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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

ACT Meteors aiming for Big Bash League final double-header

David Polkinghorne ACT Meteors coach Andrew Dawson has one goal in mind – playing in the women's Twenty20 final on Manuka Oval.


Canberra backed as A-League venue after FFA Cup success

Homecoming: Melbourne Victory and Socceroos star Carl Valeri in action on Tuesday night.

David Polkinghorne Socceroos midfielder Carl Valeri says Canberra has shown it should be home to the next A-League team.


James Day, Naomi Evans claim Canberra's top hockey honours

Naomi Evans of St Pats, left, won the McKay Medal on Tuesday night.

David Polkinghorne and Chris Wilson Old Canberrans' James Day is the best-and-fairest men's hockey player, but not in the team of the year.


SA Redbacks' Nick Winter hoping summer brings one-day debut

Ready: Canberra's Nick Winter.

David Polkinghorne Canberra fast bowler confident he can make his Sheffield Shield debut this summer.

Locker Room

Locker Room: Terry Campese skips awards, but gets a trolley trophy


David Polkinghorne Canberra sport covered, from gossip to grassroots.


Belconnen claims stunning victory over Canberra FC on penalties


David Polkinghorne A diving penalty save launched Ashley Collins' Belconnen United teammates into raptures, while Canberra FC captain Matt Grbesa was left in despair as his spot kick was turned away.

Australian Football

Queanbeyan breaks Ainslie's hold on AFL Canberra first grade premiership

Michael Wescombe who celebrated his 200th club game in style.

David Polkinghorne Queanbeyan coach Paul Campbell took his team to the premiership, but he'll get a demotion next year - and he couldn't be happier.


John Holdzkom's Major League debut an endorsement: Canberra Cavalry

Former Canberra Cavalry pitcher John Holdzkom has graduated to the MLB with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

David Polkinghorne The next batch of MLB stars could play at Cavalry's Fort this season.

Australian Football

Queanbeyan's Michael Wescombe brings up 200th match in AFL Canberra grand final

Michael Wescombe plays his 200th game for Queanbeyan.

David Polkinghorne Queanbeyan forward Michael Wescombe hopes to finally win his first premiership with the Tigers when he plays his 200th game, against Ainslie in AFL Canberra first grade on Saturday.

Hall of Fame

ACT Sports Hall of Fame opens in new home at Uni of Canberra

Joe Roff, former Wallaby and University of Canberra Union chief executive, is in the Hall of Fame line-up.

David Polkinghorne You could feel the history oozing off the walls at the unveiling of the new ACT Sports Hall of Fame and ACT Sports Minister Shane Rattenbury wants to have a similar feel at the proposed Civic...


Winona Costin warms up for group 1 debut with win at Canberra


David Polkinghorne Boom apprentice jockey Winona Costin will go into the biggest day of her short career and her group 1 debut a winner after saluting in the final race at Canberra's Thoroughbred Park on Friday.


Canberra junior rugby league bringing families together for grand finals


David Polkinghorne There are two sets of brothers and sisters playing in this weekend's junior rugby league grand finals.


Black Opal Stakes upgraded to group 3 status

Canberra Racing chief executive Peter Stubbs says:

David Polkinghorne And could become stepping stone to the $3.5m Golden Slipper Stakes.


Canberra's Michael Matthews glitters but misses stage gold at the Vuelta a Espana

Matthews fell agonisingly short of adding to his stage-three win, which put him in the overall leader's jersey for three days, with John Degenkolb? narrowly beating him in the bunch sprint to continue the German's outstanding Vuelta.

David Polkinghorne But confident he has time to get his second stage win of the tour.


Michael Bevan takes Canberra's Matt Condon under his wing

ACT Comets player Matt Condon has signed for Easts in Sydney grade cricket.

David Polkinghorne Matt Condon would run around the house in Michael Bevan pads - now he can learn from him.


Canberra golfer Brendan Jones confident he can return to winning ways after finishing third in Japan Tour event

Brendan Jones.

David Polkinghorne Australia's most successful player in the land of the rising sun feels like a rookie again.


Canberra horses allowed into $300,000 NSW Country Championships

David Polkinghorne Canberra Racing will avoid loss of talented horses from nation's capital, says trainer Nick Olive.

Locker room

Caroline Buchanan battles Torah Bright and Sally Pearson for top female athlete prize

Chris Dutton

David Polkinghorne Caroline Buchanan up against female sport's glamour girls for top prize, Gregan a hit at Hall of Fame and Josh Papalii welcomes first child.


NEAFL has left AFL in Canberra divided

Last hurrah: Queanbeyan's Ryan Quade, Eastlake's Ash Pocock, Belconnen's
Lexie Bennett and Ainslie's Rob Tuohey.

David Polkinghorne There's a war brewing behind the scenes of Australian football in Canberra.


Melbourne Victory midfielder Carl Valeri returns to Ange Postecoglou's Socceroos squad

Carl Valeri is back in the Socceroos' fold.

David Polkinghorne Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou says Carl Valeri is in the frame for the Asian Cup.