Section: Sport

Navy at home on water in sailing champs

Published on by CPL Max Bree (author)

Australian Defence Force personnel participate in the Inter-Service Yachting Championships held on Sydney Harbour. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Australian Defence Force personnel participate in the Inter-Service Yachting Championships held on Sydney Harbour.

Navy sailors asserted their dominance for the second year in a row, by again winning the Australian Defence Sailing Association’s inter-service championship held at Rushcutters Bay in Sydney.

Giant Jenga brings nations together

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author)

ABMT SM Joe Piasecki completes a round of the inflatable circuit during the Royal New Zealand Navy's 75th anniversary sports day. (photo: LEUT Kara Wansbury)

ABMT SM Joe Piasecki completes a round of the inflatable circuit during the Royal New Zealand Navy's 75th anniversary sports day.

A sports day involving competitors from 22 nations proved a highlight of last year’s Royal New Zealand Navy 75th birthday celebrations, according to crew members of Australian submarine HMAS Dechaineux.

Golf champ still has old tricks

This article has photo gallery Published on by PTE Julia Whitwell (author), CPL Max Bree (photographer), CPL Nick Wiseman (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Derrin Morgan, chips the ball from a bunker at the 2016 Australian Defence Force Golf Association Championship where he won the overall Navy competition. (photo: CPL Max Bree)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Derrin Morgan, chips the ball from a bunker at the 2016 Australian Defence Force Golf Association Championship where he won the overall Navy competition.

More than four years after he used to teach the sport, former pro golfer Able Seaman Maritime Logisitics – Personnel Derrin Morgan schooled the reigning Navy champion at the Australian Defence Force Golf Championships in December.

Sailors compete for international victory

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author)

ADF and RSL members compete in a 200 meter running race heat as part of Invictus Games selection trials at the Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

ADF and RSL members compete in a 200 meter running race heat as part of Invictus Games selection trials at the Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra.

Six sailors are among the 77 Australian wounded, injured, and ill athletes competing for the Invictus Games Team in 2017.

Aviation Technician holds serve

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

R-L: Chief Petty Officer Physical Training Instructor Andrew Gibson hands the winner of the Carr Cup to Leading Seaman Avionics Technician Tom Holder at the 2017 Carr Cup singles tournament held at HMAS Kuttabul. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

R-L: Chief Petty Officer Physical Training Instructor Andrew Gibson hands the winner of the Carr Cup to Leading Seaman Avionics Technician Tom Holder at the 2017 Carr Cup singles tournament held at HMAS Kuttabul.

A big serve and an aggressive game helped Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Tim Holder win the 2017 Carr Cup, the Royal Australian Navy’s singles tennis competition.

Early start for Aussie Rules Women

This article has photo gallery Published on by LTCOL Michael Harris (author)

Surrounded by some of the nation’s best Australian Rules Football players, Leading Seaman Electronic Warfare Rhiannon Metcalfe felt in her best form before a pre-season trial match with the Adelaide Crows on 14 January in Darwin. (photo: AFC Media)

Surrounded by some of the nation’s best Australian Rules Football players, Leading Seaman Electronic Warfare Rhiannon Metcalfe felt in her best form before a pre-season trial match with the Adelaide Crows on 14 January in Darwin.

Surrounded by some of the nation’s best Australian Rules Football players, Leading Seaman Electronic Warfare Rhiannon Metcalfe felt in her best form before a pre-season trial match with the Adelaide Crows on 14 January in Darwin.

Penguin personnel relay important message

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

Competitors cross the finish line on completion of the 2016 Gate to Gate race held at HMAS Penguin in Mosman. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Competitors cross the finish line on completion of the 2016 Gate to Gate race held at HMAS Penguin in Mosman.

For the 38th year in a row, HMAS Penguin held the 'Gate to Gate Fun Run and Walk' in 2016 but for the second year 'running' used it to bring attention to family and domestic violence.

Martial arts now approved sport

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Aircraft Technician Avionics Byron Steele ( top) attacks during a grappling training session with Royal Australian Air Force Officer Flying Officer Bain Dohne at the first annual event for the ADF Martial Arts Association at the ADFA indoor sports centre, Canberra.  (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Aircraft Technician Avionics Byron Steele ( top) attacks during a grappling training session with Royal Australian Air Force Officer Flying Officer Bain Dohne at the first annual event for the ADF Martial Arts Association at the ADFA indoor sports centre, Canberra.

The Australian Defence Force has recognised martial arts as an approved sport allowing personnel to compete in five chosen disciplines.

Triservice sides' hockey mastery

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), CPL Peter Borys (photographer)

Petty Officer Talei Stoll competes for the ball during the match against the Blitzers. (photo: CPL Peter Borys)

Petty Officer Talei Stoll competes for the ball during the match against the Blitzers.

The Australian Defence Force Hockey Masters put in some winning performances at the Pan Pacific Masters Games at Jupiters on the Gold Coast in November.

Western Australia sets up for smashing volleyball win

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Max Bree (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Mitch Armstrong, playing for Western Australia, hits the ball over the net during a match against South Australia at the ADF Volleyball Combined Services Tournament. (photo: Corporal Max Bree)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Mitch Armstrong, playing for Western Australia, hits the ball over the net during a match against South Australia at the ADF Volleyball Combined Services Tournament.

A Navy dominated Western Australian side romped to victory for the first time in memory at the Australian Defence Force Volleyball Combined Services Tournament at Gallipoli Barracks, Brisbane, in early December.