Section: Sport

80 year old “Wellsy” stars in charity rugby match

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), POIS Ollie Garside (photographer)

Mr Ian

Mr Ian "Wellsy" Wells on the playing field during his first game of Vets as an 80 year old.

ACT Rugby Veteran Mr Ian “Wellsy” Wells played his first rugby union game as an 80 year old after celebrating the milestone birthday two days before the ACT Vets took on NUSHIP Canberra in their annual charity rugby match.

Aussie sailor bags five bronze medals against world's best

This article has photo gallery Published on by Lesa Horntvedt (author)

Leading Seaman Carolyn Johnsen, a member of the Australian National Dragon Boat Team 'The Auroras', with her five bronze medals she won at the 11th Asian Dragon Boat Championships held on Nam Van Lake, Macau.
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Leading Seaman Carolyn Johnsen, a member of the Australian National Dragon Boat Team 'The Auroras', with her five bronze medals she won at the 11th Asian Dragon Boat Championships held on Nam Van Lake, Macau.

Leading Seaman Carolyn Johnsen has started her Asian Dragon Boat racing campaign in fine form, bagging five bronze medals at her first international racing regatta, as part of the Australian National Dragon Boat Team - The Auroras.

Surf’s up for ADF challenge

Published on by Navy Surfriders Association (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Petty Officer Jordan Dank during the men's shortboard final at Collers Beach, New South Wales.  (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Petty Officer Jordan Dank during the men's shortboard final at Collers Beach, New South Wales.

At this year’s Inter-Service Surfing Competition there was no shortage of big swells for the Australian Defence Force’s best surfers.

Sydney team battles the heat to tackle the Wombats

Published on by LSIS Dove Smithett (author and photographer)

HMAS Sydney and Singapore Wombats Australian Rules Team compete for the ball  during a friendly game played at Singapore. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

HMAS Sydney and Singapore Wombats Australian Rules Team compete for the ball during a friendly game played at Singapore.

HMAS Sydney’s Australian Rules Football team battled it out with the Singapore Wombats on a whopping 34 degree day in 80 percent humidity in Singapore on May 24, during the shore phase of Exercise BERSAMA SHIELD 2014.

Navy celebrates emphatic wins in the Australian Services Rugby Championships

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs (left), and Warrant Officer of the Navy, Martin Holzberger (right), celebrate with the Royal Australian Navy Rugby team after their victory at the 2014 Australian Services Rugby Championships. Team members are gesturing that their team is now number one, and 'the gate is shut, we have wrapped it up!' (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs (left), and Warrant Officer of the Navy, Martin Holzberger (right), celebrate with the Royal Australian Navy Rugby team after their victory at the 2014 Australian Services Rugby Championships. Team members are gesturing that their team is now number one, and 'the gate is shut, we have wrapped it up!'

Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union has achieved terrific success at the 2014 Australian Services Rugby Championships, which concluded in Sydney on the weekend. #GoNavy

Navy girl dons green and gold for World Cup in China

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author and photographer)

Leading Seaman (LS) Combat Systems Operator Carolyn Johnsen prepares for a dawn training session at Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra.

LS Johnsen has been selected in the Australian Dragon Boating team to compete in the inaugural International Dragon Boating Federation World Cup in China.  (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Leading Seaman (LS) Combat Systems Operator Carolyn Johnsen prepares for a dawn training session at Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra. LS Johnsen has been selected in the Australian Dragon Boating team to compete in the inaugural International Dragon Boating Federation World Cup in China.

A Royal Australian Navy sailor from Cronulla is set to make history next Month, when she represents Australia at the inaugural International Dragon Boating Federation World Cup in China. 

Battle of the ranks to feature at North Queensland mountain bike event

Published on by ABHSO Kate Jolley (author and photographer)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Justin Bailey, Able Seaman Marine Technician Jake Machen and Commander Anthony Powell train for the upcoming Rural, Rainforest and Reef (RRR) Mountain Bike Challenge in Cairns. (photo: ABHSO Kate Jolley)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Justin Bailey, Able Seaman Marine Technician Jake Machen and Commander Anthony Powell train for the upcoming Rural, Rainforest and Reef (RRR) Mountain Bike Challenge in Cairns.

With a spirit for adventure and a will to be the best, personnel from HMAS Cairns are looking forward to this year’s Rural, Rainforest and Reef Mountain Bike Challenge which will take place on Sunday June 1.

Mostert wins in the west

Published on by LCDR Don Hogarth (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer), Images courtesy of FPR (photographer)

Honorary Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant, Chaz Mostert, scored the second win of his V8 Supercars Championship career with a commanding performance in Race 16 at Barbagallo last weekend. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Honorary Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant, Chaz Mostert, scored the second win of his V8 Supercars Championship career with a commanding performance in Race 16 at Barbagallo last weekend.

Honorary Lieutenant Chaz Mostert scored the second win of his V8 Supercars Championship career with a commanding performance in Race 16 at Barbagallo last weekend.

Cerberus Dogs go for pink

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

HMAS Cerberus Australian Rules Football Team and Endeavour Hills compete for the ball during the Pink Sports Day match held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

HMAS Cerberus Australian Rules Football Team and Endeavour Hills compete for the ball during the Pink Sports Day match held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

The Cerberus Dogs Australian Rules Football Team added a new colour to their usual blue and white uniform when they recently took to the field against Endeavour Hills in a Southern Football League clash.

Establishments win Fleet Commanders Challenge Trophy

Published on by LEUT Nic Hawkins (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Acting Commander Australian Fleet, Commodore Jonathan Mead AM, RAN, presents representative for the Navy Establishments combined team, Petty Officer Jason Lockard, with the Perry Cup, awarded to the team crowned to be the overall winner of the 2014 Fleet Commanders Challenge at Randwick Barracks, Sydney, NSW. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Acting Commander Australian Fleet, Commodore Jonathan Mead AM, RAN, presents representative for the Navy Establishments combined team, Petty Officer Jason Lockard, with the Perry Cup, awarded to the team crowned to be the overall winner of the 2014 Fleet Commanders Challenge at Randwick Barracks, Sydney, NSW.

The Fleet Commander’s Challenge Trophy was retained by Establishments this week, who withstood tough competition from Navy's east based ships by demonstrating great prowess on the sports fields.