Section: Sport

Defence physical trainers offer fitness advice post-Christmas

Published on by WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

STOCK IMAGE: Members of HMAS Cerberus competing in the Spartan Warrior Fitness Challenge. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

STOCK IMAGE: Members of HMAS Cerberus competing in the Spartan Warrior Fitness Challenge.

The Christmas / New year holiday period has been a time to enjoy sleeping in, visit friends and family and, for many of us, ditch the healthy eating and exercise habits we normally adhere too. If this is the case, a more relaxed approach does not have to send you spiralling down a weight-gain and fitness-loss tunnel of doom.

Sailor tackles more than rugby on international tour

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Peter Croce (author), Unknown (photographer)

Leading Seaman Alex Wilson participated in the Australian Stockman Rugby's tour of New Zealand and Argentina. (photo: Unknown)

Leading Seaman Alex Wilson participated in the Australian Stockman Rugby's tour of New Zealand and Argentina.

Playing rugby with former Wallabies and learning about mental health have been the highlights of Leading Seaman Aircraft Technician Avionics Alex Wilson’s tour of Argentina and New Zealand with the Australian Stockman Rugby Union.

Straight shooter is top gun yet again

Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), Unknown (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Aircraft Technical Airframes Steve Atkins, right, accepts his award as High Gun (overall top shot) of the ADF Clay Target Association Interservice Carnival.

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Chief Petty Officer Aircraft Technical Airframes Steve Atkins, right, accepts his award as High Gun (overall top shot) of the ADF Clay Target Association Interservice Carnival.

Navy’s Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Aircraft Steven Atkins walked away from the Australian Defence Force Clay Target Association Interservice Carnival as the overall top shot for the sixth time in seven years.

 

Navy Tigersharks play it cool

Published on by Mr Eamon Hamilton (author), Unknown (photographer)

LAC Samantha Smith, playing for Navy, takes on an Army player during the ADFIHA tournament in Newcastle.

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LAC Samantha Smith, playing for Navy, takes on an Army player during the ADFIHA tournament in Newcastle.

Navy gave their Army colleagues a tough fight, but the Army Knights clinched their third consecutive title in the recent Australian Defence Force Ice Hockey Association tournament.

 

Navy netballers New Zealand bound

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

(L to R) Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Kristie Bryden and Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Stacy Creamer from HMAS Stirling have been selected to play for the Australian Defence Force team in a netball competition held in New Zealand, 2018.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

(L to R) Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Kristie Bryden and Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Stacy Creamer from HMAS Stirling have been selected to play for the Australian Defence Force team in a netball competition held in New Zealand, 2018.

Navy sent a signal to the selectors when two HMAS Stirling-based sailors represented Western Australia in the recent Australian Defence Force Netball Championships held in Darwin.

 

Tiwi Island Aussie Rules teams with Defence

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), LEUT Dave Devlin (photographer)

Private Medic Amber Alexander clears the ball in attack, as Able Seaman Debra Toby of HMAS Hobart provides an effective shepherd. (photo: LEUT Dave Devlin)

Private Medic Amber Alexander clears the ball in attack, as Able Seaman Debra Toby of HMAS Hobart provides an effective shepherd.

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.

 

The race that stops a base

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Competitors from across the Defence community throughout the Canberra area, South West NSW, and a team from HMAS Success based in Sydney, all braved a clearing overnight storm to participate in this annual fun run/walk event.  (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Competitors from across the Defence community throughout the Canberra area, South West NSW, and a team from HMAS Success based in Sydney, all braved a clearing overnight storm to participate in this annual fun run/walk event.

Fit for life, fit for work, was the theme for the running of the 55th Bonshaw Cup, at HMAS Harman, in Canberra on 27 October.

Back-to-back win for Navy Dragons

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

The Navy Dragons paddled their way to back-to-back championships at this year’s Dragons Abreast Dragon Boat Festival held on Sydney Harbour. (photo: Unknown)

The Navy Dragons paddled their way to back-to-back championships at this year’s Dragons Abreast Dragon Boat Festival held on Sydney Harbour.

The Navy Dragons paddled their way to back-to-back championships at this year’s Dragons Abreast Dragon Boat Festival held on Sydney Harbour.

Defence indigenous footballers join national carnival

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), LEUT Dave Devlin (photographer)

Seaman Communication Information Systems Tamati Smith from the Australian Defence Force Indigenous AFL team competes for the ball against Gippsland during the AFL Victoria NAIDOC carnival in Ballarat.  (photo: LEUT Dave Devlin)

Seaman Communication Information Systems Tamati Smith from the Australian Defence Force Indigenous AFL team competes for the ball against Gippsland during the AFL Victoria NAIDOC carnival in Ballarat.

A team of Australian Defence Force indigenous footballers recently participated in the Yannanayowoit Dullallally Football Carnival in Ballarat – the theme of which was to be proud of one’s indigenous heritage. 

Improving mind, body and spirit

Published on by WO Christopher Garner (author), POET Scott O'Donohue (photographer)

ABML-P Mazziota instructs a yoga class on the flight deck while HMAS Toowoomba conducts her transit home to Fleet Base West after her IPE 17 deployment.  (photo: POET Scott O'Donohue)

ABML-P Mazziota instructs a yoga class on the flight deck while HMAS Toowoomba conducts her transit home to Fleet Base West after her IPE 17 deployment.

Seagoing deployments have not stopped one proactive and enthusiastic sailor from bringing her passion for fitness with her – and she is converting a ship’s company in the process.