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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Football

Cooma Tigers shoot to second as Canberra FC loses two in a row

On target: Stephen Domenici.

David Polkinghorne Stephen Domenici scored the winner for the Cooma Tigers to give Canberra FC its second straight defeat.

Soccer

Andy Rakic returns from Europe to join Canberra FC

Andy Rakic has returned home after playing soccer professionally in Europe and is playing for the club he played for in juniors, Canberra FC.

David Polkinghorne After 12 years plying his trade in Croatia, Germany and Luxembourg, Andy Rakic is back where it all began with his old coach - if his clearance from Germany ever comes through.

Soccer

Robbie Deeley wonder strike gives Canberra Olympic victory over arch-rival Canberra FC

Sport. Premier League Soccer at O'Connor Oval between Canberra FC (red tops) and Canberra Olympic (blue tops). Olympic's Josh Gaspari, on the move. June 8th. 2014 The Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

David Polkinghorne Wonder strike guides Olympic to victory.

Football

Canberra City winger Gimale Essacu dreams of playing for Papua New Guinea on the world stage

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David Polkinghorne Canberra City winger Gimale Essacu's face lights up at the mere mention of the World Cup.

Football

Belconnen United keep pressure on Canberra National Premier League rivals

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David Polkinghorne Midfielder Tom McLachlan's gutsy brace has fired Belconnen United three points clear at the top of the Canberra National Premier League table and put pressure on the chasing pack in what is shaping...

Football

ACCC looks at football body deals

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David Polkinghorne Consumer Commission is investigating Capital Football for alleged ''issues of exclusive dealing''.

Soccer

Capital Football on front foot to prevent final flare-ups

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Canberra fans celebrate the final win.

David Polkinghorne Capital Football has hired security staff for this season's finals campaign to ensure there is no repeat of the crowd trouble that marred last year's men's premier league grand final.

Football

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.

Soccer

Door open for Mariners to play ACT fixture

GOSFORD, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15: John Hutchinson of the Mariners during the AFC Asian Champions League match between the Central Coast Mariners and Guangzhou Evergrande at Bluetongue Stadium on May 15, 2013 in Gosford, Australia.  (Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne Capital Football will put its hand up to host reigning A-League champions the Central Coast Mariners.

Football

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.

Soccer

Points system to even league

David Polkinghorne Capital Football will introduce a premier league ''salary cap'' next season as part of Football Federation Australia's national competitions revue.