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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Rugby union

Powell returns as Tuggeranong Vikings hammer Wests 57-19 in John I Dent Cup

Lee Gaskin The Tuggeranong Vikings welcomed back Brumbies debutant Joe Powell with a comprehensive 57-19 thumping of Wests at Viking Park on Saturday.

Australian wicket-keeper Brad Haddin happy for England to overlook Pietersen

Australian wicket-keeper Brad Haddin testing out different bats in the nets at ANU on Friday.

Lee Gaskin Australian wicket-keeper Brad Haddin would be happy to see England overlook controversial batsman Kevin Pietersen for the upcoming Ashes series.


Australian swimming team converges on Canberra for Grand Prix meet

Australian swimming great Grant Hackett will be in Canberra for a national grand prix meet on Friday and Saturday at the AIS.

Lee Gaskin Swimming Australia head coach Jacco Verhoeren wants to use this week's grand prix meet in Canberra as a stepping stone to a successful 2016 Olympic Games campaign.

Test wicket-keeper Brad Haddin assists ANU scientists with cricket bat research

Brad Haddin

Lee Gaskin Australian Test wicket-keeper Brad Haddin is used to cutting the world's best bowlers, but sawing through a $1000 cricket bat in the name of science is something new.

Ice Hockey

Canberra Brave coach Brad Hunt hails surprise recruit Kelly Geoffrey

The Canberra Brave's Kelly Geoffrey attacks the puck in his team's opening game of the season against the Sydney Bears.

Lee Gaskin Canberra Brave coach Brad Hunt has lauded the "surprising" impact of Canadian import Kelly Geoffrey ahead of his side's double-header in Perth.


Gaby Wilk hails sweet win as Cooma Tigers FC edge Canberra FC in FFA Cup qualifier

Cooma Tigers FC have progressed to the last eight of FFA Cup qualifying after beating Canberra FC 4-3 on Wednesday night.

Lee Gaskin Cooma Tigers FC coach Gaby Wilk admits eliminating powerhouse club Canberra FC from the FFA Cup made his team's progression to the next stage all the sweeter.


ACT government wants pay-off to host Socceroos in World Cup qualifiers

Ivan Franjic in action for Australia during the Asian Cup.

Lee Gaskin The ACT government will need to pay up to $1 million to host the Socceroos but want assurances of community involvement from Football Federation Australia before signing off on the deal.

Locker Room

Canberra Raiders captain Jarrod Croker hits winning post

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Canberra in contention to host Socceroos in World Cup qualifying matches

The Socceroos' Josh Kennedy in action against Malaysia at Canberra Stadium in 2011. The Socceroos could be returning to Canberra for their World Cup qualifiers.

Lee Gaskin Canberra is in the mix to host the Socceroos in a World Cup qualifying match within the next 18 months as a reward for strong crowds at the Asian Cup.


Grassroots football in Canberra to benefit from FFA's 20-year plan

Football Australia CEO David Gallop with Chairman Frank Lowy.

Lee Gaskin Grassroots football in Canberra is set to benefit from Football Federation Australia's ambitious goals to become the No 1 sport in the country.


Tuggeranong United aiming to relive magic of FFA Cup in qualifying tie

Connor Pain of the Melbourne Victory and Sean Kiddey of Tuggeranong United in last year's FFA Cup match at Viking Park.

Lee Gaskin Tuggeranong United coach Steve Forshaw says the FFA Cup couldn't come at a better time as his club aims to kick-start its National Premier League campaign.

Canberra Gunners stun Albury Wodonga Bandits 86-84

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Gunners have continued their resurgence with a thrilling two-point win.


Gungahlin United notch first NPL victory with 3-1 win against Woden Weston FC

Lee Gaskin Gungahlin United has broken through for the club's first win in the National Premier League.


Canberra Gunners aiming for revenge on Albury-Wodonga Bandits

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Gunners will have a point to prove against one of the leading teams in the South-East Australian Basketball League when they host the Albury-Wodonga Bandits on Sunday.

Ice Hockey

Canberra Brave beat Adelaide Adrenaline 5-3 in Australian Ice Hockey League

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Australian Ice Hockey League game 10 the Canberra Brave v the Adelaide Adrenaline at the Phillip Swimming and Ice Hockey Centre. Kai Miettinen of the Brave chases down Adelaide's Tyler Grove.

Canberra Times photo by Matt Bedford.

Lee Gaskin Australian national team representative David Dunwoodie enjoyed a dream debut with the Canberra Brave in his quest to lift the Australian Ice Hockey League championship.

Rugby League

Queanbeyan Blues unbeaten after 32-22 win against the Goulburn Bulldogs

Blues prop Elijah Ngata makes a strong run in his side's 32-22 win against the Bulldogs.

Lee Gaskin The Queanbeyan Blues withstood a late fightback from the Goulburn Bulldogs to reign supreme in the Canberra Raiders Cup grand final rematch.


Belconnen United continues hot form with 2-0 win against Tigers FC

Belconnen United beat Tigers FC 2-0 in Cooma on Saturday.

Lee Gaskin Belconnen United has confirmed its status as one of the favourites for the Capital Football National Premier title with a gritty 2-0 win against Tigers FC in Cooma on Saturday.


Basketball ACT proposes to build outdoor courts for three-on-three games

Basketball ACT is proposing to build outdoor courts for three on three basketball.

Lee Gaskin Basketball ACT wants to construct outdoor courts for three-on-three basketball and tap into a growing market for more affordable social sport.

Canberra United captain Nicole Begg taking on the opposite sex in NPL 20s

Canberra United captain Nicole Begg is the only female in Australia to play against men in the National Premier League.

Lee Gaskin Canberra United captain Nicole Begg is breaking new ground as the lone female in a men's competition.


Canberra United striker Stephanie Ochs out for nine months after torn ACL

Canberra United striker Stephanie Ochs will miss the 2015-16 W-League season with a serious knee injury.

Lee Gaskin Canberra United will begin the search for a new attacking weapon after Stephanie Ochs' injury.