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12 May 2018 11:02 AM City of Casey set to invest $20m to back Team 11's A-League bid

Team 11, the consortium based in Melbourne's south-east bidding to secure a license as an A-League expansion club in the 2019-20 season, is flexing its financial muscles further, with the City of Casey ready to commit up to $23.8 million to help develop Casey Fields into a top-flight regional centre for soccer excellence to help boost the bid. Whole 12

22 March 2018 7:45 AM Easts juniors' plan to get more Canberra kids playing rugby and offering scholarships

Easts juniors offer scholarships to cover the costs of registration, rugby kit, boots and a mouthguard for some children and president James Manders hopes to grow the program to support up to 50 players. "At the moment we've got between 10 and 15. I'd love to see it get to 50 or 100, that's what our sponsors want. They want to see money go towards kids playing 20

9 March 2018 8:02 AM Rugby Australia refute Alan Jones' claims of St Edmund's College 'mates club'

However Langtry has not been involved in the set-up for that long and hasn't been head coach for anywhere near that length of time. Jones wrote Maloney played under Langtry at St Edmund's before becoming a teacher at the school. However, Langtry was coaching Marist College when Maloney was playing for St Edmund's, meaning they were opposing each other 40

9 March 2018 4:44 AM Next generation of rowers in Canberra for ACT Head of the Lake schools regatta

A bumper week of rowing in the capital is set to continue with the ACT Head of the Lake school's regatta taking place on Saturday. The event will see 599 rowers compete at the regatta with students from Canberra Girls Grammar, Canberra Grammar, Daramalan, Radford and Marist leading the local contingent. Interstate rivals Cranbrook School, Kinross Wolaroi 34

3 March 2018 10:16 AM Multiculturalism coursing through junior girls cricket

Retired Australian cricketer Michelle Goszko sums it up best with her catchphrase: "They say love is the universal language, but I think cricket is". So it has proven each Friday afternoon at Graf Park in Yagoona where almost 300 primary school girls from a spread of cultural backgrounds have been gathering to pursue their love of the sport. The Cricket 32

9 February 2018 10:42 AM UFC 221: Curtis Blaydes ready to be the 'bad guy'

Twenty-six-year-old former college wrestler Curtis Blaydes is full of respect for Mark Hunt, but says he has no issues coming down under and silencing the parochial Perth crowd. The Chicago-raised heavyweight travels to Australia to take on Hunt in the co-main event of UFC 221, with just one loss to his name in 10 professional fights. "I've been the bad guy before 14

9 February 2018 3:52 AM Fire breaks out on Thailand tourist hotspot Phi Phi Island

A huge fire broke out on Phi Phi Island in Thailand, a popular tourist destination on Tuesday night. One witness told Fairfax Media she saw five hotels and hostels up in flames, with the blaze "spreading like wildfire". A huge fire, possibly started by a gas canister explosion, has been ‘spreading like wildfire’ through the tourist island of Phi Phi in Thailand 40

5 February 2018 12:06 AM Opposition plan to put police in 'at risk' Victorian high schools

Full-time police officers will be embedded in 10 Victorian high schools in ‘at risk’ areas if the state Opposition win government. Ramping up it’s tough on crime agenda, Opposition leader Matthew Guy announced at Kew Primary School on Monday that he would roll out a two year pilot where dedicated police members worked in metropolitan and regional schools 24

21 January 2018 11:32 PM More than 800,000 Queensland children return to school

More than 817,000 Queensland students will return to classrooms for the start of the school year - a week ahead of their interstate counterparts. State schools and most independent schools will begin lessons from Monday with Catholic schools expected to return on Tuesday, January 23. More than 65,000 students will start prep year, 47,000 of them in the public 22

21 January 2018 9:05 PM Bringing back a language only 50 people can speak

All that's left of the Gamilaraay language from northern NSW and southern Queensland are a few phrases spoken by fewer than 50 people. "The language stopped changing 70 or 80 years ago," said John Giacon, a lecturer at the Australian National University who is trying to bring the language back from the brink of extinction. "Many of the things we want to talk about 31