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21 May 2018 6:14 AM Grounds for concern: Are AFL Canberra's days at Manuka Oval numbered?

The Canberra Demons are the capital's leading Australian rules team but even they felt homeless at Manuka Oval, with ACT government officials watching their every move like hawks. Government officials would ask the team to move off certain patches of grass after a few minutes of training, and now the Demons have relocated to a new permanent base at Phillip 7

19 May 2018 1:00 PM The end of the Bushrangers? Such is life

Today Australia is saturated with nonsensical names for its sporting teams. It starts with the Socceroos and Matildas in men’s and women’s soccer and gets worse from there. There’s the Boomers and the Opals in basketball; Sharks and Stingers in water polo; the Kookaburras and the Hockeyroos in hockey. If the names for our national teams reflect a desperate 8

18 May 2018 7:35 AM Riverina Rhinos and Belconnen United fight for premier league points

In the women's premier league, the Monaro Panthers will be aiming to get back on the winners list when they face Belconnen United, who have won eight games in a row. Saturday: (Men's) Riverina Rhinos v Belconnen United FC at Griffith, 5pm; (Women's) Canberra United Academy v Woden-Weston FC at Hawker Football Centre, 3pm, Belconnen United FC v Monaro 9

14 May 2018 1:04 AM ACT Meteor Matilda Lugg can't remember the call that changed her life

Matilda Lugg was that focused on booking her ticket to Ireland and her HSC exams she can barely remember the conversation that changed her life. On the other end of the line was ACT Meteors coach James Allsopp, offering the 18-year-old wicketkeeper a one-year contract for the 2018-19 Women's National Cricket League season. The Coffs Harbour product looms 11

30 April 2018 9:59 AM Seven using AFL grand final to boost international cricket opener

Channel Seven will use this year's AFL grand final to leverage its debut international cricket broadcast when Australia hosts New Zealand in the first of three women's T20s at North Sydney Oval. The September 29 clash has been scheduled as an evening fixture which will be shown on Seven's main channel, directly after the completion of the AFL grand final 22

27 April 2018 7:55 AM Hannah Dunn spearheads AFL Canberra revolution

"I’m pretty excited, I missed round one because I had a wedding so I’m pretty keen for [Saturday], getting back into footy season with all the girls and getting around the club. "The culture is stronger than it has ever been before so I’m looking forward to it." The Tigers are one of three clubs fielding two senior women's teams this season alongside 38

20 April 2018 11:41 AM Anna Korovata rises to be Australia's first female rugby club captain

Korovata was surprised when she was announced as the Owls' co-captain alongside first-grade prop Max Bode at a pre-season event earlier this year. It's believed Korovata is the first female player in Australia to be given the club captaincy job of both men's and women's teams. But her rise really shouldn't have been a surprise. Korovata's love of rugby 36

20 April 2018 9:30 AM WPL: Tuggeranong family affair as Mal Dainsley coaches three daughters

The man who worked his way up from greenkeeper to his "dream job" as the Brumbies team manager could oversee another dream in a different code on Saturday. Mal Daisley has coached his three daughters Rhiannon, Sarah and Chloe at Tuggeranong United over the past 15 years and this week the sisters could make their first-team debut as a trio. Mal was the Brumbies 31

17 April 2018 7:01 AM Heidelberg get $2 million government boost to refurbish Olympic Park

Australia's champion NPL club Heidelberg United have been given a $2 million boost through a state government grant to refurbish their Olympic Park precinct, the site of the training venue for athletes at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne. The project will deliver new sports fields, lighting and a synthetic pitch – improving facilities for men, women 9

16 April 2018 10:07 AM Superstar Canberran Zoe Cooke earns ACT Meteors deal

Her dominance of the Cricket ACT landscape meant it was only a matter of time before Zoe Cooke earned an ACT Meteors recall. The Western District-UC all-rounder has signed a one-year deal with the Meteors as they search for a breakthrough WNCL triumph. Her role in the Meteors XI could be magnified with Cricket ACT confirming superstar South African duo Marizanna 21