Section: Sport

Improving mind, body and spirit

Published on by WO Christopher Garner (author), POET Scott O'Donohue (photographer)

ABML-P Mazziota instructs a yoga class on the flight deck while HMAS Toowoomba conducts her transit home to Fleet Base West after her IPE 17 deployment.  (photo: POET Scott O'Donohue)

ABML-P Mazziota instructs a yoga class on the flight deck while HMAS Toowoomba conducts her transit home to Fleet Base West after her IPE 17 deployment.

Seagoing deployments have not stopped one proactive and enthusiastic sailor from bringing her passion for fitness with her – and she is converting a ship’s company in the process.

Triathlon Worlds lure Navy competitors

Published on by CPOCIS Gary Swanton (author), Unknown (photographer)

Able Seaman Brad Lewis competing in the group triathlon world championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands. (photo: Unknown)

Able Seaman Brad Lewis competing in the group triathlon world championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Two members of the Royal Australian Navy represented Australia at the ITU World Triathlon Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands, in September, highlighting their endurance and persistence.

Sirius’ soccer stars marvel in Malaysia

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Theresa Swift (author), POML-C William Millward (photographer)

Soccer players from HMAS Sirius and the Royal Malaysian Navy after a friendly match in Kuantan, Malaysia. (photo: POML-C William Millward)

Soccer players from HMAS Sirius and the Royal Malaysian Navy after a friendly match in Kuantan, Malaysia.

HMAS Sirius arrived in Kuantan, Malaysia recently to conduct a port visit as part of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour task group deployment.

Navy get on the bikes

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), WO2 Andrew Hetherington (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Amy Bulters on her way to coming second in the cross country short course mountain bike event at the Australian Defence Cycling Club championships in 2015, held at Mount Stromlo, Canberra. (photo: WO2 Andrew Hetherington)

Lieutenant Commander Amy Bulters on her way to coming second in the cross country short course mountain bike event at the Australian Defence Cycling Club championships in 2015, held at Mount Stromlo, Canberra.

Defence cyclists from across Australia will converge on Canberra between 21-27 October for the National Cycling Carnival.

Tables turned in footy final

Published on by CPL Bill Solomou (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Members of Cerberus Doggies and South Yarra football team compete for the ball during the Southern Football National League Grand Final held at Power Reserve Oval, Doveton, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Members of Cerberus Doggies and South Yarra football team compete for the ball during the Southern Football National League Grand Final held at Power Reserve Oval, Doveton, Victoria.

As the Richmond Tigers held up the Australian Football League premiership trophy at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, it was a different story in downtown Doveton for the Dogs of HMAS Cerberus, as their winning streak and dream of back-to-back premierships was shattered.

Toowoomba rugby takes on the Orcas

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), CMDR Stuart Watters (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba players in the purple and yellow rugby shirts pose with their opponents from the Royal Malaysian Navy in a friendly match at Lumut, Malaysia. (photo: CMDR Stuart Watters)

HMAS Toowoomba players in the purple and yellow rugby shirts pose with their opponents from the Royal Malaysian Navy in a friendly match at Lumut, Malaysia.

In a sultry twilight rugby match held on Lumut Naval Base in Malaysia, HMAS Toowoomba’s rugby team took on the might of the Royal Malaysian Navy team, the ‘Orcas’.

Melbourne mountain biker races in Brunei

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Scott Carter (author), LEUT Josh Fearnley (photographer)

Lieutenant Joshua Fearnley participates in the 2017 Asian Enduro Series during HMAS Melbourne's visit to Brunei. (photo: LEUT Josh Fearnley)

Lieutenant Joshua Fearnley participates in the 2017 Asian Enduro Series during HMAS Melbourne's visit to Brunei.

For one member of the ship’s company of HMAS Melbourne, a recent visit to Brunei Darussalam was more than just an overseas port visit.

Soccer rivalry strong in Singapore

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Scott Carter (author), Unknown (photographer)

Soccer players from HMAS Sirius in a game against HMAS Melbourne in Singapore as part of IPE17. (photo: Unknown)

Soccer players from HMAS Sirius in a game against HMAS Melbourne in Singapore as part of IPE17.

The conditions could not have been better for a hotly contested game of soccer between HMA Ship’s Melbourne and Sirius, during a recent port visit in Singapore.

Cool runnings for Cairns

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

A team of HMAS Cairns sailors at this year’s Navy Alpine Snowsport Championships held in the Perisher Valley, New South Wales. (photo: Unknown)

A team of HMAS Cairns sailors at this year’s Navy Alpine Snowsport Championships held in the Perisher Valley, New South Wales.

A team of HMAS Cairns sailors, more accustomed to crocodiles than cardigans have surprised many with their performance at this year’s Navy Alpine Snowsport Championships held in the Perisher Valley, New South Wales.

Western Australian soccer is on the ball

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Louisa Stodulka (author)

The Royal Australian Navy and Indian Navy on the field during a soccer game at the HMAS Stirling as part of Exercise AUSINDEX 2017.  (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

The Royal Australian Navy and Indian Navy on the field during a soccer game at the HMAS Stirling as part of Exercise AUSINDEX 2017.

The sport of soccer is currently undergoing a resurgence at Fleet Base West, in Rockingham, after a busy 18 month period that has seen the team based at HMAS Stirling creating a strong impression in the local competition as well as against visiting ship’s teams.