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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Sprinter Melissa Breen takes on Sally Pearson for first national championship since 2012

Lee Gaskin National record holder Melissa Breen must overcome sprint queen Sally Pearson and public expectations to win her first Australian title in three years.

Water Polo

Water Polo ACT preparing for last finals day at Civic Pool after 60 years

Lee Gaskin Sixty years of water polo history in the ACT could go down the drain with the closure of Civic Pool ahead of Saturday's grand final day.

Australia's leading ultimate frisbee competitors converge on Canberra

ACT women's team co-captain Adelaide Dennis with Phil Swan from men's team Fyshwick United ready for the Brisbane-Canberra invitational ultimate frisbee tournament being held in Canberra this weekend.

Lee Gaskin Some of the best ultimate frisbee competitiors from across the country will converge on the national capital this weekend for the annual Brisbane-Canberra Invitational.

Javelin thrower Kelsey-Lee Roberts aiming to topple experienced rivals at national championships

Lee Gaskin Javelin thrower Kelsey-Lee Roberts is aiming to topple her experienced rivals and claim her first national championship as another stepping stone to next year's Olympic Games.


Capital Football issues breach notices after fiery pre-season clash

Capital Football has issued breach notices after an incident in a pre-season National Premier League game.

Lee Gaskin Capital Football has issued breach notices to two spectators, three players and their clubs after a fiery incident in a pre-season friendly.

New Canberra United coach Rae Dower embraces challenge of winning back to back W-League titles

New Canberra United coach Rae Dower.

Lee Gaskin New Canberra United coach Rae Dower believes her background in the police force has given her the perfect grounding to handle the pressure of winning back-to-back W-League titles.

Weston Creek Molonglo's Blake Dean wins DB Robin Medal as Cricket ACT's best and fairest

Lee Gaskin Weston Creek Molonglo all-rounder Blake Dean has capped a stellar debut season at his new club, winning the DB Robin Medal as the best and fairest for the Cricket ACT first-grade competition.


Three ACT Meteors players gain contracts with Cricket Australia's women's programs

ACT Meteors fast bowler Rene Farrell has retained her Southern Stars contract for 2015-16.

Lee Gaskin New Australian Southern Stars coach Matthew Mott has shown faith in ACT Meteors fast bowler Rene Farrell, extending her contract with the national squad for the 2015-16 summer.


Blake Dean's seven-wicket haul and quick-fire half century puts Weston Creek on top in Douglas Cup final

Lee Gaskin A blistering Blake Dean onslaught with both bat and ball has put Weston Creek Molonglo within touching distance of the Douglas Cup.


World championship finalist Brett Robinson disappointed no pace runners at 5000m national titles

Canberra runner Brett Robinson will be the favourite in the men's 5000m national championships in Melbourne on Saturday night.

Lee Gaskin World championship finalist Brett Robinson says Athletics Australia's decision not to bring out a pace runner for the men's 5000m national titles will make it almost impossible to punch his ticket to...


United veteran Luke MacKinnon takes over coaching duties for 2015 Hockey ACT capital league season

Lee Gaskin United veteran Luke MacKinnon thought it was about time after more than 400 first-grade games and 23 years after his debut to take over the coaching duties.


Wests/UC wicket-keeper David Spare gloves first-grade chance in Douglas Cup final

Wests/UC wicketkeeper David Spare is aiming to win his first Douglas Cup in Friday's final against Weston Creek Molonglo.

Lee Gaskin He's the accidental 'keeper who is only one game away from winning both the one-day and two-day titles in his first full season of first-grade.

Weston Creek Molonglo cricketer Jono Dean aims to end summer on a high in Douglas Cup

Weston Creek Molonglo cricketer Jono Dean wants to end a mixed year on a high.

Lee Gaskin Weston Creek Molonglo batsman Jono Dean reflects on an eventful summer before Friday's Douglas Cup final.


New-look Arawang aiming to win third straight ACT State League netball championship

Representatives from each of the ACT Netball teams (from left) Tennille Jorgensen (South Canberra), Bec Collis (Canberra), Arawang captain Tess Pennell, Megan Clowry (Belconnen), Madelane White (Tuggeranong) and Jenna Spears (Queanbeyan).

Lee Gaskin Arawang intent on becoming first side to complete ACT State League netball three-peat.

Cricket ACT announces Cameron French as new chief executive

New Cricket ACT chief executive Cameron French.

Lee Gaskin New Cricket ACT chief executive Cameron French is intent on the region ''adding value to Australian cricket'' and will work with Canberra clubs to form a strong link between the grass roots and high...


Belconnen United granted entry to quarter-finals of ACT FFA Cup qualifying rounds

Belconnen United recruits Matt Grbesa, Ben Van Meurs, Ross
Costanzo, Conor Nolan and Jordan Tsekenis are pleased with the decision to automatically progress to the quarter-finals of ACT FFA Cup qualifying.

Lee Gaskin Last year's Federation Cup winner Belconnen United has been granted an exemption to enter at the quarter-final stage of the ACT FFA Cup qualifying rounds.


Canberra product Jason Geria picked in Olyroos squad for Asian Football Confederation under-23 qualifiers

Lee Gaskin Olyroos coach Aurelio Vidmar is confident Canberra product Jason Geria will be fit to take his place in the national squad on the road to next year's Olympic Games.

Canberra cyclist Michael Matthews wins green jersey at Paris-Nice

Lee Gaskin Canberra cyclist Michael Matthews has started his year off with a bang by winning the green jersey at the Paris-Nice race.


Canberra golfer Brendan Jones finishes 31st at the New Zealand Open in Queenstown

Canberra's Brendan Jones fired a final round 69 at the New Zealand Open in Queenstown on Sunday.

Lee Gaskin Canberra golfer Brendan Jones has finished in a tie for 31st at the $950,000 New Zealand Open in Queenstown in his first tournament of the year.


Belconnen United beat Gungahlin United 3-0 in women's Federation Cup final

Caitlin Munoz scored two goals for Belconnen.

Lee Gaskin A brace from Canberra United striker Caitlin Munoz has delivered Belconnen United back to back Federation Cup titles for the first time in the club's history.