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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Referee abandons Capital League soccer game after on-field violence

Lee Gaskin A Capital League game was called off after punches were allegedly thrown and players ran in from the bench to get involved.

Ice Hockey

Slow start costs Canberra Brave dearly in 7-4 loss to Newcastle North Stars

Lee Gaskin A slow start in the opening two periods consigned the Canberra Brave to its first loss in the Australian Ice Hockey League.


Canberra FC rally from 5-2 down to beat Tigers FC 7-5 in National Premier League

Lee Gaskin Canberra FC produced one of the most amazing comebacks in the club's history, scoring five unanswered second-half goals to claim top spot in the Capital Football National Premier League.


Matildas goalkeeper Lydia Williams finding fitness with Tuggeranong United

Matildas goalkeeper Lydia Williams playing for Tuggeranong United in the women's Premier League against Woden-Weston FC on Sunday.

Lee Gaskin A decade after she last pulled on the green and white jersey of Tuggeranong United, Matildas goalkeeper Lydia Williams is back at her junior club to continue her recovery ahead of the women's World...

Canberra boxer Ben Edwards to defend Australian heavyweight title

Australian heavyweight boxing champion Ben Edwards.

Lee Gaskin Canberra boxer Ben Edwards will make his first defence of the Australian heavyweight boxing title when he takes on veteran Peter Graham.


Freak injury puts Kookaburras striker Glenn Turner out for six months

Kookaburras striker Glenn Turner will miss the next six months with a torn pectoral muscle.

Lee Gaskin A freak injury usually associated with rugby league has put an untimely bump in the road in front of Kookaburras striker Glenn Turner ahead of next year's Olympic Games.

Ice Hockey

Canberra Brave have unfinished business in Australian Ice Hockey League

Lee Gaskin Not content with last year's fairytale first season, the Canberra Brave have their sights set on winning the Australian Ice Hockey League championship.

Rugby union

Australian Services take on New Zealand Defence Force in rugby union Test

Australian Services rugby team captain Robbie Harlow.

Lee Gaskin The two countries fought side by side in Gallipoli, so it's fitting a New Zealander will captain the Australian Services rugby union team on the eve of Anzac Day.

Brindabella Blues take on Canberra Olympic in fourth round of FFA Cup qualifying

Brindabella Blues will face Canberra Olympic in the fourth round of FFA Cup qualifying.

Lee Gaskin Brindabella Blues will have to pull off an FFA Cup shock after getting drawn with National Premier League powerhouse Canberra Olympic.


Reigning NSW Open champion Anthony Brown continues hot form on Canberra circuit

Anthony Brown will be playing in the Queanbeyan Pro-Am on Tuesday.

Lee Gaskin Reigning NSW Open champion Anthony Brown says the strength of fields in the Canberra leg of the Australian Pro-Am circuit are as strong as any state championship.


New Athletics Australia head coach Craig Hilliard positive for Canberra

New Athletics Australia head coach Craig Hilliard (left), pictured with Tim Parravicini.

Lee Gaskin New Athletics Australia head coach Craig Hilliard believes Canberra and the Australian Institute of Sport can continue to play an important role for the country's elite athletes.


Canberra's Sue Powell records clean sweep at national Para-cycling road titles

Canberra para-cyclist Sue Powell won the C4 road race and time trial at the para-cycling road national championships in Adelaide last weekend.

Lee Gaskin Canberra para-cyclist Sue Powell is determined to return to the top at this year's world championships after recording a clean sweep at the national titles.


Woden-Weston FC aiming for long-term success in the National Premier League

Woden-Weston FC takes on Tuggeranong United in the National Premier League on Friday night.

Lee Gaskin Woden-Weston FC coach Miro Trninic wants to capitalise on the region's vast junior base and cultivate long-term success in the National Premier League.

Ice Hockey

Canberra Brave's Canadian imports arrive for Australian Ice Hockey League season

The Canberra Brave's   Canadian imports Kelly Geoffrey and Kyle Mariani.

Lee Gaskin One will become a firefighter when he hangs up the skates and the other is returning from a three-year layoff after copping a puck to the face.


Canberra Pro-Am golf tournaments swing into action with $84,000 up for grabs

Gold Creek professional Matt Millar will tee-up in the Pro-Am Series in Canberra, Goulburn and Queanbeyan this month.

Lee Gaskin Canberra golfer Matt Millar has ruled out a full-time return to the US or Europe, but admits ''doors might open'' on the back of his impressive start to the year.


Canberra midfielder Steven Lustica bursts back to form with hat-trick for Brisbane Roar

Canberra product Steven Lustica scored a hat-trick for the Brisbane Roar in Thursday night's 6-1 thumping of the Central Coast Mariners at Suncorp Stadium.

Lee Gaskin Canberra product Steven Lustica made the most of his A-League opportunity and wants to use his hat-trick to help kickstart Brisbane Roar's push to the finals.


Gungahlin United and Cooma players suspended for opening rounds of National Premier League

Two Gungahlin United players and one Cooma Tigers player have been suspended out of a pre-season incident.

Lee Gaskin Capital Football competitions manager Chris Doyle is adamant suspended sentences will act as a deterrent for on-field incidents after three National Premier League players had proposed bans...


Soccer reigns supreme in junior ranks in Canberra among four football codes

Woden Valley FC U8 team the Rooneys, from left, Reece Harrigan 7, Lucas Carey 7, Hendrix Stanier 8, Ziggy Kewetin- Smith 7, Michael Smith 7, Marc Papandrea 6, Isaac Palywoda 7, Max Mcardle 7 and Jack Davidson 7.  Soccer has had an increase of more than 1000 kids this season with Woden Valley FC having the biggest increase.

Lee Gaskin Soccer is the king of the kids in the ACT, with an extra 54 teams and an estimated new 1000 players set to take to the pitch this year.


Canberra's Molly Taylor second overall in the Australian Rally Championship after opening round in WA

Canberra driver Molly Taylor is second in the Australian Rally Championship after the opening round in WA.

Lee Gaskin Canberra driver Molly Taylor has had an impressive start to the Australian Rally Championship, finishing second overall at the Rally of Western Australia.

Mountain biking

Mont 24-hour mountain bike race entries will bounce back, say organisers

Action from the Mont 24-hour mountain bike race on Saturday afternoon.

Lee Gaskin Organisers of the Mont 24 mountain bike race are confident numbers will rebound after despite entries being down more than half from last year's event.