Section: Sport

Commander takes on Death Valley

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jodie Wilkinson (author), Mr Josh Brightman (photographer)

Ultra Trail Australia 2016 (photo: Josh Brightman)

Ultra Trail Australia 2016

Commander David Graham will compete in the most demanding and extreme footrace in the world this month, held in Death Valley National Park, California, USA.

Old boys, new tricks in footy competition

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer), ABML-C Ben Marshell (photographer)

A player from HMAS Albatross (white jersey) attempts to push through the defence from HMAS Waterhen during the Grand Final at the Adelaide Cup touch football competition held at Queens Park, Sydney, NSW. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

A player from HMAS Albatross (white jersey) attempts to push through the defence from HMAS Waterhen during the Grand Final at the Adelaide Cup touch football competition held at Queens Park, Sydney, NSW.

HMAS Albatross took top spot at the recent Navy East Coast touch football championships for the second year running.

Exercise pre-exercise keeps fitness focussed

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

HMAS Adelaide conducts a 'Four Forces Fitness Challenge' between Adelaide's ship's company and embarked forces from the Australian Army, US Marine Rotational Force - Darwin and the US Army on the light vehicle deck during Exercise HAMEL SEALIFT. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

HMAS Adelaide conducts a 'Four Forces Fitness Challenge' between Adelaide's ship's company and embarked forces from the Australian Army, US Marine Rotational Force - Darwin and the US Army on the light vehicle deck during Exercise HAMEL SEALIFT.

Teams from four different military forces faced off on a fitness challenge onboard HMAS Adelaide as the Royal Australian Navy’s Amphibious ship transited Bass Strait en route to Adelaide for Exercise HAMEL.

Navy rugby players against Australia's best

This article has photo gallery Published on by Lieutenant Kirsti Burtenshaw (author), LACW Casey Gaul (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Australian Navy Womens Rugby Team

(This image has been digitally altered)  (photo: CPL Casey Gaul)

Australian Navy Womens Rugby Team (This image has been digitally altered)

The Australian Defence Force Rugby Union Women's team are preparing to take on Australia’s best in a bid for victory and international Wallaroo selection. The Defence team will compete in the Australian Rugby Union National 15s Women’s Championship starting 24 June in Sydney. 

Enter the dragon-boat challenge

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LEUT Andrew Ragless (photographer)

Finalists paddle for victory in the inaugural Fleet Commander�s Dragon Boat Tug of War Challenge, held at Fleet Landing, Fleet Base East, Sydney.  (photo: LEUT Andrew Ragless)

Finalists paddle for victory in the inaugural Fleet Commander�s Dragon Boat Tug of War Challenge, held at Fleet Landing, Fleet Base East, Sydney.

A team of four from Navy’s Fleet Headquarters, Sydney, has emerged victorious after round one of the inaugural Fleet Commander’s Dragon Boat Tug-of-War Challenge.

Hockey duo California dreaming

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

(L-R) Leading Seaman Nicholas Simmons and Warrant Officer William McConnell of HMAS Albatross, will be heading to California, USA, to play in a hockey tournament and to raise funds for the charity, Mates4Mates. (photo: LSIS Sarah Williams)

(L-R) Leading Seaman Nicholas Simmons and Warrant Officer William McConnell of HMAS Albatross, will be heading to California, USA, to play in a hockey tournament and to raise funds for the charity, Mates4Mates.

Two Royal Australian Navy sailors have travelled to the United States, to compete in the California Cup International Field Hockey Tournament in Los Angeles.

First sporting win to LHD little sister

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

(L-R) Petty Officer Physical Training Instructor Kristian Weldon and Nathan Adamson with the inaugural LHD Championship Trophy on completion of the 2016 Eastern Australian Area AFL Competition at Randwick Barracks, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

(L-R) Petty Officer Physical Training Instructor Kristian Weldon and Nathan Adamson with the inaugural LHD Championship Trophy on completion of the 2016 Eastern Australian Area AFL Competition at Randwick Barracks, Sydney.

HMAS Adelaide has beaten her older sister in the first test of sporting prowess between the two ships’ companies.

Fitting tribute to First Lieutenant

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

Mrs Christine Von Senden presents the winners trophy to Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician John Belford (R) and Mr Stephen Hazel (L) at the Al Von Sendedn Golf Classic held at Secret Harbour Golf Links, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Mrs Christine Von Senden presents the winners trophy to Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician John Belford (R) and Mr Stephen Hazel (L) at the Al Von Sendedn Golf Classic held at Secret Harbour Golf Links, Western Australia.

HMAS Stirling and Secret Harbour Golf Links hosted the 2nd Annual Al Von Senden Memorial Golf Classic on 29 April.

Navy rugby union - more than a game

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RANRU personnel have given back to the Highfields Redbacks local junior rugby community by being able hold a training camp. (photo: Unknown)

RANRU personnel have given back to the Highfields Redbacks local junior rugby community by being able hold a training camp.

During this year's Australian Defence Rugby Union Championships held in Brisbane, the Navy sides took the opportunity to engage the local Queensland community in two separate events.

Army takes prize at rugby championships

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT Mick Trainor (author), LEUT Kirsti Welling-Burtenshaw (author), CPL Brenton Kwaterski (photographer)

Sergeant Brooke Saunders takes on the Navy defence during the women's Navy versus RAAF game at the ADF Rugby Union Championships. (photo: CPL Brenton Kwaterski)

Sergeant Brooke Saunders takes on the Navy defence during the women's Navy versus RAAF game at the ADF Rugby Union Championships.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Rugby elite took to the field recently at the Australian Defence Force Rugby Championships held at Ballymore Stadium in Brisbane.