Home' Navy News : May 13th 2010 Contents The Defence Clay Target Association will be holding
the Annual Defence National Skeet Championships at
Wagga Wagga Clay Target Club, NSW,
from 29 June 01 July 2010.
300 Targets over 3 days
the Major Sponsor for this event will be Frontline Defence Services.
The event will also be supported by Thales Australia.
Prizes for 1st & 2nd for all 4 grades in 2 events and,
1st---5th for the H'cap. Open to All personnel, Reservists and APS.
Defence National Skeet
DEFENCE CLAY TARGET ASSOCIATION
Contact for Further Details
Chris Nightingale--- Treasurer
MOB: 0413 141 810
Chris Carrol--- President
May 13, 2010
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SMNCK Turuva was the winner
of the Ron Giveen Most Valuable
Player award at the Mons Cup
and is likely to figure at fly-half in
Canberra. He was the captain of the
Navy's under-21 team which toured
New Zealand in March and narrowly
lost to the New Zealand Navy under-
21s.CPO Doherty, who is also sec-
ond-grade coach for Royals in the
Canberra civilian competition, steps
up into the role of coach this year as
a replacement to WO Geoff Stokes,
who coached the team for five years.
CPO Doherty was coach of the
combined Navy/Airforce women's
team at last year's titles.
Army retained the title but had to
work a lot harder than a 63-0 white-
wash of 2008.
He is relishing taking control of
the men this year.
A squad of 36 was scheduled to
go into a training camp at HMAS
Albatross in the leadup to the titles.
The squad will be cut to 26 play-
ers for the games at Viking Park in
Kuttabul's gutsy effort brought
the curtain down on Albatross' Mons
The Mons Cup is one of the
RAN's most prestigious sports com-
petitions and was first contested in
1969 and has since been won by
Navy v Air Force men on
Sunday, May 16.
Navy/Air Force women v
Army women on May 22.
Army v Navy men on
Saturday, May 22.
IMAGINE the entire playing lists of
all 16 AFL clubs being wiped out
all at once.
That's the vision that Sydney
Swans co-captain Adam Goodes car-
ried on to the Sydney Cricket Ground
on Saturday, April 24 when his side
battled West Coast for the inaugural
HMAS Sydney II Cup.
Six hundred and forty-five sailors
were lost when the HMAS Sydney
II was sunk off the coast of Western
Australia in November, 1941 and the
ship's wreckage was only discovered
in March, 2008.
In a joint initiative supported
by the AFL, the Finding Sydney
Foundation and the Royal Australian
Navy, the Swans and the Eagles will
play annually for the HMAS Sydney
II Cup, which honours the sacrifice
made by those sailors.
The trophy was unveiled on April 21
on the deck of the HMAS Sydney IV
(CAPT Peter Quinn) at Fleet Base East,
where members of the Ship's Company
kicked the footy with Swans players
Goodes, Rhyce Shaw and Jesse White.
"There are 650 players in the
AFL and on HMAS Sydney II, there
were 645 players on the ship before it
sank," Goodes said at the launch.
"They lost 645 men and women
that day ... that's equivalent to losing
all the AFL players in the League.
When you put that into context and
how much you value lives, it's a huge
amount of people."
The Swans co-captain said it was
an honour to play for the inaugu-
ral cup in the Anzac Round, but the
strength of the Swans-Eagles rivalry
would ensure the clash was a special
occasion, regardless of when it was
played in future years.
For the record, the Swans won the
game 17.14 (116) to 9.9 (63).
The man of the match, Jarrad
McVeigh, was presented with an an
Navy rugby coming through
Kuttabul ten times while Albatross
has dominated for the past three
In the end it all came down
to two missed conversions by
Albatross and one high kick right
on fulltime that could have seen
the visitors snatch victory from the
jaws of defeat.
Kuttabul played with great
courage and determination to win
the annual competition that was
played in extremely warm weath-
er. Kuttabul were particularly
well served by SMNCK Turuva
and POPT Matt Hilyard, who was
inspirational throughout the day.
Albatross raced to a 5-0 lead
but lost the plot after their full-
back dropped two high kicks from
SMNCK Turuva which allowed
Kuttabul to post two converted
SMNCK Turuva said the expe-
rience he gained from the Navy
Colts one-point defeat to archrivals
New Zealand enabled him to turn
the tables on Albatross.
"It was a great game but now
we will come together for the tri-
service championship with the aim
of toppling archrivals Army," he
said.Kuttabul earned its finals berth
with a 25 point flogging of a com-
bined Darwin/Sydney team while
Albatross disposed of HMAS
However, Waterhen lifted to a
new level of courage and determi-
nation to beat Darwin/Sydney 12-0
in the Plate final.
The day's rugby featured hard
running and ferocious tackling as
the players were also bidding for
selection in the Navy team to con-
test the Australian Services Rugby
Championship in May, which will
help build the ADF team for the
Defence Rugby World Cup in
Australia in 2011.
Photo: A. J.
AFL remembers Sydney II
engraved 76mm shell casing fired by
Sydney's main gun.
CAPT Quinn said at the launch
that the Sydney II Trophy commemo-
rative game would promote and pre-
serve the courage and sacrifice of
Sydney II's crew as well as the fight-
ing spirit of Anzac.
CAPT Leavy said Anzac Day
is extremely important for all
Australians, "particularly for those of
us who are in uniform today".
"There is no sport more uniquely
Australian than AFL, so it is very fit-
ting that a sport that requires those
same attributes that the Anzacs had --
teamwork, loyalty and dedication -- is
associated with both Anzac Day and
HMAS Sydney in this annual match,"
He said the man of the match award
would be presented to the player who
shows the greatest courage and skill in
adversity, teamwork and fighting spirit.
Goodes said the Sydney II Trophy
and the Anzac Day weekend clash
would inspire the Swans for years to
"When you hear the Last Post and
the National Anthem, it really height-
ens the emotion of the game, along
with the realisation that you are com-
peting for the Sydney II trophy," he
RED AND WHITE TRIBUTE: Members
of HMAS Sydney's company provide the
Catafalque party for the HMAS Sydney
II inaugural commemorative match.
Photos: LSIS Phillip Cullinan
THE PRIZE: Above, an Agusta A109E Helicopter lands
on the SCG to deliver the HMAS Sydney II Cup.
Left: Commander Australian Fleet RADM Steve Gilmore
helps Sydney Swans co-captain Craig Bolton lift the
MOVED: Adam Goodes talks to a
sailor at the launch.
Photo: ABIS Evan Murphy
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