Topic: Sport

Navy One does senior service proud in Sydney to Hobart

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), CPOIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

Navy One sails towards Sydney Heads after the firing of the starting cannon for the 2019 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. (photo: Chief Petty Officer Kel Hockey)

Navy One sails towards Sydney Heads after the firing of the starting cannon for the 2019 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.

After an 18 year hiatus from the Sydney to Hobart, the crew of Navy One has proven that the Navy belongs in the world-famous yacht race.

Creativity, humour key to a PTIs job at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Louella Yu (author)

Navy Physical Training Instructor Shannon Evans runs a physical training session on the flight deck of HMAS Hobart. (photo: )

Navy Physical Training Instructor Shannon Evans runs a physical training session on the flight deck of HMAS Hobart.

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Shannon Evans says creativity and a sense of humour helped her thrive amid the unique challenges of working at sea during her East Asia Deployment in HMAS Hobart

Navy One counts down to Sydney to Hobart

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), CYCA/Hamish Hardy (photographer)

Navy One, the Royal Australian Navy's entry in the 2019 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, during the recent Bird Island Race in Sydney. (photo: CYCA/Hamish Hardy)

Navy One, the Royal Australian Navy's entry in the 2019 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, during the recent Bird Island Race in Sydney.

With the 2019 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race only weeks away, the crew of Navy’s entry Navy One have victory in their sights.

Pacific mates make friendly rivals on the sporting field

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Max Logan (author), CPL Jessica de Rouw (photographer), SGT Matthew Bickerton (photographer)

Personnel from His Majesty's Armed Forces of Tonga and the ADF play a game of touch football at Tonga Navy establishment HMNB Masefield in Nuku’alofa, Tonga. (photo: CPL Jessica de Rouw)

Personnel from His Majesty's Armed Forces of Tonga and the ADF play a game of touch football at Tonga Navy establishment HMNB Masefield in Nuku’alofa, Tonga.

The islands of Tonga set the scene for some friendly competition during Joint Task Group 637.3’s recent visit to the Pacific nation’s capital Nuku’alofa. HMAF members joined personnel from HMA Ships Adelaide, Melville and Larrakia for touch football.

Australia-Malaysia exercises kick off with sporting spirit

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Members from HMA Ships Stuart and Sirius combine forces for a MASTEX Cup soccer competition against the Royal Malaysian Navy in Sabah, Malaysia, during their East Asia Deployment. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

Members from HMA Ships Stuart and Sirius combine forces for a MASTEX Cup soccer competition against the Royal Malaysian Navy in Sabah, Malaysia, during their East Asia Deployment.

The Australian and Malaysian navies quite literally kicked off their maritime training exercise this week with some good-natured sporting rivalry on the soccer field, volleyball court and tug-of-war ground.

Historic clan rivalry helps bond HMAS Stuart

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

The crew of HMAS Stuart at the inaugural Clash of the Clans sports day during their port visit at the Blue Jacket Sports Field, Naval Base Guam. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

The crew of HMAS Stuart at the inaugural Clash of the Clans sports day during their port visit at the Blue Jacket Sports Field, Naval Base Guam.

Four Scottish clans faced off last week, roaring their battle cries into the hills as points were scored, triumphs attained and new relationships forged during HMAS Stuart’s inaugural Clash of the Clans sports day in Guam.

Sydney to Hobart - Navy gets back in the race

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), CPOIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

The crew of Navy Sailing racing yacht 'Navy One' remove headwear in a mark of respect to their patron, Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN, during a sail past in Rushcutters Bay, Sydney. (photo: CPOIS Kelvin Hockey)

The crew of Navy Sailing racing yacht 'Navy One' remove headwear in a mark of respect to their patron, Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN, during a sail past in Rushcutters Bay, Sydney.

The Royal Australian Navy is getting back in the fight for first place in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race for the first time since 2001, with a seasoned Navy crew experienced in offshore yacht racing.

Navy cricketers share diversity and inclusion message

Published on by LS Nick Magafas (author), Nick Hatzoglou (photographer)

Cricket teams from the Royal Australian Navy and Sunshine Heights Cricket Club assemble with RAN and community representatives ahead of the inaugural Lewis-Nizam Shield T20 challenge, played at SHCC Ainsworth Reserve in Melbourne. (photo: Nick Hatzoglou)

Cricket teams from the Royal Australian Navy and Sunshine Heights Cricket Club assemble with RAN and community representatives ahead of the inaugural Lewis-Nizam Shield T20 challenge, played at SHCC Ainsworth Reserve in Melbourne.

Royal Australian Navy cricketers have embraced the chance to engage with community and reinforced a diversity and inclusion message with a T20 match against a local team in Melbourne.

Fighting fit to take on the New York Marathon

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Tavis Knack (author), CPOML-SC Kathryn Holmes (photographer), ABML-S Sittichai Sakonpoonpol (photographer)

L-R: Leading Seaman Jarryd Boyd; Chief Petty Officer Raechelle Henderson; Sub Lieutenant Savanna Schimmel; CPO Jeremy Pitchford; Lieutenant Commander Tavis Knack and Petty Officer Neale Merrick from HMAS Brisbane alongside San Diego Naval Base prior to the 2019 New York Marathon. (photo: ABML-S Sittichai Sakonpoonpol)

L-R: Leading Seaman Jarryd Boyd; Chief Petty Officer Raechelle Henderson; Sub Lieutenant Savanna Schimmel; CPO Jeremy Pitchford; Lieutenant Commander Tavis Knack and Petty Officer Neale Merrick from HMAS Brisbane alongside San Diego Naval Base prior to the 2019 New York Marathon.

Following a highly successful Combat System Sea Qualification Trial period HMAS Brisbane Officers and Sailors took on a very different fight along the famous streets of New York City.

Australia falls just short in women’s rugby comp

Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author and photographer)

Australian Defence Force players watch the New Zealand Defence Force team perform a haka prior to their game during the Pacific Military Cup in Canberra on 26 October 2019. (photo: CPL Sebastian Beurich)

Australian Defence Force players watch the New Zealand Defence Force team perform a haka prior to their game during the Pacific Military Cup in Canberra on 26 October 2019.

After coming within minutes of walking away on top, the Australian Defence Force team was beaten by the New Zealand Defence Force in the second Pacific Military Cup rugby competition, held in Canberra from 24-26 October.