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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Football

Matildas star Sally Shipard retires from soccer

Chris Dutton Chronic injuries have forced Canberra and Australian star Sally Shipard to quit soccer at 26.

Saturday Serve

FFA sells out Matildas

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Chris Dutton Gender inequality, financial constraints or just laziness - all signs point to a huge FFA bungle in Canberra this week.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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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.

Cricket

Perry ready for a rare break

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Australian Cricketer Ellyse Perry at the IN2 cricket awards at Aranda
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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.

Football

Heyman baffled by lock-out

SPORT: Michelle Heyman during training with the Matildas at the AIS athletics track, Bruce .. 12th June 2013.Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton Michelle Heyman admits she is confused as to why the Matildas' match against New Zealand on Thursday has been closed to the public.

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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.