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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

16 August 2018 10:03 PM Steven Lowy to quit as FFA chairman

The A-League clubs and their supporters want more of a say in the running of the game - including the election of FFA board members - and want to have the national competition run independent of FFA, however FFA believe their greater involvement would compromise key issues such as grassroots funding, for example. FIFA have apppointed a Congress Review 5

16 August 2018 7:31 AM All eyes on us: WNBL nears free-to-air TV deal

The WNBL is edging closer to striking a free-to-air television deal in a massive boost to the league's profile as Basketball Australia looks to capitalise on the rapid rise of female sport. It comes as Channel Nine inks a deal with the NBL to screen two live games each week as part of a three-year partnership with the league, helping to fill the void left by cricket 3

14 August 2018 8:51 AM Kookaburras goalkeeper Andrew Charter named in Canberra Lakers

International hockey veteran Andrew Charter will rejoin the Canberra Lakers for their Australian Hockey League campaign in October after a 22-man squad was named on Tuesday. Goal-keeper Charter, who has played 150 games for Australia, will headline the squad which also includes Olympian Glenn Turner and national development squad player James Day. Hockey 8

12 August 2018 2:52 PM Cautious confidence from Dolphins coach after bold Pan Pacs showing

Jacco Verhaeren is not a man prone to statements of grandiosity. In the recent climes of Australian swimming, where potential and results haven't always worked in perfect synchronicity, the Dolphins head coach has good reason to be guarded. Yet even the contemplative Dutchman admits the wind has started to ever so gently fill the sails of the national 12

11 August 2018 7:56 AM Hockey ACT turns pink for Chris MacKinnon

The women's side came away with a 4-2 victory with goals to Emma Taylor, Tonina Staunton, Sally Pratley and Morgan Hubbard, while the men's side fell 4-1 to Central. The fundraising efforts will continue on Sunday with United set to host a breakfast function to coincide with the auction and a raffle. Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed 11

10 August 2018 5:55 AM Canberra Brave father-son duo keen to lift Goodall Cup together

Dave won the Goodall Cup with the ACT in 1998 just before Jayden was born and now he wants to finish his 23-year career with a second trophy alongside his son. "It was definitely a big drawcard for me to come back and play this year, having the chance to spend that extra time with him and it's pretty good seat in the house to watch him play," Dave said. "For a long time I didn't 10

2 August 2018 9:30 AM AFL Women's: Queanbeyan's Alexia Hamilton gets a shot at AFLW dream

All Australian. Tick. Selected for the AFLW draft combine. Tick. Now Queanbeyan coach Cheyne Webster has backed Alexia Hamilton to take the next step and get drafted. The Tigers star was one of 36 players selected from across Australia on Thursday to take part in the women's draft combine at Etihad Stadium in October. Having been Queanbeyan's first female 17

1 August 2018 9:20 AM Canberra export Leo Mazis named in Australian U18 squad

Canberra export and Celtic FC player Leo Mazis has been named in his first Australian squad. Mazis, 18, earned selection in the Australian under-18 team that will face Japan and Paraguay in the SBS Cup later this month. Mazis was rejected by the AIS Centre of Excellence and Canberra United's National Youth League team before the midfielder took his talents 12

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