Section: Sport

Cricket a common language across Defence

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

HMAS Canberra's Engineering Officer, Commander Guy Lewis presents cricket gear to the Fijian cricket association on behalf of Cricket New South Wales. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

HMAS Canberra's Engineering Officer, Commander Guy Lewis presents cricket gear to the Fijian cricket association on behalf of Cricket New South Wales.

On the way home from Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), HMAS Canberra has delivered cricket equipment and clothing to the Fijian Cricket Board on behalf of New South Wales Cricket.

Submariner excels at Targa West Rally

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Leading Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submarines Glen Renshaw and co-driver Krystle McDonald stand with the Renshaw racing vehicle on Haynes Street in Kalamunda, W.A., in between the Targa West Rally stages.  (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Leading Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submarines Glen Renshaw and co-driver Krystle McDonald stand with the Renshaw racing vehicle on Haynes Street in Kalamunda, W.A., in between the Targa West Rally stages.

It is a long way from the underwater world of a Collins class submarine to the world of rally car driving but for Leading Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Glen Renshaw, driving his Holden VE SSV around racetracks in Western Australia has its similarities.

Defence brings the heat to Queensland volleyball

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), SGT Christopher Dickson (photographer)

Navy sailor Able Seaman Thai Latham sets up to spike the ball as she represents the ADF during the Queensland State Championships held at the Boondall Sports Centre, Brisbane.  (photo: SGT Christopher Dickson)

Navy sailor Able Seaman Thai Latham sets up to spike the ball as she represents the ADF during the Queensland State Championships held at the Boondall Sports Centre, Brisbane.

Generally, if a team drops into a competition at late notice, they don’t expect to do well, let alone take away the gold and silver medals, but Defence teams did exactly that at the Queensland Volleyball State Championship.

Navy cricketers a hit on UK tour

This article has photo gallery Published on by Scott Rutherford (author), Unknown (photographer)

The Combined Services women’s cricket team celebrate a wicket, taken by AB Sarah Beard (without cap) in their match against the UK Armed Forces at Burton Court, Royal Hospital Chelsea. (photo: Unknown)

The Combined Services women’s cricket team celebrate a wicket, taken by AB Sarah Beard (without cap) in their match against the UK Armed Forces at Burton Court, Royal Hospital Chelsea.

Royal Australian Navy sailors starred with the bat and ball during a tour of the United Kingdom by the men's and women's combined services cricket team last month.

Choules a cut above the rest

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Zebedee Learoyd evades being tackled during the 2016 Patron's Cup, held at Cronulla Sharks Leagues Club, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Sub Lieutenant Zebedee Learoyd evades being tackled during the 2016 Patron's Cup, held at Cronulla Sharks Leagues Club, Sydney.

HMAS Choules outclassed a swag of other Navy sides to win the annual Patrons Cup Rugby League Competition in late July at Cronulla Sharks League Club in Sydney.

Swag of trophies for south coast sailors

Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

Club members regularly race with the Jervis Bay Cruising Yacht Club in Division 1 on the two Navy yachts based at HMAS Creswell. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Club members regularly race with the Jervis Bay Cruising Yacht Club in Division 1 on the two Navy yachts based at HMAS Creswell.

After winning some significant trophies in the local sailing club competition at the end of the 2015-16 season, the Creswell Albatross Sailing Club is gearing up for the 2016-17 season.

Navy finds the icy edge

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author and photographer)

Seaman Lachlan Moate, Lieutenant Commander Garry Lewis, Able Seaman Clearance Diver Tom Hale and Lieutenant Sven Howarth at Mount Hotham during the Nordic Skiing and Biathlon. (photo: Unknown )

Seaman Lachlan Moate, Lieutenant Commander Garry Lewis, Able Seaman Clearance Diver Tom Hale and Lieutenant Sven Howarth at Mount Hotham during the Nordic Skiing and Biathlon.

A team of 23 Navy Nordic Skiing and Biathlon members mustered near Mount Hotham in Victoria to undertake skiing and shooting training activities as part of Exercise COOLSHOT16.

Navy duo selected for Triathlon World Champs

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Petty Officer Aviation Technician Aircraft Aaron Hannam completes the swim leg at the recent Ironman Cairns  (photo: Unknown)

Petty Officer Aviation Technician Aircraft Aaron Hannam completes the swim leg at the recent Ironman Cairns

Two members of the Royal Australian Navy have been selected to represent Australia at the ITU Triathlon World Championships in Cozumel, Mexico, on 11-18 September.


Success gets the ball rolling on sports diplomacy

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR David Roberts (author), Unknown (photographer)

Lieutenant Natasha Stewart returns the volleyball. (photo: )

Lieutenant Natasha Stewart returns the volleyball.

HMAS Success took to the field of sports diplomacy recently, playing a keenly fought game of soccer and two games of volleyball against members of the Royal Malaysian Navy during a visit to Langkawi, Malaysia.

Team of underdogs slam dunks Oberon Shield

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABML-C Steven Bruni (author), ABML-C Benjamin Marshall (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

HMAS Harman, Winners of the 2016 Oberon Shield Basketball competition held at the All Sort Fitness and Wellbeing Centre, Alexandria, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

HMAS Harman, Winners of the 2016 Oberon Shield Basketball competition held at the All Sort Fitness and Wellbeing Centre, Alexandria, Sydney.

A hastily put-together team of underdogs has won the 2016 Oberon Shield basketball competition, held at All Sorts Fitness and Wellbeing Centre in Alexandria, Sydney, recently.