Two personnel from HMAS Cairns recently swapped North Queensland’s humid climate for Canada’s extreme cold when they represented the Royal Australian Navy and the Australian Defence Force in the 2014 Canadian Paralympic Committee and Soldier On winter sports camp.
Navy men’s and women’s futsal teams put out a strong showing at the Australian Defence Force Futsal (ADFF) National Carnival at the weekend with the men coming away with the Inter-Service Shield and 2nd overall.
Navy came within a whisker of winning the 2nd annual King’s Cup basketball championship but were beaten 43-40 by a combined Air Force and Army team.
The first round of the inaugural monthly sports challenge competition was held last week at HMAS Stirling. In order to bring together people from the many lodger units at the Navy's large West Australian base, the physical training instructors at Stirling designed a competition comprising of a different sporting event each month.
Preparations are well underway for the 2014 Australian Defence Football Federation National Futsal Carnival to be held at University of Sydney on Saturday 1st March.
This weekend the Navy Australian Surf Rowers League (Navy ASRL) will culminate in an action packed weekend at the 2014 Navy Australian Open, to be held at Stockton, Newcastle.
In the first week of December a team from the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) attended the fourth annual Admiral's Cup Regatta at the Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala.
Parachutists brightened the sky over Newcastle this week as they took part in the Australian Defence Parachute Championships from 16 to 20 December.
The Stonehaven Cup was originally presented to HMAS Albatross in 1929 by John Lawrence Baird, 1st Viscount Shoalhaven, GCMG, DSO, eighth Governor General of Australia, for an annual competition between Albatross units to develop teamwork, camaraderie and athleticism amongst both Defence and civilian personnel.
The Royal Australian Navy’s Physical Training Instructors at Fleet Base East, Sydney have given readers some advice on how to stay ‘ship shape’ during the Christmas and New Year holiday this year.