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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Canberra backed as A-League venue after FFA Cup success

David Polkinghorne Socceroos midfielder Carl Valeri says Canberra has shown it should be home to the next A-League team.


Matildas striker Michelle Heyman wants a World Cup medal

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.


Canberra United fall at first hurdle of W-League semi-finals against Brisbane Roar

Sport.  W- League Canberra United Vs Brisbane Roar at McKellar Park.   Canberra United player Lori Lindsey, right yells out as Brisbane Roar players celebrate the first goal in the semi final match. 15 February 2014. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan

David Polkinghorne W-League premiers Canberra United were bundled straight out of the finals with a 2-1 loss on Saturday.


Lustica to give it a Red hot go

David Polkinghorne Canberra product Steven Lustica has his final chance to earn a spot in Adelaide United's starting line-up.


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.


Canberra pulls out all stops to hold ladder leaders to a draw

Madeline Washington

David Polkinghorne A Caitlin Cooper thunderbolt saved Canberra United's blushes against top side Perth Glory.


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.


United ready to mix it

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 08:  Caitlin Munoz of Canberra celebrates with team mates after scoring her first goal for Canberra against the Wanderers during the round 11 W-League match between Canberra United and the Western Sydney Wanderers at McKellar Park on January 8, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne Canberra United midfielder Caitlin Munoz says the defending champion is thriving on pressure.


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.


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.


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.


Talay takes on Tuggeranong challenge

Ufuk Talay

David Polkinghorne He's played for one of the biggest clubs in the world, worked with Liverpool legend Graeme Souness and now former Sydney FC midfielder Ufuk Talay is ready for his next challenge - playing for the...


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.


Rogic hopes capital will get A-League team

David Polkinghorne CENTRAL Coast Mariners midfielder Tom Rogic says he would have considered signing with Canberra if its bid to have an A-League team in the nation's capital had succeeded.


Rockets need to be propelled into big games

David Polkinghorne With Football Federation Australia refusing to give the ACT an A-League team, one of the territory's top coaches has called for the Canberra Rockets to play more games against A-League opponents.