Section: Sport

Navy unit defies the winter blues

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Petty Officer Physical Trainer Chris Vale, records official timings of Australian Joint Acoustic Analysis Centre (AJAAC) personnel, as they cross the finish line as part of their health and fitness challenge. The challenge aims to promote healthier lifestyles in a supportive, fun and safe environment. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Petty Officer Physical Trainer Chris Vale, records official timings of Australian Joint Acoustic Analysis Centre (AJAAC) personnel, as they cross the finish line as part of their health and fitness challenge. The challenge aims to promote healthier lifestyles in a supportive, fun and safe environment.

Even the keenest athlete can feel their enthusiasm wane when faced with the winter chill and wind factor, which is why the Australian Joint Acoustic Analysis Centre has implemented their own Health and Fitness Challenge to overcome 'the traditional winter lethargy.'

Lieutenant Walker becomes Australian National Marathon Champion

Published on by LCDR Ian Lumsden (author), Unknown (photographer)

Lieutenant Rowan Walker was the first Australian runner across the line in the 2014 Gold Coast Airport Marathon and claimed the 2014 Australian Marathon Championship. Image courtesy of http://goldcoastmarathon.com.au. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Rowan Walker was the first Australian runner across the line in the 2014 Gold Coast Airport Marathon and claimed the 2014 Australian Marathon Championship. Image courtesy of http://goldcoastmarathon.com.au.

When Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Rowan Walker crossed the finish line in eleventh place in the Gold Coast Airport Marathon in early July he became the Australian Marathon National Champion for 2014.

HMAS Cairns's own Amazing Race

Published on by ABHSO Kate Jolley (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Kevin Edwards and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Adam Towers keep up the pace in HMAS Cairns' Amazing Race 2014.   (photo: ABHSO Kate Jolley)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Kevin Edwards and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Adam Towers keep up the pace in HMAS Cairns' Amazing Race 2014.

Supercharged sports master Petty Officer Kristian Weldon lead the charge this week to promote physical training with a difference through HMAS Cairns's first 'Amazing Race'.

Navy Rugby League defeats Royal Marines Rugby League

Published on by LCDR Darren Nembach (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Tridents player Able Seaman Keven Allsopp breaks through the defensive line of the representational team of Royal Marines at Marrickville, NSW. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Royal Australian Navy Tridents player Able Seaman Keven Allsopp breaks through the defensive line of the representational team of Royal Marines at Marrickville, NSW.

A picture perfect Sydney winters day on Friday 4 July at Henson Park, Marrickville saw the inaugural Rugby League Test match between Navy and the Royal Marines.

Navy team ready to rumble

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

The Navy AFL team conduct some ruck training in preparation for the annual Sydney II Memorial AFL Match against the Air Force. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

The Navy AFL team conduct some ruck training in preparation for the annual Sydney II Memorial AFL Match against the Air Force.

For the third consecutive year West Coast Eagles and Sydney Swans will compete for the HMAS Sydney II Memorial Trophy during an AFL premiership round at Patersons Stadium in Fremantle. The match commemorates the battle of HMAS Sydney II and the German Raider Kormoran where 645 members of Sydney II’s ship’s company lost their lives.

HMAS Sydney takes on the Malaysian Navy's finest at football

Published on by LCDR Jeremy Richardson (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Members of HMAS Sydney play a game of soccer against members of the Royal Malaysian Navy at Lumut Naval Base. Malaysia. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

Members of HMAS Sydney play a game of soccer against members of the Royal Malaysian Navy at Lumut Naval Base. Malaysia.

With a blast of a whistle on a humid afternoon in Lumut, Malaysia on the 6 of June 2014, an effort to develop international relations kicked off between the navies of Australia and Malaysia.

New foundations built for Navy women's rugby

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Able Seaman Danica Sinclair from the Royal Australian Navy women's rugby team tries to break through the Royal Australian Air Force defence during the Australian Services Rugby Championships. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Able Seaman Danica Sinclair from the Royal Australian Navy women's rugby team tries to break through the Royal Australian Air Force defence during the Australian Services Rugby Championships.

A new milestone was achieved at the Australian Services Rugby Championships (ASRC) last week when Navy fielded a full women's fifteen for the first time in more than a decade.

Choules competes at Royal New Zealand Navy hockey tournament

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Noel Smith (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Egan skilfully passes an opponent during an Inter-Ship Hockey challenge between HMAS Choules and teams from the Royal New Zealand Navy and Airforce.  (photo: SBLT Noel Smith)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Egan skilfully passes an opponent during an Inter-Ship Hockey challenge between HMAS Choules and teams from the Royal New Zealand Navy and Airforce.

The annual Royal New Zealand Navy Inter-Ship Hockey Tournament was held on May 28, at North Harbour Hockey Stadium, in Auckland, New Zealand. HMAS Choules was alongside Auckland for a port visit, so the ship’s company was invited to participate in the event.

New Squadron parades Australian national sport in the US

Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author), LCDR Stephan Immerz (photographer), Mrs Cindy Murray (photographer)

Able Seaman Hall and Warrington contest the ball  in a friendly game of Australian rules football between NUSQN 725 and the Fort Lauderdale Squids at NAS Jacksonville in Florida. (photo: LCDR Stephan Immerz)

Able Seaman Hall and Warrington contest the ball in a friendly game of Australian rules football between NUSQN 725 and the Fort Lauderdale Squids at NAS Jacksonville in Florida.

New Squadron 725 personnel took time out of their hectic schedules to compete in an exhibition game of Australian Rules Football on a very warm Saturday in Florida recently.

Kicking goals and scoring dreams

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Drew Thornton on the Rugby field at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Drew Thornton on the Rugby field at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

HMAS Cerberus based Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Drew Thornton has been kicking goals steadily and is now scoring a dream come true. Most young lads only dream of playing with the big leagues, but Leading Seaman Thornton is stepping into the fray after being selected to represent Victoria at the 2014 NRL Affiliated States Championships to be played at Coopers Stadium Adelaide.