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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Former Scholars coach John Hawke to lead Yass Magpies revival

Former Belconnen United Scholars brains trust (from left) John Hawke and Matt Gafa will head up Yass Magpies' revival.

Jon Tuxworth He revived Belconnen United into a premiership force, and the challenge of trying to repeat the dose with Yass Magpies has proved too difficult to resist for John Hawke. 


Abby Bishop craves return to Australian Opals, but not at expense of baby Zala

Jon Tuxworth Abby Bishop hopes Basketball Australia can provide childcare in order for her to return to the Opals.


Loss to Melbourne not reason for panic, says Canberra United

Canberra United player Lori Lindsey and coach Elisabeth Migchelsen get to know Cheeky the perentie at the Reptiles Inc display at Floriade.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra United's coach insists their last-start loss to Melbourne Victory isn't cause for panic.


Afghanistan pips ACT Comets in World Cup warm-up


Jon Tuxworth Afghanistan coach Andy Moles has declared guiding the country to the Test arena is his long-term focus.


Canberra's Caroline Buchanan wraps up BMX World Cup series crown

Caroline Buchanan hoists the trophy after sealing the BMX World Cup series title in the final round in California.

Jon Tuxworth BMX star Caroline Buchanan says Olympic gold is the only prize she wants as she turns to Rio.


Canada captain Kate Gillis poised to strike with Canberra

Strikers recruit, Canada hockey captain Kate Gillis.

Jon Tuxworth Canada hockey captain Kate Gillis has joined the ACT Strikers for the Australian Hockey League.

Australian Football

Canberra draft hopefuls to grace MCG on grand final day in biggest week of their lives

Serious business: Logan Austin and Jack Steele will play in the AFL grand final curtain-raiser on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth, David Polkinghorne Canberra draft hopefuls Jack Steele and Logan Austin are not getting ahead of themselves.


Mediocrity not on Canberra Capitals' agenda, says Jess Bibby

Jess Bibby said

Jon Tuxworth They have just returned from a coast trip littered with selfies, scavenger hunts and tomfoolery, but Canberra Capitals skipper Jess Bibby says the players "don't want to settle for mediocrity any...


American trio keen to pilot Canberra United to hat-trick of W-League wins

Canberra United players, Lori Lindsey, Chantel Jones and Stephanie Ochs share a few tips with Radford Year 10 students, Eleanor Miller and Victoria Evans.

Jon Tuxworth The 'Lauren Jackson factor' has helped boost the Canberra Capitals' profile in the US, but meet the American trio who are doing likewise for Canberra United. 


Canberra Vikings have a Rising confidence on Thursday night clash

Nigel Ah Wong

Jon Tuxworth They've been hit by injuries in key positions, but it hasn't dented the Canberra Vikings' confidence.


Basketball ACT appoints Maxwell Gratton as new boss for next three years


Jon Tuxworth New Basketball ACT boss trades soccer superstars for Australian sports 'sleeping giant'. 


Youth United coach to continue push for National Youth League license

George Timotheou

Jon Tuxworth Youth United playing Sydney FC another chance for side to show NYL credentials.

Nick Kyrgios, Patty Mills nominated for 'The Don' award

Patty Mills has been nominated for The Don award.

Jon Tuxworth Nick Kyrgios and Patty Mills have been nominated for the Australian Sports Hall of Fame's 'The Don' award. 


St Pat's skipper hoping experience counts in women's Capital Hockey grand final

Leaders: Central's Kate Dooley and St Patrick's Emma Mathieson will square off in today's final.

Jon Tuxworth St Pat's skipper surprised when reminded it will be 13 years since she played in her first hockey grand final.


Australia's fastest woman Melissa Breen 'grateful' for funding upgrade birthday gift

Melissa Breen

Jon Tuxworth and David Polkinghorne It was a surprise birthday present, and Melissa Breen says she's "extremely grateful" for her funding upgrade.


Lauren Jackson says she 'doesn't have point to prove to anyone' in WNBL injury return with Canberra Capitals

A passion for the game: Lauren Jackson.

Jon Tuxworth Lauren Jackson insists she can return to her best after a "nightmare" injury run. 


Cooma confident of springing NPL upset over Sydney heavyweights Bonnyrigg

Cooma captain Goran Josifovski.

Jon Tuxworth Cooma Tigers captain insists semi-final meltdown hasn't dented belief in the squad.


Hotchkis boys out to end tough year with hockey grand final victory

Opposing forces: Grand final captains from left, Todd Devlin (Goulburn), Matthew Hotchkis (Central), Kate Dooley(Central co-captain) and Emma Mathieson (St Patrick's).

Jon Tuxworth Central's Hotchkis brother will use their mother's cancer battle as motivation for grand final glory. 


Canberra cyclist Alex Nicholls seeks home advantage in National Capital Tour

Jon Tuxworth She juggled schoolwork and illness to make her mark on the world stage, now Canberra cyclist Alex Nicholls wants to teach the locals a thing or two at the National Capital Tour.


Allan Border backs Haddin as stand-in captain

Capable: Brad Haddin.

Jon Tuxworth Allan Border has backed Brad Haddin to shoulder keeping and captaincy duties in Michael Clarke's absence.