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Army February 3, 2011
By Capt Cameron Jamieson
THERE was no surrender by
International Stabilisation Force (ISF)
members when they were called out by
East Timorese police.
Fortunately, there were smiles all
around because the name of the game
The East Timorese police (Policia
Nacional de Timor-Leste or PNTL)
recently invited their security comrades
to a soccer match at PNTL headquarters
in Dili as a gesture of the friendly bond
The East Timorese are well known
for their soccer excellence, so ISF team
coach Sig John Frost threw his team into
training in order to prevent a rout.
The first half was a real battle for
boths sides as the two teams slogged
away in the tropical heat.
At half time ISF was leading 1-0 but
Sig Frost's training must have kicked in
and the ISF team won 4-0.
Sig Frost said it was a fantastic game.
"The PNTL players were very quick,
were familiar with the pitch and their
passes were excellent," he said.
"Our game plan was to use our
height, the width of the pitch and wide
passes to spread them out, allowing our
midfield strikers to go forward and score
PNTL Commissioner Commander
General Longuihos Monteiro said there
were no hard feelings about the final
"This has been a good opportunity to
enhance our friendship," he said.
"Besides, in two weeks we will play
ISF in volleyball at their camp and we
hope that we will beat them."
Police, soldiers face
off in East Timor
AFTER experiencing success at the
2010 National Interservice Carnival,
the Army Australian Football
Association (AAFA) has started prepa-
rations for the National Carnival in
April this year.
In April last year, both the male
and female squads remained unde-
feated in regaining the national titles
and with a series of new initiatives and
sponsors this season, Army players are
seeking to retain both titles.
The carnival will run from April
13-17 at Whitten Oval in Melbourne
with matches against the RAAF and
The North Melbourne Football
Club is supporting an Army Squad
training camp immediately before the
carnival from April 6-12, with training
sessions to occur at Arden Street Oval.
The AAFA invites Army's top Australian rules
players to register their details at
www.armyfooty.org to be considered for the
national male and female squads.
Players invited to join
top Aussie rules teams
Ball skills: Pte Mark Rudledge confuses the opposition with fancy footwork
in a friendly soccer match.
Photo by LAC Leigh Cameron
OPERATIONAL planners and
managers were running in cir-
cles late last year for the sec-
ond annual ring road challenge
at the Bungendore facility near
With two options on the ring
roads paralleling the 100m and 500m
gates, staff from Headquarters Joint
Operations Command and Special
Operations Command had an oppor-
tunity to test their metal and beat the
times set by the 2009 winners.
Cpl Tristan Apperley was the
first across the line for the afternoon,
taking out the men's section of the
1.17km ring road challenge in 3min
He was followed closely by the
winner of the women's section, Leut
Christie Underwood, with a time of
After a quick respite, the field
tackled the 4.2km course, which took
competitors along the security road
inside the perimeter fence.
Last year's men's winner, Leut
Trent Lam, was a favourite for the
event, but it was Capt Mark Gilchrist
who triumphed in a time of 16min
The women's winner, from
Special Operations Headquarters,
finished in 21min 33sec.
The first star-ranked officer
across the line was acting Director
General Intelligence Col Michael
Bauer in 19mins 50sec.
Chief of Joint Operations Lt-Gen
Mark Evans, who also took part in
the event and was the first three-star
over the line, said he was impressed
by the turnout and the good-natured
rivalry displayed by the many groups
that made up JOC.
"Since the ring road challenge's
inaugral running last year, the event
has seen an explosion of participa-
tion from personnel at JOC," he said.
"The representation from the
three services, public servants and
contractors has produced excellent
performances, a lot of good natured
ribbing and smiles all round."
ring roads out
On the run: Special Operations Commander Maj-Gen Tim McOwan and Chief of Joint Operations
Lt-Gen Mark Evans join other service members, public servants and contractors as they set off at the
beginning of the 4.2km ring road challenge.
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