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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Carl Valeri sees Melbourne Victory as stepping stone to Socceroos

David Polkinghorne Carl Valeri is hoping to use new club Melbourne Victory as a springboard for a Socceroos return.


Former Socceroos star Carl Valeri considers stint in A-League

David Polkinghorne Will Canberra's Carl Valeri return to Australia to play in the A-League?


Tom Rogic must be picked for Socceroos, says Robbie Slater

Tom Rogic.

David Polkinghorne Tom Rogic has been cleared of serious injury and must be picked in the Socceroos squad, Robbie Slater says.

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Canberra's Tom Rogic part of Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou's new golden generation vision

Tom Rogic.

David Polkinghorne Canberra young gun Tom Rogic is part of Ange Postecoglou's vision of a new golden generation.


Former Socceroos captain Paul Wade says Canberra could host Asian Cup winner

Former Socceroos captain Paul Wade.

David Polkinghorne Former Socceroos and Canberra Cosmos captain Paul Wade thinks the ACT could play host to the eventual winner of next year's Asian Cup.


Former Socceroos skipper Paul Wade sees big things for Tom Rogic in Brazil

David Polkinghorne Former Socceroos captain Paul Wade has backed Canberra star Tom Rogic to make an impact at next year's World Cup in Brazil.


Carl Valeri backs Cahill to uphold Australian pride

David Polkinghorne Tim Cahill is the man who scores the Socceroos goals, the man who always come up with the goods.


Canberra's Carl Valeri signs with Melbourne Victory

An ankle injury has marred the last two years of Valeri's career.

David Polkinghorne Socceroos veteran Carl Valeri signs three-year deal with A-League club.


Jets take flight in Canberra

Newcastle Jest v Canberra All Stars at McKellar Park, Canberra. l-r Jets player, Joshua Brillante gets past Canberra player Alex Oloriegbe.??

David Polkinghorne Canberra All Stars put up a solid display in their 3-0 loss to the Newcastle Jets on Wednesday night.


ACCC looks at football body deals


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


Canberra stars hoping to shine

David Polkinghorne The 2013-2014 A-League season has three very different meanings for its three Canberrans, writes David Polkinghorne.


Rogic's got it all, says Valeri

David Polkinghorne Carl Valeri is the same as every other Socceroos fan - he wants to see Tom Rogic at the World Cup.


Capital Football on front foot to prevent final flare-ups

17 september 2011. PHOTO by GARY SCHAFER,  soccer gf at deakin
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.


Rogic hopes for a gig against Devils

Tomas Rogic

David Polkinghorne Tom Rogic would love nothing better than to come up against his idol when the Red Devils play a one-off exhibition match against an A-League All Stars side at ANZ Stadium, in Sydney, on July 20.

Canberra Centenary

Every one a winner in centenary year

SPORT - Centenary of Canberra Matches photo shoot at Manuka Oval, (l to R) Ellie Brush, Sepi Langi, Christian Lealiifano, Phil Davis, Lauren Jackson, Cody Hightower and Josh McCrone  ,  Canberra.                                                                       19th  December2012.                                                                                                                                                             Photo : Colleen Petch of the Canberra Times

David Polkinghorne Canberra's elite sporting teams have come to the centenary party and Andrew Barr says it's up to the Canberra public to show its support by putting bums on seats if they want big-ticket sporting...

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Rogue hit 'out of character'

Tomas ROGIC recieves a red card after a viscous tackle on Rhyan Grant Sydney FC vs Central Coast Mariners at Allianz Stadium for round 13 of the Hyundai A-League.
Photographer: Brendan Esposito
smh,27th December,2012

David Polkinghorne Tom Rogic's coach has come to the defence of the under-fire playmaker, blaming the Central Coast Mariner's red card on a lack of protection from the referee.


Mariners wait on Celtic bid for Rogic

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 15:  Tom Rogic of Australia and the Central Coast Mariners shares a joke with fellow players during a Nike and FFA media announcement at Carriageworks on October 15, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images) Tom Rogic headshot

David Polkinghorne Central Coast Mariners were expecting Scottish Premier League giant Celtic to make a formal bid of about $600,000 for rising soccer star Tom Rogic overnight.


Former stars back to help youngsters

David Polkinghorne Shaun Ontong and Kaz Patafta want to help discover the next Tom Rogic in Canberra.


In A-League of his own

Nikolai Topor-Stanley.

David Polkinghorne Nikolai Topor-Stanley among fan favourites to play for All Stars against Manchester United.


Juniors get pathway into A-League

Sport.  from left, Canberra FC player Aaron Evans and Canberra Olympic player Jeremy Habtemariam are both going to trial with A-League club Adelaide United.  26 July 2013 Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan

David Polkinghorne The doors into the A-League are starting to open for talented Canberra juniors.