Section: Sport

Canberra paddlers race for resilience

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Defence personnel from the Canberra region spend time dragon boating on Lake Burley Griffin to help build resilience through exercise. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Defence personnel from the Canberra region spend time dragon boating on Lake Burley Griffin to help build resilience through exercise.

Sailors and officers in Canberra have put Navy’s Resilience Plan into practice, by teaming up for dragon boat racing on Lake Burley Griffin. 

Biathletes set sights high in elite company

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author)

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Sven Howorth (close) during the Exercise Rucksack 2017 Military Patrol Race at Chiemgau Arena, Ruhpolding, Germany. (photo: )

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Sven Howorth (close) during the Exercise Rucksack 2017 Military Patrol Race at Chiemgau Arena, Ruhpolding, Germany.

Seven Australian Defence Force Nordic Skiing and Biathlon Association members spent Australia Day in the heart of the Bavarian Alps for a British military nordic skiing and biathlon competition.

Rivalry builds relationships

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Stuart takes on Armada Espanola (ESPS) Cristobal Colon in a soccer match during the Fleet Concentration Period (FCP) Sports Day held at HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Stuart takes on Armada Espanola (ESPS) Cristobal Colon in a soccer match during the Fleet Concentration Period (FCP) Sports Day held at HMAS Stirling.

Seven different sports were on the menu during a friendly competition between the Royal New Zealand Navy, Australian Navy and the Spanish Armada as part of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER in Western Australia.

Canberran Cricket hits off a successful match

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Samuel Penfold (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Winning team of the HMAS Harman Commanding Officer's cricket team after receiving the trophy on completion of the annual cricket match. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Winning team of the HMAS Harman Commanding Officer's cricket team after receiving the trophy on completion of the annual cricket match.

Every year in Canberra, Navy officers and sailors from the region test their mettle competing for victory in the HMAS Harman Commanding Officer’s versus Executive Officer’s cricket match.

Pavillard nets third Burrell Cup title

This article has photo gallery Published on by Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Physical Training Instructor Andrew Gibson (centre) presents the Burrell Cup to Leading Seaman Tim Holder (L) and Commander Marc Pavillard as winners of the Navy's premier tennis doubles tournament, hosted at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: LSIS  Brenton Freind)

Chief Petty Officer Physical Training Instructor Andrew Gibson (centre) presents the Burrell Cup to Leading Seaman Tim Holder (L) and Commander Marc Pavillard as winners of the Navy's premier tennis doubles tournament, hosted at Garden Island, Sydney.

Two former colleagues from HMAS Albatross have teamed up to win the Burrell Cup, Navy’s annual doubles tennis competition.

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.