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8 October 2018 8:22 AM Klemke sees both Demons and Angels in AFL mid-season draft

Canberra Demons coach Kade Klemke is torn. Super excited for his players, but not excited at the prospect of trying to replace a key player mid-season. The AFL will introduce a mid-season rookie draft next year about round 10, which this year was at the end of May, which will see AFL clubs able to plunder second-tier competitions like the NEAFL 13

25 September 2018 12:18 PM Basketball Australia looks for new CEO as Anthony Moore departs

Basketball Australia will begin the search for a new chief executive with Anthony Moore to leave the role at the end of October. Moore and chairman Ned Coten sent word around basketball circles on Tuesday about Moore’s departure which will come at the BA annual general meeting on October 27. It’s not known what his next move will be but Moore is tipped 9

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 28

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 26

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 25

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 23

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 21

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 33

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 28

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 22