Section: Sport

Navy Football counts down to nationals

Published on by LEUT Kellie Brown (author)

Leading Seaman Sarah Hickling attempts to steal the ball from an Army player during a previous Australian Defence Force Football nationals carnival. This year's carnival will celebrate 20 years of women's involvement in ADF Football.  (photo: )

Leading Seaman Sarah Hickling attempts to steal the ball from an Army player during a previous Australian Defence Force Football nationals carnival. This year's carnival will celebrate 20 years of women's involvement in ADF Football.

Navy's soccer players are counting the days to the 2013 Australian Defence Force Football Nationals. This year's carnival will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Women's participation in ADF football. 

Navy netball reaches for the double

Published on by LS Nicholas Miller (author)

Leading Seaman Mel Lavelle defends for the NSW ladies team against a Queensland Goal Shooter at the 2012 Combined Services Competition at Amberley Air Force Base.
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Leading Seaman Mel Lavelle defends for the NSW ladies team against a Queensland Goal Shooter at the 2012 Combined Services Competition at Amberley Air Force Base.

The Navy Women's Netball Team is making its final preparations to contest the Combined Services Netball Championships next week, in the hope of taking home the spoils for the second year in a row. 

Navy People put best feet forward in Sydney's City2Surf

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

MIDN Ben Flood from the Australian Defence Force Academy rounds the final turn for the home stretch as he competes in the City to Bondi 2013 City2Surf fun-run. (photo: LSIS Brenton Freind)

MIDN Ben Flood from the Australian Defence Force Academy rounds the final turn for the home stretch as he competes in the City to Bondi 2013 City2Surf fun-run.

More than 60 personnel from the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) took on the 2013 City2Surf in Sydney on August 11.

Navy Snowsports Performs at Perisher

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), PO Taneill Jager (photographer)

CPO Kerrie Dickie is the first competitor to run the course in the skier cross competition during the 2013 Navy Alpine Snowsports 2013 Championships. (photo: PO Taneill Jager)

CPO Kerrie Dickie is the first competitor to run the course in the skier cross competition during the 2013 Navy Alpine Snowsports 2013 Championships.

Not even sleet, nor 80 kilometre winds, could keep the Skier and Boardercross competitions from getting underway on the first day of Navy Alpine Snowsports (NAS) Championships last week.

HMAS Cerberus Swimming Carnival is a model of participation

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Competitors in the 50m freestyle event race during the HMAS Cerberus Swimming Carnival held at HMAS Cerberus Sports and Aquatic Centre, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Dove Smithett)

Competitors in the 50m freestyle event race during the HMAS Cerberus Swimming Carnival held at HMAS Cerberus Sports and Aquatic Centre, Victoria.

The 2013 Annual HMAS Cerberus Swimming Carnival was a huge success with approximately 200 swimmers competing to the enthusiastic encouragement of more than 600 spectators.

Final Jervis Division victors in Pixley Cup

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Joshua Armstrong (author), LEUT Kasey Cox (photographer)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Justin Bailey directs Phillip, Jervis and Flinders Divisions of New Entry Officers’ Course 49 during the Pixley Cup.         (photo: LEUT Kasey Cox)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Justin Bailey directs Phillip, Jervis and Flinders Divisions of New Entry Officers’ Course 49 during the Pixley Cup.

One week in the Navy culminated in victory for the members of Jervis Division, New Entry Officers’ Course (NEOC) 49, as the team snatched the honours in the historic Pixley Cup.

Albatross continues dominance in Father Mac Cup

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Lieutenant Aaron Converey (right) presents recipient of the winners cup on behalf of HMAS Albatross Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Aircraft Bradley Graham during the Father Macdonald AFL Cup. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Lieutenant Aaron Converey (right) presents recipient of the winners cup on behalf of HMAS Albatross Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Aircraft Bradley Graham during the Father Macdonald AFL Cup.

The 22nd Father Mac Cup was won convincingly by the HMAS Albatross Australian Rules Team at Randwick Army Barracks in Sydney last week.

Navy dominates Air Force in AFL curtain raiser

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

Members of the Air Force and Navy Australian Football League (AFL) sides that played in the curtain raiser match prior to the AFL Round 17 clash between the Sydney Swans and the West Coast Eagles. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

Members of the Air Force and Navy Australian Football League (AFL) sides that played in the curtain raiser match prior to the AFL Round 17 clash between the Sydney Swans and the West Coast Eagles.

Before the West Coast Eagles and Sydney Swans took to the field at Patersons Stadium for the HMAS Sydney (II) Memorial Match, Navy and Air Force enjoyed the opportunity of playing the curtain raiser.

Swans and Eagles honour Sydney (II)

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author)

The Sydney Swans and Royal Australian Navy personnel pose alongside the HMAS Sydney (II) Commemorative trophy. Image courtesy of West Coast Eagles. (photo: Unknown. Image courtesy of West Coast Eagles.)

The Sydney Swans and Royal Australian Navy personnel pose alongside the HMAS Sydney (II) Commemorative trophy. Image courtesy of West Coast Eagles.

On Sunday, 21 July, the Australian Football League honoured the 645 brave men who perished in Australia’s greatest naval tragedy when the West Coast Eagles came head to head with Sydney Swans at Patersons Stadium for the HMAS Sydney (II) Memorial Match.

Top End Navy cross country

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Ready set run, the start line of the Petras Memorial Trophy Cross Country race at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Ready set run, the start line of the Petras Memorial Trophy Cross Country race at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin.

HMAS Coonawarra has reinvigorated the Petras Memorial Trophy Cross Country race after a four year hiatus. Over 70 personnel posted to HMAS Coonawarra, Larrakeyah Barracks and various patrol boats took part in this year's hilly course.