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10 August 2018 9:42 AM $50,000 Federal provides temporary relief for battling ACT trainers

ACT trainers don't have much to smile about at the moment but trainers Paul Jones and Barb Joseph would have thoroughly enjoyed watching race seven at Canberra on Friday. Six-year-old gelding Anthonis cruised home to win the $50,000 Federal by almost three lengths ahead of Dylan's Deeva and Motime at Thoroughbred Park. Jones and colleagues Matt Dale and Nick Olive 9

27 July 2018 6:13 AM AFL Commissioner says women's charter won't make game softer

The women's football charter won't be an avenue to make AFLW softer or less aggressive, says AFL Commissioner Simone Wilkie, but that doesn't mean the competition won't look different to the men's league. "We need to be innovative and think differently, not just overlay men's sport onto women's sport," General Wilkie said in a speech in Canberra 13

9 July 2018 4:21 AM The frightening facts West Coast don't want to know

He was shaping as an automatic All-Australian selection with an average of 14 disposals an outing, seven marks and three grabs a game snared in big contests, and had booted 28 goals. West Coast is also tipped to have veteran small sharp-shooter Mark LeCras and big defender Tom Barrass back to take on the in-form Magpies, who stretched their run into second 15

3 July 2018 8:36 AM Canberra soccer players to cop registration fee hike from FFA

Australia failed to get out of their group at the tournament in Russia and collected just one point from three games. Belconnen United president Tony Barr was not aware of the fees increase and slammed the FFA for splurging on the national team and then asking the grassroots to pick up the bill. "Spending $300,000 per player is just ridiculous, maybe 15

29 June 2018 9:37 AM Canberra bid leader says he'll celebrate when they're in the A-League

"It’s not about a contest or who has the most money, this is about bringing something to a region I care deeply about. It’s about giving the city something it wants and needs. "It was more anticipation than relief or anything and now we're in, lets go get it, let's go show them how we’re going to build this club." Canberra are the only bid which already 14

21 June 2018 5:12 PM Van Marwijk frustrated Australia did not get all three points

Socceroo boss Bert van Marwijk could only rue his team's inability to convert its second half chances as he contemplated another good Australia performance which did not get the reward it deserved. The 1-1 draw against Denmark means Australia has a point and a chance to progress, depending on other results, but Van Marwijk believes it should be more - and few would 14

2 June 2018 3:00 AM Owen returns to saddle to pursue his riding dream

"The time was right when she finished to give it a good crack and hopefully I can make a go of it. I just want to finish what I started.” Owen has ridden the picnic meetings for the past couple of years, while being a foreman for Olive, and this season, with his focus on returning to his apprenticeship, he has produced a remarkable 60 per cent strike 19

31 May 2018 8:00 AM Players' boss Harby-Williams targets minimum wage increase for Super Netball

Each club has $675,726 to spend on its 10 rostered players which includes $500,000 in total player payments, $150,000 in educational, ambassador or employment opportunities, plus allowances for technology and health insurance. The minimum wage is set at $27,375, some $40,000 shy of the average salary. "We haven't got down to the specifics yet, but there 25

29 May 2018 8:20 AM There hasn't been a new tennis club built in Canberra since 1986

Tennis ACT boss Kim Kachel wants to capitalise on the "huge opportunity" to grow the sport in Canberra. "We’re very thankful for redevelopment here at Lyneham, it has provided showpiece facility for world-class tennis, which we've seen, but there's a real opportunity in our growth corridors," Kachel said. "There are areas across Canberra well below the national 30

23 May 2018 6:59 AM Cricket's players boss in line to be Demons chief

The ACA had been urging Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft to fight the lengthy bans imposed by CA, which it believed were "disproportionate", however the trio accepted the sanctions which head office believed was a slap in the face to the union. The ACA has also questioned the independence of the review called by CA to investigate whether 21