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Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

Football

W-League: Canberra United hands Sydney FC first loss of season

Chris Dutton Canberra United fired a warning shot to its W-League rivals and staked its claim for the title on Wednesday.

Soccer

W-League: Canberra United coach says players lacked aggression in loss to Adelaide

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 05: Racheal Quigley of Adelaide celebrates with her team mates after scoring during the round seven W-League match between Adelaide United and Canberra United at Burton Park on January 5, 2014 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Canberra United coach Elisabeth Migchelsen has implored her team to be ruthless and aggressive to chase W-League success.

Football

W-League: Canberra United sends title warning with win over Adelaide

SPORT:  Canberra United v Adelaide United at McKellar Park, Canberra. L-R United players  Michelle Heyman and Stephanie Ochs scores the second goal of the match. 19th January 2014.. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Chris Dutton Canberra United has rectified the "kinks" in its game with a thumping 3-0 win against Adelaide at McKellar Park on Sunday.

Soccer

Canberra United players happy to see Ellyse Perry on Ashes cricket duties

Chris Dutton Ellyse Perry's former team plans to exploit her absence to boost its championship hopes on Wednesday night.

Soccer, Cricket

Double trouble as ACT Meteors and Canberra United get ready for Ellyse Perry

Ellyse Perry

Chris Dutton Ellyse Perry looms as Canberra's tormenter in clashes with the ACT Meteors and Canberra United.

Lydia Williams ready to lead United back to the finals

Returning Canberra United goal keeper Lydia Williams following the team launch.

Chris Dutton She's spent more than 30 hours on planes in the past week but returning goalkeeper Lydia Williams says she's ready to lead Canberra United's charge back to the W-League finals.

Soccer

Home-town girl jets in to give United lift

Sport.  Returning Canberra United goal keeper Lydia Williams following the team launch at the Belconnen Markets.  30 October 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton Goalkeeper Lydia Williams says she's ready to lead Canberra United's charge back to the W-League finals.

Football

Canberra United coach Elisabeth Migchelsen calls for drinks breaks rule change

SPORT: Canberra United v Brisbane Roar at McKellar Park. United player Ashleigh Sykes reacts after the referees decision .  8th December 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton Canberra United coach Elisabeth Migchelsen wants the FFA to overhaul drinks break rules after a sapping 1-0 loss.

Soccer

Canberra United players freshened by extended Christmas break

Chris Dutton Canberra United is banking on international flights and family surprises to be their secret weapon to chase a W-League title dream.

Football

Canberra United fume over referee decisions in loss to Melbourne Victory

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 12:  Sally Rojahn (R) of United and Stephanie Catley of the Victory contest for the ball during the round eight W-League match between Melbourne Victory and Canberra United at Lakeside Oval on January 12, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Canberra United is fuming two refereeing blunders cost it a vital W-League win in Melbourne.

Soccer

United determined to push through disruptions

Sport:  Canberra United Westfield Womens League Squad have announced new head coach Liesbeth Migchelsen. Left: Raeanne Dower (Assistant Coach), Sally Shipard, Liesbeth Migchelsen (Head Coach) and Caitlin Munoz. 9th of October 2013, Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton Canberra United is banking on a last-minute bonding session to make up for a month of disrupted preparations.

Soccer

Munoz, Cattanach a cut above in Premier League awards

Sport: Federation Cup grand final. Tuggeranong v Cooma played at the Deakin Oval. Cooma player Robbie Cattanach and Tuggeranong player Matt Menser in action. 28th of August 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton Canberra United star Caitlin Munoz has no plans to hang up her boots after winning the player-of-the-year.

Football

Pain of cousin's death reignites Heyman's dream

Sport.  Canberra United and Matildas striker Michelle Heyman during a break at the AIS, Michelle almost gave up soccer two months ago when her cousin [he was the reason she got into soccer] passed away  14 June 2013 Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton Michelle Heyman is using the pain of losing her cousing as the inspiration to chase her World Cup dream.

Soccer

Klimkova ups ante on title defence

23RD SEPTEMBER- 2012 -SPORT -STORY- CHRIS DUTTON- THE CANBERRA TIMES- PHOTO BY MELISSA ADAMS.
Canberra United coach Jitka Klimkova looking over potential players for the W-League season ahead, at the AIS training fields , Canberra.

Chris Dutton Canberra United coach Jitka Klimkova has given her players a mission to launch an all-out attack for a second straight W-League title to ensure they don't suffer premiership hangover this season.

Soccer

United kicks in youth for chase

february 3 2011 sport.  gary schafer photo Canberra Times. Waiting to fly up to Brisbane Canberra United players Ellie Brush, Grace Field and Georgia Yeoman-Dale. SPECIAL 1

Chris Dutton Canberra United coach Jitka Klimkova hopes injecting young and local talent into her squad will boost the team as it chases a second W-League title this season.

Soccer

Klimkova true to her word

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Chris Dutton Canberra United coach Jitka Klimkova has put honouring her word ahead of her team's unbeaten W-League streak to ensure she keeps a promise with Matildas coach Tom Sermanni.

Sport

Sport salutes its elite as VC men lend hand

In 
a Sunday Night exclusive, Australia?s war hero Ben Roberts-Smith 
talks to Mike Willesee  for the 
first time about the details of the extraordinary mission in Afghanistan that 
led him to being awarded the Victoria Cross ? . 


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Chris Dutton ACTSport has called on an Australian military hero to present a new award at the Sportstar of the Year dinner at Woden on Friday.

Soccer

Star United recruit debuts

Canberra United's Nikki Washington.

Chris Dutton A whirlwind week will end with Nikki Washington making her W-League debut on Saturday. And Canberra United's international recruit is adamant jetlag and scorching heat won't stop her from making an...

Cricket

Perry ready for a rare break

Sport
Australian Cricketer Ellyse Perry at the IN2 cricket awards at Aranda
giving some bowling tips to Lucas Sanden, 5.
The Canberra Times
02 march 2013
Photo Jay Cronan


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Chris Dutton Ellyse Perry is set to enjoy her first three-month break from cricket and soccer in almost a decade.

Soccer

Brush torn between good mate and the club she captains

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 11: Ellyse Perry of Canberra smiles after the round six W-League match between the Newcastle Jets and Canberra United at Energy Australia Stadium on December 11, 2010 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Craig Golding/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Canberra United skipper Ellie Brush has backed the club's request for Ellyse Perry to make a full-time commitment to the capital and believes ''no player can be bigger than the club''.