Section: Sport

Navy dragon boat crew just oar-some

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), Fleet Command Warrant Officer Stephen Downey (photographer)

The Sydney Navy Dragons, with Head Coach Able Seaman Musician Ellen Zyla (front centre), at the Sydney Chinese New Year Festival held in Darling Harbour. (photo: Fleet Command Warrant Officer Stephen Downey)

The Sydney Navy Dragons, with Head Coach Able Seaman Musician Ellen Zyla (front centre), at the Sydney Chinese New Year Festival held in Darling Harbour.

Sydney Navy Dragons have re-established themselves as a force to be reckoned with on the local dragon boating scene, winning several high-profile events recently.

Navy first service home at Husky Triathlon

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

The Australian Defence Force Triathlon team during the Huskisson Triathlon Festival. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

The Australian Defence Force Triathlon team during the Huskisson Triathlon Festival.

Twenty Australian Defence Force members competed at the Huskisson Triathlon recently with the Royal Australian Navy contingent hobbling away with bragging rights.

Teamwork that transcends

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Adam Grover (author)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Natasha Wilson puts members of the Hobart based Lauderdale Football Club through a pre-season training session on the flight deck of HMAS Choules while alongside in Hobart. (photo: Unknown)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Natasha Wilson puts members of the Hobart based Lauderdale Football Club through a pre-season training session on the flight deck of HMAS Choules while alongside in Hobart.

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.

Classes prove a hit for Navy

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSPTI Zac Stanley (photographer)

The first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class held at HMAS Kuttabul, with instructor Ash Noble (front, middle). (photo: LSPTI Zac Stanley)

The first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class held at HMAS Kuttabul, with instructor Ash Noble (front, middle).

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 at home on water in sailing champs

Published on by CPL Max Bree (author)

Australian Defence Force personnel participate in the Inter-Service Yachting Championships held on Sydney Harbour. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Australian Defence Force personnel participate in the Inter-Service Yachting Championships held on Sydney Harbour.

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.

Giant Jenga brings nations together

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author)

ABMT SM Joe Piasecki completes a round of the inflatable circuit during the Royal New Zealand Navy's 75th anniversary sports day. (photo: LEUT Kara Wansbury)

ABMT SM Joe Piasecki completes a round of the inflatable circuit during the Royal New Zealand Navy's 75th anniversary sports day.

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.

Golf champ still has old tricks

This article has photo gallery Published on by PTE Julia Whitwell (author), CPL Max Bree (photographer), CPL Nick Wiseman (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Derrin Morgan, chips the ball from a bunker at the 2016 Australian Defence Force Golf Association Championship where he won the overall Navy competition. (photo: CPL Max Bree)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Derrin Morgan, chips the ball from a bunker at the 2016 Australian Defence Force Golf Association Championship where he won the overall Navy competition.

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.

Sailors compete for international victory

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author)

ADF and RSL members compete in a 200 meter running race heat as part of Invictus Games selection trials at the Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

ADF and RSL members compete in a 200 meter running race heat as part of Invictus Games selection trials at the Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra.

Six sailors are among the 77 Australian wounded, injured, and ill athletes competing for the Invictus Games Team in 2017.

Aviation Technician holds serve

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

R-L: Chief Petty Officer Physical Training Instructor Andrew Gibson hands the winner of the Carr Cup to Leading Seaman Avionics Technician Tom Holder at the 2017 Carr Cup singles tournament held at HMAS Kuttabul. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

R-L: Chief Petty Officer Physical Training Instructor Andrew Gibson hands the winner of the Carr Cup to Leading Seaman Avionics Technician Tom Holder at the 2017 Carr Cup singles tournament held at HMAS Kuttabul.

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.

Early start for Aussie Rules Women

This article has photo gallery Published on by LTCOL Michael Harris (author)

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. (photo: AFC Media)

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.

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.