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27 July 2018 6:28 AM 'Gobsmacked' Carrie Graf urges sports to shatter gender bias

But almost a decade on there remains a major gulf when it comes to female coaches in the high performance space, and Graf says it is vital to break down gender biases and capitalise on the women's sporting movement. "There is still a lot of the people that are making decisions on coaching positions are, I’m going to say, old white men," Graf said. "I’m oldish 14

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

20 July 2018 8:12 AM 'No guarantee': Andrew Barr moves says stadium deal is a long way off

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr has moved to temper the "over-excitement" about the prospect of buying Canberra Stadium, warning it could be another decade before any deal with the Australian Sports Commission is finalised. The commission is considering some of its major assets as part of a plan to downsize the campus at Bruce and reshape the way the AIS is used by athletes 14

28 June 2018 6:32 AM Reformed policy on transgender athletes could clear Mouncey for AFLW

Canberra footballer Hannah Mouncey has been invited to participate in the development of a transgender athlete policy, with two government departments to meet Australia's biggest sporting bodies this week. The Australian Sports Commission, Australian Human Rights Commission, and the Coalition of Major Professional and Participation Sports (COMPPS) are gathering 12

26 June 2018 12:00 AM Cricket ACT chief Cameron French stands down

Cricket ACT chief executive Cameron French has stood down as Canberra gears up for its "biggest summer in history". French has accepted a senior position with the Australian Sports Commission after three years at the helm of Canberra cricket's governing body, but he will continue in his role at Cricket ACT until August 3. "I am immensely proud of the achievements 13

23 June 2018 1:00 PM AFL v soccer: A pitch battle for numbers

Each sport has its own turf and knows where it can and can’t compete. The Socceroos at the World Cup are impregnable. If they make footy seem smaller and parochial, they also tap into the fabled cultural cringe, our desire to be relevant on the global stage. In the long haul, the global game has always been viewed as the greatest threat and most serious 17

9 June 2018 12:55 AM Horn claims Top Rank 'dodgied' scales for botched title fight weigh-in

Horn, who didn't look dried out by any means, insisted he wasn't stressed by the incident but said he believed it was another part of a plan by the Top Rank, Crawford's promoter, to ensure their fighter left with the WBO strap. "I had to go upstairs and have a hot shower for a few minutes. I wasn't stressed because I know exactly what their team wanted 18

5 June 2018 7:07 AM Canberra Pararoo teen Evan Moorby hope documentary attracts players

Jason Driscoll can only imagine how the Pararoos squad felt when the Australian Sports Commission withdrew all of their funding in 2015. Driscoll was a part of the inaugural Pararoos squad, playing for the side between 1999-2007. But their funding was cut three years ago, forcing the players to raise more than $150,000 to compete in competitions 13

14 May 2018 6:06 AM Canberra crowds disappear as Brumbies crash to frustrating loss

The Brumbies are in danger of recording their worst average crowd figures in 20 years. "It's really sad to be honest, as a rugby union person," said Brumbies coach Dan McKellar. "It was obviously a cold, damp evening. Everyone in this room and here tonight wants the game to be thriving. The reality is at the moment it isn't. "Our form is playing a part of that and I've got to front 28

10 May 2018 6:01 AM Cricket Australia review likened to banking royal commission

"Recent disclosures to the banking royal commission indicate that a review which is commissioned and paid for by a board, with terms of reference set by that board and a reporting process that has a closed loop back to the same board, will be viewed with cynicism," Dyer wrote in the ACA's Onside magazine. "The review's success and its broad acceptance 24