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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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.


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?

How Queanbeyan trainer Joe Cleary met his 'Uncle Gerry' Harvey

Joe Cleary and Glen Boss celebrate Landlocked's victory in the Wagga Gold Cup.

David Polkinghorne How does one of Australia's richest men end up in a partnership with a larrikin from Queanbeyan?

Rugby union

Canberra coaches back Brad Harris' appointment as Canberra Vikings coach

Ex-Tuggeranong coach Brad Harris will take the reins of the Canberra Vikings in the NPC.

David Polkinghorne Rival coaches have backed the appointment of Tuggeranong Vikings coach Brad Harris to the Canberra Vikings NRC program.

Boxing Australia hope Mayweather-Pacquiao fight boosts numbers

Counting down to 'The Fight of The Century: Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquaio.

David Polkinghorne Boxing Australia development coach Don Abnett says Jeff Fenech's three world titles  brought a "massive increase" in boxers and he expected the "Fight of the Century" to have a similar...

Davis Cup coach Wally Masur says Nick Kyrgios will thrive against Roger Federer

David Polkinghorne Australian Davis Cup coach Wally Masur says Nick Kyrgios will "thrive" if he gets the chance to add to his resume the scalp of world No.

Canberra distance runner Emily Brichacek runs world champs qualifying time

Emily Brichacek ran a qualifying time for the women's world championships 5000m.

David Polkinghorne Canberra distance runner Emily Brichacek is one step closer to booking a ticket to the world championships in Beijing in August after running a qualifying time for the women's 5000 metres in the...

North Canberra get first win on board against United

Charley Nisbet, and Kate Allen of North Canberra  take on Katie James of United.

David Polkinghorne North Canberra secured its first win of the Capital League 1 hockey season on Sunday.

Dean Alessi expects ACT Speedway lights to make it tough to defend title

David Polkinghorne ACT champion Dean Alessi is expecting a tough time defending his national four-cylinders title.


Eastlake fightback gives Aspley NEAFL scare

David Polkinghorne After  six games in two years,  Eastlake forward Mitch Frail says running out on to Manuka Oval again felt like it was his first game.

AFL Canberra

Gungahlin Jets make winning return to Canberra AFL first grade

Sport. ACTAFL match at Manuka Oval between Eastlake (red and black) and Gunghalin Jets, Michael Lawless, left and Jasper Kidd.
May 2nd.
The Canberra Times
Photograph by Graham Tidy.

David Polkinghorne Gungahlin coach Adrian Pavese hopes the Jets winning return to AFL Canberra first grade is  a "launching pad for the next decade".


Central repeat ACT Hockey grand final victory over Goulburn

Penny Slater of UC and Nicole Wicks of United vie for possession.

David Polkinghorne Goulburn might have lost 3-1 to reigning premiers Central, but coach Steve Downey was confident they would knock off the team that beat them in last year's decider.

Australian football

Gungahlin Jets aiming for finals in AFL Canberra first grade return

Gungahlin Jets player Tim Lewis remembers how tough their last first grad campaign was, while new coach Adrian Pavese brings plenty of finals experience.

David Polkinghorne Coach says success will pave way for other clubs to follow.

Patience, It's A Virtue for Canberra trainer Jules de Smet at Wagga Gold Cup

David Polkinghorne With a Town Plate already under his belt, Canberra trainer Jules de Smet is hoping patience is a virtue when it comes to this year's listed Wagga Wagga Gold Cup.