Section: Sport

RAN women prepare for on-field clash with French Navy

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kiz Welling-Burtenshaw (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

Representative of the Rugby Club de la Marine Nationale Dorine Silvestri (left) and Lieutenant Gemma Casserly meet during the welcoming of the Rugby Club de la Marine National by the Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union Womens Association. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

Representative of the Rugby Club de la Marine Nationale Dorine Silvestri (left) and Lieutenant Gemma Casserly meet during the welcoming of the Rugby Club de la Marine National by the Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union Womens Association.

The Women’s Rugby Club de la Marine Nationale (RCMN) arrived down under yesterday for their inaugural tour to Australia.

NUSHIP Brisbane takes out Eastern Australian Area European Handball title

Published on by LCDR Warren Lynch (author), LSPTI Jarryd Boyd (photographer)

The NUSHIP Brisbane Winning Team for EAA European Handball 2018. (photo: LSPTI Jarryd Boyd)

The NUSHIP Brisbane Winning Team for EAA European Handball 2018.

Esprit de corps and teamwork were common themes during the annual European Handball Championship held at the Fleet Base East Gym recently. Teams from across the Sydney region played it out for the Eastern Australia Area (EAA) European Handball Champion for 2018.

 

Navy women, men start ADF rugby championships on front foot

This article has photo gallery Published on by WOMT Damien Clayton (author), Unknown (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy Women’s rugby team have emerged victorious from their first game of the ADF Rugby Championships. (photo: Unknown)

The Royal Australian Navy Women’s rugby team have emerged victorious from their first game of the ADF Rugby Championships.

After a three-day training camp and with just 13 players on hand, the Royal Australian Navy Women’s rugby team has joined the men’s line-up in a solid start to the ADF Rugby Championships on 2 May.

Penguin supports Balmoral Swim

Published on by WOATV Ian Daley (author and photographer)

CMDR Mat Bradley presenting the HMAS Penguin shield to the Peakhurst Swim Club, winners of the HMAS Penguin Relay Swim Shield. (photo: WOATV Ian Daley)

CMDR Mat Bradley presenting the HMAS Penguin shield to the Peakhurst Swim Club, winners of the HMAS Penguin Relay Swim Shield.

Personnel of Navy establishment HMAS Penguin have contributed to a strong turnout at the annual Balmoral Swim for Cancer event.

 

Navy wheelchair athletes perform well

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), Disability Sports Australia (photographer)

The ADF Wheelchair Aussie Rules players and coach prior to a match during the 2018 National Wheelchair Aussie Rules Championships (photo: Disability Sports Australia)

The ADF Wheelchair Aussie Rules players and coach prior to a match during the 2018 National Wheelchair Aussie Rules Championships

Navy people have featured strongly in two ADF teams competing in the third annual National Wheelchair Aussie Rules Championships in Melbourne.

Navy golfers compete in Tasmania

Published on by CPO Anthony Martin (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

All hands on the Cup, from left: Warrant Officer Alan Hart; Mr Colin Buxton, Royal Hobart Golf Club; and Captain Grant McLennan. (photo: Department of Defence)

All hands on the Cup, from left: Warrant Officer Alan Hart; Mr Colin Buxton, Royal Hobart Golf Club; and Captain Grant McLennan.

The Naval Golf Association (NGA) recently completed a tour of Tasmania culminating in a hard fought game for the Captain Walton Drake Cup.

 

True blue values for Navy footy teams

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy Australian Football Association (RANAFA) national women's and men's teams at Ikon Park, home of the Carlton Football Club. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

The Royal Australian Navy Australian Football Association (RANAFA) national women's and men's teams at Ikon Park, home of the Carlton Football Club.

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.

 

Touch football brings shipmates together

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Robinson (author), CPL Julia Whitwell (photographer)

Ms Kristy Ward from the Defence Force Recruiting team was named Most Valuable Player in the 2018 HMAS Harman Touch Football Championships. (photo: CPL Julia Whitwell)

Ms Kristy Ward from the Defence Force Recruiting team was named Most Valuable Player in the 2018 HMAS Harman Touch Football Championships.

Teamwork and esprit de corps were common themes during the annual Touch Football Championships at HMAS Harman recently.

 

Navy rivals meet on the football pitch

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

The HMAS Stirling/Fleet Base West team (blue) competes against a team from HMS Sutherland in a friendly soccer match at the HMAS Stirling Sports Oval. (photo: ABIS Ronnie Baltoft)

The HMAS Stirling/Fleet Base West team (blue) competes against a team from HMS Sutherland in a friendly soccer match at the HMAS Stirling Sports Oval.

The HMAS Stirling men’s football team has faced off with British counterparts from the Royal Navy’s HMS Sutherland during a match at Stirling in Western Australia.

 

Rich history amidst Commonwealth Navies Rugby Cup 2018

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT Nick Stoker (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

RANRU assistant coach, CPO Jason Harrington, MIDN Jonte Heirdsfeild and head coach WO Dave Carter. In the background is HMS Victory, the Royal Navy’s oldest commissioned warship. (photo: Department of Defence)

RANRU assistant coach, CPO Jason Harrington, MIDN Jonte Heirdsfeild and head coach WO Dave Carter. In the background is HMS Victory, the Royal Navy’s oldest commissioned warship.

The men's national Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union (RANRU) squad, currently touring France and the UK for the triennial Commonwealth Navies Rugby Cup (CNRC), has witnessed a number of unique milestones with the RAN's involvement this year.