Topic: Sport

Messes fund new chair for Matt

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Matthew Brown (front right), pictured with fellow Navy amputee Able Seaman Marine Technician Mark Daniels (front left), is presented with a wheelchair rugby chair by HMAS Stirling personnel at the Tammar Tavern, HMAS Stirling. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Matthew Brown (front right), pictured with fellow Navy amputee Able Seaman Marine Technician Mark Daniels (front left), is presented with a wheelchair rugby chair by HMAS Stirling personnel at the Tammar Tavern, HMAS Stirling.

A sailor who lost his leg in a motor vehicle accident in 2018 was recently presented with a custom-made sports wheelchair to help him participate in the Australian Defence Force’s acclaimed Adaptive Sports Program.

Broughhill wins in more ways than one in Tampa

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LS Jayson Tufrey (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Electronics Warfare sailor Leading Seaman Vanessa Broughill, centre, after receiving a gold and bronze medals from Director General ADF sports Brigadier Phil Winter, left, and Staff Officer Lieutenant Colonel Melissa Campbell during the 2019 Warrior Games, Tampa Bay, Florida. (photo: LS Jayson Tufrey)

Royal Australian Navy Electronics Warfare sailor Leading Seaman Vanessa Broughill, centre, after receiving a gold and bronze medals from Director General ADF sports Brigadier Phil Winter, left, and Staff Officer Lieutenant Colonel Melissa Campbell during the 2019 Warrior Games, Tampa Bay, Florida.

Adaptive sports have helped an Adelaide-based sailor overcome mental and physical adversity when she recently competed at the Warrior Games in the United States.

Navy coach instrumental in getting ADF rowing team to Henley

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by FLGOFF Jessica Winnall (author), FSGT Kev Berriman (photographer), SGT Ray Vance (photographer), Lauren Larking (photographer)

The Australian Defence Force King’s Cup crew compete during the final of the Reading Town sprint regatta at the Henley Royal Regatta. (photo: SGT Ray Vance)

The Australian Defence Force King’s Cup crew compete during the final of the Reading Town sprint regatta at the Henley Royal Regatta.

A team of Australian Defence Force rowers will take to the River Thames in England from 5-7 July to contest a rowing event that started a century ago, shortly after the conclusion of the First World War.

HMAS Melbourne breeds new crop on last overseas deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT James McPherson (author), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

From left, Seaman Electronic Warfare Brady Miller, Seaman Marine Technician Jack Everett, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Bethany East, and Seaman Marine Technician Jason Sneath on the flight deck of HMAS Melbourne during their first deployment at sea. (photo: LSIS Kieran Dempsey)

From left, Seaman Electronic Warfare Brady Miller, Seaman Marine Technician Jack Everett, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Bethany East, and Seaman Marine Technician Jason Sneath on the flight deck of HMAS Melbourne during their first deployment at sea.

In her 27th year of faithful service, HMAS Melbourne has completed her final overseas deployment, returning last week to her home port of Sydney after a successful mission.

South coast beckons Navy footballers

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author)

Navy footballers at the 2018 South Coast Sevens tournament at Gerringong, New South Wales. (photo: )

Navy footballers at the 2018 South Coast Sevens tournament at Gerringong, New South Wales.

Navy Football Federation Australia is looking for new talent to represent Navy at this year’s South Coast Sevens tournament at Gerringong.

Navy skipper leads ADF team at Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta

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

Members of the Australian Defence Sailing Association onboard 'Godzilla' prior to competing in Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta held at the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron, St Kilda, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Members of the Australian Defence Sailing Association onboard 'Godzilla' prior to competing in Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta held at the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron, St Kilda, Victoria.

Defence competed in the Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta for the first time on 6 June.

Soccer brings Australian and Thai Navy teams together

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Soccer teams from HMAS Toowoomba; the Third Naval Area Command Team; and HTMS Sriracha before a match at TK Stadium, Phuket, Thailand. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

Soccer teams from HMAS Toowoomba; the Third Naval Area Command Team; and HTMS Sriracha before a match at TK Stadium, Phuket, Thailand.

The Royal Australian Navy Anzac class Frigate HMAS Toowoomba has conducted a port visit to Phuket, Thailand. During the visit a soccer team from the ship played a friendly match with a team from the Thai Navy.

ADF Running and Athletics Association supports Navy trail runners at gruelling ultra running event

This article has photo gallery Published on by ADF Running and Athletics Assoc (author)

Lieutenant Jonathan Milton and Captain Michael Manfield at the start of the Ultra-Trail Australia running event in the Blue Mountains, NSW. (photo: )

Lieutenant Jonathan Milton and Captain Michael Manfield at the start of the Ultra-Trail Australia running event in the Blue Mountains, NSW.

Over the weekend of 17-19 May approximately 7000 trail runners participated in the Ultra Trail Australia event in the Blue Mountains.

Navy Rugby makes intentions clear with spirited win over Army

Published on by LEUT Kiz Welling-Burtenshaw (author), CPL Sebastian Beurich (photographer)

A Navy Rugby Union player drives an Army player to the ground during the grand final of the 2019 ADF Rugby Championships. (photo: CPL Sebastian Beurich)

A Navy Rugby Union player drives an Army player to the ground during the grand final of the 2019 ADF Rugby Championships.

Navy Rugby Union has made its future intentions clear after generating a bow wave of momentum both on and off the field at the Australian Defence Force Rugby Championships, held in Canberra from 12-18 May.

Toowoomba strengthens bond with host nation

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba members, Indian Navy members from INS Adyar and spectators gather together on the completion of a friendly volleyball match at Indian Navy Base INS Adyar, Chennai. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

HMAS Toowoomba members, Indian Navy members from INS Adyar and spectators gather together on the completion of a friendly volleyball match at Indian Navy Base INS Adyar, Chennai.

The Royal Australian Navy Anzac class frigate, HMAS Toowoomba has conducted a port visit to Chennai, India.