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Final Jervis Division victors in Pixley Cup

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Joshua Armstrong (author), LEUT Kasey Cox (photographer)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Justin Bailey directs Phillip, Jervis and Flinders Divisions of New Entry Officers’ Course 49 during the Pixley Cup.         (photo: LEUT Kasey Cox)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Justin Bailey directs Phillip, Jervis and Flinders Divisions of New Entry Officers’ Course 49 during the Pixley Cup.

One week in the Navy culminated in victory for the members of Jervis Division, New Entry Officers’ Course (NEOC) 49, as the team snatched the honours in the historic Pixley Cup.

Albatross continues dominance in Father Mac Cup

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Lieutenant Aaron Converey (right) presents recipient of the winners cup on behalf of HMAS Albatross Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Aircraft Bradley Graham during the Father Macdonald AFL Cup. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Lieutenant Aaron Converey (right) presents recipient of the winners cup on behalf of HMAS Albatross Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Aircraft Bradley Graham during the Father Macdonald AFL Cup.

The 22nd Father Mac Cup was won convincingly by the HMAS Albatross Australian Rules Team at Randwick Army Barracks in Sydney last week.

Navy dominates Air Force in AFL curtain raiser

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

Members of the Air Force and Navy Australian Football League (AFL) sides that played in the curtain raiser match prior to the AFL Round 17 clash between the Sydney Swans and the West Coast Eagles. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

Members of the Air Force and Navy Australian Football League (AFL) sides that played in the curtain raiser match prior to the AFL Round 17 clash between the Sydney Swans and the West Coast Eagles.

Before the West Coast Eagles and Sydney Swans took to the field at Patersons Stadium for the HMAS Sydney (II) Memorial Match, Navy and Air Force enjoyed the opportunity of playing the curtain raiser.

Swans and Eagles honour Sydney (II)

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author)

The Sydney Swans and Royal Australian Navy personnel pose alongside the HMAS Sydney (II) Commemorative trophy. Image courtesy of West Coast Eagles. (photo: Unknown. Image courtesy of West Coast Eagles.)

The Sydney Swans and Royal Australian Navy personnel pose alongside the HMAS Sydney (II) Commemorative trophy. Image courtesy of West Coast Eagles.

On Sunday, 21 July, the Australian Football League honoured the 645 brave men who perished in Australia’s greatest naval tragedy when the West Coast Eagles came head to head with Sydney Swans at Patersons Stadium for the HMAS Sydney (II) Memorial Match.

Top End Navy cross country

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Ready set run, the start line of the Petras Memorial Trophy Cross Country race at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Ready set run, the start line of the Petras Memorial Trophy Cross Country race at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin.

HMAS Coonawarra has reinvigorated the Petras Memorial Trophy Cross Country race after a four year hiatus. Over 70 personnel posted to HMAS Coonawarra, Larrakeyah Barracks and various patrol boats took part in this year's hilly course.

Surf competition carves waves in the west

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

The competitors of the inaugural Navy Surf Riders Association competition. (photo: ABIS Brad Darvill)

The competitors of the inaugural Navy Surf Riders Association competition.

The Navy Surfriders Association – West (NSA-W) Chapter held its inaugural monthly surfriders competition on Wednesday 10 July 2013 at Surf Beach, Secret Harbour, Western Australia.

HON LEUT Chaz Mostert grabs Top 10 in last lap thriller

Published on by LCDR Don Hogarth (author)

#12 Dick Johnson Racing Ford Falcon driven by Chaz Mostert. (photo: )

#12 Dick Johnson Racing Ford Falcon driven by Chaz Mostert.

The first of two 200km races making up the Sucrogen Townsville 400 has delivered another Top 10 result for Dick Johnson Racing (DJR). Chaz Mostert grabbed the position in the run to the chequered flag passing David Reynolds on the line.

Socceroos get Navy support in Japan

Published on by LEUT Grant McDuling (author)

Socceroos logo courtesy of http://www.ffa.com.au (photo: )

Socceroos logo courtesy of http://www.ffa.com.au

When the Socceroos took on Japan in their World Cup qualifier in Tokyo recently, representatives of HMAS Sydney were there and in top form, determined that the boys from Down Under would not have to take to the field without sounds of ‘Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi’ to spur them on.

HMAS Albatross units compete for the 2013 Lord Stonehaven Cup

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Executive Officer, HMAS Albatross, Commander Matt Bradley passes the ball before being touched during the Stonehaven Cup Touch Rugby match at HMAS Albatross. (photo: ABIS Alan Lancaster)

Executive Officer, HMAS Albatross, Commander Matt Bradley passes the ball before being touched during the Stonehaven Cup Touch Rugby match at HMAS Albatross.

Adverse weather conditions couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm when competition for the 2013 Lord Stonehaven Cup was kicked off with a game of touch football which attracted 80 participants from throughout HMAS Albatross.

816 Squadron take V8 Supercar fans by surprise

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author)

An 816 Squadron Seahawk helicopter draws a big crowd at the SKYCITY Triple Crown, V8 Supercars event at Hidden Valley raceway, 14-16 June 2013. (photo: LEUT Andrew Ragless)

An 816 Squadron Seahawk helicopter draws a big crowd at the SKYCITY Triple Crown, V8 Supercars event at Hidden Valley raceway, 14-16 June 2013.

Motor sport aficionados are used to seeing fast cars and even faster aircraft at the SKYCITY Triple Crown V8 Supercars event in Darwin, but this year, one of the Navy's Seahawk helicopters has taken centre stage at the premier motor sport event.