Section: Sport

Golf champ still has old tricks

This article has photo gallery Published on by PTE Julia Whitwell (author), CPL Max Bree (photographer), CPL Nick Wiseman (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Derrin Morgan, chips the ball from a bunker at the 2016 Australian Defence Force Golf Association Championship where he won the overall Navy competition. (photo: CPL Max Bree)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Derrin Morgan, chips the ball from a bunker at the 2016 Australian Defence Force Golf Association Championship where he won the overall Navy competition.

More than four years after he used to teach the sport, former pro golfer Able Seaman Maritime Logisitics – Personnel Derrin Morgan schooled the reigning Navy champion at the Australian Defence Force Golf Championships in December.

Sailors compete for international victory

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author)

ADF and RSL members compete in a 200 meter running race heat as part of Invictus Games selection trials at the Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

ADF and RSL members compete in a 200 meter running race heat as part of Invictus Games selection trials at the Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra.

Six sailors are among the 77 Australian wounded, injured, and ill athletes competing for the Invictus Games Team in 2017.

Aviation Technician holds serve

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

R-L: Chief Petty Officer Physical Training Instructor Andrew Gibson hands the winner of the Carr Cup to Leading Seaman Avionics Technician Tom Holder at the 2017 Carr Cup singles tournament held at HMAS Kuttabul. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

R-L: Chief Petty Officer Physical Training Instructor Andrew Gibson hands the winner of the Carr Cup to Leading Seaman Avionics Technician Tom Holder at the 2017 Carr Cup singles tournament held at HMAS Kuttabul.

A big serve and an aggressive game helped Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Tim Holder win the 2017 Carr Cup, the Royal Australian Navy’s singles tennis competition.

Early start for Aussie Rules Women

This article has photo gallery Published on by LTCOL Michael Harris (author)

Surrounded by some of the nation’s best Australian Rules Football players, Leading Seaman Electronic Warfare Rhiannon Metcalfe felt in her best form before a pre-season trial match with the Adelaide Crows on 14 January in Darwin. (photo: AFC Media)

Surrounded by some of the nation’s best Australian Rules Football players, Leading Seaman Electronic Warfare Rhiannon Metcalfe felt in her best form before a pre-season trial match with the Adelaide Crows on 14 January in Darwin.

Surrounded by some of the nation’s best Australian Rules Football players, Leading Seaman Electronic Warfare Rhiannon Metcalfe felt in her best form before a pre-season trial match with the Adelaide Crows on 14 January in Darwin.

Penguin personnel relay important message

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO Ian Daley (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Competitors cross the finish line on completion of the 2016 Gate to Gate race held at HMAS Penguin in Mosman. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Competitors cross the finish line on completion of the 2016 Gate to Gate race held at HMAS Penguin in Mosman.

For the 38th year in a row, HMAS Penguin held the 'Gate to Gate Fun Run and Walk' in 2016 but for the second year 'running' used it to bring attention to family and domestic violence.

Martial arts now approved sport

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Aircraft Technician Avionics Byron Steele ( top) attacks during a grappling training session with Royal Australian Air Force Officer Flying Officer Bain Dohne at the first annual event for the ADF Martial Arts Association at the ADFA indoor sports centre, Canberra.  (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Aircraft Technician Avionics Byron Steele ( top) attacks during a grappling training session with Royal Australian Air Force Officer Flying Officer Bain Dohne at the first annual event for the ADF Martial Arts Association at the ADFA indoor sports centre, Canberra.

The Australian Defence Force has recognised martial arts as an approved sport allowing personnel to compete in five chosen disciplines.

Triservice sides' hockey mastery

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), CPL Peter Borys (photographer)

Petty Officer Talei Stoll competes for the ball during the match against the Blitzers. (photo: CPL Peter Borys)

Petty Officer Talei Stoll competes for the ball during the match against the Blitzers.

The Australian Defence Force Hockey Masters put in some winning performances at the Pan Pacific Masters Games at Jupiters on the Gold Coast in November.

Western Australia sets up for smashing volleyball win

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Max Bree (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Mitch Armstrong, playing for Western Australia, hits the ball over the net during a match against South Australia at the ADF Volleyball Combined Services Tournament. (photo: Corporal Max Bree)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Mitch Armstrong, playing for Western Australia, hits the ball over the net during a match against South Australia at the ADF Volleyball Combined Services Tournament.

A Navy dominated Western Australian side romped to victory for the first time in memory at the Australian Defence Force Volleyball Combined Services Tournament at Gallipoli Barracks, Brisbane, in early December.

Rookies the key to softball success

Published on by PTE Renee Breeze (author), CPL Max Bree (photographer)

Australian Navy Physical trainer, Chief Petty Officer Donna Edge, playing for Southern States, eyes the ball for a hit while batting against Queensland during a game at the Australian Defence Force Softball National tournament in Brisbane. (photo: CPL Max Bree)

Australian Navy Physical trainer, Chief Petty Officer Donna Edge, playing for Southern States, eyes the ball for a hit while batting against Queensland during a game at the Australian Defence Force Softball National tournament in Brisbane.

Rookies dominated the diamond when the 'Southern States' women’s team swept to victory in searing Brisbane heat at the Australian Defence Force interstate softball competition at the start of the month.

Governor General’s cap double for Beard

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Alistair Tomlinson (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Members of the Governor-General's XI cricket team, Ashleigh Gardner and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics-Support Operations Sarah Beard, play a few balls on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra as Engineering Officer, Commander Guy Lewis plays wicket keeper. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Members of the Governor-General's XI cricket team, Ashleigh Gardner and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics-Support Operations Sarah Beard, play a few balls on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra as Engineering Officer, Commander Guy Lewis plays wicket keeper.

Cricketing all-rounder, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Sarah Beard, was in the thick of the pressure of international competition in the Governor-General’s XI recent defeat of a South African women’s cricket side at Drummoyne Oval, Sydney.