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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Canberra United coach calls for longer W-League season for Matildas' future

David Polkinghorne Should the W-League season be longer than 12 weeks?

Asian Cup to offer Qatar help for 2022 World Cup

Asian Cup.

David Polkinghorne Asian Cup Australia boss pushes for Land Down Under to bid for World Cups again.

Visually-impaired Canberra schoolgirl named Asian Cup ambassador

Claire Falls has been appointed as a Canberra Ambassador for AFC Asian Cup.

David Polkinghorne The visually impaired Canberra 12-year-old to help Asian Cup campaign.

Canberra's Ryan Carters picked to play India

David Polkinghorne While Jason Behrendorff continues to bowl his way into the national selector's thoughts, it seems fellow Canberran Ryan Carters is starting to bat his way there as well.


Trainer Joe Cleary eyeing Snake Gully Cup success with Landlocked

Joe Cleary will send his dad Frank to Gundagai to keep watch over his Snake Gully Cup hope Landlocked.

David Polkinghorne Queanbeyan trainer calls on legend as work experience kid.

Super Coach

Charlesworth to help build road to Rio

Ric Charlesworth.

David Polkinghorne AIS taps into one of Australia's best-ever coaches.


Canberra Cavalry boosted by return of closer Sean Toler

Cavalry pitcher Brian Grening will be keen to bounce back after a poor opening weekend.

David Polkinghorne Cavalry bullpen bolstered by return of favourite son.

Allan Border backs Jason Behrendorff and Manuka Oval

Allan Border says Manuka Oval has a strong case to host more international fixtures.

David Polkinghorne But what does the former Australian captain think about Manuka Oval as an international venue?


Sydney Blue Sox complete ABL series win over Canberra Cavalry

Sydney’s Koo Dae-Sung loses his cool before his ejection from the match.

David Polkinghorne The Sydney Blue Sox overcame the ejection of closer Koo Dae-Sung to complete a 3-1 series win over the Canberra Cavalry with a 7-5 victory at Narrabundah Ballpark on Sunday night.


Taylor Macdonald wins Federal Amateur Open


David Polkinghorne A practice round with Australian golf legend Jack Newton has inspired Queenslander Taylor Macdonald to victory in the Federal Amateur Open Championship on Sunday.

Canberra United thrashes Sydney FC 3-0 at McKellar Park

Kendall Fletcher of Canberra United and Samantha Johnson of Sydney FC vie for possession during the round nine W-League game in Canberra on Sunday.

David Polkinghorne Canberra United striker Michelle Heyman thinks FIFA should never have scheduled next year's Women's World Cup in Canada on synthetic pitches, but her only focus is making sure she gets a spot in the...


Sydney Blue Sox beat Canberra Cavalry in pitching duel

Cavalry Pitcher Tristan Crawford.

David Polkinghorne Blue Sox regain series lead in tight tussle at Narrabundah Ballpark.


Patrick Wilson equals Federal course record at Amateur Golf Open

Todd Sinnott from Metropolitan Golf Club

David Polkinghorne Federal club champion Adam Robinson will put the security of his job at the AIS behind him in his quest to make it as a professional golfer.

Australian Football

Gungahlin Jets consider entry to AFL Canberra first grade

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David Polkinghorne How will AFL Canberra first grade look next season?

Saturday Serve

Jockey Chynna Marston counts herself lucky as racing safety investigated

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David Polkinghorne The last thing Canberra jockey Chynna Marston remembers is thinking, "I don't think we can get around here". Then she was in Canberra Hospital. 


Canberra Cavalry boss wants team to be summer's talking point

New Canberra Cavalry CEO Donn McMichael.

David Polkinghorne Donn McMichael knows he has big boots to fill as the new Canberra Cavalry chief executive, but he wants the Cavs to become summer's biggest talking point in the nation's capital.


Phil Mickelson calls on Ryan Ruffels to join Arizona State

Ryan Ruffels is one of Australia's most talented junior golfers.

David Polkinghorne Golf legend Phil Mickelson is trying to lure 16-year-old Ryan Ruffels to play for his old university in the US.


Sydney Blue Sox thump Canberra Cavalry 9-0 in ABL season opener

David Polkinghorne Sydney Blue Sox's offence dined out on Canberra Cavalry's pitching in a 9-0 win at the Fort on Thursday.

Homophobia in Sport

You Can Play Forum brings the fight against homophobia to Canberra

Capital Football's Heather Reid is leading the fight against homophobia in sport.

David Polkinghorne ACT Deputy Chief Minister Andrew Barr has called for an anti-homophobia round to help make Australian sport more inclusive.


Canberra Cavalry out to reclaim Claxton Shield in Australian Baseball League

Cavalry pitcher Brian Grening, catcher Jack Murphy and shortstop Marcus Lemon at Narrabundah Ballpark.

David Polkinghorne And the old crew is getting back together as Brian Grening gets first start for Cavs, with Jack Murphy behind the plate.