Section: Sport

Sport stimulates sailor's recovery

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Brad Darvill (photographer)

Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Ian McCracken swimming in the HMAS Stirling Pool and will be competing in the Freestyle and Butterfly events at the 2018 Invictus Games held in Toronto, Canada.   (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Ian McCracken swimming in the HMAS Stirling Pool and will be competing in the Freestyle and Butterfly events at the 2018 Invictus Games held in Toronto, Canada.

Motivation and encouragement from fellow competitors inspired a sailor to be representing Australia in the 2017 Invictus Games.

Super fun super cricket

Published on by LEUT Harley Slatter (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Seaman Josh Kedwell from the Royal Australian Navy Cricket team smashes the ball during a friendly games of cricket. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Seaman Josh Kedwell from the Royal Australian Navy Cricket team smashes the ball during a friendly games of cricket.

Energetic batting and high-scoring cricket will now be on the Navy Cricket calendar, with the introduction of the Super 6s format.

Coach ready to unleash the unconquered

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Brad Darvill (photographer)

Ship's Warrant Officer (WO) HMAS Stirling, WO Andrew Bertoncin, OAM, will be one of the ADF Team's support staff at the 2018 Invictus Games held in Toronto, Canada.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Ship's Warrant Officer (WO) HMAS Stirling, WO Andrew Bertoncin, OAM, will be one of the ADF Team's support staff at the 2018 Invictus Games held in Toronto, Canada.

As one of the biggest crowd-pullers at the Invictus Games, wheelchair rugby will provide a unique opportunity for people to celebrate and honour ill, wounded and injured servicemen and women and a Navy Warrant Officer is one of the driving forces behind the Australian team.

Invictus fighting spirit rises

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Brad Darvill (photographer)

ADF Invictus team support staff member, Warrant Officer Andrew Bertoncin, Swimming Coach, Lieutenant Amy Beal, and competitor Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Ian McCracken, at the HMAS Stirling Pool before they head off to the 2018 Invictus Games held in Toronto, Canada. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

ADF Invictus team support staff member, Warrant Officer Andrew Bertoncin, Swimming Coach, Lieutenant Amy Beal, and competitor Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Ian McCracken, at the HMAS Stirling Pool before they head off to the 2018 Invictus Games held in Toronto, Canada.

Australia’s Invictus Games swimming coach is Navy’s own Lieutenant Amy Beal, who is in Toronto, Canada with the Australian team putting the ‘unconquered’ into the adaptive sports competition concept.

Navy rules the slopes

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), Sam Birch (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Alpine Slalom Team skier Ben Loftus competes at the National and International Interservices Alpine Snow-sports Championships at Perisher ski resort, NSW.  (photo: Sam Birch)

Royal Australian Navy Alpine Slalom Team skier Ben Loftus competes at the National and International Interservices Alpine Snow-sports Championships at Perisher ski resort, NSW.

It’s not just the vast waters of the high seas Navy is fighting and winning on.

Moreton conquers the mountain

Published on by LSCD Regan Kidd (author), ABML-P Karen Palmer (photographer)

Members of HMAS Moreton's ship's company and surrounding prior to tackling hill climb up 'Table Top Mountain' in Toowoomba. (photo: Unknown)

Members of HMAS Moreton's ship's company and surrounding prior to tackling hill climb up 'Table Top Mountain' in Toowoomba.

Members of HMAS Moreton’s ship’s company and surrounding outstations recently embarked on a trip to Toowoomba in Queensland, where they were confronted with a gruelling grade four climb up Table Top Mountain.

Navy snowed under in biathlon

Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), Unknown (photographer)

Navy skiers compete in the 2017 winter Biathlon at Mt Hotham, Victoria from August 6-11. (photo: Unknown)

Navy skiers compete in the 2017 winter Biathlon at Mt Hotham, Victoria from August 6-11.

Navy skiers struggled to dent a dominant Army side during this year’s winter biathlon, Exercise Coolshot, at Mt Hotham, Victoria, from 6-11 August.

Invictus Games beckon

This article has photo gallery Published on by Michaela Gilewicz (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Invictus Games athletes Petty Officers Ian McCracken (left) and Latisha Baker (right) with Commander Australian Fleet - Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and bar after a �celebrity� wheel chair rugby match as part of the Invictus Games training camp at the Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation, NSW.  (photo: Jayson Tufrey)

Invictus Games athletes Petty Officers Ian McCracken (left) and Latisha Baker (right) with Commander Australian Fleet - Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and bar after a �celebrity� wheel chair rugby match as part of the Invictus Games training camp at the Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation, NSW.

Two sailors are representing Navy in the 43-member Australian Invictus Team which recently met for the final hit-out before deploying to Toronto, Canada to take on the rest of the world next month.

Australian Defence team Rugby-ready

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kirsti Burtenshaw (author), SGT Kirk Peacock (photographer)

The Australian Defence Force rugby team win a lineout against the Australian Police Force team. Australian Defence Force won the match 45 to 0. (photo: SGT Kirk Peacock)

The Australian Defence Force rugby team win a lineout against the Australian Police Force team. Australian Defence Force won the match 45 to 0.

The Australian Defence Force Rugby Union men’s team is in New Zealand to play the French Armed Forces and New Zealand Defence Force representative teams in a tri-nations competition.

Shooting for the top in basketball championships

Published on by CPL Bill Solomou (author), CPL Bill Solomou (photographer)

Australian Navy sailor ABCTL Jadine Adams shoots a basket during the ACT/Wagga Defence Interservice basketball Competition grand final game at ADFA from July 29-30. (photo: CPL Bill Solomou)

Australian Navy sailor ABCTL Jadine Adams shoots a basket during the ACT/Wagga Defence Interservice basketball Competition grand final game at ADFA from July 29-30.

Australian Defence Force personnel were inspired to reach great heights competing in the ACT/Wagga Defence Interservice Basketball Competition at the Australian Defence Force Academy in late July.