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9 July 2018 11:46 AM Dockers young gun earns AFL Rising Star nomination

"I'm only 18, so I've still got plenty to learn and I didn't expect to play this many games straight away, but the fact I have is pleasing. "I've had a bit of inconsistency at times, but … I'm playing with new teammates and being a young team, I think we all experience that a little bit." Cerra is the second Fremantle Docker to make the nominee list this year, with 19-year-old 10

9 July 2018 8:23 AM Almost half the Australian indoor cricket team is from the ACT

The standout performance earned Winkler a phone call from the national selectors and the 27-year-old said he couldn't be more excited. "It was probably the best I’ve played at national champs and to top it off with another gold was terrific," Winkler said. "It was the closest tournament I've been involved in, there were four teams that could have won it and we only won the major 11

5 July 2018 6:25 AM Swifts super-sub Garbin on track for Giants derby

Super-sub Sophie Garbin looks set to shake off a foot injury in a massive boost for the NSW Swifts ahead of Sunday's must-win derby against the Giants. Garbin successfully completed the Swifts' main training session on Thursday and only needs to get through Friday's captain's run to prove her fitness to coach Briony Akle. An MRI scan last week on Garbin's 12

2 July 2018 11:42 AM Giants quartet primed for derby as Swifts sweat on Garbin’s fitness

Captain Kim Green, who missed the game to nurse a calf complaint, has also declared herself fit to return against the Swifts. It leaves the Swifts facing a monumental task to halt a two-match winless run that has dropped them to sixth on the ladder. The Swifts are still reeling from a horror week in which they were soundly beaten by the in-form Vixens 11

29 June 2018 8:41 AM Brumbies women inspire Canberra schoolgirls to chase rugby dreams

The inaugural Super W season is already inspiring a new generation of female players, with schoolgirls set to compete in an invitational carnival at the AIS this weekend. The carnival is the first of its kind and follows the launch of the Brumbies women's team this year as part of the Super W campaign. Female rugby participation is enjoying a massive 10

25 June 2018 1:30 PM Secret to Blues' success hidden in the fine print

Goal kicking. This was the difference in the 18-14 scoreline. Each side scored three tries but NSW’s Maloney kicked three goals to Valentine Holmes’s one. Holmes is only a part-time kicker. When the Maroons’ Cameron Smith and Johnathan Thurston retired, they not only lost “once in a generation” players but two radar accurate goal kickers. Walters acknowledged 10

20 June 2018 8:44 AM For crown or country? Who will you be cheering on, Mary?

I know, I know. You’ve been tossing and turning in the wee hours of the morning, wondering who to support as the Socceroos take on Denmark on Thursday night. On the one hand, you’re as Australian as Uluru, Vegemite, thongs, burnt snags, and getting a little teary when you hear 'I come from a land Down Under'. Because you do! You were born and raised 9

20 June 2018 7:27 AM Canberra rising star Karly Roestbakken to join Young Matilidas in Asia

Rising Canberra star Karly Roestbakken has been picked in the Young Matildas squad to play at the ASEAN women's championships in Indonesia at the end of June. Roestbakken is part of a 23-strong squad to play games against the senior national teams of Thailand, Malaysia, Timor-Leste and Cambodia in the group stages. All of Australia’s matches will be played 6

19 June 2018 8:06 AM Australian Defence Force and police women's rugby teams clash

"Every single girl here is so proud to be a part of this team and we just want to go out there and give it our best. "We definitely want to put one over the Defence because we are the cops and we think we are tougher. I'm sure they think they’re tougher but we will see who wins on the match." Both players agreed it was important to develop pathways for women 6

18 June 2018 6:07 AM Le Mans: Matt Campbell wins on debut at the world’s biggest race

“Matt was on the radio and he was just really calm and knew what he had to do. He just had this look in his eye and I was like 'this guy is the real deal'. These are young stars emerging and we are a part of it. Star appeal: Dempsey Proton Racing team manager and actor Patrick Dempsey after Matt Campbell's win at Le Mans. “I’m lost for words. Everyone 16