Topic: Australian Rules Football
The HMAS Cerberus AFL team - dubbed the ‘Doggies’ - have stormed their way through the second half of the Southern football and netball league season to take out their first senior division premiership since 1958.
An affinity for navy blue was just one shared trait between the Royal Australian Navy Australian Football Association (RANAFA) and the Carlton Football Club as both organisations came together to share lessons.
Ten talented Aussie Rules players from the Tiwi Islands recently travelled to Victoria for a mentoring opportunity with the Australian Defence Force’s Australian Rules Women’s Indigenous team and competed in the inaugural Victorian Aboriginal Community Services/AFL Victoria’s Koorie Women’s Carnival.
As the Richmond Tigers held up the Australian Football League premiership trophy at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, it was a different story in downtown Doveton for the Dogs of HMAS Cerberus, as their winning streak and dream of back-to-back premierships was shattered.
HMAS Cerberus’s Women’s Aussie rules side, known as Cerberus-Crib Point, remains in contention for the women’s Victorian South Eastern Development Competition finals, despite being bumped down the ladder after a devastating loss to Tyabb in late July.
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.
Playing against traditional rivals the Australian Combined Emergency Services, in front of an estimated 12,000 people, the Australian Defence Force Aussie Rules All-Stars men’s team has won the Anzac Challenge trophy for the fourth consecutive year.
A focus on fitness is paying dividends for HMAS Sirius with eight crew members chosen to represent the Royal Australian Navy in various sports, including lawn bowls and weightlifting.
This week the Australian Defence Force Aussie Rules National Carnival and National Wheelchair AFL Competition returns to Melbourne.