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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Football

Canberra City winger Gimale Essacu dreams of playing for Papua New Guinea on the world stage

David Polkinghorne Canberra City winger Gimale Essacu's face lights up at the mere mention of the World Cup.

Racing

Nick Olive favourite to win back-to-back Canberra trainers' titles

Canberra trainer Nick Olive, centre.

David Polkinghorne Canberra's leading trainer Nick Olive says the past two months have been some of his toughest.

Mountain Biking

Blair has his sights set on Games gold

While most athletes find the nine-to-five grind a hindrance to elite performance, the 35-year-old is the opposite and said his job as an ACTEW Water project manager had helped him train more.

David Polkinghorne Queanbeyan mountain biker Andrew Blair spent every day of the working week on Mount Stromlo.

Soccer

Robbie Deeley wonder strike gives Canberra Olympic victory over arch-rival Canberra FC

Sport. Premier League Soccer at O'Connor Oval between Canberra FC (red tops) and Canberra Olympic (blue tops). Olympic's Josh Gaspari, on the move. June 8th. 2014 The Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

David Polkinghorne Wonder strike guides Olympic to victory.

Locker Room

Locker Room – Our little boys Blue, on sidelines for Origin II

Canberra's Daylan Goodsell will be a ballboy for Origin II

David Polkinghorne Canberra sport, from grassroots to gossip.

Racing

Thoroughbred Park back on track after surface renovation

David Polkinghorne Two senior jockeys will rate Thoroughbred Park's grass track on Tuesday after Canberra Racing officials gave it the green light to host its eight-race meeting next Friday.

Soccer

Andy Rakic returns from Europe to join Canberra FC

Andy Rakic has returned home after playing soccer professionally in Europe and is playing for the club he played for in juniors, Canberra FC.

David Polkinghorne After 12 years plying his trade in Croatia, Germany and Luxembourg, Andy Rakic is back where it all began with his old coach - if his clearance from Germany ever comes through.

Boxing

Boxing Australia confident AIS funding can deliver Commonwealth Games medals

David Polkinghorne Barbecues and bricklayers are not the normal recruitment tools for elite sport.

Football

Canberra's Carl Valeri signs with Melbourne Victory

An ankle injury has marred the last two years of Valeri's career.

David Polkinghorne Socceroos veteran Carl Valeri signs three-year deal with A-League club.

Baseball

Canberra Cavalry calls on Australian Baseball League to introduce draft

Hayden Beard missed all of last season with the Cavalry due to injury.

David Polkinghorne Canberra Cavalry hopes a proposed Australian draft will help bolster its local talent for the 2014-15 season.

Golf

Canberra's Nikki Campbell happy to share US Open stage with child prodigy Lucy Li

Nikki Campbell will play in her first US Open in June.

David Polkinghorne Canberra golfer Nikki Campbell is unsure what she was doing when she was 11 years old, but she knows it wasn't playing in a US Open.

Football

Former Socceroos star Carl Valeri considers stint in A-League

David Polkinghorne Will Canberra's Carl Valeri return to Australia to play in the A-League?

Soccer

Matildas striker Michelle Heyman wants a World Cup medal

Michelle Heyman wants a World Cup medal.

David Polkinghorne With the disappointment of losing the women's Asian Cup final still fresh, Matildas striker Michelle Heyman already has a clear goal for next year's World Cup - she wants a medal.

Lawn Bowls

Queanbeyan, Canberra claim Bowls ACT pennant titles

David Polkinghorne Are Weston Creek becoming the best man and never the groom?

Cricket

Rene Farrell gets Cricket Australia contract

Rene Farrell.

David Polkinghorne Rene Farrell continues her cricket renaissance, with Cricket Australia naming her as one of 15 contracted Southern Stars on Wednesday.

Netball

Diamonds focus on Commonwealth Games gold first, Canberra Test second

David Polkinghorne Will it be the golden Diamonds returning to Canberra in October?

Australian Football

Australian football rules in Dobing household

GWS Giants player Jeremy Cameron with ACT representatives for the National Championships Jessica Stramandinoli and Kaitlin Dobing.

David Polkinghorne Her sister Sheridan is trying to become the first female AFL field umpire and now Kaitlin Dobing wants to play in the first AFLwomen's competition.

Tennis

Kyrgios like Hewitt, says Woodbridge

David Polkinghorne Canberra's Nick Kyrgios has been compared with Lleyton Hewitt.

Golf

From California to Gungahlin Lakes

World No. 1 amatuer Minjee Lee is in Canberra  this week.

David Polkinghorne She's travelled the world, counts child prodigy Lydia Ko amongst her friends - Minjee Lee "couldn't have a better life".

Cycling

Michael Rogers could race in Giro d'Italia after returning from ban

Canberra's Michael Rogers has questioned the future of International Cycling Union races in China.

David Polkinghorne Three-time world champion Michael Rogers is unsure whether the UCI should continue racing in China.