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.
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.
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.
From the outset, the Australian Defence Force Surfriders Association women’s development camp attracted enthusiastic participants and fostered an inclusive and encouraging environment.
During a busy port visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain, 36 members of HMAS Toowoomba’s crew found time to participate in a ‘Colour Run with a Purpose’ on 6 February, joining almost 200 serving members from different nations and their families on a 2.5km colour run.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.