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19 August 2018 9:08 AM Canberra FC set their sights on Capital Football treble

But it wasn't to be, and things went from bad to worse when Olympic’s Nik Popovich was carried off the pitch before Strika picked up a booking for an ill-fated challenge on Matthew Waters. "We went in there with a plan that Olympic had to come out and score obviously, because they needed to win to get the premiership," Macor said. "All we needed to do was just sit back and take our chances 4

17 August 2018 7:42 AM Gridiron ACT shifts focus from 'ironman' to football

The ever-changing dynamic of ACT Gridiron has paved the way for former national team coach John Ludvigson to take charge of a new club and focus on playing football, not "ironman". The league has had a presence in Canberra since 1993 but ACT Gridiron has struggled to tap into a growing American football fan base with the league entrenched in a battle 5

17 August 2018 12:40 AM Brett Fruend joins Queanbeyan Tigers 200 club

"I reckon the penny dropped somewhere along the way, because he turned up one pre-season and all of a sudden he was a running machine. "He’d gone from the back of the group to the front of the group in a reasonably short period of time. I’d seen him through that summer running the streets, and I reckon that became the foundation for his football, for his ability 6

14 August 2018 5:50 AM Federal MP Andrew Leigh backs Canberra A-League bid

Federal polician Andrew Leigh has thrown his support behind Canberra's A-League bid and urged fans to sign up as foundation members. Leigh said the bid "reflected the community" and praised the Canberra team working on their final submission to Football Federation Australia, due on August 31. The Labor frontbencher said star Canberra exports Tom Rogic 8

10 August 2018 4:02 AM Gungahlin Eagles veteran daring to dream of fairy-tale end to career

Connolly has played 123 first-grade games for the Eagles and his only grand final experience was with the Queanbeyan Kangaroos during a three-year stint in rugby league. The 31-year-old said the premiership success at Queanbeyan only fuelled his desire to win one with his mates at Gungahlin, and in his final season of football he's daring to dream of a fairytale 8

6 August 2018 8:00 PM Canberra A-League bid hits 5000 members inside a month

The Canberra A-League bid have signed 5000 members less than a month after launching and they now want to double that number. It means the expansion club already has more members than A-League grand finalist the Newcastle Jets (816), Central Coast Mariners (2545) Adelaide United (3232), Perth Glory (4057) and likely the Wellington Phoenix (N/A) 13

5 August 2018 8:51 AM Gungahlin Eagles fairy-tale run continues into preliminary final

But they were let off with a warning and now Eagles coach Dan Atkins and his men daring to dream of a historic premiership. "I can't remember the last time the club won a grand final in first grade but in round nine we were last and round 17 we were fourth," Atkins said. "It would be a phenomenal effort for us to make the grand final let alone win it, if we do it'll 19

2 August 2018 2:33 AM Former Arsenal star linked with A-League move

If Flamini signs, the defensively minded midfielder is unlikely to cure their goalscoring woes - the 33 they scored last year were only surpassed by last and second last-placed teams, Wellington and Central Coast - but the acquisitions of Socceroos striker Adam Taggart and veteran Danish winger Tobias Mikkelsen will help on that side of the ball. The Roar have marquee 13

1 August 2018 8:03 AM Capital Football introduce NPL2 and promotion-relegation next season

Capital Football will introduce a National Premier League 2 league next season with one team to be relegated from the premier league in the first season. The NPL2 will be brought in for first-grade and under-20 and it is understood seven teams will form the second division competition in the first year. It is believed the wooden-spooners in the nine-team 12

31 July 2018 4:27 AM Western Derby 48: second clash of 2018 lacking firepower and fizzle

Lyon has delivered one of his worst performances in 11 years as a senior coach while, off the field, the club was dragged through the mud of a confidential sexual harrassment settlement that came to light involving the senior coach and a former female junior club staffer. If there is one small positive for both clubs ahead of Sunday's match, it's that the brouhaha 18