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Army May 12, 2011
AS THE first snow falls and sub-zero
temperatures return, Army skiers
and boarders are starting to prepare
for the 2011 Alpine Snowsports
The season will begin with the Army
Championships at Mt Buller from July
31 to August 6.
Competitors are needed to retain the
overall team trophy and win back the
men's ski team trophy from Navy. The
event is open to men and women, ARA
and ARes and no racing experience is
needed as professional coaching is pro-
Army Alpine Snowsports Association
president Maj Murray Nelson is confi-
dent the Army can field a strong team
and win all four team trophies.
"The Army snowboarders have domi-
nated the competition for about seven
years now and retained the male board-
ers' trophy," he said.
"Last year saw the first female board-
ers' event. We had a great team but the
RAAF girls raced better on the day and
denied our girls the trophy."
Successful competitors will then
By Cpl Zenith King
THE ADF women's All Stars gave
their all to defeat the Victorian
Women's Football League All
Stars in the annual Anzac Cup on
For the first time in five years,
the ADF All Stars took away the tro-
phy after a hard-fought match held
at Kings Park, Melbourne.
Sgt Jorja Jones said the first half
of the match remained close with
neither team getting an advantage.
"No matter what conditions were
dealt to the ADF, knowing it was
an Anzac challenge the girls dug in
deep and gave it everything," she
"In the second half, when the
Victorian team had started to lose
their legs, the Defence team started
a massive attack with the ball rarely
seeing the back line and, when it did,
it was confronted by fierce defence.
"By the end we had run away
with the game, taking our first win
Sgt Jones said she felt honoured
to be selected for the team and it was
one of the highlights of her playing
"This was the first time the match
had been titled the Anzac Day Cup,
Anzac Day challenge was a proud
moment," she said.
"To be soldiers in the Army and
unite with our fellow services to take
on a well organised opposing side
was the pinnacle of football in the
"This game also showcased
women's football in Defence to a
large number of people at the home
Men can't break ACES win streak
and respect were the hallmarks of
a 19-point victory to the Australian
Combined Emergency Services
(ACES) Australian football team
in the annual Anzac Challenge
against the ADF All Stars at AAMI
Stadium in Adelaide on April 23.
Played as a curtain-raiser to the
Gold Coast Suns' historic first AFL
victory against Port Adelaide, the
ADF All Stars put in a valiant effort
despite trailing the ACES.
The game was played hard and
fair, with opponents picking each
other up after contesting posses-
sions and then going 100 per cent
at the next contest.
LCpl Adam Stevenson, 8/9RAR,
was the ADF's standout player,
while Air Force Cpl Shannon Burke,
81 Wing, was also courageous.
The Anzac Challenge was the
third straight victory for the ACES
side, however, the ADF All Stars
had been steadily narrowing the
Anzac spirit Feeling board: Avid snow boarder
Sig Tim Stoyles competes in last
year's ADASA championships.
Photo by Cpl Dion Trevellion
Footy tops a
Rivalry: Aussie troops deployed to Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan contested their own AFL test with
team dress provided by Telstra for its messages to the troops promotion. The Telstra initiative allows
members of the Australian public to send free messages of support to deployed troops for Anzac Day.
Photo by Sgt Bill Guthrie
Time to dust off
your ski boots
move on to Mt Hotham where they
will compete at the ADF Interservice
Championships from August 7-12.
Applications close on June 23 and all
participants must have CO approval and
be AIRN compliant for fitness.
For more information visit http://intranet.defence.
www.army.gov.au/AAASA or email
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