Home' Navy News : October 25th 2012 Contents 2012 ADFF Nationals Soccer Carnival
2-10 November 2012
Cromer Park, Cromer, NSW
Mens Open, Ladies Open and Mens Over 35 Teams
A Player Development Camp will be held for all teams
commencing 25Oct-1Nov in Sydney. The mens open will also participate
in the world Fire-Fighter Games (20-24 Oct 12) also being held in Sydney.
Further details are available from the Admin Instruction located under
the ADFF Nationals tab at w ww.navy a.com
ADFF Carnival Coordinator for Navy is LEUT Kellie Brown
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October 25, 2012
PO Marilyn Tomlinson was part
of a four-way formation skydivers
team from the Australian Defence
Parachuting Association (ADPA) that
finished third in the Asia Military
Parachuting Championships in
The team was put together at short
notice and had just one training week-
end together before boarding a plane
to Jakarta on September 21.
It was the first ADF parachuting
team to compete at an international
event in more than 10 years.
The ADPA team consisted of chief
of mission CAPT Fransisca Molnar,
team manager SGT Mat Hawkins,
cameraman WOFF Shaunn Segon and
skydiving team members SQNLDR
Sean Walsh (captain), FLTLT Barry
Calver, CPL Shane Pieschel and PO
The team placed third out of 10
international teams, missing second by
just one point.
Qatar won and the Indonesian Army
was second. Both these other teams
were fully sponsored and had been
training together for considerable times,
unlike the fledging Australian team.
PO Tomlinson, a reservist, was the
only female competing in any of the
four-way teams, something that made
her feel quite proud.
"Friendship through sport was alive
and well during the competition and
we look forward to going to events like
this in the future," PO Tomlinson said.
The team is now training for
the Australian Defence Parachute
Championships which will be held
at HMAS Albatross in Nowra from
ADPA has invited Indonesia,
Singapore, New Zealand, Malaysia
and Thailand to attend.
For more information on ADPA, contact sky.
LCDR Steve Reynolds and
PO Brendan Parr have won
gold and bronze medals
in the national tenpin titles
in Sydney. LCDR Steve
Reynolds partnered WO2
Steve Ritchie to win the
restricted teams challenge
doubles competition. PO
Parr and CPL Jason Lindsay
finished third in the same
ON A HIGH: PO Marilyn Tomlinson
receives her medal.
KNOWING they had to thrash Royal
Navy to win the Commonwealth
Navies Rugby Championship
(CNRC), the RAN Breakers came out
firing in Sydney on October 11.
The Breakers raced to a 5-0 lead
after three minutes and dominated
much of the first half as their forwards
punished their rivals in attack and
The second half was a different
story though as injuries and fatigue
took hold on the locals.
Royal Navy, having already
accounted for Royal New Zealand
21-18, beat RAN 36-10.
The Breakers were beaten 36-13
by the RNZN in the first game of the
tournament, held at T.G. Millner Field.
RANRU coach WOET Anthony
Doherty said he was extremely proud
of his spirited team.
"We were probably a little under-
done in terms of fitness because our
warm-up matches fell through, but
I couldn't be happier with the boys'
effort in the match against the Royal
Navy," he said.
"Our forwards were really impres-
sive and proved why they are the dom-
inant pack in interservice and interna-
WOET Doherty said the turn-
ing point in the game came midway
through the second-half when inju-
ries to key players, match fitness
and puzzling referee calls combined
to help the RN post four converted
"We need to maintain ball pos-
session and develop our fitness to be
competitive for the full 80 minutes
against quality teams such as the RN
and the RNZN," he said.
WOET Doherty said the CNRC
helped the Breakers develop their
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skills and character which boded well
for the future of RANRU.
"Our best players in this tourna-
ment were flanker MIDN Josh Friend,
No. 8 POSN Jason Harrington, inside-
centre AB Damien House and props
ABATV James Smith and LSET Brad
Thomas," he said.
Before the opening match of the
CNRC, the RANRU development
team lost 48-0 to the Cooks Islands
Sports Academy and 38-0 to the
The RAN Old Salts drew 9-9 with
the Warringah Toothless Tigers.
OUR BALL: Scrumhal
ABCD Sam Peters with
MIDN Joshua Friend
in support, looks to
offload (above) as RN
Rugby Union Presiden
VADM Peter Jones
presents MIDN Friend
with the RAN player
of the match trophy
Photos: ABIS Sarah Williams
ABIS Richard Cordel
DUCKING FOR COVER: RAN
centre SMN Veniasi Turuva finds
himself on the ground as a Royal
Navy player stumbles over him.
Photo: ABIS Sarah Williams
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