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September 13, 2012
HMAS Ballarat came within a
whisker of a fairytale win in the
Albatross/Nirimba Cup Australian
Eastern Area Football Competition,
but its team of underdogs faltered
at the final hurdle.
With some of the players who
helped Ballarat to soccer triumphs
in Japan, China and South Korea
during the four-month deployment
to Asia still on leave, the under-
strength side battled gamely.
Despite Ballarat's favourit-
ism among the punters, she went
down 2-0 to the Hydro Seafarers
Service) in the final played at
Sydney's Randwick Barracks on
Ballarat had two scoring oppor-
tunities but failed to maintain any
sustained pressure on the opposition.
While Ballarat lost the game,
the team didn't go home empty
Captain LS Danielle Williams
was presented with the Nirimba
Cup as runner-up by ADF football
official LCDR Tony Green.
LS Williams was brilliant in
both attack and defence throughout
the tournament, in which she dem-
onstrated her courage and commit-
ment by mixing it with the big boys.
"We played very well without
Seafarers take home cup
from AB Tait
final of the
Cup held at
Photo: ABIS Sarah
LS Paul Berry
LSCSO Stephanie Murphy has
discovered her inner gym junkie.
Since first stepping into
the weights room at HMAS
Watson earlier this year, LSCSO
Murphy has come along in leaps
Now, the ship-shape
ASW Instructor is prepar-
ing to strike her first competi-
tive poses, representing Watson
in the International Natural
2012 Combined Services
Natural Physique titles in
Darwin on September 29.
LSCSO Murphy confessed
she was initially intimidated
about entering the weights room
because she saw it as a bulky
Following some persistent
encouragement from the Watson
PTIs, LSCSO Murphy began a
resistance training program and
hasn't looked back.
"I thought if you did weights
you would bulk up and being
female that was not the look I was
after, but after some encourage-
ment I moved on and it went from
there," LSCSO Murphy said.
She said that once she start-
ed noticing results, she quickly
became a regular fixture in the
She decided to enter the
Miss Novice Physique section
of the competition about four
months ago on the recommenda-
tion of Watson's LSPT Michael
"I would never have thought
of entering something like that,
but for the support of the PTIs,"
LSCSO Murphy said.
"It's purely a result of their
encouragement that I have
stepped up and decided to give it
a crack and see how I go."
LSPT Steffens, a former
competitive bodybuilder, said
LSCSO Murphy had shown
complete commitment, training
twice a day and following a rigid
nutrition and recovery program.
"We helped her with resistance
training and a diet plan and she
developed lean muscle tissue fair-
ly quickly," said LSPT Steffens.
"We steered her toward fig-
ure competition because she
is naturally lean and has good
muscle definition and it is quite
athletic," he said.
LSCSO Murphy said there
were only positive benefits com-
ing from her new lifestyle.
"The training is keeping me
in Navy's vision for PT, PFTs
are so much easier, my fitness
levels are at the highest stand-
ards ever and I have people
commenting on the difference
my training has made," she said.
"That in itself boosts your
self-confidence to move forward."
She said a lot of women
worried about bulking up, but
female bodies respond differ-
ently to resistance training.
"I want to get it out there that
it's not just males in the weights
room, that women can step up
and move in and I encourage
them to do that, especially on
ships where the weights room is
separate to the cardio."
She said she was looking for-
ward to the competition.
"I'm probably more confi-
dent than I am nervous because
a lot of people have put in so
much time to help me, so I am
happy to get up there and make
them proud of the time we've
outcome," she said.
"It will be nice to get a Big
Mac when I'm finished, but it is
well worth the effort."
LS pulls her weight
Murphy poses at
for a photo in
the lead-up to
Photo: ABIS Richard
Tee off time
THE Navy Golf championships
will be held at St Michael's Golf
Club in Little Bay, NSW, from
September 17-18. The com-
petition will include A, B and
C grades and entry is open to
all Navy personnel. Personnel
without a handicap will only be
eligible for the strike prizes. Entry
fee is $80 and registration will be
held from 8-9am on September
17. For more information contact
WO Alan Hart at alan.hart@
defence.gov.au or ABMUSN
Andrew Hansch at andrew.
THE Australian Defence Para-
chute Association (ADPA) will
conduct its national champion-
ships in December at a venue yet
to be determined. The ADPA held
training camps in York, Western
Australia, in June and Sydney in
July and more training camps are
planned in different states across
various sports parachuting
disciplines in the lead-up to the
nationals. For more information
about ADPA, email sky.diving@
NAVY is looking for personnel
to form men's and women's surf
boat teams as part of its ongoing
relationship with surf lifesav-
ers. The team will be based at
Narabeen in Sydney. The season
begins in Surfers Paradise on
November 3-4. The Navy Aus-
tralian Surf Rowers League sea-
son will see more than 300 surf
rowers from 60 crews compete in
24 events at some of Australia's
premier beaches. It will finish in
Stockton Beach in Newcastle
in February. More information
is available from LCDR Donald
Hogarth at donald.hogarth@
some key players but more than
anything it was fatigue that beat us
in the end," she said.
LS Williams said Ballarat
was well served by AB Micky
McCarthy and AB Saife Shamkhi
who starred as the team striker with
four goals in as many matches.
The Seafarers scored a goal
in each half and were technically
superior in a number of key areas.
Captain Louis Pitrinni praised
the Ballarat players for their sports-
manship and said the second goal
in the last minutes secured his team
The competition will help Navy
selectors choose a strong team to
contest the Australian Defence
Football Federation champion-
ships in Sydney from October
The ADF titles will be contested
in men's open, women's open and
over 35s and will draw together the
best ADF soccer players seeking
championship selection in ADF
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