Section: Sport

Relay for Lockdown

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Dave Devlin (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Robert Pope checking the times during the ‘Relay for Lockdown’ fitness challenge  at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Robert Pope checking the times during the ‘Relay for Lockdown’ fitness challenge at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Embracing the use of available technology has assisted the Sport and Recreation team at HMAS Cerberus, to plan and hold specific events in a COVID-safe and socially distanced environment.

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.

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.

Surfing Sub Lieutenant scores ADF Surf Camp a “phenomenal” success

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jessica Morris (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Officer, Sub Lieutenant Sinead Flaherty takes off on a wave at Narrawallee Beach, NSW during the Australian Defence Force Surfriders Association women's surf development camp. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Royal Australian Navy Officer, Sub Lieutenant Sinead Flaherty takes off on a wave at Narrawallee Beach, NSW during the Australian Defence Force Surfriders Association women's surf development camp.

From the outset, the Australian Defence Force Surfriders Association women’s development camp attracted enthusiastic participants and fostered an inclusive and encouraging environment.

Snow-filled summer for Aussies at British Nordic Skiing and Biathlon Championships

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Kuk (author)

Australian Defence Force Nordic Skiing and Biathlon Association members who participated in Exercise RUCKSACK in Germany and Austria during January and February 2020. (photo: FOTO-KAESBERG)

Australian Defence Force Nordic Skiing and Biathlon Association members who participated in Exercise RUCKSACK in Germany and Austria during January and February 2020.

Ten members of the Australian Defence Force Nordic Skiing and Biathlon Association have recently returned from competing in the annual Army and British Nordic Biathlon Championships, Exercise RUCKSACK 2020.

Team Navy surf boat series strengthens community links

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author)

L-R: Sub Lieutenant Barton Heeney, Commander Brad Mackay and Sub Lieutenant Thomas Goodwin of HMAS Albatross prepare to take part in the Team Navy Australian Surf Rowers League Open at Mollymook Beach on the NSW South Coast. (photo: )

L-R: Sub Lieutenant Barton Heeney, Commander Brad Mackay and Sub Lieutenant Thomas Goodwin of HMAS Albatross prepare to take part in the Team Navy Australian Surf Rowers League Open at Mollymook Beach on the NSW South Coast.

Navy’s ongoing partnership with the Australian Surf Rowers League has continued for a 12th year with support to Australia’s premier surf boat event - the 2020 Team Navy Australian Surf Rowers League Open, recently held at Mollymook Beach, NSW.

Bringing in the Lunar New Year in a Dragon Boat

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), Unknown (photographer)

The newly formed ‘Mako Paddle Club’ from HMAS Albatross lines up to compete in a dragon boat race at the 2020 Sydney Lunar New Year Festival regatta at Darling Harbour. (photo: Unknown)

The newly formed ‘Mako Paddle Club’ from HMAS Albatross lines up to compete in a dragon boat race at the 2020 Sydney Lunar New Year Festival regatta at Darling Harbour.

Officially formed in November 2019, the Mako Paddle Club recently participated in its first Australian Dragon Boat Federation regatta, at Darling Harbour, during the Sydney Lunar New Year Festival.

Howzat! Toowoomba plays Australia Day cricket classic in India

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason Grivas (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Leading Seaman Ric Murray bowls against local club members at the Cricket Club of India during a Twenty Twenty game while the ship visited Mumbai. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Leading Seaman Ric Murray bowls against local club members at the Cricket Club of India during a Twenty Twenty game while the ship visited Mumbai.

En route to Operation MANITOU in the Middle East region, HMAS Toowoomba took advantage of a logistics stop in Mumbai to play a cricket match against the Cricket Club of India on Australia Day.

Tri-service team proves ADF Squash a ‘force to be reckoned with’

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Benjamin Couch (photographer)

ADF Squash 1 and 2 Team at the Australian National Club Championships held at the National Squash Centre from 6-8 December 2019. (photo: )

ADF Squash 1 and 2 Team at the Australian National Club Championships held at the National Squash Centre from 6-8 December 2019.

The Australian Defence Force Squash Representative Team participated in the Squash Australia National Club Championships, hosted by the National Squash Centre, from 6-8 December 2019.