Section: Sport

A winner if you’re still grinning

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author), Tamara Jones (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Nigel Rowan, of the Australian Defence College in Canberra, participating in the Ironman Australia Triathlon at Port Macquarie on 7 May. (photo: Tamara Jones)

Lieutenant Commander Nigel Rowan, of the Australian Defence College in Canberra, participating in the Ironman Australia Triathlon at Port Macquarie on 7 May.

Navy members of the Australian Defence Force team set fast times during the Ironman Australia Triathlon at Port Macquarie on 7 May.

Proof of a force to be reckoned with

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kiz Welling-Burtenshaw (author), CPL Joel Honig (photographer)

Able Seaman Aircraft Technical Airframes Cameron Cornell attempts to push through the Army defence of Private Siaka King, left, and Private James Ramsey during the ADFRU Championships in Brisbane. (photo: CPL Joel Honig)

Able Seaman Aircraft Technical Airframes Cameron Cornell attempts to push through the Army defence of Private Siaka King, left, and Private James Ramsey during the ADFRU Championships in Brisbane.

The Navy men’s and women’s rugby union teams left nothing to chance in their bid to break Army’s unbeaten run at the Australian Defence Force Rugby Union Championships at Ballymore Stadium in Brisbane recently.

Australian sailor shines at Marine Corps Trials

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLGOFF Amanda Scott (author)

Wing Commander O'Reilly, Corporal Scully, Able Seaman Condon and Corporal Mainey at the 'Wounded Warriors' United States Marine Corp trials. (photo: Unknown)

Wing Commander O'Reilly, Corporal Scully, Able Seaman Condon and Corporal Mainey at the 'Wounded Warriors' United States Marine Corp trials.

An Australian sailor has won two medals at the seventh annual Marine Corps Trials, joining hundreds of wounded, injured and ill US marines and current and former military personnel from across the globe. 

AFL All-Stars take home Anzac Challenge

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Robinson (author), SGT Robert Hack (photographer)

The Anzac Challenge Cup is presented to the coach of the Australian Defence Force All-Stars, Sergeant Debono. (photo: SGT Robert Hack)

The Anzac Challenge Cup is presented to the coach of the Australian Defence Force All-Stars, Sergeant Debono.

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.

Kona beckons for Navy Ironman

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Volunteers of the 10th annual Huskisson Triathlon watch over the participants of the swim leg, who are required to complete a 2km swim. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Volunteers of the 10th annual Huskisson Triathlon watch over the participants of the swim leg, who are required to complete a 2km swim.

One of Navy's leading triathletes, Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Joel MacAllister, of HMAS Stirling, was fastest sailor across the line in the Military Division in Ironman New Zealand at Taupo in early March.

Skydivers swoop on medals

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author)

ADF team conducting aerial tricks over Western Australia. (photo: Unknown)

ADF team conducting aerial tricks over Western Australia.

Navy personnel soared across the skies near Perth to win medals during the Australian National Skydiving Championships in late March.

Old 'n' bold rugby builds resilience

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Graham Swan (author), Michael Thompson Photography (photographer)

Captain Nick Stoker clears the ball from a scrum during the Navy Old Salt's versus ACT Veterans rugby match in Canberra. (photo: Michael Thompson)

Captain Nick Stoker clears the ball from a scrum during the Navy Old Salt's versus ACT Veterans rugby match in Canberra.

Navy Old Salts turned out against the ACT Vets on 8 April, for a not so torrid 'Golden Oldies' rugby game as a curtain raiser to the Brumbies v Reds Super Rugby Fixture in Canberra.

Wave of success for Navy surfers and paddlers

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Physical Training Instructor Roger Roy during the long board heats at the 2017 Australian Defence Force Surfing Championships. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Chief Petty Officer Physical Training Instructor Roger Roy during the long board heats at the 2017 Australian Defence Force Surfing Championships.

Although conditions were far from ideal for the Interservice Surfing Championships held at Ulladulla at the end of March, Navy surfers performed exceptionally well.

Taking the long way for resilience

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSML-CSM Ronnie Baltoft (photographer), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

Navy personnel from Western Australian units at the start of the Bibbulmun Track in Kalamunda, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

Navy personnel from Western Australian units at the start of the Bibbulmun Track in Kalamunda, Western Australia.

Kalamunda, high in the Perth hills, was the muster-point for fresh legs participating in a ‘relay of resilience’ on the Bibbulmun Track - the long distance walk trail in Western Australia.

Team Anzac, united in union

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Matt Featherstone (author), ABCSO(U) Tara Byrne (photographer)

Crew of HMAS Anzac support their ship's team in the rugby Mons Cup. (photo: ABCSO(U) TARA BYRNE)

Crew of HMAS Anzac support their ship's team in the rugby Mons Cup.

Despite not coming away with the honours, HMAS Anzac embraced the motto 'United We Stand', with arguably the loudest and proudest supporters at the 2017 Rugby Union Inter Unit Annual Competition at TG Milner Rugby Field in Sydney on 31 March.