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Stuart and Arunta forge friendships over Rugby in South Korea

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

HMAS Stuart team captain, Petty Officer Terry Lucas stands with the Busan Bandits team captain Andrew Court and HMAS Arunta team captain, Lieutenant Ben Edwards after the beach rugby 10's tournament during the HMA ship's visit to Busan, Republic of Korea. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

HMAS Stuart team captain, Petty Officer Terry Lucas stands with the Busan Bandits team captain Andrew Court and HMAS Arunta team captain, Lieutenant Ben Edwards after the beach rugby 10's tournament during the HMA ship's visit to Busan, Republic of Korea.

HMA Ships Arunta and Stuart recently participated in a Rugby Union tournament in the port of Busan, the Republic of South Korea, against a local ex-pats team, the Busan Bandits. The port visit was part of Stuart's and Arunta's North East Asia Deployment 2015.

Ice hockey team feels the heat

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), SGT Ricky Fuller (photographer)

Leading Seaman Scott Tunnard (42) controls the puck during the Navy Tiger Sharks game against the Air Force Eagles.  (photo: SGT Ricky Fuller)

Leading Seaman Scott Tunnard (42) controls the puck during the Navy Tiger Sharks game against the Air Force Eagles.

Navy put in a big effort during the Australian Defence Force Ice Hockey Association tournament in western Sydney’s Baulkham Hills over the week of 2-6 November, but to no avail.

Koori carnival creates community

Published on by MAJ Felicity Hamblin (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

The Australian Defence Force Australian Rules Association Guyala Sea Hawks players from both the mens and the womans teams at the Koori carnival held at Bendigo, Victoria. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

The Australian Defence Force Australian Rules Association Guyala Sea Hawks players from both the mens and the womans teams at the Koori carnival held at Bendigo, Victoria.

Thousands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander footballers from around Australia converged on Bendigo over 17-18 October for the Koori carnival, an indigenous Australian rules footy competition featuring the first Australian Defence Force indigenous team.

Ironman finish fulfills lifelong dream

Published on by WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author)

The Navy team, from left, ABCD McEwan, ABCD Bone, LCDR Northcote and LEUT Davies. (photo: Unknown)

The Navy team, from left, ABCD McEwan, ABCD Bone, LCDR Northcote and LEUT Davies.

Four Navy athletes made the pilgrimage to Kona, Hawaii, last month to take on one of the world’s most physically demanding triathlon events.

Rugby campaign a learning experience

This article has photo gallery Published on by LTCOL Adam Boyd (author), CPL Janine Fabre (author and photographer)

The Australian Services Rugby Union men's team battle the Republic of Fiji Military Force rugby team at Portsmouth on Monday 19th October 2015.  (photo: CPL Janine Fabre)

The Australian Services Rugby Union men's team battle the Republic of Fiji Military Force rugby team at Portsmouth on Monday 19th October 2015.

The Australian Services Rugby Union’s International Defence Rugby Competition campaign came to an abrupt but gallant end in the quarter final at Portsmouth on 19 October when the team faced the competition winners, Republic of Fiji Military Forces team.

The team behind the team

Published on by CPL Janine Fabre (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Chloe Ryan is the medical officer for the Australian Services Rugby Union men's team competing in the International Defence Rugby Competition held in the United Kingdom throughout October 2015. (photo: CPL Janine Fabre)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Chloe Ryan is the medical officer for the Australian Services Rugby Union men's team competing in the International Defence Rugby Competition held in the United Kingdom throughout October 2015.

In rugby, like many sports, receiving immediate medical care on the ground is essential to ensure players recover quickly and are able to return to the field as soon as possible.

International cricketers on show in Canberra

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer), CPL Mark Doran (photographer), Steve Burton (photographer)

(R) Royal Australian Air Force Corporal Daniel Amiet of No. 35 Squadron makes a hit against Navy during the Australian Defence Force Cricket Competition in Canberra on November 20, 2014. (photo: CPL Mark Doran)

(R) Royal Australian Air Force Corporal Daniel Amiet of No. 35 Squadron makes a hit against Navy during the Australian Defence Force Cricket Competition in Canberra on November 20, 2014.

Australian Defence Force women will be competing for the first time in the six-nation International Defence Cricket Challenge 2015 to be held in Canberra from 16-29 November.

Team Navy in Bathurst campaign

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Ben Wickham (author), LAC David Said (photographer)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Kate Greenwood checks over a V8 Supercar supported by Team Navy during the Bathurst 1000 at Mount Panorama. (photo: CPL David Said)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Kate Greenwood checks over a V8 Supercar supported by Team Navy during the Bathurst 1000 at Mount Panorama.

The old military truism that ‘no battle plan survives contact with the enemy’ can apply equally to sport. So it was for Team Navy and Prodrive Racing Australia at Mount Panorama for the Bathurst 1000 race from 8-11 October.

Battle for the Bonshaw Cup

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kiz Burtenshaw (author), SGT William Guthrie (photographer)

Under starter's orders 'they're off ' in the 2015 Bonshaw Cup. (photo: SGT William Guthrie)

Under starter's orders 'they're off ' in the 2015 Bonshaw Cup.

The Bonshaw Cup is the second oldest running event in the Australian Capital Territory and was run again on 30 October at HMAS Harman. First contested in 1963, the 5km fun run/walk has progressed from an exclusive Navy event, to being one where the broader Defence community can now participate, promoting positive relationships.

Soccer fuels friendships in China

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Guvinder Singh (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Gerard Reeves from HMAS Arunta in a friendly game of soccer with the People's Liberation Army-Navy during the ship's visit to Zhanjiang, China.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Gerard Reeves from HMAS Arunta in a friendly game of soccer with the People's Liberation Army-Navy during the ship's visit to Zhanjiang, China.

During a recent visit to Zhanjiang, China, HMA Ships Stuart and Arunta joined forces to take on the People’s Liberation Army - Navy (PLA-N) in a friendly game of soccer.