Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth

Women in sport

Big four pursue common goal

Jon Tuxworth Canberra's premier female teams will officially join forces this summer.

Heyman's late brace gives United title

Michelle Heyman.

Jon Tuxworth Matildas coach Hesterine le Reus was waiting for Michelle Heyman to show her ability. She didn't disappoint.


Corset powers to easy victory

Jon Tuxworth Ruth Corset's revived passion is translating into strong results after she claimed an easy win in Saturday's road race.

Who the devil is spooking the Raiders?

Jon Tuxworth What were some of the more peculiar stories from the week in Canberra sport?

Saturday Serve

Keeping the demons at bay

Jon Tuxworth There's no easy fix to the issues with Generation Y footballers writes Jon Tuxworth.


Thomas aims to revive team's happy times

Jon Tuxworth Former Olympic golden girl Petria Thomas is helping to turn around Australian swimming.


Tall order for young hopefuls

Canberra Capitals Carley Mijovic and Alex Bunton.
28 August 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth They are the youngest players on the Canberra Capitals roster - the self-dubbed ''twin towers''.


I'm back: Carrie Graf ready to guide Caps to finals

After a challenging 2012 campaign, Carrie Graf says she's ready to take the Canberra Capitals back to the WNBL finals.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf says the fire in her belly is back after revealing her father’s death and a taxing Australian Opals Olympic campaign left her ‘‘burned out and emotionally...


Kyrgios stays grounded

Nick Kyrgios.

Jon Tuxworth Todd Woodbridge believes Nick Kyrgios' greatest obstacle is to avoid being crushed by the weight of expectation.


Capitals confident Isabelle Strunc can boost back court

Sport: Canberra Capitals Basketball Team announce a new high profile contract, Isabella Strunc. 11th of September 2013, Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals are confident they’ll boast one of the WNBL’s most dangerous back courts after signing French guard Isabelle Strunc.


Kyrgios faces wait for Davis Cup

Nick Kyrgios.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra youngster Nick Kyrgios may have to wait a little longer for his Davis Cup debut.


Jackson gets 'clean slate' in China

Sport.  Australian Opals vs New Zealand Tall Ferns.  Australian Opals player Lauren Jackson during the game at the AIS Arena.  18 August 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth Australian Opals superstar Lauren Jackson has signed to play for a Chinese club this season.


Volleyroos win a huge confidence boost ahead of worlds

Volleyball World Qualifier Australia v Thailand.

Jon Tuxworth Volleyroos skipper Aidan Zingel says his team now has the belief it can worry the world's best.


Flames lure young star from Capitals

Casey Samuels.

Jon Tuxworth Capitals remain confident of pressing for eighth WNBL title, despite losing young gun Casey Samuels.


Capitals recruit Hurst determined to grab her green-and-gold chance

Sport.  Australian Opals vs New Zealand Tall Ferns. Australian Opals player Natalie Hurst during the game at the AIS Arena.  18 August 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth Natalie Hurst is shattered at being denied the chance to revive her WNBL partnership with Lauren Jackson.

Rugby League

Code switch tonic for Stevens

Sport:  Queanbeyan Blues player Tyler Stevens charges forward to score during the match at Phillip Oval.  4 May 2013 Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth Deep down, Queanbeyan Blues' rugby union recruit Tyler Stevens knew he needed a change.


Kyrgios joins Davis Cup squad

Nick Kyrgios

Jon Tuxworth Nick Kyrgios' rapid rise is set to continue with a debut selection in Australia's Davis Cup squad.

Saturday Serve

No more Mister Nice Guy

Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth Just six weeks after Canberra chairman John McIntyre said that David Furner's job was assured, his tenure was over.


Mills seizes his chance to reign at ‘The Palace’

Australian Boomers player Patty Mills.

Jon Tuxworth This was a special moment for Patrick Mills.

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Jackson storms back with a vengeance

Australian Opals player Lauren Jackson during the match at the AIS Arena.

Jon Tuxworth Lauren Jackson returned in style to guide the Australian Opals to a win against New Zealand at AIS Arena on Sunday.