Navy Rugby Union has made its future intentions clear after generating a bow wave of momentum both on and off the field at the Australian Defence Force Rugby Championships, held in Canberra from 12-18 May.
Thirteen Navy and four Army members represented the Australian Defence Force Running and Athletics Association (ADFRAA) at the Asics Bridges 10km road race held at Elizabeth Quay in Perth, crossing the three prominent bridges located around the city’s picturesque Swan River.
When Lieutenant Commander Elisabeth Quinn joined the Navy in 2001, she never imagined the emergence of the AFLW, let alone having the opportunity to juggle her ADF career with working with elite AFLW and VFLW football players at the Richmond Football Club.
The Navy football team made an impact on and off the field during their recent training and development camp in Hawaii.
Inter-service rivalry was on display at the Sydney Harbour Regatta from March 1-3, where Navy placed second in Division 1 and won first place in Division 2 of the Australian Defence Force Sailing Association’s yachting championships.
While the AFLW had its big dance on the weekend, Navy had a full dance card of its own with two teams competing at the Australian Defence Force Aussie Rules Football national championships in Victoria.
HMAS Cerberus recently answered the call when a request was made for two Navy swimmers to join a servicemen’s relay team at the 2019 Australian Imperial Forces National Swimming Carnival at Noble Park in Melbourne.
Navy’s female footballers have carried their red hot form into the new-year by taking out the Football New South Wales Futsal Community Cup.
Navy Football Federation Australia continued its commitment to forge stronger ties with the broader Australian football community by participating in the 2019 Johnny Warren Cup last weekend.
While being named Rookie of the Year at the Australian Defence Force National Basketball Championships was a career highlight for AB Georgia Joseph, her selection in the ADF women’s team was a surprise bonus.