April 19, 2017 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.
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.
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.
April 15, 2017 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.
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.
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.
April 09, 2017 by Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Callan Mcdonald (author), ABCSO(A) Matthew Riley (photographer), ABBM Thomas Darcy (photographer), LSET Pia Bartl (photographer)
Male competitors sprint off at the starting line as the Physical Training Instructors start their clocks during the HMAS Penguin mini biathlon held at Balmoral Beach.
Conditions were perfect at Balmoral Beach in Sydney for the course record to be broken at the HMAS
Penguin annual mini-biathlon.
Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mine Warfare Christopher Moran from HMAS Waterhen (Mine Warfare Faculty) contemplates a winning putt during the Sir David Martin Foundation Charity Golf Day at Pitt Town in NSW.
A group of keen Navy golfers have taken advantage of the Navy's focus on fitness to raise money for a worthy cause.
March 30, 2017 by CPL Mark Doran (author and photographer), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)
Invictus Games swimming coach Sub Lieutenant Amy Beal at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, ACT.
Navy people are training hard for the upcoming Invictus Games in Toronto, with a squad of 53 athletes hoping to be selected for the adaptive sports competition.
HMAS Sirius crew members take part in a fitness class that also combined baton training in the ultimate Battle Physical Training session.
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.
Leading Seaman Boatswain's Mate Bradley Gibb making the Adelaide defence earn their keep.
Past-times should never come between nations, but when rugby is on the cards, Australians and Kiwis have to take sides. Navy sides from both nations left nothing on the field in a recent fixture in Western Australia.
HMAS Arunta's cricket team gather on the flight deck with their newly-won trophy, the 'Naval Ashes', following a friendly match against crew members from HMS Daring at the Pakistan Naval Academy in Karachi, Pakistan.
The ship's company of HMAS
Arunta has restored national sporting pride with a commanding victory over England in an epic battle in Karachi to reclaim the 'Ashes'.