Topic: Australian Rules Football

Tiwi Island Aussie Rules teams with Defence

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), LEUT Dave Devlin (photographer)

Private Medic Amber Alexander clears the ball in attack, as Able Seaman Debra Toby of HMAS Hobart provides an effective shepherd. (photo: LEUT Dave Devlin)

Private Medic Amber Alexander clears the ball in attack, as Able Seaman Debra Toby of HMAS Hobart provides an effective shepherd.

Ten talented Aussie Rules players from the Tiwi Islands recently travelled to Victoria for a mentoring opportunity with the Australian Defence Force’s Australian Rules Women’s Indigenous team and competed in the inaugural Victorian Aboriginal Community Services/AFL Victoria’s Koorie Women’s Carnival.

 

Defence indigenous footballers join national carnival

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), LEUT Dave Devlin (photographer)

Seaman Communication Information Systems Tamati Smith from the Australian Defence Force Indigenous AFL team competes for the ball against Gippsland during the AFL Victoria NAIDOC carnival in Ballarat.  (photo: LEUT Dave Devlin)

Seaman Communication Information Systems Tamati Smith from the Australian Defence Force Indigenous AFL team competes for the ball against Gippsland during the AFL Victoria NAIDOC carnival in Ballarat.

A team of Australian Defence Force indigenous footballers recently participated in the Yannanayowoit Dullallally Football Carnival in Ballarat – the theme of which was to be proud of one’s indigenous heritage. 

Tables turned in footy final

Published on by CPL Bill Solomou (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Members of Cerberus Doggies and South Yarra football team compete for the ball during the Southern Football National League Grand Final held at Power Reserve Oval, Doveton, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Members of Cerberus Doggies and South Yarra football team compete for the ball during the Southern Football National League Grand Final held at Power Reserve Oval, Doveton, Victoria.

As the Richmond Tigers held up the Australian Football League premiership trophy at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, it was a different story in downtown Doveton for the Dogs of HMAS Cerberus, as their winning streak and dream of back-to-back premierships was shattered.

Cerberus still in finals hunt

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Members of Cerberus/Crib Point team and Hastings Blues competing for the ball during their match played at Hastings Oval, Hastings Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Members of Cerberus/Crib Point team and Hastings Blues competing for the ball during their match played at Hastings Oval, Hastings Victoria.

HMAS Cerberus’s Women’s Aussie rules side, known as Cerberus-Crib Point, remains in contention for the women’s Victorian South Eastern Development Competition finals, despite being bumped down the ladder after a devastating loss to Tyabb in late July.

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.

AFL All-Stars take home Anzac Challenge

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Robinson (author), SGT Robert Hack (photographer)

The Anzac Challenge Cup is presented to the coach of the Australian Defence Force All-Stars, Sergeant Debono. (photo: SGT Robert Hack)

The Anzac Challenge Cup is presented to the coach of the Australian Defence Force All-Stars, Sergeant Debono.

Playing against traditional rivals the Australian Combined Emergency Services, in front of an estimated 12,000 people, the Australian Defence Force Aussie Rules All-Stars men’s team has won the Anzac Challenge trophy for the fourth consecutive year.

Sirius about fitness

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HMAS Sirius crew members take part in a fitness class that also combined baton training in the ultimate Battle Physical Training session. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Sirius crew members take part in a fitness class that also combined baton training in the ultimate Battle Physical Training session.

A focus on fitness is paying dividends for HMAS Sirius with eight crew members chosen to represent the Royal Australian Navy in various sports, including lawn bowls and weightlifting.

Navy Aussie Rules team visits Carlton for inspiration

Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author)

This week the Australian Defence Force Aussie Rules National Carnival and National Wheelchair AFL Competition returns to Melbourne. (photo: Unknown)

This week the Australian Defence Force Aussie Rules National Carnival and National Wheelchair AFL Competition returns to Melbourne.

This week the Australian Defence Force Aussie Rules National Carnival and National Wheelchair AFL Competition returns to Melbourne. 

Teamwork that transcends

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Adam Grover (author)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Natasha Wilson puts members of the Hobart based Lauderdale Football Club through a pre-season training session on the flight deck of HMAS Choules while alongside in Hobart. (photo: Unknown)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Natasha Wilson puts members of the Hobart based Lauderdale Football Club through a pre-season training session on the flight deck of HMAS Choules while alongside in Hobart.

On a quiet Saturday morning in Hobart recently there was no shortage of high intensity effort on HMAS Choules, as a local football team was put through their paces by a Navy physical trainer.

Weapons Engineer kicks career goals on deployment

Published on by LEUT Shannelle McKellar (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (author)

Lietenant Steven Witzand on the Chaff deck of HMAS Arunta while on patrol in the Middle East region. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Lietenant Steven Witzand on the Chaff deck of HMAS Arunta while on patrol in the Middle East region.

Lieutenant Steve Witzand is embarked in HMAS Arunta on his first operational deployment as the Deputy Weapons Electrical Engineer Officer.