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Fleta Page

Fleta Page is a reporter at The Canberra Times.

More international fixtures for Canberra's summer of cricket

Fleta Page Canberra’s big summer of cricket is set for an even earlier start, with Ireland and Afghanistan to play the ACT Comets in September and October as a warm-up to their World Cup campaigns.

BMX

Caroline Buchanan crashes out of world championship

Caroline Buchanan may have broken her arm.

Fleta Page Caroline Buchanan’s quest for back-to-back world BMX titles ended with a crash at the world championship in the Netherlands on Monday morning.

Football

Early start to the W-League season spells tough choices for Grace Gill

Gill in action for Canberra United.

Fleta Page Canberra United will play an A-League curtain-raiser in the coming season.

Ben Treffers continuing the family legacy in the pool

Ben Treffers hopes to emulate his father Mark’s Games feats.

Fleta Page Ben Treffers will be carrying on a family tradition when he goes for gold in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Football

Canberra United signs sponsor, goalkeeper for new W-League season

Chantel Jones has signed with Canberra United for the upcoming W-League season.

Fleta Page Chantel Jones will replace injured goalkeeper Lydia Williams for Canberra United this season.

Age no barrier for Marie Larsen - hockey's record-breaker

Marie Larsen turns 80 on Friday and has been certified by the Guinness Book of Records as the world's oldest female competitive hockey player in the world.

Fleta Page Marie Larsen has two daughters, six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and as of last week, one world record.

Canberra reps on path to youth league

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Fleta Page Canberra’s local football talent continues to be recognised, with two players from the Capital Football representative Under-20 side trialling with Sydney FC Youth team this week.

Canberra schoolboy George Timotheou takes on worlds' best soccer players

George Timotheou

Fleta Page Canberra teenager George Timotheou will likely take on some of the world’s finest players on Tuesday night, when Sydney FC takes on English Premier League team, Newcastle United in New Zealand.

Canberra takes aim at Commonwealth Games medals

Canberran and Commonwealth Games javelin competitor Kelsey-Lee Roberts.

Fleta Page At least 30 Canberrans will be part of the 400-plus Australian team that will march out in the opening ceremony of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games on Thursday morning.

Saturday Serve

Time to show Ian Thorpe and other gay athletes what they're worth

Ian Thorpe was an incredibly marketable athlete during his career, should his sexuality affect that?

Fleta Page Discussions of Ian Thorpe’s coming out aside, it’s time the corporate world got behind gay athletes.

Union

History spurs finals charge for Wests

Wests first grade captain Michael Smith, right, with former Wests player Darryl Cowie. The club will celebrate 40 years since the club won four from four senior premierships on Saturday.

Fleta Page Wests Rugby club will be celebrating a special milestone by wearing the strip of its 1974 side on Saturday.

Union

David Pocock and Rhys Howden together again - in rehab

Rhys Hoden and David Pocock.

Fleta Page A decade ago, Rhys Howden was giving David Pocock sporting tips, but lately the roles are reversed.

Football

Lydia Williams won't let knee injury keep her down in race for World Cup

Injury blow: Canberra United keeper Lydia Williams.

Fleta Page Matildas keeper Lydia Williams is determined to recover in time for the women’s World Cup next June.

Canberra United look for new goalkeeper to replace Lydia Williams

Injury blow: Lydia Williams.

Fleta Page Canberra United has re-signed its head coach, but is still on the lookout for a new goalkeeper.

Nick Kyrgios in a feud with Canadian rapper Drake

Nick Kyrgios listening to music before playing at Wimbledon/

Fleta Page Nick Kyrgios has found himself in a feud with Canadian rapper Drake after the host of the upcoming ESPN sports awards threatened to "size up" the Canberra teen - and then chop him right down.

Swimming

Resilient Ian Thorpe's outing a reassurance

Australian swimming  star Ian Thorpe during his heyday in 2002.

Fleta Page The fact Ian Thorpe became Australia’s most successful swimmer while going through the inner turmoil of concealing his homosexuality shows “impressive” resilience as an athlete, but...

Broken bones no obstacle for 'grandma' of gymnastics team

Gymnast Olivia Vivian during training at the AIS gymnastic centre before heading to the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Fleta Page Olivia Vivian’s path to the Glasgow Commonwealth Games has not been easy, a broken back and dislocated hand just two of the setbacks the West Australian gymnast has overcome in the past year.

Football

Kanga Cup labelled the best ever

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Fleta Page The Kanga Cup wrapped up on Friday with 29 grand finals played at Lyneham, prompting Capital Football boss Heather Reid to declare the tournament the “best ever”.

Union

Argentina spurs on Canberra Royals halfback Pedro Rolando

Positive: Royals' halfback and Argentinian Pedro Rolando believes it will be a winning weekend.

Fleta Page Canberra Royals players “have no idea” about football of the round-ball variety, their Argentinian teammate Pedro Rolando says.

Netball

Delivery key to Canberra Darters' double header

Alix McDermott was on target for the Darters last weekend.

Fleta Page Canberra is keen to bounce back from its opening-round Australian Netball League losses.