Section: Sport

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.

Rugby challenge tests fitness

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPOPT Paul Williams (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswain's Mate Bradley Gibb making the Adelaide defence earn their keep. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Leading Seaman Boatswain's Mate Bradley Gibb making the Adelaide defence earn their keep.

Past-times should never come between nations, but when rugby is on the cards, Australians and Kiwis have to take sides. Navy sides from both nations left nothing on the field in a recent fixture in Western Australia.

Naval 'Ashes' return

Published on by POML-SC Gary Cooper (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

HMAS Arunta's cricket team gather on the flight deck with their newly-won trophy, the 'Naval Ashes', following a friendly match against crew members from HMS Daring at the Pakistan Naval Academy in Karachi, Pakistan. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

HMAS Arunta's cricket team gather on the flight deck with their newly-won trophy, the 'Naval Ashes', following a friendly match against crew members from HMS Daring at the Pakistan Naval Academy in Karachi, Pakistan.

The ship's company of HMAS Arunta has restored national sporting pride with a commanding victory over England in an epic battle in Karachi to reclaim the 'Ashes'.

Sea legs get running

Published on by LEUT Phillipe Fairs (author)

Lieutenant Commander Parsons, Commander Clowes, Able Seaman Phie, Captain Beard, Warrant Officer Scott, Chief Petty Officer Stapleton, Lieutenant Fairs and Lieutenant Callander. (photo: LEUT Phillipe Fairs)

Lieutenant Commander Parsons, Commander Clowes, Able Seaman Phie, Captain Beard, Warrant Officer Scott, Chief Petty Officer Stapleton, Lieutenant Fairs and Lieutenant Callander.

On a hot summer’s night in February, members of the ship’s company of Brisbane base HMAS Moreton took a 12 hour watch – relying on teamwork, endurance and resilience to get them through.

High powered finish for indoor cricket comp

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Brenton Friend (photographer)

The winners from Fleet Support Unit - High Power show off their trophy after competing in the Eastern Australia Area Cricket Competition at the Indoor Cricket Centre at Five Dock, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Brenton Freind)

The winners from Fleet Support Unit - High Power show off their trophy after competing in the Eastern Australia Area Cricket Competition at the Indoor Cricket Centre at Five Dock, Sydney.

The final of the Eastern Australia Area Indoor Cricket competition was a thrilling match with the result in the balance until the final ball.

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. 

Canberra paddlers race for resilience

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Defence personnel from the Canberra region spend time dragon boating on Lake Burley Griffin to help build resilience through exercise. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Defence personnel from the Canberra region spend time dragon boating on Lake Burley Griffin to help build resilience through exercise.

Sailors and officers in Canberra have put Navy’s Resilience Plan into practice, by teaming up for dragon boat racing on Lake Burley Griffin. 

Biathletes set sights high in elite company

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author)

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Sven Howorth (close) during the Exercise Rucksack 2017 Military Patrol Race at Chiemgau Arena, Ruhpolding, Germany. (photo: )

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Sven Howorth (close) during the Exercise Rucksack 2017 Military Patrol Race at Chiemgau Arena, Ruhpolding, Germany.

Seven Australian Defence Force Nordic Skiing and Biathlon Association members spent Australia Day in the heart of the Bavarian Alps for a British military nordic skiing and biathlon competition.

Rivalry builds relationships

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

HMAS Stuart takes on Armada Espanola (ESPS) Cristobal Colon in a soccer match during the Fleet Concentration Period (FCP) Sports Day held at HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Stuart takes on Armada Espanola (ESPS) Cristobal Colon in a soccer match during the Fleet Concentration Period (FCP) Sports Day held at HMAS Stirling.

Seven different sports were on the menu during a friendly competition between the Royal New Zealand Navy, Australian Navy and the Spanish Armada as part of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER in Western Australia.

Canberran Cricket hits off a successful match

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Samuel Penfold (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Winning team of the HMAS Harman Commanding Officer's cricket team after receiving the trophy on completion of the annual cricket match. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Winning team of the HMAS Harman Commanding Officer's cricket team after receiving the trophy on completion of the annual cricket match.

Every year in Canberra, Navy officers and sailors from the region test their mettle competing for victory in the HMAS Harman Commanding Officer’s versus Executive Officer’s cricket match.