Section: Sport

Newcastle fighting fit for challenges ahead

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Jason Tuffrey (photographer)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mandy Collie exercises on the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle while Japanese Navy Ship, JS Fuyuzuki follows behind during Exercise Kakadu 2016. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mandy Collie exercises on the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle while Japanese Navy Ship, JS Fuyuzuki follows behind during Exercise Kakadu 2016.

The win at the Exercise KAKADU sports day, beating teams from 19 nations, was no accident for HMAS Newcastle.

Success team plays cricket against royalty

Published on by WO Justin Moore (author), ABML-SC Courtney Smith (photographer)

Members of HMAS Success ships' company participate in a friendly cricket match with the Prince of Arcot XI team in Chennai, India. (photo: ABML-SC Courtney Smith)

Members of HMAS Success ships' company participate in a friendly cricket match with the Prince of Arcot XI team in Chennai, India.

A team comprised of crew from HMAS Success has played cricket against Indian royalty at the Amir Mahal Palace Cricket Ground in India during their recent port visit to Chennai. 

Anzac ties strengthened on sporting field

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Royal New Zealand Navy sailor, Able Seaman Combat Specialist Kyle Butcher, playing for HMAS Choules, makes a break for the try line during a game of touch rugby against HMAS Darwin, at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Royal New Zealand Navy sailor, Able Seaman Combat Specialist Kyle Butcher, playing for HMAS Choules, makes a break for the try line during a game of touch rugby against HMAS Darwin, at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

While day-to-day Anzac friendships remain strong between the nations of Australia and New Zealand, on the sporting field it is war.

Kakadu nations speak the same sporting language

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLTLT Tritia Evans (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Airmen/women from Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) compete against the crew from HMAS Glenelg in a game of Beach Volleyball during the Exercise KAKADU Sports day held at Defence Establishment Berrima. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Airmen/women from Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) compete against the crew from HMAS Glenelg in a game of Beach Volleyball during the Exercise KAKADU Sports day held at Defence Establishment Berrima.

On the hot and humid sports fields of Defence Establishment Berrimah, Northern Territory, 300 military personnel from eight countries battled for the honours at the Exercise KAKADU 2016 All Ranks Sports Day.

Kuttabul focuses on fitness

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Kuttabul teams give their all during the dragon boat tug-of- war challenge at Garden Island Boat Pound - just one of the many new activities designed to improve fitness and
resilience among Royal Australian Navy personnel. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Kuttabul teams give their all during the dragon boat tug-of- war challenge at Garden Island Boat Pound - just one of the many new activities designed to improve fitness and resilience among Royal Australian Navy personnel.

HMAS Kuttabul is driving a team sport and physical fitness focus with the introduction of dragon boating, gladiator games, sea kayaking and lunch-time fitness classes at the Sydney Navy base.

Adelaide crew takes on ‘Heartbreak Hill’

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HMAS Adelaide conducts a 'City to Surf' fun run on the flight deck as the ship sails to Hobart, Tasmania. (photo: POIS Paul McCallum)

HMAS Adelaide conducts a 'City to Surf' fun run on the flight deck as the ship sails to Hobart, Tasmania.

The crew of HMAS Adelaide did not let the fact they were at sea stop them from taking part in Sydney’s City to Surf, setting up their own version of the famous fun run onboard. 

We'll see you in court

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat, RAN (left), Base Support Manager Fleet Base East, Daryle McKone, and Estate Maintenance and Operating Services Manager Fleet Base East, Aaron Brown (right) open the newly refurbished tennis courts at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat, RAN (left), Base Support Manager Fleet Base East, Daryle McKone, and Estate Maintenance and Operating Services Manager Fleet Base East, Aaron Brown (right) open the newly refurbished tennis courts at Garden Island, Sydney.


Navy tennis enthusiasts will be able to have a hit on one of the country’s oldest tennis courts, with the Garden Island, Sydney, courts now officially reopened.


Cricket a common language across Defence

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

HMAS Canberra's Engineering Officer, Commander Guy Lewis presents cricket gear to the Fijian cricket association on behalf of Cricket New South Wales. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

HMAS Canberra's Engineering Officer, Commander Guy Lewis presents cricket gear to the Fijian cricket association on behalf of Cricket New South Wales.

On the way home from Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), HMAS Canberra has delivered cricket equipment and clothing to the Fijian Cricket Board on behalf of New South Wales Cricket.

Submariner excels at Targa West Rally

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Leading Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submarines Glen Renshaw and co-driver Krystle McDonald stand with the Renshaw racing vehicle on Haynes Street in Kalamunda, W.A., in between the Targa West Rally stages.  (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Leading Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submarines Glen Renshaw and co-driver Krystle McDonald stand with the Renshaw racing vehicle on Haynes Street in Kalamunda, W.A., in between the Targa West Rally stages.

It is a long way from the underwater world of a Collins class submarine to the world of rally car driving but for Leading Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Glen Renshaw, driving his Holden VE SSV around racetracks in Western Australia has its similarities.

Defence brings the heat to Queensland volleyball

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), SGT Christopher Dickson (photographer)

Navy sailor Able Seaman Thai Latham sets up to spike the ball as she represents the ADF during the Queensland State Championships held at the Boondall Sports Centre, Brisbane.  (photo: SGT Christopher Dickson)

Navy sailor Able Seaman Thai Latham sets up to spike the ball as she represents the ADF during the Queensland State Championships held at the Boondall Sports Centre, Brisbane.

Generally, if a team drops into a competition at late notice, they don’t expect to do well, let alone take away the gold and silver medals, but Defence teams did exactly that at the Queensland Volleyball State Championship.