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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Australian Volleyroos confident of beating Finland in World League round

Lee Gaskin Volleyroos captain Aidan Zingel confident Australia can secure its first win in World League series.

Canberra plays major part in 2015 Asian Cup

The AFC Asian Cup will see ten different countries play in Canberra.

Lee Gaskin Canberra will be front and centre during the biggest sporting event in Asia next year.

Ice hockey

Canberra Brave break the Melbourne Ice after eight-year drought


Lee Gaskin Canberra Brave snapped an eight-year drought for a Canberra team against the Melbourne Ice


Cooma Tigers defeat Belconnen United in Canberra National Premier League to close gap on league leader


Lee Gaskin The Cooma Tigers continued their rise up the Canberra National Premier League ladder on Sunday.

Canberra cricketer Jono Dean re-signs with Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League

Lee Gaskin Hard-hitting Canberra batsman Jono Dean could form a devastating one-two punch with master blaster Craig Simmons after signing a two-year contract extension with the Adelaide Strikers.


Canberra rugby league coach confident despite players pulling out of representative team

Lee Gaskin Canberra rep coach Jack Giddings is confident his side can put up a strong showing in the country championships.

World class synthetic pitch gets first use in Canberra National Premier League

Soccer players Joe Caletti and Jackson Bandiera check out the new synthetic soccer pitch at the AIS that will be used in the Canberra National Premier League this weekend.

Lee Gaskin If it's good enough for German powerhouse Bayern Munich and the women's World Cup, it's good enough for Australia's next generation of Socceroos.


Australian referee Ben Williams prepares for football World Cup in Brazil

Ben Williams

Lee Gaskin The Socceroos are not be the only Australians hoping to impress in Brazil, with referee Ben Williams also fulfilling his World Cup dream.


Canberra Olympic beats Belconnen United to end losing streak


Lee Gaskin Reigning premiers Canberra Olympic sent a clear message they will not give up its title without a fight after defeating previously unbeaten Belconnen United.

Ice hockey

CBR Brave hammers Newcastle North Stars to move up Australian Ice Hockey League ladder


Lee Gaskin The CBR Brave has won its fourth straight game in the Australian Ice Hockey League.


Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios scores tough draw at French Open

Kyrgios, though, has impressive form of his own, winning back-to-back clay titles on the second-tier Challenger level in the US and he upset Radek Stepanek at last year's French Open.

Lee Gaskin Todd Woodbridge believes Nick Kyrgios has the game to trouble Milos Raonic at the French Open.

Cost of renovation will determine future of Canberra Racing's synthetic track

Lee Gaskin Canberra Racing will wait for news on any potential move to a super track before deciding how much it will invest on upgrading its synthetic track.


Queanbeyan Tigers legend Bob Griffin celebrates club's 90th anniversary

Lee Gaskin The Queanbeyan Tigers have always been close to the heart of club legend Bob Griffin.

Canberra Olympic remaining calm despite slow start in Canberra National Premier League


Lee Gaskin Canberra Olympic coach Frank Cachia insists it's not time to hit the panic button despite the reigning grand final winners making a sluggish start to its title defence.


Canberra boxer Bianca Elmir aiming to bounce back at world championships

Canberra boxer Bianca Elmir is on the road to redemption.

Lee Gaskin Canberra boxer Bianca Elmir is hungrier than ever to qualify for this year's world championships.


ACT 'uncertain' over defence of national futsal title

The ACT may struggle to field futsal teams for next year's national championships.

Lee Gaskin Capital Football chief executive Heather Reid admits there is doubt whether the ACT will field teams in the open men's and women's divisions at next year's national futsal championships.


Canberra Raiders junior selected in NSW under-16 team

Canberra Raiders junior Nick Cotric has been selected in a NSW under-16 team to face Queensland.

Lee Gaskin Canberra Raiders junior Nick Cotric has been selected in a NSW under-16 team to face Queensland in a curtain-raiser to the State of Origin series opener at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.


Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios holds his own with Roger Federer

Nick Kyrgios returns to the French Open next week after a great debut there last year.

Lee Gaskin An invaluable training week with the great Roger Federer - where he even took a set off the Swiss maestro - has rising Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios buzzing ahead of the French Open.

Ice hockey

CBR Brave win penalty shoot-out against Perth Thunder in Australian Ice Hockey League

The new logo for the CBR Brave ice hockey team.

Lee Gaskin The CBR Brave scored two goals in the final seven minutes before winning in a penalty shoot-out to stun the Perth Thunder 5-4 on Sunday night.


Woden Valley turns away penalty in amazing sportsmanship


Lee Gaskin It was an amazing piece of sportsmanship you rarely see in a first-grade football game.