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March 3, 2011
By LEUT Tony White
THE HMAS Ballarat 'Rebels' proved
all conquering at the Exercise Triton
Storm sports day held during a mid-
exercise rest day at HMAS Creswell on
The sports day included participants
from HMA Ships Sydney, Parramatta,
Ballarat, Darwin, Gascoyne and
Diamantina and was held in sweltering
conditions that proved testing for some
sports, but was ideal for beach-based ver-
sions of soccer and volleyball.
With match times cut back because of
the weather, the emphasis was on short,
sharp, fun matches with many competi-
tors and spectators taking advantage of
the cool water and pristine sands of
Captain's Beach in Jervis Bay.
Awarding the overall winner's shield
to Ballarat, Commodore Training CDRE
Daryl Bates thanked all the participants
and volunteers who made the day such a
"Days like these are important in sup-
porting our individual fitness require-
ments and provide a break from the
demanding exercise schedule," he said.
"I congratulate the Navy PT com-
munity and all the volunteers who have
made this day such a success. I also con-
gratulate Ballarat on a convincing win
against stiff opposition."
Accepting the winner's trophy for
Ballarat, the CO, CMDR Guy Blackburn,
paid tribute to his crew and thanked the
"The Ballarat 'Rebels' are a great
team -- whether it's in sport or work,
good teams deliver good results and I
congratulate my crew on this great win,"
In an unannounced exhibition match,
clearance divers from Gascoyne just
managed to drag a team of PTs over the
line in a final tug of war.
Good times at Creswell
Triton Storm sports day
proves fun for all
WINNING SMILES: CDRE Daryl Bates (right) presents the sports day shield
to CO HMAS Ballarat CMDR Guy Blackburn (middle) and LSPT Matthew
Croese at HMAS Creswell.
Photos: ABIS Dove Smithett
Sailors take a
dip in the crys-
tal blue waters
of Jervis Bay.
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