Topic: Sport

Resilient leaders train to fight

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Patrick Czakilew (author)

Midshipman Jure Plestina is abseiling while belayed by MIDN Anna Hutchinson. (photo: Unknown)

Midshipman Jure Plestina is abseiling while belayed by MIDN Anna Hutchinson.

Naval officers are taught to lead in times of peace and war – but how exactly? Building on their natural aptitude and drive, trainees are put through a range of physical and mental tests to prepare them for military life in charge.

Respite builds team ethos in Canberra

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer), CMDR Guy Lewis (photographer)

The Executive and Amphibious departments test each others skills with a game of deck hockey at HMAS Canberra's sports day at Fleet Base East in Sydney. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

The Executive and Amphibious departments test each others skills with a game of deck hockey at HMAS Canberra's sports day at Fleet Base East in Sydney.

The ship’s company of HMAS Canberra have been making the most of recent time alongside with training, leave and teamwork activities high on the agenda.

Darwin supports Invictus Games countdown

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT James Tew (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales speaks with contenders competing in 2018 Invictus Games as he is escorted by the Royal Australian Navy around Sydney Harbour. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales speaks with contenders competing in 2018 Invictus Games as he is escorted by the Royal Australian Navy around Sydney Harbour.

It’s not often you get to brush shoulders with royalty, however, the ship’s company of HMAS Darwin was recently tasked with a very royal mission.

Navies exchange goals during sports day

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy and Indian Navy participating in a beach volleyball game at the HMAS Stirling Sporting Field as part of Exercise AUSINDEX 2017. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

The Royal Australian Navy and Indian Navy participating in a beach volleyball game at the HMAS Stirling Sporting Field as part of Exercise AUSINDEX 2017.

Australians and Indians often bond over cricket, so sport was a natural addition to the program of the recent exercise between the navies of the two nations.

Navies build spiritual resilience together

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author)

A group photograph of all the HMAS Stirling and Indian members that participated in a yoga session that took place on the wharf next to INS Shivalik in the Port of Fremantle, Western Australia, with Indian officers and sailors prior to the commencement of AUSINDEX 17. (photo: UNKNOWN)

A group photograph of all the HMAS Stirling and Indian members that participated in a yoga session that took place on the wharf next to INS Shivalik in the Port of Fremantle, Western Australia, with Indian officers and sailors prior to the commencement of AUSINDEX 17.

At the break of dawn, Indian and Australian naval personnel ‘bent over backwards’ strengthening minds, bodies and relationships during a unique yoga session on a Fremantle wharf.