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Navy training aimed at building resilience among indigenous youth

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Luke Ettridge (right) assists one of the Australian Football League (AFL) Flying Boomerangs before abseiling from the high ropes tower at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Luke Ettridge (right) assists one of the Australian Football League (AFL) Flying Boomerangs before abseiling from the high ropes tower at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

HMAS Cerberus has hosted young players, coaching and support staff from the AFL Flying Boomerangs squad as part of a personal development and leadership program for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders between 14-15 years old. The players were introduced to training, Navy style, through program designed to test and strengthen their resilience.

Navy women cricketers make Defence history

Published on by LCDR Darren Mallett (author), CPL Aaron Curran (photographer)

Able Seaman Sarah Beard square cuts during her unbeaten innings of  72 (photo: CPL Aaron Curran)

Able Seaman Sarah Beard square cuts during her unbeaten innings of 72

The Australian Defence Force Cricket carnival has concluded with Navy Women creating history as the inaugural winners of the ASCA national inter service women’s cricket trophy, defeating Army Women in a closely fought T20 final.

From Hobart to Burnie, Navy leads the way

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author and photographer)

President of Navy League of Australia, Commander Graham Harris (left) and Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN (right) present Commanding Officer of Navy Headquarters Tasmania (NHQ-TAS), Commander Stacey Porter the Navy League Perpetual Trophy 2014 for NHQ-TAS outstanding service in the community. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo )

President of Navy League of Australia, Commander Graham Harris (left) and Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN (right) present Commanding Officer of Navy Headquarters Tasmania (NHQ-TAS), Commander Stacey Porter the Navy League Perpetual Trophy 2014 for NHQ-TAS outstanding service in the community.

From taking part in fun runs to assisting community renovation, Navy personnel have truly left their mark across the state of Tasmania.

Sharks victorious

Published on by LS Gerry Kyan (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

2014 Oberon Shield Basketball Champions HMAS Kuttabul (grey) team with the Runner Up team, HMAS Albatross after the championship game, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

2014 Oberon Shield Basketball Champions HMAS Kuttabul (grey) team with the Runner Up team, HMAS Albatross after the championship game, Sydney.

The action was fast and furious at the 2014 EAA Oberon Shield Basketball tournament, held at the All Sorts Fitness and Well Being Centre on 22 October.

Navy retains cricket trophy in exciting finish

Published on by LCDR Darren Mallett (author), LTCOL James Brownlie (photographer)

Moment of triumph. AB Colin Searson celebrates as the ball crosses the boundary to bring up the winning runs for Navy in the Lindsay Hassett trophy. LS Neale Merrick is the non striker. (photo: LTCOL James Brownlie)

Moment of triumph. AB Colin Searson celebrates as the ball crosses the boundary to bring up the winning runs for Navy in the Lindsay Hassett trophy. LS Neale Merrick is the non striker.

The Navy Men’s cricket team has retained the Lindsay Hassett trophy after defeating Army in a nail biting finish at Chisholm Oval in Canberra.

Harman hosts the Bonshaw Cup

Published on by LEUT Kiz Burtenshaw (author), LAC Michael Green (photographer)

Competitors take off at the beginning of the Bonshaw Cup held at HMAS Harman, Canberra.  (photo: LAC Michael Green)

Competitors take off at the beginning of the Bonshaw Cup held at HMAS Harman, Canberra.

On 31 October HMAS Harman hosted the 49th Annual Bonshaw Cup, a 6km fun run/walk within the Canberra base perimeter.

Navy members take up the wheelchair rugby challenge

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

Invictus members Army Warrant Officer Dennis Ramsay and Able Seaman Sam Maruldo with Commander Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer CSC and Bar, RAN after a charity wheelchair rugby match during the 2014 GIO Insurance wheelchair rugby championships at Sydney Olympic Park. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Invictus members Army Warrant Officer Dennis Ramsay and Able Seaman Sam Maruldo with Commander Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer CSC and Bar, RAN after a charity wheelchair rugby match during the 2014 GIO Insurance wheelchair rugby championships at Sydney Olympic Park.

When the 2014 GIO Wheelchair Rugby (also known as Fierce 4 Rugby) Championships were held in Sydney recently, the Royal Australian Navy was proud to have two of its members participating in the Celebrity Match.

Running ashore for fitness

Published on by SBLT Ethan Wiseman (author), CPONPC Charmaine Edwards (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle crew members prepare for the Bunbury Surf to Surf Fun Run.
(From left) Lieutenant Matthew Stobo, Petty Officer Michael Fraser, Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Anita McCowen, Chief Petty Officer Lisa Corbett and LCDR Damon Craig. (photo: CPONPC Charmaine Edwards)

HMAS Newcastle crew members prepare for the Bunbury Surf to Surf Fun Run. (From left) Lieutenant Matthew Stobo, Petty Officer Michael Fraser, Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Anita McCowen, Chief Petty Officer Lisa Corbett and LCDR Damon Craig.

If being heads of department of a warship was not enough of a task, HMAS Newcastle's, Executive Officer and Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer have both been running their way around Australia as the ship circumnavigates the Australian coast line.

Navy takes on Albany Sharks in AFL

Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author and photographer), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Team Captains, (left) from Albany Football Club Jack Banks and Petty Officer Physical Trainer Alex Leahy before the Aussie Rules football match at Collingwood Park, Albany. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

Team Captains, (left) from Albany Football Club Jack Banks and Petty Officer Physical Trainer Alex Leahy before the Aussie Rules football match at Collingwood Park, Albany.

As the weekend of Anzac commemorative activity in Albany drew towards a close, Navy put together a team of Aussie Rules players to take on the local Albany Sharks team at Collingwood Park in Albany.

Welcome to Sydney - NUSHIP Canberra sails in

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer), ABCSO Steven Thomson (photographer)

NUSHIP Canberra prepares to berth in her homeport at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

NUSHIP Canberra prepares to berth in her homeport at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

A perfect Sydney day welcomed the first first Landing Helicopter Dock into her home port at Fleet Base East, on 31 October.