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Army March 31, 2011
By Michael Brooke
THE Army women's team won the
ADF Futsal indoor soccer champion-
ship on March 5 after thrashing Air
Force 6-0 and drawing with Navy 4-4.
Among Army's best players were
Pte Teome Matumau and Pte Amanda
Wilson, who scored three goals in the
6-0 demolition of Air Force. The result
gave the team the higher goal percentage
needed to win the championship after
Navy beat Air Force 1-0.
Team captain Pte Sophie Crawford
said the victory was a good sign leading
up to Army's campaign in the ADF Tri-
service soccer championship later this
year, where players would be selected for
the ADF tour of New Zealand.
"Not only did we win the title but we
scored some really slick goals, which has
really boosted our confidence," she said.
The Army men's team were unlucky
runners-up to Navy after surrendering
a narrow lead at half-time to lose 6-3 to
their arch rivals. In Army's other matches,
they totally outclassed Air Force 7-3 and
pipped Australian Public Service 5-4.
Army's best players were Cpl William
Appleby, Pte Dan Silva and team captain
Spr Evan Nicholson, who scored three
goals against APS.
The ADF Futsal indoor soccer cham-
pionship was played at Sydney's National
Centre of Indigenous Excellence.
Futsal features similar rules to outdoor
soccer but with only five players a side
playing two 20-minute halves.
Run for a cause:
Maj Ty Domin, Army
first in a field of about
who took part in the
inaugural Army Birthday
Fun Run to raise money
for Legacy. Lt-Col Ana
Duncan, also from Army
Headquarters, won the
open female category.
Photo by LCpl Mark Doran
HQ staff make a run for it
Soldiers put their
best futsal forward
Fancy footwork: The Army women's team goes on the attack against Air
Force in the ADF Futsal Championship in Sydney.
Photo by Michael Brooke
By Graham McBean
KAPOOKA's 18th annual Rugby
10s featured great football mixed
with high drama as 1 Bde finished
5-0 winners when the grand final
match against the Pirates was
stopped five minutes into the sec-
The 1 Bde players locked horns
in the open Cup decider against the
Pirates team made up of former ser-
vicemen working in the ADO.
But the Pirates were scuttled when
a player was first yellow carded and
then red carded for threatening a play-
er and then the referee.
It was not the ideal end to the
game, but the drama capped off a
great day of rugby and an undeniably
strong performance by 1 Bde.
The team manager for 1 Bde,
WO2 Greg Gutterson, said the team
started slowly but built on each game
to power into the final.
"They played really well but we
did get off to a slow start and it took
us a while to hit our stride," WO2
"The guys were nervous and hadn't
played there before but by our third
game against Riverina Area Rugby
Club (RARC1) we just clicked and
really started playing good Rugby."
WO2 Gutterson said it wasn't an
ideal finish to the competition.
"It was a good game up to that
point and we wanted to see it through.
"We thought we had them -- they
were getting tired -- but it doesn't
quite finish the game. But the referee
stopped the game before the full 15
minutes and that isn't necessarily a
The 1 Bde players and the Pirates
both looked like finals candidates
throughout the preliminaries with
some big scores.
The Pirates cruised to a 24-5 win
over SME in its semi-final, while
1 Bde had a tougher 20-10 win
Kapooka event coordinator WO2
Mark Fisher said the drama of the
final didn't take away from a fantastic
day of rugby from the 18 teams that
took part. "It was a great day -- the
weather was fantastic and there was a
consistently high standard of football
right throughout," WO2 Fisher said.
The 8/9RAR team finished on the
winner's podium in the minor Plate
playoffs between third and fourth
placegetters with a tough 17-14 vic-
tory against a commendable RARC1.
The RAAF Williamtown team
took out the Bowl playoff against
Puckapunyal with a 17-10 win.
WO2 Fisher said Player of the
Series went to a very worthy RARC1
player, Pte Jeremy Nelson, presently
in training at RAAF Base Wagga as
an avionics technician.
"The kid has got a very good
future in rugby," WO2 Nelson said.
"Once he has finished training
and is posted into a stable position
in Brisbane or Sydney then I think he
would very easily be picked up by a
civilian first-grade club."
Final cut short
Game on: 1 Bde's Pte Marty Eagle gets his pass away in the Grand
Final of the Kapooka 10's before the referee ended the match early
due to on-field fighting.
Photo by LS Paul Berry
Fun run results
7km Run Open Male
1: Maj Ty Domin AHQ 24:17
2: Maj David Beaven AHQ 25:15
3: Capt Simon Boxsell HQ DFR
7km Run Open Female
1: Lt-Col Ana Duncan AHQ 27:34
2: WO2 Joanne Cook DMC-A 33:11
3: Lt-Col Sue Kerr AHQ 35:10
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