Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth

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Capitals hope for dream team big three: Lauren Jackson, Abby Bishop, Nat Hurst

Caps forward, Abby Bishop, looks for a way past Hayley Munro.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals haven't ruled out Lauren Jackson, Abby Bishop and Nat Hurst joining forces next season.

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High award hopes for Abby Bishop despite Canberra Capitals' WNBL loss

Sport. WNBL match at the AIS Arena between the Canberra Capitals (blue) and the Melbourne Boomers. Caps forward, Abby Bishop, looks for a way past Hayley Munro. January 25th. 2014 Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

Jon Tuxworth Jess Bibby says Canberra's disappointing campaign shouldn't derail Abby Bishop's WNBL MVP hopes.

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Honesty best policy for Capitals' revival

Sport.  Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf during the game at the AIS Arena.  25 October 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Lee Gaskin and Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals can credit a forthright honesty session for helping kick-start their WNBL campaign.

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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.

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Ardossi returns to capital riding high

SPORT -  Canberra Capitals take on Dandenong Rangers in the WNBL at the AIS Arena Bruce, Capital's Brigitte Ardossi gets stripped of the ball by Rangers Monica Wright. Canberra                                                                                                      19th January  2013.                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times

Jon Tuxworth Dandenong coach Mark Wright has backed Brigitte Ardossi to press for a starting role in his star-studded side.

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Pressure on young Capitals

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Carly Wilson in action at the AIS Arena against the West Coast Waves
The Canberra Times
15 February 2013
Photo: Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals face the daunting task of upsetting Dandenong without their best defensive player.

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Understrength Caps to travel light

Carrie Graf.

Jon Tuxworth Capitals coach Carrie Graf has ruled out bringing in reinforcements to bolster her injury-hit side.

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Depleted Capitals put up valiant fight

Sport: Canberra Capitals v Dandenong Rangers at AIS Arena, Canberra. Capitals player Alex Bunton shoots under pressure from Dandenong player Brigitte Ardossi. 2nd of November 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals won plenty of admirers after almost pulling off one of the bravest victories in their history.

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I'm back: Carrie Graf ready to guide Caps to finals

After a challenging 2012 campaign, Carrie Graf says she's ready to take the Canberra Capitals back to the WNBL finals.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf says the fire in her belly is back after revealing her father’s death and a taxing Australian Opals Olympic campaign left her ‘‘burned out and emotionally...

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Tall order for young hopefuls

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Canberra Capitals Carley Mijovic and Alex Bunton.
28 August 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Jon Tuxworth They are the youngest players on the Canberra Capitals roster - the self-dubbed ''twin towers''.

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Gunners shot down in thriller

Cameron Barnes is the new head coach of the Canberra Gunners after the resignation of Matthew Glasson.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Gunners’ recent struggles at home continued after losing 82-79 to Dandenong on Saturday night.

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Captain calls for team effort to quell Rangers' star guards

Sport.
Jess Bibby speaks to media at the first Capital's training after the New Year break.
2 Jan 2013
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra Times. 


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Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals skipper Jess Bibby says every player in her misfiring squad must take responsibility for quelling Dandenong's star back court when they look to snap a seven-game losing streak at...

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Capitals put faith in youngsters to arrest losing streak

Canberra Capitals player Alex Bunton.

Jon Tuxworth The worst losing streak in club history is looming large, but that won't stop the Canberra Capitals from looking towards the future by giving their young players more game time in Adelaide and Perth...

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Recharged Bibby is raring to roll on

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals skipper Jess Bibby has revealed she contemplated retirement on the eve of the WNBL season while questioning her ability to compete in one of the world's best leagues.

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Capitals beaten but put on top display

SPORT -  Canberra Capitals take on Dandenong Rangers in the WNBL at the AIS Arena Bruce, Capital's Alex Bunton after another Capitals loss . Canberra                                                                                                                                             19th January  2013.                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times

Jon Tuxworth ON PAPER it's comfortable enough, but Dandenong's 98-73 win over Canberra at AIS Arena on Saturday belies the grit and gallantry of the hosts.

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Just passing to Jackson won't win title: Bibby

By Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals skipper Jess Bibby has warned her teammates not to rely on Lauren Jackson to provide the "quick fix" when she returns to the line-up next season.