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