Section: Sport

Penguin supports Balmoral Swim

Published on by WOATV Ian Daley (author and photographer)

CMDR Mat Bradley presenting the HMAS Penguin shield to the Peakhurst Swim Club, winners of the HMAS Penguin Relay Swim Shield. (photo: WOATV Ian Daley)

CMDR Mat Bradley presenting the HMAS Penguin shield to the Peakhurst Swim Club, winners of the HMAS Penguin Relay Swim Shield.

Personnel of Navy establishment HMAS Penguin have contributed to a strong turnout at the annual Balmoral Swim for Cancer event.

 

Navy wheelchair athletes perform well

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), Disability Sports Australia (photographer)

The ADF Wheelchair Aussie Rules players and coach prior to a match during the 2018 National Wheelchair Aussie Rules Championships (photo: Disability Sports Australia)

The ADF Wheelchair Aussie Rules players and coach prior to a match during the 2018 National Wheelchair Aussie Rules Championships

Navy people have featured strongly in two ADF teams competing in the third annual National Wheelchair Aussie Rules Championships in Melbourne.

Navy golfers compete in Tasmania

Published on by CPO Anthony Martin (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

All hands on the Cup, from left: Warrant Officer Alan Hart; Mr Colin Buxton, Royal Hobart Golf Club; and Captain Grant McLennan. (photo: Department of Defence)

All hands on the Cup, from left: Warrant Officer Alan Hart; Mr Colin Buxton, Royal Hobart Golf Club; and Captain Grant McLennan.

The Naval Golf Association (NGA) recently completed a tour of Tasmania culminating in a hard fought game for the Captain Walton Drake Cup.

 

True blue values for Navy footy teams

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy Australian Football Association (RANAFA) national women's and men's teams at Ikon Park, home of the Carlton Football Club. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

The Royal Australian Navy Australian Football Association (RANAFA) national women's and men's teams at Ikon Park, home of the Carlton Football Club.

An affinity for navy blue was just one shared trait between the Royal Australian Navy Australian Football Association (RANAFA) and the Carlton Football Club as both organisations came together to share lessons.

 

Touch football brings shipmates together

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Robinson (author), CPL Julia Whitwell (photographer)

Ms Kristy Ward from the Defence Force Recruiting team was named Most Valuable Player in the 2018 HMAS Harman Touch Football Championships. (photo: CPL Julia Whitwell)

Ms Kristy Ward from the Defence Force Recruiting team was named Most Valuable Player in the 2018 HMAS Harman Touch Football Championships.

Teamwork and esprit de corps were common themes during the annual Touch Football Championships at HMAS Harman recently.

 

Navy rivals meet on the football pitch

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

The HMAS Stirling/Fleet Base West team (blue) competes against a team from HMS Sutherland in a friendly soccer match at the HMAS Stirling Sports Oval. (photo: ABIS Ronnie Baltoft)

The HMAS Stirling/Fleet Base West team (blue) competes against a team from HMS Sutherland in a friendly soccer match at the HMAS Stirling Sports Oval.

The HMAS Stirling men’s football team has faced off with British counterparts from the Royal Navy’s HMS Sutherland during a match at Stirling in Western Australia.

 

Rich history amidst Commonwealth Navies Rugby Cup 2018

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT Nick Stoker (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

RANRU assistant coach, CPO Jason Harrington, MIDN Jonte Heirdsfeild and head coach WO Dave Carter. In the background is HMS Victory, the Royal Navy’s oldest commissioned warship. (photo: Department of Defence)

RANRU assistant coach, CPO Jason Harrington, MIDN Jonte Heirdsfeild and head coach WO Dave Carter. In the background is HMS Victory, the Royal Navy’s oldest commissioned warship.

The men's national Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union (RANRU) squad, currently touring France and the UK for the triennial Commonwealth Navies Rugby Cup (CNRC), has witnessed a number of unique milestones with the RAN's involvement this year.

Navy football coaches get elite tips

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), ABIS Craig Walton (photographer)

(From left) Navy Football Federation Australia (FFA) Director of Football, Lieutenant Commander Jim Ford, RAN, Western Sydney Wanders Technical Director Ian Crook, Treasurer of Navy FFA, Chief Petty Officer Combat Systems Manager Pete Burnett and Royal Australian Navy FFA player Leading Seaman Communications and Information Systems Rick Lea at an A-League WSW training session in Rooty Hill, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Craig Walton)

(From left) Navy Football Federation Australia (FFA) Director of Football, Lieutenant Commander Jim Ford, RAN, Western Sydney Wanders Technical Director Ian Crook, Treasurer of Navy FFA, Chief Petty Officer Combat Systems Manager Pete Burnett and Royal Australian Navy FFA player Leading Seaman Communications and Information Systems Rick Lea at an A-League WSW training session in Rooty Hill, Sydney.

Members of the Navy Football Association (FFA) recently had the opportunity to receive elite level coaching tips from Western Sydney Wanderers’ Technical Director Ian Crook at the Wanderers’ Training facility at Rooty Hill.

 

Kicking goals for Navy football

Published on by LCDR Louisa Stodulka (author), LCDR Stephen Cole (photographer)

Members of the Navy Veterans soccer team - (from left) LCDR Stephen Cole (HMAS Albatross); LEUT Ross Leembruggen (RAAF Williamtown); LCDR Jim Ford (HMAS Albatross); PO Nathan Little (Fleet Headquarters); PO Shaun Taylor (HMAS Success); LS Ricky Lea (Fleet Headquarters) and PO Phil Henshaw (HMAS Albatross). (photo: LCDR S Cole)

Members of the Navy Veterans soccer team - (from left) LCDR Stephen Cole (HMAS Albatross); LEUT Ross Leembruggen (RAAF Williamtown); LCDR Jim Ford (HMAS Albatross); PO Nathan Little (Fleet Headquarters); PO Shaun Taylor (HMAS Success); LS Ricky Lea (Fleet Headquarters) and PO Phil Henshaw (HMAS Albatross).

Navy has enjoyed a successful campaign at the Johnny Warren Cup football (soccer) tournament, with the women’s team taking home the first place trophy and the men’s veterans team progressing to the semi-finals.

A Birdie on ice

Published on by CPO Anthony Martin (author), CPL Anthony Kunda (photographer)

Leading Seaman Scott Tunnard holds the Adelaide Challenge Cup after a recent game at the Adelaide Ice Arena. (photo: CPL Anthony Kunda)

Leading Seaman Scott Tunnard holds the Adelaide Challenge Cup after a recent game at the Adelaide Ice Arena.

Enjoying the ice is a simple task for Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Scott Tunnard from HMAS Albatross.