds a 'blessing' for Canberra swimmer Alicia Coutts

Alicia Coutts wants to swim at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

David Polkinghorne Swimming coach John Fowlie says five-time Olympic Games medallist Alicia Coutts missing this year's world championships squad could be a "blessing" ahead of next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Kimberley Wells wins back-to-back stages in Adelaide Tour

Kimberley Wells wins the women's criterium at the Australian road cycling championships earlier this year.

David Polkinghorne Canberra cyclist Kimberley Wells has finished the Adelaide Tour with back-to-back sprint wins in the National Road Series on Sunday.

Canberra Olympic recruits announce their debut with matching hat-tricks

David Polkinghorne Canberra Olympic coach Frank Cachia said recruit Philippe Bernabo-Madrid came to the club with a point to prove and the former Canberra FC striker did exactly that  in emphatic fashion with a...

Canberra cyclist Mathew Hayman to lead Orica-GreenEDGE at Paris-Roubaix

Canberra's Mathew Hayman will ride in the prestigious Paris-Roubaix.

David Polkinghorne Bone-jarring sections of cobblestones are just a fall away from broken bones and rain can turn the race known as the "Hell of the North" into a muddy nightmare, but that's what Canberra cyclist...

Belconnen United win 4-2 after Gungahlin United player sent off for headbutt

David Polkinghorne Gungahlin United appeared on course to a dream start in Canberra's National Premier League until a Liam Walsh headbutt and resulting red card proved to be a "game changer".

Australian football

Ainslie and Eastlake get off to losing start in NEAFL

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David Polkinghorne Ainslie coach Chris Rourke is expecting a tough Canberra derby next after both ACT teams were outplayed in their NEAFL season openers on Saturday.

Belconnen United form alliance with A-League club Sydney FC

SPORT: FFA Centre of Excellence v Sydney FC Youth at the Australian Institute of Sport in Bruce. Sydney FC Youth player George Timetheou in action. 8th February 2015. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

David Polkinghorne Belconnen United will kick off its premiership defence by creating a genuine pathway to the A-League.

Canberra clubs Ainslie and Eastlake expecting tough new NEAFL structure

Eastlake captain-coach Ben Waite, left, and Ainslie recruit Jesse Manton at Manuka Oval.

David Polkinghorne Ainslie coach Chris Rourke says the Tricolours "expect to play finals" in 2015.

Just A Blur to back up in $1 million Queen of the Turf Stakes

Just A Blur is an outsider for the Queen Of The Turf at Randwick on Saturday.

David Polkinghorne Just a Blur given a crack at country's best.

Artlee wins inaugural NSW Country Championships


David Polkinghorne Canberra horses can't match Artlee's withering finish.

Lauren Wells and Melissa Breen among Canberra's chances at the Stawell Gift

Lauren Wells will take on the Stawell Gift before heading to China.

David Polkinghorne Olympian Lauren Wells is unsure what she is most excited about.

Racing NSW look to make NSW Country Champs 'bigger and better'

Support: Racing NSW Chief Steward Ray Murrihy.

David Polkinghorne Plans are afoot to make next year's NSW Country Championships "bigger and better".


Canberra trainer Nick Olive goes on Easter feed hunt after NSW Country Champs postponement

Canberra trainer Stephen O'Brien with his horse Rose's Song.

David Polkinghorne Instead of an Easter egg hunt, Canberra trainer Nick Olive went looking for feed as Sydney's rain washed out the inaugural final of the $300,000 NSW Country Championships (1400 metres) at Randwick on...