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Midshipman first in fitness challenge

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLTLT Lauretta Webster (author), WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author), CPL Steve Duncan (photographer), CPL Bill Solomou (photographer)

Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) officers and year three officer cadets do the leopard crawl component of the ADFA Fitness Excellence Challenge 2015. (photo: CPL Steve Duncan)

Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) officers and year three officer cadets do the leopard crawl component of the ADFA Fitness Excellence Challenge 2015.

Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) third year officer cadets and midshipmen participated in a Fitness Excellence Challenge in mid September.

Navy cycling in uphill battle

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author and photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Kent Browning on his way to winning the Super D mountain bike event at the Australian Defence Cycling Club championships. (photo: WO2 Andrew Hetherington)

Lieutenant Commander Kent Browning on his way to winning the Super D mountain bike event at the Australian Defence Cycling Club championships.

Navy's cyclists put in a fantastic effort to narrowly miss out on second in the winners’ and placegetters’ list at the 2015 Australian Defence Cycling Club championships held at Mount Stromlo, Canberra, from 5-10 October.

Walking towards health and fitness at Stirling

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

The runners for the Causeway Classic (7km run) stride out over the low level bridge at the beginning of the race as a part of HMAS Stirling's Walk to Work. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

The runners for the Causeway Classic (7km run) stride out over the low level bridge at the beginning of the race as a part of HMAS Stirling's Walk to Work.

Personnel from HMAS Stirling, in Western Australia, once again donned the sneakers to participate in the annual walk-to-work day and 'Causeway Classic' fun run on 9 October.

Friendship built through sport in Philippines

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dhananjay Gangurde (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

A friendly sports day consisting of basketball and an introduction to cricket was held during a port visit by HMAS Arunta and Sirius to Subic Bay, Philippines. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

A friendly sports day consisting of basketball and an introduction to cricket was held during a port visit by HMAS Arunta and Sirius to Subic Bay, Philippines.

The ships' companies of HMAS Sirius and Arunta joined forces for a sports day with young trainees from the Philippine Naval Education and Training Centre during the ships' ongoing North East Asian deployment.

Indigenous Aussie Rules carnival connects Defence players

Published on by MAJ Felicity Hamblin (author), SGT Christopher Dickson (photographer)

The Australian Defence Force Indigenous Aussie Rules football team at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria. (photo: SGT Christopher Dickson)

The Australian Defence Force Indigenous Aussie Rules football team at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria.

Indigenous players from across Defence are preparing to take part, for the first time, in the Koori Carnival, an indigenous Australian Rules football carnival to be held at the Epsom-Huntly Reserve Football Ground in Bendigo, Victoria, from 16-19 October.

Wheels roll during Rugby championships

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Corporal Josh Gray (left), Able Seaman Dale Hood and Lieutenant Brendan Dumbrell (RAN) race each other during a friendly match of wheelchair rugby at Tedworth House. (photo: CPL Janine Fabre)

Corporal Josh Gray (left), Able Seaman Dale Hood and Lieutenant Brendan Dumbrell (RAN) race each other during a friendly match of wheelchair rugby at Tedworth House.

The Australian Services Rugby Union men's team was no match for the vastly superior team from Tedworth House in a friendly game of wheelchair rugby on 2 October. 

Army turns tables for UK Rugby in Defence champs

This article has photo gallery Published on by LTCOL Adam Boyd (author), CPL Janine Fabre (photographer)

The Australian Services Rugby Union men's team battle the British Army team in their first pool match held at Aldershot on 8th October 2015.  (photo: CPL Janine Fabre)

The Australian Services Rugby Union men's team battle the British Army team in their first pool match held at Aldershot on 8th October 2015.

The first round pool match of the 2015 International Defence Rugby Competition between Australian Services Rugby Union and the British Army was an eagerly anticipated replay of the 2011 final. The match was played at the home of British Army Rugby Union, at the Aldershot Garrison, under fine conditions and on a lush green pitch, in front of vocal home crowd. 

Albatross dragon-boaters in close finish

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The annual event provides the opportunity for community based teams and competing sports teams to race in 200m races and clubs come from Sydney and Canberra to race against local clubs while showcasing  the sport of dragon boating on the spectacular Shoalhaven River. (photo: Unknown)

The annual event provides the opportunity for community based teams and competing sports teams to race in 200m races and clubs come from Sydney and Canberra to race against local clubs while showcasing the sport of dragon boating on the spectacular Shoalhaven River.

'A dragon’s whisker' is the measurement used by Chief Petty Officer Linda Eddington to describe the narrow margin between the HMAS Albatross team and the winners of the 2015 Nowra Dragon Boat Regatta.

Athleticism and teamwork in Sirius

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Filiberto Hernandez (author), LSML-SO Joshua Matthews (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Candace Mackenzie participating in the 'cafe party' javelin throw at the HMAS Sirius mini Olympics. (photo: LSML-S Joshua Matthews)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Candace Mackenzie participating in the 'cafe party' javelin throw at the HMAS Sirius mini Olympics.

Keeping fit at sea is vitally important for morale, safety and health, but sometimes another workout in the ship's gym can be less than inspiring.

Navy's shooting stars

Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author and photographer)

The winning Five Stand Sporting discipline team from Navy, Lieutenant Glenn Blizzard, Warrant Officer Electronics Warfare sailor Dennis Walsh, Petty Officer Aircraft Technician Airframes Steve Atkins and Leading Seaman Aircraft Technician Avionics Mark Haughton, at Wagga gun club, NSW. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

The winning Five Stand Sporting discipline team from Navy, Lieutenant Glenn Blizzard, Warrant Officer Electronics Warfare sailor Dennis Walsh, Petty Officer Aircraft Technician Airframes Steve Atkins and Leading Seaman Aircraft Technician Avionics Mark Haughton, at Wagga gun club, NSW.

Navy took out the inaugural five-stand sporting shooters discipline and Petty Officer Aviation Technician Aircraft Steve Atkins, of HMAS Albatross, was crowned the best of the best for the fifth year running at the Defence Clay Target Association championships held at Wagga Wagga Gun Club in mid September.