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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Matildas striker Michelle Heyman wants a World Cup medal

David Polkinghorne With the disappointment of losing the women's Asian Cup final still fresh, Matildas striker Michelle Heyman already has a clear goal for next year's World Cup - she wants a medal.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.