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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Soccer: ACT Government wants long-term deal for Socceroos games to promote sport in Canberra

Lee Gaskin ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr says it's important Canberra negotiates a long-term deal with Football Federation Australia for Socceroos matches to ensure the sport doesn't "disappear off the radar".

Central Coast Mariners bring pre-season trip to Canberra for busy week of friendlies

Central Coast Mariners boss Shaun Mielekamp wants to tap into the Canberra market.

Lee Gaskin Central Coast boss Shaun Mielekamp says the A-League club is committed to establishing a presence in Canberra.


Canberra FC goalkeeper Sam Brown embracing new club after mid-season switch from Woden

Lee Gaskin He started off the year as the second-string goalkeeper at Woden-Weston FC, but Canberra FC custodian Sam Brown is in the thick of the ACT National Premier League title race.


Canberra's Ben Treffers wins bronze in 50m backstroke at world swimming championships

Canberra's Ben Treffers won the bronze medal in the men's 50m backstroke at the world swimming championships in Kazan, Russia.

Lee Gaskin Canberra's Ben Treffers won bronze in his pet event, but it's a longer race he is setting his sights on.

Michael Clarke's retirement opens door to captain PM's XI in Canberra against New Zealand

Michael Clarke would be a perfect fit to captain the PM's XI team in Canberra in October.

Lee Gaskin Cricket ACT to push for Australian skipper to have a Canberra swansong in the PM's XI game.

Ice Hockey: Canberra Brave beat Perth Thunder 6-3 to close in on final playoff berth

Canberra Brave forward Kelly Geoffrey scored a hat-trick in Sunday night's 6-3 win against the Perth Thunder.

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Brave moved another step closer to clinching a second successive AIHL playoff berth on Sunday night.

Canberra FC counter attack delivers 3-0 win against FFA Centre of Excellence

Double strike: Canberra FC striker Thomas James celebrates his second goal with team-mate Josip Jadric in Sunday's 3-0 win against the FFA Centre of Excellence.

Lee Gaskin Canberra FC applied their counter-attacking game to perfection to stay in the hunt for the ACT National Premier League title.

Rugby union

Wallabies back Christian Lealiifano stars, but Tuggeranong Vikings lose grand final

Big role: Wallabies back Christian Lealiifano had a personal haul of 12 points in Tuggeranong Vikings' 21-17 loss to the Canberra Royals on Saturday.

Lee Gaskin Wallabies representative Christian Lealiifano finished with a personal haul of 12 points, but ended up on the losing side of the ledger with the Tuggeranong Vikings.

Rugby union

Canberra Royals score premiership-winning try after siren to end 24-year drought

 Rugby union grand final at Viking Park John I Dent Cup grand final - Tuggeranong Vikings v Canberra Royals.

Royals Player Tim celebrates a try by Jason Swain 

The Canberra Times
Date: 08 August 2015
Photo Jay Cronan

Lee Gaskin Canberra Royals fullback Ben Johnston scored the premiership-winning try after the full-time siren to end his club's 24-year title drought in dramatic fashion.

Rugby Union

Wallabies centre Christian Lealiifano boosts Tuggeranong Vikings for grand final

Wallabies flyhalf/inside centre Christian Lealiifano will play for the Tuggeranong Vikings in Saturday's John I Dent Cup grand final.

Lee Gaskin Wallabies representative Christian Lealiifano's surprise addition to the Tuggeranong Vikings for Saturday's John I Dent Cup grand final has drawn a mixed reaction from the Canberra rugby community.

Rugby union: Canberra Royals aiming to break 24-year title drought in first-grade final

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Royals will try and end a 24-year premiership drought in Saturday's John I Dent Cup grand final.

Rugby Union

Rugby Union: Canberra Vikings prop Ben Alexander pushing for World Cup recall

Former Wallabies prop Ben Alexander will be playing for the Canberra Vikings in the National Rugby Championship.

Lee Gaskin Forgotten Wallabies prop Ben Alexander and former Brumbies winger Francis Fainifo are among a strong 37-man Canberra Vikings squad for the National Rugby Championship.

FFA Cup: Gungahlin United suffers cruel loss to Sydney Olympic in round of 32

Harris Gaitatzis of Sydney Olympic FC and Shane Murray of Gungahlin United FC in action.

Lee Gaskin Canberra's involvement in the FFA Cup is over after Gungahlin United suffered a 1-0 loss to Sydney Olympic at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval on Tuesday night.

Soccer: Cooma Tigers FC use points deduction as motivation in ACT National Premier League

Lee Gaskin Cooma Tigers are using their points deduction for playing too many visa players as motivation to defend their title.

Basketball: Canberra Capitals Academy making positive strides despite record SEABL thrashing

The Canberra Capitals Academy suffered the third biggest loss in SEABL women's history.

Lee Gaskin They suffered the third-highest loss in the competition's history, but Canberra Capitals' Academy coach is positive.


Soccer: FFA Cup debut for former Canberra FC midfielder Ivan Pavlak for Hume City

Former Canberra FC midfielder Ivan Pavlak (right) will make his FFA Cup debut for Hume City against the Brisbane Strikers on Wednesday night.

Lee Gaskin A broken foot cost him an FFA Cup clash with A-League heavyweights Sydney FC, but former Canberra FC midfielder Ivan Pavlak is aiming to make up for lost time with Hume City.

Tuggeranong Vikings beat Queanbeyan Whites 22-19 to progress to John I Dent Cup grand final

Lee Gaskin The Tuggeranong Vikings are 80 minutes away from a fifth straight John I Dent Cup premiership.

NEAFL: Eastlake Demons suffer 11th loss of season with 57-point loss to Redland Bombers

Eastlake coach Ben Waite is one of a number of surfers at the club.

Lee Gaskin The Eastlake Demons were handed their 11th loss of the NEAFL season in Brisbane on Saturday.

Ice Hockey

Ice Hockey: Canberra Brave looking to continue AIHL play-off push against Sydney Bears

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Brave will be looking to continue their push towards the Australian Ice Hockey League playoffs in their rematch with the Sydney Bears at Penrith on Saturday night.

Soccer: Sydney FC, Canberra defender George Timotheou named in Young Socceroos squad

Lee Gaskin Canberra defender George Timotheou has fought his way back into the Young Socceroos squad after injury.