Topic: Sport

Keeping up with traditions

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Nancy Cotton (author)

Winners of the 2020 Navy Week golf day competition with Commanding Officer HMAS Moreton, Commander Gerald Savvakis at HMAS Moreton, Brisbane. (This event was held in accordance with Queensland State Government regulations on public gatherings). (photo: )

Winners of the 2020 Navy Week golf day competition with Commanding Officer HMAS Moreton, Commander Gerald Savvakis at HMAS Moreton, Brisbane. (This event was held in accordance with Queensland State Government regulations on public gatherings).

In keeping with annual traditions, Navy Week celebrations got off to a swing with the annual golf day and HMAS Moreton church service.

A Classic running event

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Robert Fowler and LS Nicholas Constance (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Participants in the HMAS Stirling Annual Causeway Classic fun run at the start of the 6.4 km run along the Garden Island causeway.
(This event was held in accordance with WA State Govt regulations for public gatherings). (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Participants in the HMAS Stirling Annual Causeway Classic fun run at the start of the 6.4 km run along the Garden Island causeway. (This event was held in accordance with WA State Govt regulations for public gatherings).

For the last 13 years HMAS Stirling been host to the Defence Bank Causeway Classic, a 6.7km fun run from the Pass Office at the Causeway entrance, over the low and high-level bridges and culminating at the sports pavilion.

Navy surfers in focus

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), AC Stewart Gould (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Warrant Officer Electronics Technician Dion Blair surfs at Maroubra Beach, during a training session. (photo: AC Stewart Gould)

Royal Australian Navy Warrant Officer Electronics Technician Dion Blair surfs at Maroubra Beach, during a training session.

Members of the Navy Surfriders Association and next generation Defence Imagery Specialists both practised their skills at Maroubra Beach, Sydney.

Jumping out of his comfort zone

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Julia Whitwell (author), LCDR Martin Lee (photographer)

Warrant Officer Mark Hollingsworth skydiving from 15,000 feet. (photo: LCDR Martin Lee)

Warrant Officer Mark Hollingsworth skydiving from 15,000 feet.

He won the Adelaide Marathon but lost a bet. As a result, Warrant Officer Mark Hollingsworth had to jump out of a plane.

Football is coming home as Defence footballers dust off their boots

Published on by LCDR Sarah West (author and photographer)

(From left to right): ADFA Midshipmen Jackson Smith, Skye Yeaman and Rylie Young prepare for the 2020 Navy and Inter-Service Football Competition in Canberra in late October. (photo: LCDR Sarah West)

(From left to right): ADFA Midshipmen Jackson Smith, Skye Yeaman and Rylie Young prepare for the 2020 Navy and Inter-Service Football Competition in Canberra in late October.

The Australian Defence Force will welcome the return of football later this month, with the launch of the Navy and Inter-Service Football Competition.

Navy One to assemble fresh crew to defend Sydney to Hobart title

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), CPOIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

File image: Navy One sails south to Hobart during the running of the 2019 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. (photo: Chief Petty Officer Kel Hockey)

File image: Navy One sails south to Hobart during the running of the 2019 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.

Navy will be back in the water for this year’s Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race after a successful campaign in 2019 that saw Navy One win the Oggin Cup as the first military-crewed yacht on corrected time.

Running goal keeps sailor motivated

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Ryan Tascas (author), POIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Scott Tunnard prepares to run on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra during Regional Presence Deployment 2020. (photo: POIS Tom Gibson)

Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Scott Tunnard prepares to run on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra during Regional Presence Deployment 2020.

Being deployed at sea during COVID-19 restrictions has seen one sailor set himself some unique fitness goals - Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Scott Tunnard hasn’t let the pandemic restrictions nor a sea deployment control his physical fitness level.

Aircrewman by day, champion fisherman by nature

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author)

Petty Officer Aircrewman Liam Carruthers, right, and his Australian Fishing Championships XVI partner, Angler Mark Healy, with the 2020 championship trophy. (photo: )

Petty Officer Aircrewman Liam Carruthers, right, and his Australian Fishing Championships XVI partner, Angler Mark Healy, with the 2020 championship trophy.

While fishing is often regarded as a relaxing pastime, this wasn’t the case for Petty Officer Aircrewman Liam Carruthers when he went into the Australian Fishing Championships XVI competition.

Cyclists find inventive ways to keep training

This article has photo gallery Published on by LS Jayson Tufrey (author)

Invictus Games 2020 head coach Warrant Officer Geoff Stokes uses Zwift software to maintain fitness while maintaining social distance requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic. (photo: )

Invictus Games 2020 head coach Warrant Officer Geoff Stokes uses Zwift software to maintain fitness while maintaining social distance requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Today’s new norm of remaining socially distant means new and inventive ways of training need to be used to maintain fitness, especially for those competitive athletes of the Australian Defence Force.

Island running tracks offer something for everyone

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Physical Training Instructor, Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Gregory Smith kneeling on the new running track at the HMAS Stirling Sports Oval. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Physical Training Instructor, Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Gregory Smith kneeling on the new running track at the HMAS Stirling Sports Oval.

HMAS Stirling and Fleet Base West personnel may have noticed a number of unusual marker posts with various coloured geometric shapes popping up around Garden Island recently and wondered just what they are.