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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Australia's swimmers not resting in quest for Olympic edge

Jon Tuxworth At midnight most swimmers are staring at the back of their eyelids, not the bottom of a pool. 


Grant Hackett senses glory days return as ''fragmented'' swim team unites

Swimming camp for athletes at the AIS. 

15 September 2015
Photo: Rohan Thomson
The Canberra Times

Jon Tuxworth Grant Hackett believes the "fragmentation" within the Australian swimming team during the 2012 Olympics meant it was always doomed to fail. 

Canberra Capitals recruit Kathleen MacLeod withdraws due to pregnancy

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals' Women's National Basketball League preparations have taken another serious hit with prized point guard signing Kathleen MacLeod withdrawing from the upcoming season after...

Jockey Jess Taylor secures running treble at Queanbeyan meeting

Jockey Jess Taylor, aboard race three winner On Tap, won the first three races at Queanbeyan on Monday.

Jon Tuxworth Apprentice jockey Jess Taylor showed why she believes she's in the best form of her young career after riding the first three winners at the Queanbeyan meeting on Sunday. 

Belconnen Magpies youngster Isaac Taylor claims Mulrooney Medal

Isaac Taylor took at AFL Canberra's top gong.

Jon Tuxworth They've dominated the AFL Canberra comp all season and the Mulrooney medal was no different for Belconnen. 

Joe Cleary's struggling Uncle Gerry gets another chance to step up at Queanbeyan

Jon Tuxworth The horse Joe Cleary named in homage to businessman Gerry Harvey is yet to prove it deserves the title. 

Central book hockey grand final berth with last-gasp goal

Kate Dooley bagged the decisive goal for Central.

Jon Tuxworth Central have set up a showdown with Tuggeranong Valley in next week's Canberra women's hockey decider.

Woden Weston Rams punch above weight to make six junior grand finals

Woden Weston Rams v Queanbyean United Blue.

Jon Tuxworth They're one of Canberra's smallest clubs but Woden-Weston Rams are punching above their weight division. 

Goulburn smash Wests to set up grand final rematch with Central

Jon Tuxworth Central is the league's dominant force but Goulburn are confident they can reverse last year's grand final result.

Matildas player Ashleigh Sykes hopes strike with FFA speeds up pay talks

Matildas and Canberra United player Ashleigh Sykes says the players need to be supported financially to take on the world's best.

Jon Tuxworth Matildas forward Ashleigh Sykes hasn't been paid for two months after quitting her job to represent Australia at the World Cup.

Canberra United to play a home game at Central Coast in W-League title defence

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 21: Ashleigh Sykes and Michelle Heyman of Canberra celebrate a goal during the W-League Grand Final match between Perth and Canberra at nib Stadium on December 21, 2014 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Defending champions Canberra United will play one of its six home games on the Central Coast this year, with the W-League set to be broadcast on television as double headers with the A-League. 

Olympic champion Russell Mark brands Majura Park shooting range 'world class'

Former Olympic gold medalist Russell Mark with NSW ladies champion Tanya Skinner as she uses the new facilities that were part of the upgrade at the Majura Park Gun Club.

Jon Tuxworth A clay trap shooting range isn't the usual place you'd expect a 16-year-old schoolgirl to be in her comfort zone. 

FFA boss David Gallop hopes player pay dispute resolved before Canberra game

David Gallop has branded the players' associations decision to boycott Socceroos commercial appearances as a

Jon Tuxworth David Gallop brands players' associations decision to boycott Socceroos commercial appearances a "stunt".

Socceroos to play Kyrgyzstan in Canberra World Cup qualifier

Socceroos great Tim Cahill

Jon Tuxworth The Socceroos will play Kyrgyzstan in a World Cup qualifier at Canberra Stadium in November

Tuggeranong women book grand final berth with win over Central

Laura Gray's goal was enough for Tuggeranong to book a spot in the decider.

Jon Tuxworth Tuggeranong is through to Capital League 1 women's hockey grand final after edging Central 1-0 on Sunday.

Queanbeyan Blues break Goulburn hearts in extra-time in Canberra Raiders Cup grand final

Queanbeyan Blues players celebrate their grand final win with coach, Simon Woolford.

Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan Blues broke Goulbun's hearts for the second year in a row in the Canberra Raiders Cup decider.

Strong first half sets up Queanbeyan's win over Ainslie in AFL Canberra finals

Matthew Grocott booted three majors for Queanbeyan.

Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan kept its AFL Canberra season alive with an easy 61-point win over Ainslie on Sunday.

Central quest for fourth straight title on track after booking grand final berth


Jon Tuxworth Central's injured brigade have a chance to rest their bumps and bruises before shooting for a fourth straight premiership after beating Wests 3-1 in Saturday's major semi final. 

Canberra Capitals recruit Kathleen MacLeod in doubt for WNBL season

Canberra Capitals recruit Kathleen Macleod is in doubt for the WNBL season.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf has conceded recruit Kathleen MacLeod is no certainty to play this season.

Boxer Josh English rebounds from Commonwealth Games snub

From left, Joshua Keirl and Chad Milnes in action during the Men's  Light (60kg).

Jon Tuxworth Shattered at having his Commonwealth Games dream ripped away from him, Gosford boxer Josh English debated giving the sport away.