Section: Sport

Swimming for the Top End Shield

This article has photo gallery Published on by By LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Phillipa Hay, Executive Officer HMAS Coonawarra, gets a head start while participating in the Top End Shield Swimming Carnival at Larrakeyah Barracks, Darwin. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Lieutenant Commander Phillipa Hay, Executive Officer HMAS Coonawarra, gets a head start while participating in the Top End Shield Swimming Carnival at Larrakeyah Barracks, Darwin.

As southern states emerged from winter, the sailors, soldiers and marines located in Darwin enjoyed a tropical October day for the annual Top End Shield Swimming Carnival.

Keeping in touch with community

Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), Mr Ben Wickham (photographer)

LS Jodie Khan (centre), ADF Touch Football team, attempts to tag a player from Matraville Sports High School during the grand final. (photo: Ben Wickham)

LS Jodie Khan (centre), ADF Touch Football team, attempts to tag a player from Matraville Sports High School during the grand final.

Members of the local Aboriginal community were put to the test against Defence touch football sides during a tournament at Randwick, Sydney, in late
 September.

Albatross outplays Penguin in netball final

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Leading Seaman Jodie Khan from HMAS Albatross with the ball during the Eastern Australian Area Netball Competition, held at the Indoor Sports Centre, Alexandria. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Leading Seaman Jodie Khan from HMAS Albatross with the ball during the Eastern Australian Area Netball Competition, held at the Indoor Sports Centre, Alexandria.

A male-dominated HMAS Albatross side won the Eastern Australian Area Netball Competition, outdoing HMAS Penguin in the final at Alexandria in late September.

Perth puts on the power

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Petty Officer Medical Samone Black bench pressing during the HMAS Perth powerlifting competition.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Petty Officer Medical Samone Black bench pressing during the HMAS Perth powerlifting competition.

In the scorching heat of Bahrain, clanking of iron and grunts of effort have been heard emanating between decks in HMAS Perth.

AFL achievements recognised in draft selection

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Robinson (author), Unknown (photographer)

Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Rhiannon Metcalfe (photo: Unknown)

Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Rhiannon Metcalfe

High achieving Navy sportswoman Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Rhiannon Metcalfe made both Navy and AFL history when she was drafted by the Adelaide Crows Women’s Team on 18 October.

Bowled over in stiff competition

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Darryl Wagstaff (author), CPL Oliver Carter (photographer)

Members of the Australian Services Bowls Association during the National Inter-Service Carnival at Windsor Bowls Club near Richmond, NSW. (photo: CPL Oliver Carter)

Members of the Australian Services Bowls Association during the National Inter-Service Carnival at Windsor Bowls Club near Richmond, NSW.

After winning the past five Australian Services Bowls Association championships, Navy could not make it six in a row after being defeated in the 2016 final by the Air Force at Windsor Bowls Club, New South Wales.  

Harman Golf Day a hit for Legacy

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO Scott Brown (author), LEUT Tony White (author), Unknown (photographer)

For the second year in a row, last place was taken by the team from Navy Strategic Command made up of Commander Marcus Buttler, Lieutenant Commander Luke Hartfiel and Mr Alistair Smith. (photo: Unknown)

For the second year in a row, last place was taken by the team from Navy Strategic Command made up of Commander Marcus Buttler, Lieutenant Commander Luke Hartfiel and Mr Alistair Smith.

The annual HMAS Harman Legacy Golf Day, held on 23 September at the former Air Force base at Fairbairn in Canberra, proved to be yet another great success, raising over $2,700 for Queanbeyan Legacy.

Down to the wire at Nirimba Cup

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Sarah Hickling from HMAS Albatross strikes the soccer ball for a penalty shoot-out against HMAS Anzac during the finals of the Nirimba Cup soccer competition held at Randwick Barracks, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Sarah Hickling from HMAS Albatross strikes the soccer ball for a penalty shoot-out against HMAS Anzac during the finals of the Nirimba Cup soccer competition held at Randwick Barracks, Sydney.

The team from frigate, HMAS Anzac took home the Nirimba Cup following several nail-biting soccer matches and penalty shoot-outs at Randwick Barracks in Sydney in mid September.

Memorial game focuses healing

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author and photographer), CPL Shannon McCarthy (photographer)

Mr Peter Rex, father of LSPTI Damien Rex, with the Navy Tridents Rugby League team, after the LSPTI Damien Rex Memorial Rugby League Game at Wagga Wagga, NSW, on September 17, 2016. (photo: SGT Dave Morley)

Mr Peter Rex, father of LSPTI Damien Rex, with the Navy Tridents Rugby League team, after the LSPTI Damien Rex Memorial Rugby League Game at Wagga Wagga, NSW, on September 17, 2016.

Navy's Rugby League representative side, the Navy Tridents ended a successful week of training and public engagements in Wagga Wagga, New South Walesm by defeating Combined Wagga RAAF/Army 24-6 on 17 September.

Tunnel vision for skydivers

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), POET SM Matthew Holmes (photographer)

Members of Terminal Velociraptor compete in the National Indoor Skydiving Championships in Penrith, NSW (photo: POET SM Matthew Holmes)

Members of Terminal Velociraptor compete in the National Indoor Skydiving Championships in Penrith, NSW

Defence teams placed second and third in Inter AA category of the National Indoor Skydiving Championships held in Penrith in late August.