Section: Sport

Navy ‘Hotshots’ take out ADF Biathlon Championship

Published on by LCDR Wendy Hughes (author), COL Jim Hutton (photographer)

Winning smiles, the Navy Nordic Skiing and Biathlon team took out the 2013 ADF Championships at Mt Hotham. (photo: Unknown)

Winning smiles, the Navy Nordic Skiing and Biathlon team took out the 2013 ADF Championships at Mt Hotham.

The annual ADF Nordic Skiing and Biathlon championships at Mt Hotham may be called Exercise COOLSHOT, but ‘hotshots’ may be a better name to describe the combined efforts of the Navy team in 2013.

Aussie sailors triumph in US soccer challenge

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (photographer)

Captain of the Royal Australian Navy team at HMAS Coonawarra (left), Leading Seaman Matthew Jacques, and Captain of the visiting United States team, E3 Adote Akpabie from the USS Denver. (photo: ABIS Kathy Tuddenham)

Captain of the Royal Australian Navy team at HMAS Coonawarra (left), Leading Seaman Matthew Jacques, and Captain of the visiting United States team, E3 Adote Akpabie from the USS Denver.

Aussie sailors from patrol boat base HMAS Coonawarra have emerged victorious in a friendly soccer match against a combined United States Navy and United States Marine Corps team.

Navy rugby players shine against USS Bonhomme Richard

Published on by LEUT Kiz Burtenshaw (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Leading Seaman Daniel Capilli (blue and white) looks for gaps in USS Bonhomme Richard's defence during the Fogarty Fegen Shield where the Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union team played against the crew of USS Bonhomme Richard at Randwick Barracks, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Leading Seaman Daniel Capilli (blue and white) looks for gaps in USS Bonhomme Richard's defence during the Fogarty Fegen Shield where the Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union team played against the crew of USS Bonhomme Richard at Randwick Barracks, Sydney.

A recent port visit to Sydney by the United States Navy ship USS Bonhomme Richard provided a perfect opportunity for the Royal Australian Navy's rugby players to showcase their experienced and developing players against an enthusiastic US outfit.

Navy snowsports competitors cap off a great year on the slopes

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Navy Alpine Snowsports Champions. Pictured are (L to R) Champion Female Snowboarder LS Carly Maxwell, Champion Female Skier Reservist CPO Kerry Dickie, Champion Male Skier CMDR Phil Ridgway and Champion Male Snowboarder PO Stewart 'Ghandi' Smith. (photo: Unknown)

Navy Alpine Snowsports Champions. Pictured are (L to R) Champion Female Snowboarder LS Carly Maxwell, Champion Female Skier Reservist CPO Kerry Dickie, Champion Male Skier CMDR Phil Ridgway and Champion Male Snowboarder PO Stewart 'Ghandi' Smith.

Experience was the key to success for the four champions who took out top honours at the 2013 Navy Alpine Sports Championships at Perisher Valley this month.

Aussies teach Spanish sailors the ropes on the slopes

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Spanish competitors from ESPS Cantabria pose for a photograph after contesting a parallel giant slalom snowboard race during the Navy Alpine Snowsports championships. (photo: Unknown)

Spanish competitors from ESPS Cantabria pose for a photograph after contesting a parallel giant slalom snowboard race during the Navy Alpine Snowsports championships.

Personnel from the Spanish replenishment ship ESPS Cantabria joined their Australian amigos on the slopes at Perisher Valley this month to contest the Navy Alpine Snow-sports Championships.

Stirling runners prepare for Perth City to Surf

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

Members of the HMAS Stirling Navy Running Club get in some training on the beach near Camp Markham on Garden Island, in the lead up to the Chevron City to Surf for Activ on 25 August.  (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

Members of the HMAS Stirling Navy Running Club get in some training on the beach near Camp Markham on Garden Island, in the lead up to the Chevron City to Surf for Activ on 25 August.

Members of the Navy Running Club at HMAS Stirling have been hitting the track and training hard for the upcoming 2013 Perth City to Surf.

Navy Football counts down to nationals

Published on by LEUT Kellie Brown (author)

Leading Seaman Sarah Hickling attempts to steal the ball from an Army player during a previous Australian Defence Force Football nationals carnival. This year's carnival will celebrate 20 years of women's involvement in ADF Football.  (photo: )

Leading Seaman Sarah Hickling attempts to steal the ball from an Army player during a previous Australian Defence Force Football nationals carnival. This year's carnival will celebrate 20 years of women's involvement in ADF Football.

Navy's soccer players are counting the days to the 2013 Australian Defence Force Football Nationals. This year's carnival will celebrate the 20th anniversary of women's participation in ADF Football. 

Navy netball reaches for the double

Published on by LS Nicholas Miller (author)

Leading Seaman Mel Lavelle defends for the NSW Ladies' team against a Queensland goal shooter at the 2012 Combined Services Competition at Amberley Air Force Base.
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Leading Seaman Mel Lavelle defends for the NSW Ladies' team against a Queensland goal shooter at the 2012 Combined Services Competition at Amberley Air Force Base.

The Navy Women's Netball Team is making its final preparations to contest the Combined Services Netball Championships next week, in the hope of taking home the spoils for the second year in a row. 

Navy people put best feet forward in Sydney's City2Surf

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

MIDN Ben Flood from the Australian Defence Force Academy rounds the final turn for the home stretch as he competes in the City to Bondi 2013 City2Surf fun run. (photo: LSIS Brenton Freind)

MIDN Ben Flood from the Australian Defence Force Academy rounds the final turn for the home stretch as he competes in the City to Bondi 2013 City2Surf fun run.

More than 60 personnel from the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) took on the 2013 City2Surf in Sydney on 11 August.

Navy Snowsports performs at Perisher

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), PO Taneill Jager (photographer)

CPO Kerrie Dickie is the first competitor to run the course in the skier cross competition during the Navy Alpine Snowsports 2013 Championships. (photo: PO Taneill Jager)

CPO Kerrie Dickie is the first competitor to run the course in the skier cross competition during the Navy Alpine Snowsports 2013 Championships.

Not even sleet, nor 80 kilometre winds, could keep the Skier and Boardercross competitions from getting underway on the first day of Navy Alpine Snowsports (NAS) Championships last week.