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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Sportstar of the Year

Caroline Buchanan and Sue Powell named ACT Sportstar of the Year

David Polkinghorne Sue Powell joins basketball star Lauren Jackson in record books.


Canberra Cavalry in hunt for Australian pitcher

The Cavalry's pitching roster includes Canberran Steve Kent.

David Polkinghorne Cavs CEO says roster strong, but needs luck with injuries.


Canberra United to make McKellar a fortress again

Canberra United captain Nicole Begg feels the team has turned its season around after a slow start.

David Polkinghorne Canberra United captain Nicole Begg believes the former W-League champions have finally started to click and they   want  to return McKellar Park to a fortress when they face Western Sydney...


ACT Comets fall short in Queensland chase

David Dawson was brilliant for the Comets against Queensland.

David Polkinghorne David Dawson's marathon effort wasn't enough to save the ACT Comets against Queensland.


Ozboks want to create Canberra rugby sevens production line

Gareth Watts, De Villiers Hugo and Gareth Bautz.

David Polkinghorne De Villiers Hugo wants the Ozboks to become a Canberra production line for rugby sevens players.


Daniel Magin century puts ACT Comets back in the Futures League hunt

Generic cricket ball.

David Polkinghorne Daniel Magin needed just 94 balls to smash ACT back into itsFutures League contest against Queensland.


Canberra trainer Paul Jones wants Al Ahmar to push on to Queanbeyan Cup

Al Ahmar

David Polkinghorne Defence Force Cup win means Al Ahmar has more cups in his sights.

Australian Football

Chris Jansen moves to SANFL after winning Belconnen's NEAFL best and fairest

Departing defender Chris Jansen was named Belconnen’s NEAFL best-and-fairest this season.

David Polkinghorne Makes move to SANFL club Central Districts.

Michael Bevan mentors NSW Blues batsman Ryan Carters ahead of one-day final

Canberra-born Carters will bat at No. 6 for the Blues in their one-day domestic final against  the WA Warriors at the SCG on Sunday.

David Polkinghorne As Canberran moves from opener to the middle order.


Bendigo Spirit beat the Canberra Capitals in WNBL

Kristen Veal in action against Bendigo Spirit.

David Polkinghorne Carly Wilson thinks signs are positive for the Canberra Capitals despite another WNBL loss.


Canberra trainer Keith Dryden lands double with Ainzali and Shahdaroba

Dryden said Shahdaroba still had a lot to learn, but he's hoping to take Ainzali to Sydney for her next run if he can find a suitable race for the three-year-old filly.

David Polkinghorne A long-time friendship from his Ainslie  rugby union days  has paid off two-fold for Canberra trainer Keith Dryden at Thoroughbred Park on Friday, with the name of one of his winners even...


Wanderers captain Nikolai Topor-Stanley can be ACL match winner

Topor-Stanley has developed into one of Australia's best defenders, forcing his way back into the Socceroos squad in the process, and two games highlight just how important he's become.

David Polkinghorne Western Sydney Wanderers captain Nikolai Topor-Stanley is the rock in his team's defence that could be the difference between the Wanderers winning or losing their Asian Champions League final...

Saturday Serve

Should referees be seen but not heard?

David Polkinghorne Does the  Football Federation Australia think referees are like children and should be seen, but not heard?

Cox Plate would make Criterion greatest Black Opal winner

Glyn Schofield, right, on Criterion edges out Kerrin McEvoy, left, on Sidestep to win the 2013 Black Opal Stakes.

David Polkinghorne Canberra Racing chief executive Peter Stubbs says if  Criterion can win the $3 million Cox Plate (2040 metres) then it will be the greatest horse to also salute in the group 3 Black Opal Stakes...


Canberra referee Ben Williams stood down from A-League

Referee Ben Wilson has been stood down after a questionable performance on Tuesday night in the FFA Cup.

David Polkinghorne Canberra referee Ben Williams has been stood down from officiating A-League games this weekend.


Meteors coach backs Rhiannon Dick to push for Southern Stars

Rhiannon Dick in action during the game against the West Indies at Manuka oval

David Polkinghorne Ellyse Perry's Cricket Australia XI hold off West Indies.

Australian Diamonds captain Kimberlee Green confident of maintaining record-winning streak

Sharni Layton.

David Polkinghorne Australian Diamonds acting captain Kimberlee Green is confident this Aussie side can break a 20-year-old record and more than double their current winning streak in the process.

Civic Stadium

Progress at Civic Stadium depends on help from Abbott government with Mr Fluffy


David Polkinghorne ACT Treasurer Andrew Barr says if Tony Abbott's federal government comes to the party in a Mr Fluffy clean-up that could balloon out to $1 billion then the proposed new Civic Stadium could be...

Australian Football

AFL Canberra may introduce draft as part of first-grade restructure

Ainslie best and fairest, Aaron Vandenberg

David Polkinghorne AFL Canberra wants to address concerns over a lop-sided first-grade competition and is expected to finalise a structure in coming weeks.


Keely Rodrigo takes Canberra Darters' player-of-the year award back-to-back

David Polkinghorne Former Australian under-21 defender Keely Rodrigo is just the second player to win the Canberra Darters player-of-the-year award twice after she won it for the second straight year on Friday night.