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The 2010 ACT Inter-Service Golf Tournament
Club involving Navy, Army, Air Force and APS
teams will be held from October 11 to 15 at
Mollymook Golf Club on the NSW south coast.
The teams will consist of 12 players with a fur-
ther two reserves allowed.
For more information contact WO Des Byrne at des-
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (02) 6266 6867
or 0438 877 237. For further ADFGA information, visit
Tee off time approaching
EYE ON THE BALL:
2010 Navy cham-
pion LEUT Darryl
Photo: LSIS Paul
By SBLT Joel Bury
TEAM Navy has held off the Wurruk Hockey
Club to win the Gippsland Dragon Boat
Championship at the recent Sale Food and Wine
Conditions on Lake Gutheridge were approach-
ing a challenging sea state two and the organisers
called upon Navy's divine understanding of all
things nautical to conduct a test run of the conditions
before allowing the land lubbers to tempt their fate
on the water.
With the thumbs up to go ahead, the champion-
ships began with two heats on the choppy course
with Navy and Wurruk Hockey Club progressing to
the grand final.
LCDR Jeff Choat held a steady course to guide
the paddlers to the finish line first as LSA Lou
Gilmour provided vocal encouragement from the
bowels of the boat.
As celebrations took hold, the crew of 16 forgot
about their location and a freak wave caught them
off guard and capsized the boat, leaving the paddlers
wet, cold and a little red faced.
Returning to shore, the team was crowned
Gippsland Dragon Boat Champions and, in the proc-
ess, helped strengthen ties with the local community.
THE TEAM WORKS: The Navy team crosses
the line in first place but are yet to have their
post celebration swim.
Disappointment at Kapooka 12s
By LSIS Paul McCallum
NAVY women's Aussie rules team struggled
at the Kapooka 12s competition at Blamey
Barracks with an understrength team failing to
defend their 2009 championship.
In a day of contrasts from last year, Navy came
up against their long-time foe Army but failed to
win their round two match going down to a full
strength team. The result was the same in the final
of the Defcredit Shield with Navy losing to Army
Team captain LSPT Candice Freeman said the
team at Kapooka was very new with many of last
year's team either deployed or based in the west.
"We only have six of last year's team here
today," LSPT Freeman said.
"It's too far for the girls in the west to come
for one day but we should be ready to go for the
nationals in April."
Navy beat the ADFA side in their first match of
the day but the lack of familiarity between players
saw the ball turn over and the midfield struggle
against a well-drilled Army team.
LSPT Trish Muller fought hard in the midfield
and dominated her opponent, but the forward struc-
ture was over-powered by the Army side which
held the Navy forwards to few possessions.
LEUT Elizabeth Quinn coordinated the back
line and took an attacking form of defence lead-
ing her opponent to the ball on many occasions,
but the multiple angles of attack employed by the
Army was too strong.
Contrasts were the order of the day this year
with no late storm keeping conditions fine and no
female RAAF team appearing.
Just three rounds made up the day with Navy,
Army and an ADFA side competing for the grand
With the national championships in Melbourne
just a month away, the women of 'pussers' footy
are expecting their full-strength team will be avail-
able to defend their 2009 title.
ON THE RUN: LSPT Trish Muller clears the midfield against Army.
Photo: LSIS Paul McCallum
Dragon boat team
See-saw battle goes RAAF's way
By LSIS Paul McCallum
HMAS Cerberus and Air Force
have fought out a close match at the
Kapooka 12s Aussie rules football
competition on March 13 with the
RAAF winning by just two points.
Cerberus opened the scoring early
with a goal from directly in front
which began the see-sawing battle.
From the next play RAAF moved
into their forward line and scored
full points. Cerberus answered back
to regain the lead but, with seconds
left in the half, RAAF marked the
ball 40m out, directly in front and
kicked accurately to tie 12-12 at half-
The second half began the same
as the first with Cerberus kicking
straight to score their third goal, but
RAAF won the next centre bounce
and quick play by their rovers got
the ball into their forward line and
the goal was answered.
A centre bounce infringement
by Cerberus allowed RAAF to go
forward again but pressure from
Cerberus' backs led to a behind for
the Air Force team.
Another free to RAAF led to their
fourth goal but, again, Cerberus
would not lie down and a great mark
in front by number 3 led to them
taking the lead late in the game.
True to form, RAAF bounced
back immediately and scored a
behind to win the game 4.2.26 --
Meanwhile, HMAS Albatross won
the Kapooka Cup beating the Army
Recruit Training Centre in a closely
ON THE CHASE: A HMAS
Cerberus player chases
down the ball ahead of his
Photo: LSIS Paul McCallum
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