Section: Sport

Cricketers test defence life

Published on by CAPT Anna-Lise Brink (author), SGT Kirk Peacock (photographer)

Alex Blackwell (left), Flight Lieutenant Nisha Balasingam, Ashleigh Gardener, Able Seaman Chelsea Veney and Lauren Cheatle (right) pose for a photograph during the Australian Women Cricket Teams over water obstacle course training.  (photo: SGT Kirk Peacock)

Alex Blackwell (left), Flight Lieutenant Nisha Balasingam, Ashleigh Gardener, Able Seaman Chelsea Veney and Lauren Cheatle (right) pose for a photograph during the Australian Women Cricket Teams over water obstacle course training.

Members of the Australian women’s cricket team were taken out of their comfort zone during a military training session with players from the Australian Defence Force women’s cricket team at Gallipoli Barracks on 14 September.

Navy bowled over in national championships

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author), CPOIS Phillip Hunt (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy particpants in the 2017 lawn bowls championships.   (photo: CPOIS Phillip 'Rex' Hunt)

Royal Australian Navy particpants in the 2017 lawn bowls championships.

A first-game loss against Army dashed Navy’s lawn bowlers the chance to contest the champion service trophy at the Australian Defence Force bowls championships, held in Sydney, in September.

Navy's title hopes squashed

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author), CPL Drew Riessbeck (author), CPL Nicci Freeman (photographer)

Participants of the 2017 Australian Defence Force Squash Nationals in the RAAF Base Williamtown Gymnasium. (photo: CPL Nicci Freeman)

Participants of the 2017 Australian Defence Force Squash Nationals in the RAAF Base Williamtown Gymnasium.

Navy’s squash players were unable to repeat the success they had last year at this year’s Australian Defence Force National Squash Carnival held at Williamtown in late August.

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.