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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Australian Football

Eastlake Demons sack coach Anthony Bourke with one year left on contract


Jon Tuxworth Eastlake coach Anthony Bourke has been sacked by the club after a disappointing North-East Australian Football League season which yielded just three wins from 18 games. 


Nick Kyrgios hopes strong US Open will secure seeding for home grand slam

Nick Kyrgios is a young star on the rise.

Jon Tuxworth Nick Kyrgios wants a seeding for next year's Australian Open as he prepares for the US Open.


ANU sets up cut-throat clash with UC in Capital women's hockey

Jenna Cartwright scored a crucial goal for ANU.

Jon Tuxworth Goals from Amy Arnott and Jenna Cartwright ensured ANU leapfrogged UC into fourth place in Canberra women's hockey.


Queanbeyan Blues quartet back from the 'dark side' and ready for premiership tilt

Former Raiders star, and now Queanbeyan Blues coach, Simon Woolford.

Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan Blues coach Simon Woolford rates rugby union a gold mine for "untapped talent".


Canberra hurdler Lauren Wells may target fourth Commonwealth Games

Canberra hurdler Lauren Wells back at training this week.

Jon Tuxworth Lauren Wells won't single out "certain individuals" as part of an internal review into Australian athletics.


Melissa Breen felt bullied before Commonwealth Games

Australian 100 metres and 200 metres runner Melissa Breen says Canberra is the perfect environment to train and get results with its many sporting facilities.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra sprinter Melissa Breen has said she felt bullied in the lead-up to the Commonwealth Games.


Jaxson Taylor turns to West Belconnen 'family' after inferno

West Belconnen second grader Jaxson Taylor lost his house to a fire but still turned up to play the following day.

Jon Tuxworth West Belconnen player Jaxson Taylor was left with a sole pair of football boots when his house burnt down.

West Belconnen faces judiciary after referee complains of being pushed to ground after game

12th May 2012. Sport.  Journalist Jon Tuxworth.  Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan. Belconnen United Scholars player Brent Crisp gets tackled during the match at West Belconnen Leagues Club.

Jon Tuxworth West Belconnen Warriors will front the Canberra Raiders Cup judiciary on Wednesday to answer a complaint lodged by a referee knocked over by a spectator after a loss to Queanbeyan Kangaroos on Sunday.


Canberra hockey teams sign major sponsorship deals

Jon Tuxworth Canberra's Australian Hockey League teams have finalised naming rights sponsorship deals, shoring up their future just a year after funding cuts crippled their finances.


New Canberra Capitals boss Lachlan Searle has big plans for basketball in ACT

Lachlan Searle has been appointed as the Canberra Capitals' general manager.

Jon Tuxworth New Canberra Capitals general manager Lachlan Searle wants the club to ''captivate Canberra'' on and off the court as it looks to boost its presence in a crowded sporting marketplace. 


Elizabeth Cambage blames arrogance for poor Australian Opals showing at 2010 World Cup

Opals star Liz Cambage is confident Australia won't bomb out at this year's World Cup.

Jon Tuxworth Opals star Elizabeth Cambage believes ''arrogance'' was behind their shock fifth placing at the last world cup


Queanbeyan Kangaroos sew up Canberra Raiders Cup major semi berth

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Jon Tuxworth West Belconnen coach Justin Giteau is confident John Papalii won't have a case to answer at the judiciary.


Melinda Clarke tells Canberra Darters to be positive despite defeats on road at end of season

Rebecca Collis performed well during a tough campaign for the Darters.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Darters coach Melinda Clarke has urged her players to ignore the scoreboard.


Canberra Gunners SEABL finals hopes dashed after road defeats

US import Garlon Green was strong for the Gunners.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Gunners flickering finals hopes have been extinguished.


Lauren Jackson confident of playing in World Cup, Canberra Capitals season

Star power: Australian Opals player Lauren Jackson.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals superstar Lauren Jackson is back running for the first time since major knee surgery this week.


Canberra Gunners desperate to keep finals hopes alive in Mt Gambier

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Gunners captain Jono Miller believes his side faces its biggest test of the year this weekend.


Tickets on sale for Australia-England netball Test in Canberra

Madi Robinson, Kimberley Ravaillion and Renae Hallinan celebrate after Australia took out the Commonwealth Games gold medal.

Jon Tuxworth Officials are hoping to capitalise on the Australian Diamonds' Commonwealth Games gold medal in Canberra.


Goulburn survives Tuggeranong scare to keep Canberra Raiders Cup top two hopes alive

Goulburn player-coach Mick Picker was relieved to beat Tuggeranong.

Jon Tuxworth Goulburn coach Mick Picker believes his side is crying out for the Canberra Raiders Cup finals to begin.


Canberra Gunners keep SEABL hopes alive with thrilling win over Albury

US import Garlon Green (26 points, six rebounds, five assists) had another strong game.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Gunners have given themselves a finals lifeline after a heartstopping win over Albury.


Jordan Macey relishing chance to reignite halves partnership with Aaron Gorrell

Jordan Macey's (right) unpredictability is his greatest strength.

Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan Kangaroos livewire Jordan Macey is confident he can reignite his strong halves combination with Aaron Gorrell, adamant he's the general they need for the Canberra Raiders Cup finals.