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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Canberra stars hoping to shine

David Polkinghorne The 2013-2014 A-League season has three very different meanings for its three Canberrans, writes David Polkinghorne.


Hayes backs Nisbet to shine

David Polkinghorne In the toughest game, Kayla Nisbet is making her mark, writes David Polkinghorne.


Bears to honour Toni

David Polkinghorne Open, friendly, no fuss, smiling and just one of those gems . That was Toni Forder, says Graham Vickers.


Cavalry re-signs Blue Jays catcher and clubmates

David Polkinghorne Jack Murphy's flowing locks and distinctive moustache made him a cult hero at the Fort last season.


McIlrick puts colt's form in perspective

David Polkinghorne Trainer Trevor McIlrick says the record of his three-year-old Got The Goss speaks for itself.


Turner, Charter fight their way into Kookaburras squad

David Polkinghorne Fighting back from a second hip operation, Glenn Turner was struggling with his fitness and form.


Coach's words draw speedster to Comets

David Polkinghorne Josh Bennett was on the verge of playing Sydney grade cricket before having a chat with Comets coach Mark Higgs.


Alicia Molik backs Canberra for tennis fixtures

Lachlan Hewatt, along with three friends, had a
private coaching clinic with Alicia Molik.

David Polkinghorne Australia captain Alicia Molik has backed a redeveloped Lyneham Tennis Centre to host both Fed and Davis cups fixtures and end a 14-year drought for Canberra.


Joseph heads for the coast hoping to have a day out in Sydney

11 March 2012 NEWS Canberra Times photograph by GRAHAM TIDY Story by David Polkinghorne The Black Opal Stakes race day at Thoroughbred Park. Celebrations for Canberra trainer, Barbara Joseph, and her co-trainer son, Paul Jones, after Fill The Page won the Canberra Cup.

David Polkinghorne One of the advantages of being in a training partnership is that when one trainer is on holidays, the other can look after the horses.

Mountain biking

Triumph in a super-long lane

24-hour Australian Mountain Bike Championships at Stromlo Forest Park, Canberra.

David Polkinghorne Former national mountain bike marathon champion Dylan Cooper finds 24-hour solo racing ''a bit boring'' and ''like a walking race''.


Afghanistan defies World Cup odds

An Afghan cricket fan

David Polkinghorne Afghanistan will head to Canberra and the 50-over World Cup for the first time in 2015.


Cavalry backs Collins for national position

Sport. Canberra Cavalry manager, Michael Collins at the Narrabundah Ball Park. 1st. February 2013 Photograph by Graham Tidy, The Canberra Times.

David Polkinghorne Canberra Cavalry believes returning coach Michael Collins is a Team Australia head coach of the future.


Lakers miss out on a golden chance

Canberra Lakers players defend a short corner in their AHL loss to Queensland on Friday.

David Polkinghorne Canberra Lakers coach Andrew Deane was happy with a bronze medal play-off in his first year in charge at the Australian Hockey League, despite suffering a 5-1 thumping by the Queensland Blades in...


Win that could reunite a country

David Polkinghorne If the Afghanistan cricket team could help ''reunite'' the wartorn country by qualifying for the 2015 World Cup.

Lawn bowls

Push for medals falls just short

David Polkinghorne The ACT missed out on three bronze medals at the Australian under-18 championships in Perth on Friday.


Masur tips wildcard for Kyrgios

David Polkinghorne Wally Masur is confident fellow Canberran Nick Kyrgios will get a wildcard for this summer's Australian Open.


Lustica to give it a Red hot go

David Polkinghorne Canberra product Steven Lustica has his final chance to earn a spot in Adelaide United's starting line-up.


Looking for a combative edge

The AIS have launched a national search for future Olympians, with focus on judo and boxing.

David Polkinghorne The AFL draft combine is meant to help AFL clubs, but it could also be helping our Olympic team.


Athletes want a place on new panel that rules on contracts

David Polkinghorne The Athletes' Commission wants more input into the contracts Athletics Australia gives out in the future.


Nugent's final word

David Polkinghorne Former Swimming Australia head coach Leigh Nugent knows coaching jobs ''end up in tears''.