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.
The recent acceptance of martial arts into the list of approved sports by the Australian Defence Force Sports Council, and subsequent introduction of classes at HMAS Kuttabul, has proven a real 'hit' - keeping Navy members 'fit to fight'.
Navy sailors asserted their dominance for the second year in a row, by again winning the Australian Defence Sailing Association’s inter-service championship held at Rushcutters Bay in Sydney.
A sports day involving competitors from 22 nations proved a highlight of last year’s Royal New Zealand Navy 75th birthday celebrations, according to crew members of Australian submarine HMAS Dechaineux.
More than four years after he used to teach the sport, former pro golfer Able Seaman Maritime Logisitics – Personnel Derrin Morgan schooled the reigning Navy champion at the Australian Defence Force Golf Championships in December.
Six sailors are among the 77 Australian wounded, injured, and ill athletes competing for the Invictus Games Team in 2017.
A big serve and an aggressive game helped Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Tim Holder win the 2017 Carr Cup, the Royal Australian Navy’s singles tennis competition.
Surrounded by some of the nation’s best Australian Rules Football players, Leading Seaman Electronic Warfare Rhiannon Metcalfe felt in her best form before a pre-season trial match with the Adelaide Crows on 14 January in Darwin.
For the 38th year in a row, HMAS Penguin held the 'Gate to Gate Fun Run and Walk' in 2016 but for the second year 'running' used it to bring attention to family and domestic violence.
The Australian Defence Force has recognised martial arts as an approved sport allowing personnel to compete in five chosen disciplines.