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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Canberra United fall at first hurdle of W-League semi-finals against Brisbane Roar

Sport.  W- League Canberra United Vs Brisbane Roar at McKellar Park.   Canberra United player Lori Lindsey, right yells out as Brisbane Roar players celebrate the first goal in the semi final match. 15 February 2014. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan

David Polkinghorne W-League premiers Canberra United were bundled straight out of the finals with a 2-1 loss on Saturday.

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University of Canberra vice-chancellor Stephen Parker confident $25m complex will go ahead

UC vice-chancellor Stephen Parker.

David Polkinghorne UC is still confident a $25million multi-sport complex will proceed.


Heyman's double helps Canberra United thrash Roar

Michelle Heyman (R) celebrates a goal with Ashleigh Sykes.

David Polkinghorne Michelle Heyman fired a double-barrelled warning shot across the W-League's bow on Saturday.


Holiday meeting lands German star in Canberra

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 18:  Ariane Hingst of Newcastle Jets speaks during the W-League 2011/12 Season Launch at the FFA Offices on October 18, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne A chance meeting on the Sunshine Coast led to Canberra United capturing the signature of one of the most highly decorated women soccer players of all time.


Canberra looms as Heyman's home

29 August 2012. Sport. Journalist David Polkinghorne.  Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan. Michelle Heyman training with the Matildas at the AIS.

David Polkinghorne Canberra United's star striker Michelle Heyman wants a few days on her own before she decides her W-League future.


Brisbane rematch first up for Canberra

Grace Gill and Sally Shipard of Canberra United contest a high ball with Tameka Butt and Aivi Luik of Brisbane Roar.

David Polkinghorne Canberra United is hoping a settled line-up and coaching staff will help it start this W-League season exactly how it finished the last - with a victory over Brisbane Roar.


Rusty United starts with stalemate

Michelle Heyman

David Polkinghorne OPENING day nerves got the better of Canberra United in the first round of its W-League title defence, according to coach Jitka Klimkova.


Old club, new team as Hingst faces Jets

Germany world cup winner Ariane Hingst has joined Canberra United for the W-League season. Pic taken at the AIS multi purpose fields.

David Polkinghorne The only familiar things waiting for Canberra United recruit Ariane Hingst in Newcastle are some friends and the beaches.


De Vanna tweets up a storm

Heather Reid.

David Polkinghorne An accusation from Perth Glory playmaker Lisa De Vanna has erupted in a Twitter war.


Players deny links to Matildas letter

Melissa Barbieri.

David Polkinghorne Several Matildas used social media to distance themselves from revelations some squad members want a male coach.


United ready to mix it

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 08:  Caitlin Munoz of Canberra celebrates with team mates after scoring her first goal for Canberra against the Wanderers during the round 11 W-League match between Canberra United and the Western Sydney Wanderers at McKellar Park on January 8, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne Canberra United midfielder Caitlin Munoz says the defending champion is thriving on pressure.


United crash out, but for Klimkova it's not over

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 12:  Tameka Butt of the Roar celebrates with team mates after scoring a goal during the round 12 W-League match between the Brisbane Roar and Canberra United at Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre on January 12, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne Coach Jitka Klimkova says she does not want to walk out on Canberra after its failed title defence.


Matildas stay cool in shootout

Sport. The Matildas V NZ at McKellar Park in the second Centenary Cup women's soccer match. Australia's captain, Clare Polkinghorne, #4, scores a goal in the first half and shares the moment with her team mates. June16th 2013 Photograph by Graham Tidy, The Canberra Times.

David Polkinghorne Open the gates and they will come. That's the lesson the FFA learnt as the Matildas edged out New Zealand on Sunday.