Section: Sport

Watson team blitzes basketball comp

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), ABCSO(U) Tara Byrne (photographer)

Able Seaman Electronic Warefare Jakeb Morrison, dribbles the ball down the court during the final game of HMAS Watson vs Army held at the All Sort Fitness and Wellbeing Centre, Alexandria, Sydney. (photo: ABCSO(U) Tara Byrne)

Able Seaman Electronic Warefare Jakeb Morrison, dribbles the ball down the court during the final game of HMAS Watson vs Army held at the All Sort Fitness and Wellbeing Centre, Alexandria, Sydney.

A rampaging HMAS Watson basketball side took out Navy’s east-coast basketball competition for the first time in competition history on 12 July; a victory made sweeter by their clean-sweep.

Navy triathletes tackle Cairns

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Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Michelle Cannon competes in the cycling leg of her first triathlon. (photo: Unknown)

Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Michelle Cannon competes in the cycling leg of her first triathlon.

Navy triathletes mixed it with about 2,400 other competitors at this year’s Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship in Cairns in June.

Mental resilience key to boxing success

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Submarines Joshua Day displays his Muay Thai boxing championship title belt and trophies in the HMAS Stirling Gymnasium. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Submarines Joshua Day displays his Muay Thai boxing championship title belt and trophies in the HMAS Stirling Gymnasium.

One submariner is taking Navy’s mission to fight and win literally by spending his off-watch time training for his other passion, Muay Thai boxing.

Competing to recover

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Petty Officer Ian McCracken of Fleet Logistics Support Element - Submarines practices his swimming technique during the 2017 Invictus Games training squad camp in Canberra on 13 March. (photo: CPL Mark Doran)

Petty Officer Ian McCracken of Fleet Logistics Support Element - Submarines practices his swimming technique during the 2017 Invictus Games training squad camp in Canberra on 13 March.

Two sailors will be among the 43 athletes to represent Australia when the team competes in the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto in late September.

Cerberus fit to fight

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), POPTI Michael Steffens (photographer)

Coach Jeroyen Lynders and foundation club members of the HMAS Cerberus Karate/Jiu Jitsu Club. (photo: POPTI Michael Steffens)

Coach Jeroyen Lynders and foundation club members of the HMAS Cerberus Karate/Jiu Jitsu Club.

Personnel at Victorian base, HMAS Cerberus recently formed a formal Martial Arts Club and commenced the delivery of endorsed Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training as part of the base’s sports program.

Navies exchange goals during sports day

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy and Indian Navy participating in a beach volleyball game at the HMAS Stirling Sporting Field as part of Exercise AUSINDEX 2017. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

The Royal Australian Navy and Indian Navy participating in a beach volleyball game at the HMAS Stirling Sporting Field as part of Exercise AUSINDEX 2017.

Australians and Indians often bond over cricket, so sport was a natural addition to the program of the recent exercise between the navies of the two nations.

Navies build spiritual resilience together

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author)

A group photograph of all the HMAS Stirling and Indian members that participated in a yoga session that took place on the wharf next to INS Shivalik in the Port of Fremantle, Western Australia, with Indian officers and sailors prior to the commencement of AUSINDEX 17. (photo: UNKNOWN)

A group photograph of all the HMAS Stirling and Indian members that participated in a yoga session that took place on the wharf next to INS Shivalik in the Port of Fremantle, Western Australia, with Indian officers and sailors prior to the commencement of AUSINDEX 17.

At the break of dawn, Indian and Australian naval personnel ‘bent over backwards’ strengthening minds, bodies and relationships during a unique yoga session on a Fremantle wharf.

Talented surfers on board

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO2 Martin Fisher (author), SGT Dave Morley (author), Jacqueline LLanos (LOVE CAPTURE PASSION) (photographer)

The Australian Defence Force surfers came out the victors, taking home the trophy with the highest overall points tally and firsts in every individual event and the teams’ category at the inaugural Defence International Surf Festival. (photo: Jacqueline LLanos)

The Australian Defence Force surfers came out the victors, taking home the trophy with the highest overall points tally and firsts in every individual event and the teams’ category at the inaugural Defence International Surf Festival.

Some of the Australian Defence Force’s best surfers took on, and defeated British Army and Royal Air Force surfing teams at the inaugural Defence International Surf Festival on in early May.

Anzac port city welcomes Navy adventurers

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

The HMAS Stirling Adventure Training Facilitator, Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Glenn Askew (front right), leads the walkers in the last kilometres of the Bibbulmun Track as they approach Albany, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

The HMAS Stirling Adventure Training Facilitator, Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Glenn Askew (front right), leads the walkers in the last kilometres of the Bibbulmun Track as they approach Albany, Western Australia.

A group of Navy walkers have completed one of the longest walking tracks in the country, arriving in Albany, Western Australia after a relay-style adventure training activity.

Navy swings into action

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

Mr Paul Wolkowinski, a Club Swinging instructor with members of the HMAS Stirling Health Centre on the Stirling Gymnasium floor after a Club Swinging lesson. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

Mr Paul Wolkowinski, a Club Swinging instructor with members of the HMAS Stirling Health Centre on the Stirling Gymnasium floor after a Club Swinging lesson.

Everything that is old is new again, or perhaps ancient in the case of some exercise regimes being undertaken by Navy people in Western Australia.