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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Duane Hall sets up Wests UC win over North Canberra Gungahlin with six-wicket cameo

David Polkinghorne Wests UC swing bowler Duane Hall broke the backbone of North Canberra Gungahlin's batting line-up.


Canberra's Tom Rogic part of Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou's new golden generation vision

Tom Rogic.

David Polkinghorne Canberra young gun Tom Rogic is part of Ange Postecoglou's vision of a new golden generation.


Trainer Chris Waller weighs options for Canberra's Super Sunday of racing

David Polkinghorne Chris Waller is considering a number of nominations for Canberra's Super Sunday.


US pair Garlon Green and Matt Staff join Canberra Gunners

Canberra Gunners

David Polkinghorne Slam dunking runs in the family for Gunners recruit Garlon Green.


Kurt Goldman and Court Connection have high hopes for Canberra Cup

Canberra Centenary Cup.

David Polkinghorne Trainer Kurt Goldman has the $200,000 Canberra Cup in mind for last year's winner Court Connection.


Matildas look to fake turf for World Cup edge

David Polkinghorne Canberra United goalkeeper and player of the year Lydia Williams thinks it's bizarre they will be playing next year's World Cup on synthetic pitches in Canada, but the installation of a new...


Win has Klammer on target for Black Opal

Sport  Jockey Josh Parr on Klammer, right, all smiles after winning the Lightning Ridge Plate at Thoroughbred Park. 23 February 2014. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan

David Polkinghorne Klammer's connections think Canberra's $275,000 Black Opal Stakes (1200 metres) is a big deal.


Meticulously not certain to run in Canberra Guineas despite preview win

David Polkinghorne Meticulously has earned a spot in the listed Canberra Guineas (1400 metres), but is looking for more ground.


Tom Rogic must be picked for Socceroos, says Robbie Slater

Tom Rogic.

David Polkinghorne Tom Rogic has been cleared of serious injury and must be picked in the Socceroos squad, Robbie Slater says.

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Blind triathlete Jonathan Goerlach plans tilt at Rio Paralympics

David Polkinghorne Triathlon is a gruelling test, especially if you've got less than 10 per cent vision, a hearing impairment and a fear of water.


Rain saves the day for Canberra's Black Opal race meeting

David Polkinghorne Torrential rain has helped keep Thoroughbred Park's racetrack in tip-top condition but not before the heatwave blew its water budget for the entire financial year.


Trainer Gerald Ryan on Black Opal Stakes alert

SPORT Rubick ridden by Brenton Avdulla wins the first race at Rosehill on Saturday 25 January 2014. Trainer Gerld Ryan pictured Pic JENNY EVANS

David Polkinghorne Sydney trainer Gerald Ryan is considering running Ygritte in Canberra's Black Opal Stakes.


Canberra United calls for parity for W-League minor premiers

David Polkinghorne Canberra United calls for FFA to introduce trophy for W-League minor premier to ensure ''parity'' with the A-League.


Cricket World Cup 2015 sure to be great hit if bowlers can net a batsman

October 22 2010. Pic Elesa Lee, The Chronicle, Cricket ACT CEO Mark Vergano pushing for an upgrade of Manuka Oval SPECIAL 1

David Polkinghorne Cricket ACT says Canberra cricketers will get a ''rare opportunity'' against some of the best batsmen in the world.


Canberra United fall at first hurdle of W-League semi-finals against Brisbane Roar

Sport.  W- League Canberra United Vs Brisbane Roar at McKellar Park.   Canberra United player Lori Lindsey, right yells out as Brisbane Roar players celebrate the first goal in the semi final match. 15 February 2014. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan

David Polkinghorne W-League premiers Canberra United were bundled straight out of the finals with a 2-1 loss on Saturday.


Fawad Ahmed inspired by Mitchell Johnson's comeback

David Polkinghorne Fawad Ahmed knows about adversity, but even he is inspired by the Afghanistan cricket team's World Cup qualification.


Tennis greats dismiss hopes of new golden era

David Polkinghorne Two Aussie tennis greats say Australia will never replicate its golden era.


University has grand designs for putting skeleton on the fast-track to glory

David Polkinghorne The University of Canberra could help boost Australia's Winter Olympics and Paralympics campaigns in future.


Royal Canberra undecided about future tournaments

David Polkinghorne Royal Canberra is in a ''state of limbo'' on whether to host another elite tournament.


Gratz Vella doubles up for Black Opal Stakes

David Polkinghorne Canberra trainer Gratz Vella started dreaming of winning the Black Opal Stakes back in 1973.