Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth


Canberra Capital Carley Mijovic drafted by WNBA side Washington

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capital Carley Mijovic has been picked by the Washington Mystics in the WNBA draft. 


Opals coach Brendan Joyce says no panic despite rocky build-up to September's FIBA World Cup

Jon Tuxworth The Australian Opals have lost some of their biggest stars for September's FIBA World Cup, but coach Brendan Joyce already has eyes on their replacements.


Lauren Jackson, Penny Taylor, Erin Phillips and Elizabeth Cambage back for Opals

Australian Opals training at the AIS. (L-R) Penny Taylor, Erin Phillips, Lauren Jackson and Liz Cambage.

Jon Tuxworth Four seasoned campaigners with their own points to prove are ready to return the Australian Opals to the glory days of old.


Canberra Capitals hope domestic duties will keep Abby Bishop close to home

Abby Bishop.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf is optimistic that Abby Bishop will re-sign for next season.


Canberra Capitals finish season on bright note

Canberra capitals player Abby Bishop  in action during the game
against the West Coast Waves at the AIS Arena
The Canberra times
14 February 2014
photo jay cronan


Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals ended a tough season with a win, paving the way for Lauren Jackson's return.


Capitals need grit for win, says skipper

Jess Bibby

Jon Tuxworth Capitals skipper Jess Bibby hopes last week's gritty win over Adelaide will provide her team with self-belief.


Nat Hurst the best point guard in Australia, says Capitals captain Jess Bibby

Jon Tuxworth CANBERRA Capitals skipper Jess Bibby believes Nat Hurst's shooting clinic at Townsville on Friday has entrenched her as the best point guard in the country.


Opals hope Nat Hurst and Leilani Mitchell will provide punch at world championships

Canberra Capitals player Natalie Hurst.

Jon Tuxworth They're rivals for the coveted starting point guard job, but Opals coach hopes duo can provide one-two punch.

Injury all-clear key to Jackson's Capitals deal

News: Lauren Jackson speaks to the Australian girls basketball team during the National Identification training program, at the AIS in Canberra. 24th of January 2013, Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Jon Tuxworth and Steve Smith Superstar Lauren Jackson announces intention to play for Canberra in 2013-14 WNBL season.


Capitals boosted by Jackson

NCH SPORT . Basketballer Lauren Jackson in Newcastle as the  Special Olympics  Ambassador  26th  March 2013 Picture Anita Jones

Jon Tuxworth The Capitals will rise from finals spectators to WNBL title favourites with Lauren Jackson to sign for two seasons.


Jackson gets 'clean slate' in China

Sport.  Australian Opals vs New Zealand Tall Ferns.  Australian Opals player Lauren Jackson during the game at the AIS Arena.  18 August 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth Australian Opals superstar Lauren Jackson has signed to play for a Chinese club this season.


Stars to align for centenary show

jackson and mills

Jon Tuxworth Basketball will join Canberra's centenary party when the Boomers and Opals play a double-header against New Zealand at the AIS in August.


No rush on Jackson decision

Lauren Jackson

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals will wait until Lauren Jackson is analysed by the club's medical staff before answering speculation she could undergo surgery before her rich deal even begins.


Capitals confident without Jackson

Jessica Bibby.

Jon Tuxworth Greater depth in key positions, and more old-fashioned ''mongrel'' - they are the key reasons that have the Canberra Capitals convinced they can win without Lauren Jackson early in the season.


Herbert bolsters sidelines as Jackson waits

Samantha Norwood.

Jon Tuxworth Lauren Jackson's return has hogged the headlines but the Canberra Capitals believe an off-court signing could prove just as crucial as they look to make a return to the WNBL finals.


Capitals hoping Jackson makes it for home game

2nd July 2012, Story by Chris Dutton ,  Canberra Times Photo, Colleen Petch,  Canberra Capitals announce that The Tradies as there major sponsor. Lauren Jackson at the announcement this morning with Capital's teammate's (L) Alex Bunton and (R) Mikaela Dombkins

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals remain hopeful next week's first home game of the season against Bulleen will double as the WNBL return of Lauren Jackson.


Longley and coach call for Jackson to rest up

Australia's Lauren Jackson

Jon Tuxworth LAUREN JACKSON must strip back her jam-packed schedule in order to lengthen her stellar career.

Jackson on court for Capitals by early November

Basketballer Lauren Jackson in front of the Town Hall for the official welcome home of the 2012 Australian Olympic Team 
20th August 2012
Photo: Wolter Peeters
The Sydney Morning Herald

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals star Lauren Jackson is set to miss the next two rounds of the WNBL season due to a back injury, but will aim to be back on court by early November.


Caps vow to put Jackson first

Lauren Jackson

By Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals will make Lauren Jackson's longevity their No.1 priority and aim to have a ''bulletproof'' superstar return to the court next month.


Jackson gets new perspective at home

16th October 2012, Story by Jon Tuxworth , Canberra Times Photograph by, Colleen Petch,  Canberra Capitals player Lauren Jackson back in town holds a press conference at Tilleys this morning, Lauren will not be playing this weekend and will be in re-hab for the next fortnight.

Jon Tuxworth As soon as Lauren Jackson set foot on the Canberra Airport tarmac, the sense of relief that engulfed her was overwhelming.