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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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

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. 

Ruediger class sets up Queanbeyan Blues grand final rematch with Goulburn

Queanbeyan Blues Tom Ruediger passes the ball.

Jon Tuxworth "You can't give me that much space, I guess."


Belgian signing Ann Wauters' withdrawal a body blow for undersized Capitals

Ann Waters, right, has reneged on her Capitals deal.

Jon Tuxworth Capitals coach Carrie Graf has admitted the shock withdrawal of key recruit Anne Wauters has made them "vulnerable".

West Belconnen Warriors' Mike Uluakiola proves his doctors wrong

Sport: West Belconnen forward Mike Uluakiola will play  in the rugby league preliminary final against Queanbeyan Blues. 26th August 2015. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth Lying in an Auckland hospital with a broken neck, a 13-year-old Mike Uluakiola was told he'd never play football again. 

Nick Olive confident Waco Kid can handle step up in Sydney debut

Jon Tuxworth Canberra trainer Nick Olive is optimistic Waco Kid will handle the step up in class at Rosehill on Saturday.

WNBL racing against clock to find new TV deal in time for October tip-off

TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 08:  The Townsville Fire celebrate after winning the 2015 WNBL Grand Final between the Townsville Fire and the Bendigo Spirit at Townsville RSL Stadium on March 8, 2015 in Townsville, Australia.  (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Fairfax Media)

Jon Tuxworth Basketball Australia boss Anthony Moore has described the inequity between male and female sport coverage as "diabolical" admitting "a lot's got to go right" to secure a new television broadcast...

Queanbeyan Kangaroos Englishman Jack Miller wins Les McIntyre Medal

Jack Miller scores a try for the Kangaroos against Woden Valley earlier this year.

Jon Tuxworth An Englishman has taken out the highest individual honour in the Canberra Raiders Cup.

Andrew Redmayne to step up bid to be Wanderers goalkeeper in Canberra friendly

Wanderers goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne celebrates with Daniel Alessi after the Wanderers' FFA Cup round-of-32 win over Brisbane Roar earlier this month.

Jon Tuxworth Andrew Redmayne wants to prove he deserves to be the Wanderers' first-choice keeper in Canberra on Tuesday night.

Lauren Wells successfully appeals disqualification from world championships

Canberra hurdler Lauren Wells is appealing her disqualification from th world athletics championships.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra athlete was disqualified during the 400-metre heats at the world athletics championships in Beijing.


Canberra athlete Emily Brichacek withdraws injured from world championships

Canberra runner Emily Brichacek has withdrawn injured from the world athletics championships.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra runner Emily Brichacek has withdrawn from the world championships with injury. 


Fell Swoop may not target Concorde Stakes despite fighting Randwick win

 Blake Shinn returns on Fell Swoop after winning race 3 at Randwick.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra trainer Matthew Dale is unsure whether to target the group 3 Concorde Stakes (1000 metres) with Fell Swoop, despite the four-year-old's fighting victory at Randwick on Saturday. 

Robert de Castella wants drug cheats 'hung to a cross'

Jon Tuxworth Marathon legend Robert de Castella has called for athletes exposed as drug cheats to be "nailed to a cross" and admitted "a dark cloud" hangs over the sport before the start of the world...

Canberra Capitals plan to move WNBL home games to Royal Theatre

Home comforts: Capitals and Australian Opals star Lauren Jackson will get to play in front of her home town when the Capitals take a WNBL game to Albury this season.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals are hopeful of playing most of their home games at the National Convention Centre this season after the Women's National Basketball League draw was released on Monday.

School of hard knocks reaps reward for Jason Day

Jason Day, left, and Mat Rainsford, third from left, as schoolboys.

Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan Golf Club teaching pro Mat Rainsford remembers reading Jason Day's schoolboy goals taped above his bunk bed and thinking "this kid's kidding". 

Shaun Johnson 'clone' Howie Brown leads West Belconnen to semi-final win

Jon Tuxworth Shaun Johnson is injured but West Belconnen's ''clone'' was on fire in Saturday's minor semi-final.

Lleyton Hewitt the right man to show Nick Kyrgios the light

Jon Tuxworth dinkus

Jon Tuxworth "Get f---ed you c---" is a far less offensive sledge than Nick Kyrgios's effort this week.