On Sunday, 21 July, the Australian Football League honoured the 645 brave men who perished in Australia’s greatest naval tragedy when the West Coast Eagles came head to head with Sydney Swans at Patersons Stadium for the HMAS Sydney (II) Memorial Match.
HMAS Coonawarra has reinvigorated the Petras Memorial Trophy Cross Country race after a four year hiatus. Over 70 personnel posted to HMAS Coonawarra, Larrakeyah Barracks and various patrol boats took part in this year's hilly course.
The Navy Surfriders Association – West (NSA-W) Chapter held its inaugural monthly surfriders competition on Wednesday 10 July 2013 at Surf Beach, Secret Harbour, Western Australia.
The first of two 200km races making up the Sucrogen Townsville 400 has delivered another Top 10 result for Dick Johnson Racing (DJR). Chaz Mostert grabbed the position in the run to the chequered flag passing David Reynolds on the line.
When the Socceroos took on Japan in their World Cup qualifier in Tokyo recently, representatives of HMAS Sydney were there and in top form, determined that the boys from Down Under would not have to take to the field without sounds of ‘Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi’ to spur them on.
Adverse weather conditions couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm when competition for the 2013 Lord Stonehaven Cup was kicked off with a game of touch football which attracted 80 participants from throughout HMAS Albatross.
Motor sport aficionados are used to seeing fast cars and even faster aircraft at the SKYCITY Triple Crown V8 Supercars event in Darwin, but this year, one of the Navy's Seahawk helicopters has taken centre stage at the premier motor sport event.
The beaches around the Shoalhaven have been given a workout lately, and with good reason – members of HMAS Creswell ship’s company have been training hard for the 2013 Inter-Service Surfing Championships (ISSC), hosted recently by RAAF Base Williamtown at One Mile Beach.