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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Rugby league

Former Canberra Raider Troy Thompson appointed West Belconnen coach

Jon Tuxworth It's where he first developed his passion for rugby league and former Canberra Raider Troy Thompson has earmarked restoring West Belconnen's history after signing on as head coach. 

Socceroos to reap spoils of Celtic's ability to help Rogic overcome injury

January 31 2015.

Ange Postecoglou of Australia hugs an injured Robbie Kruse of Australia during the Asian Cup Final between Australian and Korean Republic at Stadium Australia, Sydney. 

Canberra Times photo by Matt Bedford

Jon Tuxworth Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has praised Celtic for standing by rejuvenated midfielder Tom Rogic during his horror injury run, and has backed Robbie Kruse to emerge from...

Canberra Capitals poised to sign former WNBA All-Star guard Renee Montgomery

Capital gain: WNBA All-Star Renee Montgomery, centre, is poised to sign with the Canberra Capitals for the upcoming WNBL season.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals' terrible recruiting luck has finally taken a turn for the better, with the club poised to sign former WNBA All-Star Renee Montgomery. 

Kookaburra Glenn Turner withdraws from Canberra Lakers squad

Jon Tuxworth Veteran Kookaburra Glenn Turner has been forced to withdraw from the Canberra Lakers' Australian Hockey League campaign through injury.

Adelaide 36er Anthony Petrie lauds NBL TV deal, hopes WNBL can follow suit

Anthony Petrie said watching WNBL coverage was a weekly ritual with his wife, a former Canberra Caps player, and daughters.

Jon Tuxworth Adelaide 36ers forward Anthony Petries believes the exploits of Patrick Mills and other Australians in the NBA was a major factor behind the NBL's landmark new television deal. 

Jason Day's teenage Canberra visit proves rise to No.1 is no fluke

Current world no.1 Jason Day in action as a 17-year-old in the 2005 Federal Amateur Open in Canberra in 2005.

Jon Tuxworth He didn't even win, but Federal Amateur Open tournament director Col Tolano saw enough in a teenage Jason Day to be convinced he'd one day pass Greg Norman as Australia's greatest golfer.


New Canberra Capitals general manager Kate Rickard keen to hit ground running

Hitting the ground running: New Canberra Capitals general manager Kate Rickard.

Jon Tuxworth She has recently touched down from England, but new Canberra Capitals general manager Kate Rickard knows there is little time to waste as the club tries to overcome a disrupted WNBL preparation.

Teenage goalkeeper Talei Forrest the hero as Tuggeranong upset Central in final

Goulburn vs Central.

Jon Tuxworth Tuggeranong Valley coach Jason Toole believes goalkeeper Talei Forrest could be a future Hockeyroo.

Carrie Graf: 'Barefoot with a basketball and a smile, that's all that mattered'

Sport.  WNBL Canberra Capitals Vs Bendigo Spirit at AIS.   Capitals coach Carrie Graf. 3 January 2014. Canberra Times photograph by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth It's 35 degrees, the humidity is overwhelming and chooks are scurrying across the court.


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.