Section: Sport

Navy comes close at Kings' Cup

Published on by Mr Michael Brooke (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Players from the Navy and combined Air Force/Army team, during the 2nd annual Kings Cup held at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Players from the Navy and combined Air Force/Army team, during the 2nd annual Kings Cup held at the Sydney Entertainment Centre.

Navy came within a whisker of winning the 2nd annual King’s Cup basketball championship but were beaten 43-40 by a combined Air Force and Army team.

HMAS Stirling enjoys a bit of friendly competition

Published on by CPOIS David Connolly (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Steve McWilliams referees one of the volleyball games during the HMAS Stirling Monthly Sports Challenge.
 (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Steve McWilliams referees one of the volleyball games during the HMAS Stirling Monthly Sports Challenge.

The first round of the inaugural monthly sports challenge competition was held last week at HMAS Stirling. In order to bring together people from the many lodger units at the Navy's large West Australian base, the physical training instructors at Stirling designed a competition comprising of a different sporting event each month.

Navy goes for the double at the National Futsal Carnival

Published on by LEUT Kiz Burtenshaw (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Stock Image: Royal Australian Navy and Army go head to head at the 2013 Australian Defence Force National Futsal Carnival at Sydney University. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Stock Image: Royal Australian Navy and Army go head to head at the 2013 Australian Defence Force National Futsal Carnival at Sydney University.

Preparations are well underway for the 2014 Australian Defence Football Federation National Futsal Carnival to be held at University of Sydney on Saturday 1st March.

Surf Rowing League final clash for the year

Published on by LCDR Don Hogarth (author and photographer)

A surf boat in action at Surfers Paradise during the Navy's Australian Surf Rowers League (ASRL) in 2013. (photo: LCDR Donald Hogarth)

A surf boat in action at Surfers Paradise during the Navy's Australian Surf Rowers League (ASRL) in 2013.

This weekend the Navy Australian Surf Rowers League (Navy ASRL) will culminate in an action packed weekend at the 2014 Navy Australian Open, to be held at Stockton, Newcastle.

Royal Australian Navy compete in the Admiral's Cup Regatta in India

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Charles Nuttal-Smith (author)

MIDN Blessington heading upwind with sailors from Egypt, India and UAE during the Admiral's Cup Regatta at the Indian Naval Academy. (photo: Unknown)

MIDN Blessington heading upwind with sailors from Egypt, India and UAE during the Admiral's Cup Regatta at the Indian Naval Academy.

In the first week of December a team from the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) attended the fourth annual Admiral's Cup Regatta at the Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala.

Defence parachutists take to the sky

Published on by CAPT Felicity Hamblin (author), LAC Craig Barrett (photographer)

Petty Officer Marilyn Tomlinson of HMAS Kuttabul prepares for rigging her parachute during the Australian Defence Parachuting Championships held at the Royal Newcastle Aero Club at Rutherford. (photo: LAC Craig Barrett)

Petty Officer Marilyn Tomlinson of HMAS Kuttabul prepares for rigging her parachute during the Australian Defence Parachuting Championships held at the Royal Newcastle Aero Club at Rutherford.

Parachutists brightened the sky over Newcastle this week as they took part in the Australian Defence Parachute Championships from 16 to 20 December.

Stonehaven Cup returns to Albatross

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Alan Lancaster (photographer)

l-r Petty Officer Physical Trainer Chris Vale, HMAS Albatross Ships Warrant Officer David Larter, Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Gordon Andrew, RAN and Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Ryan Eatt with the Stonehaven Cup. (photo: ABIS Alan Lancaster)

l-r Petty Officer Physical Trainer Chris Vale, HMAS Albatross Ships Warrant Officer David Larter, Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Gordon Andrew, RAN and Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Ryan Eatt with the Stonehaven Cup.

The Stonehaven Cup was originally presented to HMAS Albatross in 1929 by John Lawrence Baird, 1st Viscount Shoalhaven, GCMG, DSO, eighth Governor General of Australia, for an annual competition between Albatross units to develop teamwork, camaraderie and athleticism amongst both Defence and civilian personnel.

How to stay ship shape this Christmas

Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Physical Training Instructor Leading Seaman Callan McDonald demonstrates a 'squat clean and jerk' at the Navy Indoor Sports Centre, Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Physical Training Instructor Leading Seaman Callan McDonald demonstrates a 'squat clean and jerk' at the Navy Indoor Sports Centre, Garden Island, Sydney.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Physical Training Instructors at Fleet Base East, Sydney have given readers some advice on how to stay ‘ship shape’ during the Christmas and New Year holiday this year.

Navy Australian Surf Rowers League treats Tasmania to exciting round

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author), LS Brooke Oram (photographer)

Event competitors at Carlton Park prepare for the first race. (photo: LS Brooke Oram)

Event competitors at Carlton Park prepare for the first race.

More than 20 crews and 100 rowers competed in the first of the four Tasmanian legs of the Navy Australian Surf Rowers League Series at Carlton Park Beach on Saturday.

Navy claims T20 victory to achieve ‘first ever’ clean sweep

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), CPL Bill Solomou (photographer)

Navy cricket members celebrate a wicket as Bombardier Steven Watson walks back to the pavilion, during the Lindsay Hassett trophy final, played in Canberra. (photo: CPL Bill Solomou)

Navy cricket members celebrate a wicket as Bombardier Steven Watson walks back to the pavilion, during the Lindsay Hassett trophy final, played in Canberra.

In a thrilling game that went down to the last ball, Navy held their nerve to beat Army and become the first team to win both the 50-over and T20 trophies at the National Inter-Service Cricket Championships.