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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Locker Room

Canberra Raiders captain Jarrod Croker hits winning post

Lee Gaskin Locker Room: The best of Canberra sport, from grassroots to gossip.


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

May 2 2015.

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.

Ice Hockey

Former junior USA goalkeeper Josh Unice joins Canberra Brave

Former USA under-20 goalkeeper Josh Unice has joined the Canberra Brave this season.

Lee Gaskin Canberra Brave goalkeeper Josh Unice has put his injury problems behind him to re-establish himself in Australia.


Renowned hockey umpire David Gentles takes charge of Canberra final rematch

Former world No.1-ranked umpire David Gentles will be in charge of Saturday's Capital League match between Central and Goulburn.

Lee Gaskin Former world No.1-ranked hockey umpire David Gentles will take charge of the Capital League 1 grand final rematch.

Socceroos midfielder Tom Rogic makes impressive comeback with Celtic

Socceroos midfielder Tom Rogic has made an impressive comeback from a lengthy stint on the sidelines with injury.

Lee Gaskin Former Socceroos captain Craig Moore has praised Tom Rogic's mental strength for helping him through the dark days and back on the park for Scottish club Celtic.


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...