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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Cavalry backs Collins for national position

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


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.


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.


Canberra to host big night

David Polkinghorne Canberra Racing has landed a big ''feather in their cap'' - the Australian Racing Hall of Fame.


Nugent's final word

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


Vella puts hopes in 'little tank'

David Polkinghorne When Gratz Vella first saw Double Night he thought he was a polo pony, not a thoroughbred.

Indoor cricket

Pro is the way to go, say Canberra trio

ACT indoor cricket players Vinesh Bennett, and brothers (left and right) Matthew and Tim Floros have been selected in Australian Indoor Cricket team.
23 September 2013
The Canberra Time
Photo Jay Cronan

David Polkinghorne Australia's indoor cricketers are waiting for their ''Kerry Packer to come along''.


Earle hits road, heads for Sky

Nathan Earle

David Polkinghorne Nathan Earle shows exactly why he has been signed by Team Sky, by winning the National Capital Tour.

Mountain biking

Buchanan scoops second title in a year

Caroline Buchanan.

David Polkinghorne Caroline Buchanan becomes only the second woman to win two world championships in the same year.


One cup not enough for Street Spirit

Street Spirit

David Polkinghorne Mission one: win the Defence Force Cup. Mission two: win the Queanbeyan Cup.


Schroder's Olympic heights

Canberra Olympic player, Hristjan Tanoski was named man of the match.

David Polkinghorne At 38 years of age and with a young family, Robbie Schroder wasn't even going to play this year. Now he's won a premiership.


ACCC looks at football body deals


David Polkinghorne Consumer Commission is investigating Capital Football for alleged ''issues of exclusive dealing''.


Family has fighting chance at glory


David Polkinghorne Canberra's Mamate Schuster tipped as a ''good chance'' for next year's Commonwealth Games team for Glasgow.


Expect 'fireworks' for grand final

David Polkinghorne This year's grand final between Canberra FC and Canberra Olympic will find it hard to match the 2011 edition.